Controls Engineer, Vehicle Systems
Garden Grove, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Harbinger Motors Inc. is a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle manufacturer on a mission to transform the automotive and transportation industries, bringing to market EVs developed from the ground up to address the needs of the Medium Duty vehicle industry. This broad, and to date poorly addressed, market segment includes class 4 to 7 commercial delivery vehicles, RVs and utility vehicles, among others. Leveraging a foundation of proprietary, in-house developed vehicle technologies, Harbinger's first-of-its-kind EV platform will bring enhancements in vehicle performance, durability and operator comfort. And importantly, Harbinger's vehicles will be priced for zero acquisition premium relative to traditional gas- and diesel-based competitors, removing one of the most tenacious barriers to EV adoption.
Harbinger's team, with operations in Southern California and Michigan, includes industry veterans with expertise in powertrain, battery, chassis and software development, along with leaders in advanced manufacturing, corporate development, operations and finance. Our team members come from leading innovators, both in and out of the automotive industry, including Tesla, Rivian, Canoo, Ford, Anduril, and SpaceX.
Founded in 2021, Harbinger is a venture-backed startup on a rapid growth trajectory, looking for candidates that thrive on tackling complex challenges and who share in our passion to bring clean transportation alternatives to a segment of the market starving for innovation.
As a member of the controls team, you will help shape the behavior of Harbinger's vehicle platform through development of application software and controls systems.
- Develop software algorithms in Simulink & Stateflow across:
- Propulsion Controls
- HV Battery State and Power Management
- Vehicle State-Machines
- Thermal Controls
- Body Controls
- Create physical models in SimScape to represent vehicle components and systems
- Build Algorithm code using code generation tools
- Calibrate Algorithms for performance in-vehicle
- Create and execute controls development and validation plans
- Software Requirements authoring and decomposition of system requirements
- Debug issues in implemented code found in simulation testing or in-vehicle testing
- Create Diagnostics of system level faults
- Develop fail-safe strategies for algorithms in response to detected faults
Preferred Skills and Experience
- Experience with Electric Vehicle Propulsion Systems including: electric motors / drive units, high voltage battery systems, charging systems including J1772 and CCS, DC-DC conversion systems, thermal architectures and systems
- Experience writing requirements and specifications for electromechanical propulsion systems
- Experience with requirements management tools (Polarion, Jama, Visure, DOORs, etc.)
- Exposure to functional safety standards and work products (ISO26262)
- Experience with physical modelling and simulation tools such as GTSuite, CarSim, Kuli, or others
- Familiarity with system failure analyses: DFMEA, FTA
- Experience with Automotive life-cycle from concept to production
- Familiarity with source control systems: git, svn
- Experience with python, c/c++, and useful programming languages
- Occasional Travel
A Harbinger of Good Things to Come...
- Collaborative work atmosphere that values multi-disciplinary thinking
- Work with other talented engineers and businesspeople who are driven to change the world for the better
- Extremely generous health care package
- Early-stage equity compensation
- Flexible Paid Time Off
- Paid lunches
Harbinger is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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