Simulation and Data Analysis Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona


We are seeking a Simulation and Data Analysis Engineer that will be responsible for FCEV vehicle full vehicle physical system modeling and data analysis. You will work to develop models of the vehicle powertrain and components and use those models to define vehicle requirements and validate controls. You will work closely with Nikola's Powertrain and Thermal Simulation Engineer and Product Manager to develop control design for powertrain and thermal systems.

You Have:
  • Years of experience 3+
  • Understanding of current heavy duty truck regulatory requirements, including testing procedures and utilizing information to support others in understanding technical requirements to support our test and development activities
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of electrified propulsion systems, physical vehicle test data, and supporting analysis of the test data
  • Excellent analytical and root-causing skills complemented by a data driven approach to problem solving
  • Strong knowledge in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Proven experience of development of full vehicle simulation models used for vehicle development
  • Experience in Model-based System Design in MATLAB/Simulink environment
  • Solid understanding of system/component design/development processes
Preferred Experience:
  • Years of experience 5+
  • Coordinating activities with Product Planning and Certification or Regulation teams for impact of proposed technologies for developing vehicles
  • Familiarity with hybridization strategies/energy management and regenerative braking algorithm
  • Familiarity with tools such as Vector CANalyzer, CAPL, CANoe, CANape
  • 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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