Engineering Intern, Functional Safety (Master’s Student)

Farmington Hills, MI
Powertrain – eDrive Software (4059) /
Intern /
On-site
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.

We are seeking a dedicated intern to join the Functional Safety team this summer. As a Engineering Intern, Functional Safety you will join our team focusing on the design and development of safety algorithms for electrified powertrains. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing cutting-edge solutions that integrate electric motor control and power electronics to meet and exceed industry standards and customer expectations.

This is an in-person position from our Farmington Hills, MI office. Our ideal candidate is a Master’s student, who is available from June to December.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Design and develop functional safety algorithms for electrified powertrain systems using Simulink and TargetLink models.
    • Perform auto code generation and ensure algorithm verification and validation through various methods including simulation, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), dyno tests, and other prototype testing environments.
    • Interact with key stakeholders including universities, customers, and team members to provide solutions and support that align with customer expectations.
    • Deliver systems that are compliant with safety standards and meet customer requirements.
    • Assist in the development and documentation of functional safety work products according to the ISO 26262 standard.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field
    • Strong background in Electric motor control/Power electronics background
    • Proficiency in Rapid prototype tools, such as DSPACE/Micro Autobox/FPGA
    • Familiar with Matlab/TargetLink
    • Familiar with C language
    • Knowledge of power electronics in electric drive systems
    • Valid US Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred
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Additional Information:
The current hourly rate for this position is as follows and may be modified in the future: $24 (Graduate Students) / $26 (PhD)

Intern Benefits/Perks:
• PTO
• Sick Time

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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