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Controls Engineer – Electrified Powertrain

Controls Engineer – Electrified Powertrain
by Admin on 06-29-2020 at 12:18 pm

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Auburn Hills is looking for a Controls Engineer – Electrified Powertrain.  This is a long-term contract hire position.

What You Will Do:

  • We are seeking an experienced and highly-skilled engineer in the field of Hybrid/electric Vehicle Control Systems Development, the candidate will work on wide scope of electronic applications and feature development for Vehicle Control System for Electrified powertrains. The job requires development of advanced controls strategies for vehicle propulsion systems, definition of associated system and functional requirements, verification and validation of the developed algorithms, as well as leading projects and interfacing with the customer. The candidate will be responsible for prototype as well as production solutions. Seeking qualified Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical engineers to fill multiple positions

What You Will Need:

  • Strong controls software development background
  • Strong in developing system level and functional level requirements
  • Ability to understand and interpret strategy development requests
  • Strong knowledge of real-time control design methods
  • Strong knowledge of optimization strategies and application-specific design development
  • Good knowledge of state-of-the-art sensors and actuators in the electric powertrain
  • Good knowledge of state-of-the-art electronic control system architecture and CAN communication protocol
  • Proficient in development tools like MATLAB/SIMULINK, Embedded coder, C and C++
  • Rapid control prototyping knowledge (dSPACE..etc)
  • Understanding of electronic control system functioning and architecture
  • Strong understanding of Hybrid and Electric vehicle powertrain system architecture
  • Must be able to design electrical schematics to operate the Hybrid and EV powertrain
  • Must be able to conduct MiL, SiL, HiL testing to validate the control functions
  • Must be able to develop plant models for electric vehicle powertrain components and system
  • Familiarity with standard automotive modelling guidelines MAAB, MISRA
  • Familiarity with AUTOSAR signal naming convention
  • Familiarity with implementation of functional safety requirements is preferred
  • Familiarity with systems engineering processes and tools preferred
  • Professional communication skills to interact with customers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or related field required
  • 3-4 years’ experience in Hybrid/electric vehicle controls software development required
  • Candidates with Master’s degree preferred
  • Understanding of the following tools used in automotive applications
  • Matlab/Simulink, C / C++
  • Vector CANape, CANalyzer
  • dSPACE, Motohawk, Pi-Innovo
  • ETAS INCA, ATI Vision
  • Microsoft Office

What We Offer: 

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Employee discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products
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