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Lead Powertrain and High Voltage Engineer - Knoxville, TN Location

at Local Motors, Inc.

Posted: 7/30/2020
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Function as technical interface between development partners and Local Motors Electrical Engineering.
  • Lead requirements development, analysis and architecture trade-off study for electrified powertrain systems and components.
  • Lead technical design proposals, development and related review meetings.
  • Technical lead for customer specific project execution.
  • Solid understanding of Model Based Development on Powertrain software analysis.
  • Analyze the component selections, simulation of the system as a whole in whole using various advanced vehicle simulation tools.
  • Develop vehicle software/firmware for functional safety and fail-safe requirements, from project beginning to end.
  • Follow project scope and deliverables to support program goals in collaboration with engineering and program management.
  • Work towards realistic project milestones and deliverables using appropriate tools.
  • Develop requirements documentation and hardware/software change requests.
  • Track and report project status to the program team.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, searching for solutions quickly and effectively to ensure success.
  • Follow established product development processes, leading the development of new processes for company adoption where required.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.
  • Participate in software (design, code) reviews.
  • Cooperate and coordinate development with other vehicle development team members to ensure overall goals are achieved.
  • Perform additional projects and duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer.
  • Provide technical support to Local Motors manufacturing facilities through plant visits, conference calls, etc.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently.




Qualifications & Skills:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or related technical field.  Master's degree preferred.
  • 5 - 7 years minimum related experience in industry with management experience a plus.
  • Experience in automotive high voltage power electronics is required.
  • In depth knowledge and work experience with developing and operating HEV/PHEV/BEV powertrain systems, such as Battery Management Systems, E-Drive Inverter & Motor controls, HEV/EV vehicle control, DC/DC converter, On Board Charger or DC Off Board Charger, Lithion-Ion Battery Systems.
  • Experience with SFMEA, DFMEA, Functional Safety analysis for automotive electronics products.
  • Knowledge and experience with UDS diagnostic services and functional diagnostics development for products, exposure to ISO26262, MISRA.
  • Experience with MATLAB, Simulink and vehicle powertrain simulation.
  • Experience with communication protocols, e.g.: CAN, LIN, UART, SPI, I2C, UDS, XCP, Vector Canalyzer, CANAPE
  • Experience with FREE RTOS, AUTOSAR, others.
  • Experience with writing bootloaders
  • Experience with software maturity models, such as Automotive SPICE, System Weaver. 
  • Computer skills: In addition to the requirements above, the candidate must have experience with MS Office, including intermediate to advanced knowledge of Word and Excel, Outlook, and other Office suite tools.