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Staff Propulsion Controls Engineer

Phoenix , Arizona

Job Category: Automotive

Company: Alten

Job Id: 4028

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people work across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we’re a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.


What You Will be Doing

  • Design and develop control software using MATLAB/Simulink.
  • Collaborate with various departments to ensure development needs are met.
  • Take full ownership of the software development process, including rigorous testing and validation, both in the lab and in the field.
  • Collaborate closely with embedded, integration, and cross-functional engineers to implement, test, debug, and calibrate control algorithms.
  • Offer dedicated support for troubleshooting any control system-related issues.
  • Craft validation test plans and execute lab experiments for propulsion components, evaluating their alignment with design requirements.
  • Formulate vehicle-level test requirements to validate the vehicle propulsion control system, encompassing the design verification process, pass/fail criteria, and detailed test plans.
  • Implement modeling best practices to expedite development and enhance model fidelity, focusing on runtime performance optimization, model verification, and validation.
  • Develop tools for data analysis and refine modeling capabilities.



  • Master's or Ph.D. (preferred) degree in Computer Engineering or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in developing embedded control software.
  • Profound expertise in MATLAB/Simulink.
  • Proven track record in the development of control algorithms.
  • Direct experience in vehicle-level control design, with a focus on torque management, braking systems, or state management for electric or hybrid vehicles.
  • Solid foundation in Model-Based system design within the MATLAB/Simulink environment.
  • Knowledge of auto-code generation within the MATLAB/Simulink environment.
  • Proficiency in C/C++ programming.
  • A deep understanding of system/component design and development processes.
  • Proficiency with tools such as Vector CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape.
  • Strong command of CAN and LIN Communication Protocols.



  • $125,000 – 130,000 annually
  • The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.  



ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.