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Senior Thermal Controls Engineer

Phoenix , Arizona

Job Category: Automotive

Company: Alten

Job Id: 4032

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


Job Description:

Senior Controls Engineer

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.


  • Be responsible for the development, implementation, optimization, and testing of control algorithms.
  • Develop control systems as well as engage in calibration & testing of the systems. Use MATLAB/Simulink to design & develop control software.
  • Implement, test, debug and calibrate  control algorithms, as well as collaborate with Controls Architect & Modeling engineers to devise accurate control strategies for thermal management of battery, fuel cell, powertrain, HVAC and brake resistors.
  • Develop vehicle level test requirements for validating the vehicle systems (thermal control system DVP, pass/fail requirements, and detailed test plans)



  • Experience building embedded controls software 
  • Strong knowledge in MATLAB/Simulink 
  • Strong background in Model Based System design in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Good understanding of system/component design/development processes 
  • Familiar with git version control 


  • Familiarity with tools such as CANalyzer as well as understanding of microcontrollers/microprocessors architectures 
  • Proficiency with embedded C or C++ 
  • Proficiency with CAN/LIN communication protocols 


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.