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Vehicle Control Engineer

Company: US Main
Location: Livermore
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

The Senior Vehicle Controls Engineer in the New Product Engineering team will be responsible for driving the development of the body controller algorithms for all of the vehicles including the first in class zero emission bus. You are challenged to develop unique solutions for various control problems from multiple domains including electrical, mechanical, and thermal. Assignments are broad in scope and highly complex that require outstanding creativity, superior initiative, good judgment, and leadership skill. This is a hands-on position.


Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop customized algorithms for various components and sub-systems on the bus
Develop functional requirements for the body controller, communication interfaces, diagnostics and fault detection for new vehicles
Lead DFMEA to identify technical risks and drive the controls logic in order to improve detection and reduce potential failures of the design
Review software design with cross functional teams to ensure the controls logic meet project requirements
Bring up the prototype buses. This requires hands-on troubleshooting, testing, and data collecting to solve complex issues
Train technicians and troubleshooters on the theory of operations and controls logic behind each sub-system and component
Work with Validation team to develop test plans to ensure the design meet program requirements
Work with Publication team to ensure the bus manuals complete and accurately reflect the designs
Perform other duties as required


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
Minimum 5 years of progressive engineering experience
Comfortable working around low voltage and high voltage systems
Experienced with:
Ladder logic controls such as Allen-Bradley or Siemens PLC
Software development using C/C++ or model development
Diagnosis and troubleshooting electrical systems using tools such as function generator, multimeter, oscilloscope, etc.
Opened and closed loop control systems for sensors, actuators, body controller, ECUs, etc.
Low voltage components such as circuit breakers, relays, and wiring, etc.
High voltage components such as DCDC, motor and inverter, Li battery, and high-power charger, etc.
Safety interlock loop

Familiarity with:
Manufacturing processes and environment
Heavy-Duty vehicle
CAN-Bus, LIN, and Ethernet communication protocol
J1939/CAN tools such as CANalyzer, P-CAN, Kvaser, CANoe, CANApe, etc.
J1939 database
MATLAB, Simulink, and State flowchart
8D, five whys, and fishbone process to diagnose complex issues
Industry standards such as FMVSSS, NHTSA, DOT, NFPA, SAE, NEC, etc.
Lead project


Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; occasionally kneel or squat
Limited domestic travel
Typical start time 6:00AM (Negotiable)
We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visa's now or in the future.

Keywords: US Main, Livermore , Vehicle Control Engineer, Engineering , Livermore, California

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