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Principle Motor Control Engineer
An opportunity for a Principal Motor Control Engineer to join the business at the Warwick office.
Reporting to the Chief Engineer of Electrical Systems, this client seeks a Motor Control Engineer with experience of developing e-machine/motor control software for production; particularly for automotive traction applications in EV and hybrid vehicles at system power levels from 50kW to >750kW.
The key functions of the role:
Lead the design and delivery of motor control strategy for a variety of customer applications, interfacing directly with the design teams in the UK and Germany and/or the appropriate project team.
Capture and manage inverter software requirements, developing into specifications; models; simulations and software, ensuring alignment between internal team(s), suppliers and the customer.
Design and develop inverter software, from low-level drivers to application layer - including gate drive and control board based functions. Use intelligent design to deliver modular and scalable solutions; often based on internal software platform development.
Develop customer inverter software to the agreed requirements and processes, from concept level through to production.
Contribute to system and lead inverter software safety case development, and follow industry standard techniques to ensure a robust design, e.g. FMEA.
Plan and action Design Verification (DV) and Production Validation (PV) activity at a software level.
Manage interfaces between the inverter software and the rest of the e-powertrain system and/or vehicle, liaising with cross-functional teams and the customer.
Liaison with, including travel to, other sites in order to co-ordinate design activities and ensure delivery is in line with the programme requirements.
Qualifications / Education / Experience required:
Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science related discipline.
A minimum of 10 years' demonstrable power electronics design experience in an automotive or similar engineering environment.
Proven experience of developing motor control software for production applications and understanding their communication interfaces and integration into the powertrain system(s) and vehicle.
Verifiable experience in motor control software Specification; Requirements Capture/Management and DV and PV processes.
Good understanding of automotive HV standards; design methodologies and working practices.
Experience of designing control software in accordance with ISO26262 Functional Safety processes and concepts, and an understanding of what this means for software design processes and the design realisation.
Familiarity with HiL and SiL test methods and tools, including dSpace environments.
Solid understanding of asynchronous and synchronous motor control theory, including sensorless control; field orientated control and interleaving of multiple power stages.
Confident user of MS Office products and competent user of industry-standard network and calibration tools, e.g. Vector CANalyzer, Vector CANape, ETAS INCA.
Experienced user of MATLAB Simulink or other model-based design tools, and show an understanding of embedded software development skills.
Familiarity with automotive network communications, e.g. Flexray, LIN, CAN, CAN-FD, Ethernet, and diagnostic requirements.
Other beneficial attributes:
An understanding of the implementation of automotive-qualified microcontrollers, specific experience with the Infineon Aurix family would be advantageous.
Experience of inverter design for driving multiple windings systems.
Knowledge of German or other European languages.
Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.
Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.
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