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Motor Controls Engineer - Automotive

Location Torrance, United States
Posted 10-September-2021
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A bit about us:

We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that defies traditional ownership to put customers first. Distinguished by its experienced team - totaling over 500 employees from leading technology and automotive companies - we have designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space and adaptable to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.

Why join us?
Competitive base salary and overall compensation package 401 K with generous company match Full benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision Generous PTO, vacation, sick, and holiday schedule Life Insurance coverage

Job Details

We are looking for a motor controls developer with a solid background in motor controls related topics, and ideally some automotive experience. In this position you will be part of a well-rounded, highly experienced team at an innovative, fast-paced automotive company in Southern California.

Design, development, implementation, optimization, and testing of motor controls algorithms for electrical machines including interior permanent magnet machines (IPM), surface permanent magnet machines (SPM), and induction machines (IM)
Specification and development of requirements related to the motor controller
Documentation of algorithm development and testing results, and integration of the documentation within the relevant tools
Provide feedback and assistance to other systems requiring motor controls support like machine prototype development, powertrain controls development, or traction inverter development
Interact with vendors, suppliers, and customers as needed
Required Experience
Masters degree in electrical or mechanical engineering
Proficient with modeling, simulation and validation using tools like Matlab/Simulink
Basic knowledge of embedded C and capability of converting an algorithm in efficient C-code that is compliant with automotive (e.g., MISRA) and company standards
Familiarity with common development stages and tools like model in the loop (MIL), software in the loop (SIL), hardware in the loop (HIL), and full system level testing (dyno, vehicle)
Good understanding of traction inverter drives and electric motors including IPM, SPM, and IM
In depth knowledge and hands on experience of field-oriented control for PM and/or IM. Experience with complex vector current control schemes is a plus
Experience with pulse width modulation (PWM) schemes including sine PWM and space vector PWM. Experience with discontinuous modulation schemes, and overmodulation techniques up to full voltage utilization (six-step) is a plus
Knowledge of digital observer and filter design and implementation
Preferred Experience
work experience or a PhD in related to motor controls, electric drives and/or electric machines
Familiarity with practical considerations like dead-time compensation, delay compensations (PWM, ADC, etc), consideration of voltage limits, variation of the switching frequency
Familiarity with position and speed measurement devices like resolvers and encoders.
Familiarity with at least one or two MCUs relevant for motor controls
Basic knowledge of communication interfaces like CAN, SPI, I2C
Experience with debugging tools like CANape
Good trouble shooting skills and understanding at the system level (electrical propulsion system including gearing, powertrain controls and battery system)
Experience with software tools like CCS or Eclipse and software management systems like GitHub and familiarity with software validation and release process
Functional safety related qualifications (ISO26262) are a plus

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