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Senior Test Engineer - Powertrain

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Tier 1, Tier 2, OEM
  • Function: Software Engineer
  • Contact: Rachael Phillips
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 22 July 2021
  • Job Ref: 28736/001_1624353531

Senior Test Engineer - Powertrain
Tustin, California
Salary TBD

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global OEM based in California with development centres across North America. Recently securing $2billion in funding, this rapidly growing North American OEM is securing the best software engineers in the industry.

The business offers an attractive package depending on experience, career growth and the opportunity to work with a number of leading Tier 1 suppliers. The business however happy to accept candidates across North America.


  • Perform vehicle, system and component level validation testing for Powertrain (in lab environment)

  • Develop test methods for electric Powertrain products

  • Develop instrumentation and data acquisition setups, assuring quality results

  • Participate in the hardware definition and development of Powertrain Test systems fixtures

  • Support other teams in the generation of the OEM's Test Standards, providing technical input on test setups and validation plans

  • Define drive unit and gearbox test profiles and, support the implementation of the test profiles into automated test scripts, with supporting controls engineers

  • Analyze test data, write test reports and sign-off for publication

  • Direct script writers to automate test data processing and reporting

  • Assist with test scheduling

  • Be a technical point of contact for E-axle testing expertise for other areas

  • Troubleshoot testing issues with bespoke test beds and devices under test


The ideal candidate will have a BS in Engineering and 7+ years of relevant experience.

  • Fundamental understanding of electric powertrains and their testing and validation

  • Experience in testing or developing of electric axles and drivetrains

  • Experience with the design, construction, implementation, and validation of electric powertrain test equipment

  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and scripting for automated data analysis tools such as NI DIAdem, and CONCERTO is preferred

  • A thorough knowledge of automotive CAN communication, including the ability to create .DBC or FIBEX CAN database files

  • Experience in configuration, development and maintenance of AVL PUMA and EMCON test system is preferred

  • Experience in configuration, development and maintenance of other dynamometer controls systems such as REPS, STARS/SPARC, etc., may substitute for experience with PUMA and EMCON.

My client are looking to recruit the right person as soon as possible and have the capacity to start immediately, so if interested please apply today!