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Global Engineering Director – Software Platforms at Aptiv
Jada Smith, global engineering director, software platform in Aptiv’s Advanced Safety & User Experience segment is responsible for driving software excellence across Aptiv, ensuring product and process quality while maximizing software reuse. She is also passionate about gender diversity and is leading initiatives to further diversity in Aptiv’s engineering workforce. Previously, Mrs. Smith was global director of program management for Aptiv’s Connection Systems segment. She began her automotive career in 2004 as a software engineer in Aptiv’s Advanced Safety & User Experience segment and, following several progressive engineering and leadership roles, was named to her current role. Previously named one of Automotive News “Rising Stars”, Mrs. Smith also led Aptiv’s Agile transformation, a journey focused on improving quality and efficiency.