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Powertrain Senior Controls/Software Development Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028540

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 6-30-2017


This key position is in Powertrain --Base controls/Software Group. The Engineer must be technically strong, systems focused with interdisciplinary experience and expertise. The selected candidate must be willing to work in fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in and can significantly contribute in more than one of the following areas:

  • Controls systems and operating strategy
  • Utilization of sensors in feedback and feedforward control strategies
  • Fuel systems (port and direct injection systems)
  • Combustion processes (spark and compression ignition)
  • Air flow/mass/volumetric efficiency calculation
  • Fuel controls (DI, Bi-Fuel and PFI)
  • Adaptions (air, fuel, torque, knock)
  • After treatment
  • Fuel economy, transient response, launch control
  • Auxiliary load and thermal management
  • Fuel economy and performance optimization

The Engineer will use MATLAB/Simulink and rapid prototyping tools to develop algorithms including the development of all supporting documentation (FMEAs, testing and validation reports) and calibration guides. Experience in engine combustion, combustion phasing, spark, dwell, knock control, misfire, engine torque management, etc. are required. The work is performed in the vehicle, dynamometer and/or simulator environment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Graduate degree relevant to engineering (i.e. Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, System Control, Computer Engineering) or other suitable degree related to engineering from a university
  • 5 years of experience in embedded controls/software
  • 3 years MATLAB / Simulink Tool experience in creation of controls algorithms
  • 2 years ETAS INCA tool (or similar data collection tool) experience
  • Experience with TargetLink /embedded coder
  • Good understanding of knock and knock controls
  • Good understanding of fuel control
  • Ability to work directly with individuals and groups
  • Ability to interact/work with external teams within powertrain or outside of powertrain
  • Be a team player
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient in statistic and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office applications, including sample presentations in PowerPoint
  • Good understanding of the development of embedded software
  • Experience with DVP and DFMEA development
  • Willing to travel up to 20% away from primary location in Auburn Hills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or System Control from a university
  • Thorough understanding of validation of controls for new gasoline engines
  • Thorough understanding of developing embedded software
  • Thorough understanding of developing new gasoline or diesel engines
  • Thorough understanding of BSG and PHVE systems
  • Thorough understanding of super charge and turbo charge systems
  • Experience in leading teams, including multi-disciplinary teams
  • Flexibility -- must be able to adapt to changing environment with minimal effect on productivity
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of management 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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