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Sr. Engine and Vehicle Analysis Engineer

Powertrain Engineering | San Jose, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Tula Technology, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based supplier of Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF®), a software enabled powertrain technology that integrates advanced digital signal processing with sophisticated powertrain controls to create the ultimate variable displacement engine. Tula’s technology delivers optimal fuel efficiency across a wide range of engine types to the world’s automotive manufacturers, helping them meet fuel efficiency and CO2 mandates at the lowest cost. With headquarters in San Jose, CA, and an engineering center in Plymouth, MI, Tula brings together the best of Silicon Valley and automotive expertise, resulting in over 50 patents issued or allowed and over 80 U.S. and international patents pending.

Position Description:

The Senior Engine and Vehicle Analysis Engineer will be a core member of the team developing advanced engine operational strategies at Tula. The engineer will work closely with control, calibration, and test engineers to develop strong analysis results for design of engine control strategies meeting challenging performance targets.

  • Carefully plan experiments identifying key dynamic characteristics of engine and/or vehicle systems
  • Analyze test results to draw strong conclusions about engine operating characteristics and to evaluate proposed algorithms with respect to stringent targets for fuel economy, emissions, driveability and NVH
  • Enhance analytical practices to improve model accuracy and/or increase execution speed
  • Coordinate closely with the Test and Algorithms teams, and utilize vendors and contractors as needed
  • Develop and validate simulation models for powertrains and vehicles
  • Contribute to generation of innovative ideas and develop project plans


  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with engines focus or equivalent technical background
  • Mature understanding of gasoline engine/powertrain design principles and R&D methodology
  • Strong analysis skills for predicting and verifying fuel efficiency, emissions, drivability and NVH
  • Demonstrated experience with CAE tools such as GT-Suite, WAVE, or BOOST, and associated model correlation and validation methodologies
  • Knowledge of engine and vehicle instrumentation, data acquisition and experiment design
  • Systematic approach toward engineering development
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills including the ability to influence technical direction
  • Demonstrated team orientation and project management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced start-up environment