Controls Engineer (2021)

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POSITION:Controls Engineer


Nexteer Research and Development applies Nexteer's motion control expertise to innovate next-generation products for both automotive and non-automotive applications. We have launched an exciting new initiative to develop software product offerings that leverage our expertise in steering, chassis, and vehicle. We are expanding our role in developing controls algorithms that would enhance driver's ability to be safer and effective and we are looking for a controls engineer to support this initiative.

A successful candidate would utilize actuator (Electric Power Steering, EPS system) knowledge and access to determine the driving environment (road slipperiness, driver alertness,...) and how to react to them (maintain a lane, safely change lanes,...). Model Predictive Control and Machine Learning would be used to determine Driver's intent or the path of surrounding vehicles. Candidate would be involved in analysis, simulation, and bench+vehicle testing to improve and validate these algorithms.

  • Calibrate our Road Friction algorithm (aka Low Mu) for various customer vehicles.
  • Fuse our (lateral) Road Friction algorithm w other algorithms (ie longitudinal road friction algorithms).
  • Develop our Road Friction algorithm further.
  • Assist in development of L2+ ADAS Controls Algorithm
  • These algorithms either help the driver Control the vehicle laterally (Blind Zone Assist, Lane Change Assist, etc), or provide Predictive information to the driver (road grip, threat assessment etc) that would assist the driver to perform better.
  • Develop these Controls algorithms based on Predicting Driver intent.
  • Develop the Predictive information algorithm based on Cloud data from other vehicles.
  • Develop Arbitration algorithm between Driver inputs and Machine inputs (coming from environmental sensors: radars, camera, weather maps etc)
  • Data analysis and tools development for visualization and calibration of such algorithms
  • Perform Simulation to predict/analyze performance and bench testing together with in-vehicle development.
  • Uses rapid prototyping tools for system development
  • Performs Simulation and Analysis of Dynamic Systems, particularly with Vehicle Dynamics.
  • Develops Closed Loop Controls Algorithms for such Systems.
  • Stays abreast of new ADAS technology, sensors, functions, etc



Degree: Masters or enrolled in a Masters program

Major: Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • At least 1 year of ADAS algorithm job experience is required
  • Familiarity w Nexteer's Low Mu algorithms is required.
  • Experience in MATLAB/Simulink is required.
  • Experience in Rapid Prototyping Controllers (Micro Autobox) and Vehicle Dynamics software packages (CarSim or Car Maker) is required.
  • Experience in Control System and particularly Closed Loop issues such as Stability is preferred.
  • Familiarity w information exchanges between Cloud and onboard controllers is preferred.
  • Experience in Sensor Fusion is a plus.
  • Experience in ROS and C/C++/Python is preferred.
  • Experience with Camera, Radar, or Lidar hardware or Software is a plus.
  • Knowledge of system safety, Human Machine Interface (HMI), and Human Machine Feel (particularly Steering Feel) is a plus
  • General competency and experience in vehicle dynamics, mechanical systems, electronic systems, and computer hardware and software is preferred
  • Understanding robotics algorithms (Perception, Localization, etc) is a plus
  • Experience with automatic embedded code generation is preferred
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems (steering, braking, suspension) and driveline is desirable

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

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