Vehicle Calibration Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona


You’re passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special.  You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects.  The pace doesn’t scare you - it excites you.  Quality and integrity matter to you.

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We are on the lookout for a Vehicle Calibration Engineer that will be responsible for the calibration and testing of powertrain and thermal control algorithms. You will work closely with Nikola's powertrain controls engineers and embedded systems engineers to tune control systems for electric vehicle powertrains. You will have experience working in a fast-paced environment.

You Will: 
  • Perform calibration of control software for cutting-edge electric vehicles
  • Develop documentation to support your calibration activities
  • Take ownership of feature calibrations through testing and validation, both on bench and in vehicle
  • Interact with a highly skilled team in a fast-paced environment
  • Travel to test facilities in the US and Europe to support calibration efforts
You Bring:
  • An ability to read and understand Simulink models
  • An ability to read and understand software documentation
  • Functional understanding of electric vehicle operation
  • 2+ years of experience in a calibration role performing in-vehicle calibration
  • Expert ability with CANape, INCA, or similar ECU calibration tools
  • Expert ability with CANalyzer or similar CAN bus analysis tools
You Would Benefit From: 
  • Knowledge of controls topics such as PID control and MPC control
  • Hands-on experience working with vehicles
  • Familiarity with GIT version control

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


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