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    Control Engineer (Charging & Powertrain) Job in Helmond, Netherlands

    Electric cars have the potential to benefit everyone tremendously. Not only do they provide a way to reduce emissions and thereby provide us with cleaner air in our cities, electric cars are an important part of the solution to mitigate climate change.

    At Lightyear, we love electric cars and know they will prove a turning point in history. We started the Lightyear because we could not just be bystanders of the electric car revolution. We have a very strong drive to accelerate the introduction of electric cars around the globe.

    Control Engineer (Charging & Powertrain) Job Description

    Who is Lightyear?
    Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission; offering clean and affordable mobility to everyone, everywhere! Lightyear originated from the multiple world champion of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class; Solar Team Eindhoven. With Stella and Stella Lux they developed a solar powered, 4 person, road legal car. Lightyear was officially established in 2016 and laid the groundwork to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone. In 2016 they started with 5 visionaries, at the beginning of 2018 Lightyear has grown to 40 enthusiasts. Meanwhile, in mid-2019, Lightyear consists of nearly 150 employees. Lightyear has its own production facility and a new office is under construction (delivery July 2019). This growth will continue in the coming years. For that reason we are looking for talent and experience to strengthen ourselves and to contribute in achieving our mission!
    In the role of Control Engineer you will be part of our Charging & Powertrain team. We have different roles available in which you can develop yourself and Lightyear. For example Motor Control and Battery Charging. We are interested in your knowledge and ability so we can mould your role and put you in your strength. 
    What will you do as Control Engineer?
    Above all you will experience a very dynamic environment. Lightyear grows, learns, iterates, makes fun, inspires, is serious, driven, innovative and pioneering. In short, Lightyear develops itself in all aspects. Does this attract you? Is this something that energizes you? Do you want to be part of such an organization? If your answer is three times yes, then we will discuss the position of Control Engineer. 
    The primary focus of this role is the development of control algorithms within the Charging & Powertrain system. We want you to use best-practices, your experience and talent to create models within your field of expertise. Being part of a multidisciplinary engineering team, you will make important design choices and you will work in an Agile way. Responsibilities:

    • Develop, update and maintain models and automated simulations that exercise all aspects of  behavior that are influenced by controls within your domain
    • Designing controllers, modeling of such controllers and develop the control algorithms and software for complex systems (f.e. to improve charging or motor control)
    • Assess input and output constraints to best develop firmware model and compile into executable code
    • Apply ISO-26262 safety standards in the creation, testing and review of your code/models
    • Design other important components of the Motor Control, BMS or other related aspects involving diagnostics, fault detection and more
    • Create appropriate component and system models for plant and controllers as needed
    • Develop and synthesize control feature requirements, implement the controller and evaluate performance
    • Create and utilize Matlab models for algorithm definition, perform the control algorithm development in Simulink/TargetLink models, auto code generation, algorithm verification and validation through simulation, hardware-in-the-loop
    • Plan and coordinate validation tests as required
    • Further improve controls to verify new algorithms, for example after firm- or hardware updates are implemented 
    • Maintaining and updating automated simulations within all aspects of your domain (C&P)
    What to expect from Lightyear?
    In addition to a challenging role as Control Engineer, you also have the opportunity to work for a company with a real, honest and ambitious mission. This way you have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the future of mobility! In addition, we also offer:
    • High level of autonomy
    • A multidisciplinary team of highly motivated and talented people
    • A fast growing organization with lots of opportunities
    • 40 vacation days per year
    • Flexible working hours
    • Excellent travel expenses
    • An interesting and well balanced pension plan that fits Lightyear and our mission
    • An interesting share plan to really become part of Lightyear
    • Time for informal get-togethers on Monday morning and Friday afternoon
    • We are building towards the future every day, we started in 2016 and we're making big steps. We are also building and improving our conditions for our employees.

    Control Engineer (Charging & Powertrain) Job Requirements

    What do we expect from a Control Engineer at Lightyear?
    To succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear, pro activity, craftsmanship, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. In addition, we are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) but who are especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the "tried and tested" of the future! You are also someone with a high sense of responsibility and a cooperative attitude within multidisciplinary teams. You like short lines of communication and you want to be on your strong qualities. You also have:

    • A Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering or Systems and Control
    • At least 2 years of fulltime work experience in control engineering (S and Z domain)
    • You are knowledgable in control theory, sampling theory, optimization and embedded engineering
    • Knowledge and relevant fulltime working experience is mandatory when you wish to work on battery charging algorithms or motor control
    • Knowledge on MPPT is preferred
    • Knowledge on ISO26262 is preferred
    • Experience with model-based design; creating control systems & models with Matlab/Simulink
    • Experience in C/C++ 
    • Ability and desire to share and cascade subject matter expertise and knowledge effectively with your colleagues and relevant partners
    • Excellent problem-solving skills; reliant on core engineering principals and common sense
    • You like to work in multi-disciplinary teams and manage the different stakeholders 
    • You are able to understand requirements and constraints on hardware performance
    • You are able to manage and plan projects independently
    • You have strong communication skills in English (required). Knowledge of the Dutch language is a big plus

    Control Engineer (Charging & Powertrain) Application Information

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    Control Engineer (Charging & Powertrain) Summary

    Education Backgrounds: Automotive Engineering
    Specialties: Automotive
    Control systems
    Education Level: Postgraduate (Masters)
    Experience: 10 - 15 years
    2 - 5 years
    5 - 10 Years
    Languages spoken: Dutch
    Job Location: Helmond, Netherlands



    Helmond, Netherlands
    Recruitment Department
    +314 92 56 22 11
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    Type: Job

    Deadline: 28th February 2020

    Job reference (ID): 17431

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