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Staff Engineer, Thermal Modeling and Controls

Phoenix , Arizona

Job Category: Automotive

Company: Alten

Job Id: 4030

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


Job Description:

Staff Engineer - Thermal Modeling & Controls

ALTEN who we are…

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.


  • Lead development of controls model architecture and provide technical leadership in controls development to other team members
  • Develop theoretical/empirical models for thermal management of different systems including battery, fuel cell, powertrain, cabin HVAC, and brake resistor
  • Utilize thermal system models to devise accurate thermal management control strategies and ensure the TMM controls schemes will meet thermal requirements
  • Assist HIL/SIL teams by integrating the detailed thermal plant models for ECU controls development and validation


  • Strong knowledge in MATLAB/Simulink 
  • Strong background in Model Based System design in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Direct experience in vehicle-level controls design for electric or hybrid vehicles. (i.e., thermal management, battery management, charging systems, torque control, vehicle dynamics, body controls) 
  • Good understanding of system/component design/development processes 
  • Familiar with git version control 


Salary Range:

  • 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.