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Lead Software Engineer – Electric Vehicles 

Who is our client?

Our client is reinventing the powertrain for electric vehicles, allowing vehicles to go farther & charge faster with considerable cost savings. Unlike other technologies, it is the only system to allow direct charging from renewable energy. The proof is in the purchasing, and a leading global automotive manufacturer has contracted with power strength technology to bring its award-winning, powertrain technology to its whole new production line.

They work along with the University of Toronto Electric Vehicle Research Centre (UTEV) – a world-class R&D institute with over 30 engineers producing cutting edge EV technologies. This is a rare opportunity to join a company that is producing and selling truly disruptive technologies for the automotive industry.

Your Project:

The teams of engineers have designed a whole new kind of smart inverter. In addition to its inverters, the suite of patents covers the powertrain architecture, inverter topology and cutting-edge software to keep this new design running at peak performance. Even better, this breakthrough engineering works with all vehicle manufacturers, vehicle types, motors, and batteries. You will be working with CTO, R&D team, customer’s engineering team as well as suppliers to complete the final design-for-manufacture and integration of the product.


  • Programming of digital signal processors (DSPs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)
  • Develop embedded software for control of electric vehicle charging and traction converters
  • Coordinate with hardware design engineers for the development of control printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Create software for CAN bus communications between power electronic converters and other vehicle subsystems
  • Build software architecture for the control system of power electronic converters in electric vehicles
  • Work with the R&D team, system engineers, suppliers and customer to develop control module requirements
  • Participate in sourcing efforts for automotive control modules
  • Debugging of control software functionality.
  • Participate in the development of test plans and the testing of power electronic converters for electric vehicles

Must to have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a related Engineering field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience of designing software using MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow and C programming language
  • At least 3 years of automotive engineering experience with the entire software development process of a control module, including design, coding, debugging and testing
  • Experience leading teams of developers
  • Knowledge of MISRA for automotive software
  • Familiar with the hardware and software layer of CAN bus communications networks
  • Familiar with CANalyzer and CANoe tool for testing, and CAPL script for field debugging
  • Good knowledge of MATLAB modeling, code generation, debugging and model testing
  • Familiar with models of automation such as finite state machines
  • Cursory knowledge of DIN, ISO15118, and SAE J1772 standards
  • Knowledge of high voltage automotive systems and electric and/or hybrid electric vehicle systems preferred
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills, self-motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver results with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other technical software)
  • Ability to travel internationally and work overtime will be required to support global projects
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Able to communicate in Chinese preferred, but not mandatory

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