Systems Controls & Development Specialist Engineer

Novi, MI, US, 48377

Requisition:  50394

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete prototype controls development, validation and calibration at various scopes:
  • Vehicle EE architecture including ECU selection and design of CAN and LIN interaction protocols
  • Powertrain Control Module / Vehicle Control Unit interaction designs
  • Slave component interface design
  • Torque path and torque security controls
  • Propulsion system-level cross-functional and innovative controls
  • Sparse diagnostic selection and off road implementation
  • Shift, Park, Cooling Actuator controls
  • Motor / inverter controls
  • Support the vetting and downselection of power electronics candidate technologies and partners for advanced tech development (startups, suppliers, analysis providers), including:
  • Single fluid cooling
  • SiC, GaN
  • Motor-integrated inverter technologies
  • Printed stator / printed PCB integration
  • PCB modularity strategy
  • Other future disruptive drive system technologies


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 10 years’ work experience
  • DSpace Simulink model based design 
  • Progressive assignments within the automotive powertrain controls field including technical and managerial strengths
  • Experience with diverse propulsion electrification architectures including ICE, BEV, HEV, PHEV
  • Experience with diverse propulsion disciplines including torque path / torque security, energy optimization, diagnostics, feature design and validation
  • Experience with or passion for high performance or off road vehicles

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Join our team of 40,000 problem solvers who are fostering a culture of innovation by leveraging the diverse perspectives of our global team. We believe in facing challenges head-on by finding opportunity and uncovering possibility, where roadblocks and barriers become targets instead of obstacles. We are One Dana with limitless opportunity.

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  • Grow Responsibly
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