Caterpillar – Electric Drive Controls and Software Senior Engineer


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Caterpillar is developing machines with advanced electric drive powertrains.  A key part of these powertrains are the controls and software for the motors, generators and powertrain systems.  As an Electric Drive Controls and Software Engineer you will be responsible for designing new control algorithms and implement these algorithms.  You will work with system engineers and controls engineers to understand the requirements for the controls.  The controls will be implemented in model base design or C code on our embedded controllers.  You will work with our HIL team to verify the software before it goes out to the field.  In some cases you will participate in the on machine validation of the controls and software at the proving grounds.  Data from field machines will be reviewed to resolve issues and define resolution.

Job Duties

Gather requirements for controls and software

Implement control algorithms using model based design or C code

Collaborate with the HIL team to verify the controls and software

Complete software related documentation

Participate in controls and software validation in test cells and on machine

Analyze field data to resolve filed issues

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science

5+ year experience in embedded software development

Experience with model based design

Experience with C code

Experience with GIT configuration management tool

Top Candidates will also have

Experience with software debugging tools

Understanding of functional safety requirements

Experience with electric machine controls and power electronics hardware

Experience with HIL systems

Understanding of Caterpillar machine performance

Experience with Vector CANape and CANanalyzer

Experience with CAT ET

Desire to work in a fast-paced team environment

Excellent problem-solving capabilities

Excellent communication skills

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

This position may require 10% travel

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