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Auburn Hills, Michigan
Powertrain Controls Engineer – Intermediate #894224
  • The Vehicle Interface - Torque Driver Demand - Diagnostics Control Engineer will work within a Centre Of Excellence (CoE) belonging to the Product Release Centre (PRC) Electrified Propulsion Controls and he will contribute in the development of electrified powertrain systems for current and next-generation electrified powertrains for vehicles.
  • The ideal candidate, who is a strong team player and willing to work in a fast paced environment, will have experience in modern and classical control strategies with a powertrain subsystem application (engine, transmission, electric motors, etc.).
  • Being system focused and having interdisciplinary experience, the ideal candidate must be able to significantly contribute to the development of hybrid operating strategies within the Vehicle Interface - Torque Driver Demand and Diagnostics EOL and Service CoEs, in relation to the Torque, Charging and Thermal functional areas
The most important activities assigned to the Vehicle Interface - Torque Driver Demand - Diagnostics Control Engineer are:
  • Reading of the main requirements related to the software components changes (Performance, Architecture, Control and Diagnostics)
  • Mark up of the changes in Matlab-Simulink
  • Best guess calibration dataset release
  • Pre-verification of the implementation, check of the requirements’ compliance, through Model In The Loop (MIL) testing;
  • Pre-verification of the generated code, through Software in the Loop (SIL) testing or specific tools able to monitor the consumption of software resources (e.g. VRAM, throughput);
  • Generation of integrated proto code builds;
  • Verification of official code builds or proto code builds in the HIL lab or in the vehicle, using ETAS INCA tools;
  • Analysis and response to the tracked issues;
  • Attendance to the main technical meetings, data analysis and issues’ resolution;
  • Process documentation development;
  • Calibration & Application community support.
  • Master’s Degree in Mechatronics, Applied Automation, Electronics, Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Industrial, or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in one or more of the specialty areas listed above - an advanced degree and/or academic research in a related field may count towards experience requirement
  • Demonstrated technical problem solving
  • Strong overall knowledge of vehicle and powertrain functions
  • Experience with modeling, simulation, development, testing, calibration and/or validation
  • Outstanding interpersonal and problem solving skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical skills
  • Automotive Electrified Systems & Architectures fundamentals
  • Vehicle Driveline Fundamentals
  • Vehicle Thermal and Energy Management;
  • Fundamental Control technics;
  • On Board Diagnostics (OBD) standards and architecture;
  • ISO/SAE standard norms for CAN/LIN communication;
  • C and C++ code structure and markup;
  • The Mathworks modeling and autocode suite (Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow, Embedded Coder) with the capability to create scripts;
  • Excellent know-how of ETAS INCA tool;
  • Usage of CANALYZER tool;
  • Usage of ControlDesk and HIL tools;
  • Ability to analyze and deploy High and Low Level Requirements’ documentation;
  • Ability to analyze issues’ descriptions and provide a resolution;
  • Experimental data analysis and calibration methodology definition;
  • Ability to perform verification activity.
Soft and Leadership skills:
  • Capability to work in a team and in an international environment;
  • Capability of synthesis and reporting towards management;
  • Efficient communicational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • English: autonomous in listening (conference calls) and reading;
  • Passion in automotive field for all its declinations (from vehicle setup to assembly process);
  • Work under pressure when tight schedules or late changes are required in releasing process (shorter time for control/software design and testing);
  • Available to extra-time working
  • No drawback to take higher responsibility leading crisis teams on production issues with possible impact on daily rate;
  • MathWorks Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow;
  • MathWorks MatlabCoder / SimulinkCoder / EmbeddedCoder / Fixed-point Designer;
  • dSPACE SystemDesk (nice to have);
  • IBM ALM suite (DNG, RTC, RDM, RQM);
  • IBM Rational Change
  • Synergy
  • Git-Hub
  • MS Office + Visio/Project viewer;
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