Embedded Software Engineer – Battery Controls

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Working at Xerotech means having a shared vision of an electric future. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the industry.

We are looking for a highly experienced Embedded Software Engineer to design and architect battery control algorithms and control systems for our next-generation battery systems.  

IN THIS ROLE, YOU’LL GET TO

  • Use best-practices, experience, and talents to create battery models for production ECU.
  • Assess input & output constraints to develop firmware model and compile into executable code.
  • Devise creative methods to predict SOC, SOH, Power Availability, Heat Generation, in real-time.
  • Utilize a variety of debugging tools to aid and speed your development; writing scripts, GUI’s, & executables.
  • Use your battery knowledge to contribute to the ESS cell research team.
  • Apply ISO-26262 safety standards in the creation, unit testing, & review of your code/models.
  • Design other important software components of the BMS, involving diagnostics, fault detection, and more.
  • Coordinate & work with engineers across multiple disciplines to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Collaborate with software engineers to integrate application-layer software into RTOS.
  • Collaborate with validation engineers to test your models & firmware functionality.
  • Share progress & participate in code reviews with algorithm & control systems designers.
  • Work with other firmware engineers on the evolution of Xerotech’s platform, contributing to projects such as:
    • On-line battery mathematical parameter estimation
    • Off-line battery physics-modelling
  • Devise new concepts for BMS over-the-air (OTA) data transfer methods, etc.
  • Grow and mature as the development and production process evolves.
  • Transition between C-programming and Model-Based Design (Matlab/Simulink).
  • Understand corner-cases, unit-testing, and battery performance limitations.
  • Apply lessons learned to future designs and firmware implementations.
  • Contribute to ESS vehicle and laboratory data-mining efforts.
  • Show a willingness to take on dynamic projects; from low-level firmware manipulation, all the way up to high-level Li-Ion Cell & CAN data processing, filtering, and analysis.

Your qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience in the battery and automotive industries.
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Experience with programming and embedded systems; Well-versed with software development & C programming.
  • Previous programming experience on Battery Management Systems, or automotive ECUs.
  • Previous experience in automotive product development or extreme safety environments.
  • Experience with model-based design; creating control systems & models with Matlab/Simulink.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; reliant on core engineering principals & common sense.
  • Strong communication, multitasking, & interpersonal skills, both in presentation & technical writing.
  • Versed in production development & testing timelines.
  • Versed with automated requirements management tools (e.g. JAMA, Doors, etc.) and issue tracking tools (Jira, Bugzilla, etc.).
  • Previous experience with product launches and working to a schedule.
  • Ability and desire to share/communicate subject matter expertise and knowledge effectively with other employees, contractors and external customers.
  • Ability to write technical documents, draft patents and articles.

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Position name

Embedded Software Engineer – Battery Controls

Department

R&D – BMS

Reports to

Engineering Manager

Job reference

XT-P2.1-BMS-01

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