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Sr. Vehicle Acoustics and Vibration Engineer (NVH)

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 NVH engineer is responsible for analysis and modeling of powertrain and vehicle vibration and noise including intake and exhaust systems, powertrain/driveline, and interior, and contributes to engine control algorithm development and countermeasure development.

  • Conduct experimental studies of mechanical dynamics and acoustics to support powertrain and vehicle development
  • Create models and evaluate vehicle and powertrain system concepts
  • Evaluate subjectively and objectively vehicle NVH characteristics and develop metrics to correlate the two
  • Closely collaborate with controls and test teams
  • Contribute to the generation of innovative ideas and development of project plans


  • M.S. in related engineering discipline with 5 or more years experience or B.S. plus 10 or more years related work experience
  • Understanding of engine, driveline and vehicle noise and vibration simulation methods, and experimental procedures, equipment and software
  • Fluent in both time and frequency domain representations of systems
  • Experience with MATLAB, Simulink for data manipulation and simulations
  • Experience with noise and vibration data analysis tools such as Test.Lab
  • Understanding of engine controls, calibration methods, and interactions between software and hardware sub-systems to provide system level solutions
  • 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

 Bonus Points:

  • Industry/supplier contacts in NVH tools and engineering services
  • Experience in Active Noise and Active Vibration control
  • Experience with simulation tools such as AMESim, Adams, or Carsim