Staff Motor Control Engineer

Farmington Hills, MI /
Powertrain – eDrive Software (4059) /
Full-time
/ Hybrid
Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Open Innovation. In Farmington Hills, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.

Lead the electric motor control algorithms design and development activities for electric drive systems, primarily for pure BEV applications, but also PHEVs.  Interact with customer, work with different teams and provide solutions and support to meet customers’ expectation. This role will be responsible for defining the future e-drive systems for Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide, including our EQ, G-class, and AMG brands

Job Responsibilities:

    • Advancing the e-motor control technology through the use of innovation methods, tools and processes. Establishing best practices for e-motor related analysis, controls and testing.
    • Lead the E-Motor control algorithm development in Simulink/TargetLink models, auto code generation, algorithm verification and validation through simulation, hardware-in-the-loop and dyno tests.
    • Issue resolution and testing of E-drive systems in dynamometer and vehicle environments.  Responsible to deliver system performance that meet the customer’s expectation.
    • Provide subject matter expertise and mentoring; improve communication and knowledge sharing within the organization.
    • Keep track of technical trends in motor, control and power electronics development by interaction, collaboration with universities and research institutes. Able to understand and implement the cutting edge technology into automotive products.
    • Interact with customer, suppliers and other teams on requirements, functionality deliveries, issue resolving and all the necessary supports.
    • Provide technical project leadership, including directing the work of other engineers, supporting management during project negotiations and project cost estimation
    • Provide mentorship to junior level engineers on the team, and serve as expert resource on motor controls topics in the department
    • All activities described here require an in-depth understanding of agile SW development methodologies, preferably SAFe methodology

Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS/MS Degree in Electrical Engineering or mechanical Engineering, Preferably with focus on control algorithms
    • In-depth understanding in theory of AC IPM/Induction motors and their controls for automotive applications.
    • Proficient with model based motor control software development, as well as experience and understanding of microprocessor architectures.
    • Familiar with automotive software development processes, particularly requirement management and engineering, aligned with automotive SPICE.
    • Good analytical skills in modeling, simulation and control algorithm development with Matlab/Simulink/TargetLink.
    • Self-driven, excellent organization skills, ability to clearly communicate and interact across multiple teams and project management
    • Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineer or similar, PhD preferred
    • Project management skills to fulfill deadlines for multiple deliveries in parallel and in series
    • Embedded software algorithm design and testing on different platforms, such as HIL/Emulator/dyno.
    • Experience in motor, inverter hardware and their diagnostic functions
    • Outstanding interpersonal and problem solving skills
Why should you apply?
Here at MBRDNA, you create digital ecosystems around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent - you make the new reality for cars. We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.

Benefits for Full-Time* Employees Include:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families
• 401(k) with employer match
• Up to 18 company-paid holidays
• Paid time off (unlimited for salaried employees), sick time, and parental leave
• Tuition assistance program
• Wellness/Fitness reimbursement programs
• Vehicle lease subsidy or company car (for eligible employees only)
* Internships & Contractors excluded from Full-Time Employee benefits


MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce. MBRDNA only accepts resumes from approved agencies who have a valid Agency Agreement on file. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, MBRDNA employees, or send to any MBRDNA location.  MBRDNA is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.

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