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Sr. Engine & Vehicle Simulation 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 100 patents issued or allowed and over 80 U.S. and international patents pending.

Position Description:

The Senior Engine & Vehicle Simulation Engineer will be a core member of the team developing advanced engine operational strategies at Tula. They will work closely with cross-functional team members on both customer and internal development programs focusing on advanced gasoline, diesel and hybrid powertrain applications, to meet challenging performance targets.

  • Develop and validate simulation models for engine and vehicle powertrains
  • Carefully create simulation and experimental test plans to support identification of key dynamic characteristics of engine and powertrain systems
  • Conduct detailed analysis of simulation and test results to draw strong conclusions about 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, utilizing vendors and contractors as needed
  • Develop project plans and contribute to the generation of innovative ideas


  • MS in mechanical engineering with engines focus or equivalent technical background
  • Mature understanding of gasoline, diesel, and hybrid 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