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Developer – Motor Controls

Field: Product Engineering
Location: Canada

Who is Litens?

We are a diverse group of talented people committed to creating solutions to problems and making the world a better place. We enhance and deliver both mechanical and electrified solutions that bring efficiency and sustainability to new heights. Founded in 1979, Litens has a proud history of being an innovative and highly respected company specializing in powertrain system engineering and component supply. Our history includes numerous achievements, many of which have been recognized through prestigious awards from our customers.

Experience a fulfilling and supportive environment where ingenuity is rewarded, collaboration is encouraged, and opportunities are readily available.

Why Join Litens?

Join the Litens Engineering team as a Motor Controls Developer. This position is perfect for a highly driven and creative professional with a passion making EVs more efficient. We have a disruptive motor in development that we believe will make cars lighter, more efficient and quieter. We need your help building ultra high performance controls to match the capabilities of the physical motor. We need your help to drive real EV improvements helping to reduce GHG emissions and better driver experience. Put your ideas into action with this challenging opportunity!

At Litens, you can make an impact. We’ve purposefully cultivated a supportive and flexible environment that gives everyone the opportunity to succeed. Litens offers a competitive and people-first approach to compensation and benefits, and we are committed to provide balanced employment and advancement opportunities for everyone.

Our diversity is our source of strength. At Litens, we are committed to equal employment opportunity, and we value and welcome diversity. We respect employees’ rights for a safe and respectful workplace. Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

What you will do?

The role system simulation plays in EV development cannot be overstated. We are growing our system simulation team rapidly. We need an innovative and driven engineer who wants to build not only products but a process and toolchain that can deliver on big goals and in record time. We have the world’s fastest charging and most recyclable battery pack concept patented and in prototyping. We have revolutionary thermal systems that deliver more range and efficiency out with customers for testing. We need your help to deliver the system design decisions and insight to get to market with great speed and greater quality. We’re going to change the EV landscape and help the environment while doing so, if this sounds like a movement you want to help lead, this is the role for you.


What you will bring?

  • Minimum B.Eng. with experience and track record associated with advanced simulation
    • MASc or MEng is a bonus
  • 3 years’ experience in the automotive or related industry.
  • Demonstrable experience in electric motor controls simulation and development
  • Experience with PWM schemes including space vector PWM, sine PWM and discontinuous modulation schemes.
  • Basic knowledge of embedded firmware development in C to implement the control algorithm compliant with automotive (eg. MISRA) standards.
  • Knowledge of modern motor drive system analysis and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with sensorless motor control algorithm is a big plus.
  • Proven ability to tackle new problems with a strong physics background and ability to come up with novel solutions
  • Passionate about automotive and topics such as electrification, thermal management, cooling system concepts, vehicle powertrain and numerical simulation
  • Very good CAE tool knowledge (GT-suite, Matlab/Simulink, Other 1D tools)
  • Willingness to learn new tools as necessary
  • Good knowledge of vehicle systems, practical knowledge an asset also. (Working understanding of mechanical, thermal, and electrical systems, sensor systems, ECUs, and how they interact with an automotive system)
  • An understanding of statistical analysis with strong ability to apply to decision making
  • A solid understanding of modern engineering test techniques, from simulation coupling, to advanced modern testing HiL/SiL tools

Interested in this position?

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