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Systems & Test Engineer, Electric Vehicles

Electrical Engineering | San Jose, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Tula’s core philosophy is built on the idea that every engine or motor, whether gas, diesel or electric, has a so-called “sweet spot” of efficient operation. Tula’s DSF and DMD control strategies are designed to have engines (both gasoline and diesel) and motors operate a greater percentage of time at (or near) their natural sweet spots, and in the process, fuel/energy is saved and emissions are reduced. Tula’s DSF technology has been recognized by the International Council of Clean Transportation (ICCT) as being one of the technologies that are essential for helping global automakers meet fuel efficiency mandates. We have over 150 issued patents and over 150 more pending.

Based in our San Jose, CA headquarters, the Systems and Test Engineer, Electric Vehicles will be responsible for:

  • Systems engineering for integration of advanced traction control into electric vehicle platforms
  • Develop requirements and methods for integration of motor-generator controls with vehicle controls, battery management, brake and other systems in production vehicles
  • Develop and implement tests and methods to reverse engineer the functional interactions of automotive ECUs
  • Develop and validate test plans for new vehicle electronic systems for function, safety, and optimality
  • Proactively monitor operational safety of prototype vehicle components in test
  • Troubleshoot, analyze and root cause issues in vehicle systems and test equipment
  • Maintain accuracy of measurement devices and data acquisition systems
  • Design wiring harnesses to support electrical testing of components 
  • Write data processing scripts and reduce experimental data for presentation
  • Maintain issues list and manage resolutions with team
  • Communicate well-supported results and recommendations to team and stakeholders


  • 5 or more years' experience in automotive systems engineering focused on electric and/or hybrid powertrain systems
  • BS/MS electrical engineering or mechanical engineering with electrical focus
  • Strong background in vehicle ECU intercommunications and functional interactions over CAN bus
  • Experience with reverse engineering the functional interactions of automotive ECUs
  • Skills in maintaining quantitative operation of EV measurement devices and data acquisition systems
  • Effective use of bug tracking and resolution systems
  • Familiar with requirements and methods for certified MPGe testing of electric vehicles
  • Strong technical knowledge, analysis skills, communication, and self-initiative