Fuel Cell Controls Development Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona


We are on the lookout for a Fuel Cell Controls Development Engineer that will be responsible developing the internal and external development, implementation, optimization, and testing of fuel cell control algorithms. You will work closely with Nikola's powertrain controls engineers, as
well as manage deliverables from tier 1 hardware and software teams to provide production ready vehicle control systems for Nikola’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle powertrains. You will also support the calibration and testing of the systems to meet vehicle requirements. Must be able to
demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

You have:
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Strong knowledge in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience in developing vehicle, powertrain, or fuel cell control algorithms
  • Direct experience in vehicle-level controls design for electric or hybrid vehicles (i.e. torque control, vehicle dynamics, battery management, charging systems, etc.)
  • Experience in modeling and simulation of electric vehicle powertrain
  • Strong background in model-based system design in MATLAB/Simulink environment
  • Knowledge in auto-code Generation in MATLAB/Simulink environment
  • Solid understanding of system/component design/development processes
  • Familiar with git version control
Preferred Experience:
  • Years of experience 5+
  • Knowledge of classical control theory, optimal controls, adaptive controls, MPC, ECMS, and state-space modeling
  • Familiarity with hybridization strategies, energy management and thermal management algorithms
  • Familiarity with tools such as Vector CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape
  • Familiarity with SimScape
  • Proficiency with CAN, LIN Communication Protocols
Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


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