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Title   Department
Control Systems Engineer
California
Engineering
Power Electronics Engineer
California
Engineering
Power Electronics Engineer New Grad
California
Engineering
Product Engineer
California
Engineering
Project Lead
California
Engineering
Regulatory Engineer
California
Engineering
Software Engineer
California
Engineering
Supply Chain Analyst
California
Engineering
Component Engineer
China
Engineering
Hardware Design Engineer
China
Engineering
Software Design Engineer
China
Engineering
Technical Writer
China
Engineering
Applications Engineer
Germany
Engineering
DevOps Engineer
New York
Engineering
Product Manager - Instrumentation, Power Conversion & Input Devices
New York
Product Management
Director of Global Materials Management
New York
Purchasing/Sourcing
Sales Engineer
New York
Sales
Electronics Engineer - Test Equipment Design
New York
Test Engineering
Test Engineering Technician
New York
Test Engineering
Quality Assurance Engineer
Puerto Rico
Quality Assurance/Sourcing
Hardware Engineering Lead
UK Engineering Center
Engineering
Senior Electrical Engineer
UK Engineering Center
Engineering
Senior Mechanical Engineer
UK Engineering Center
Engineering
Senior PCB Designer
UK Engineering Center
Engineering
Senior Project Lead
UK Engineering Center
Engineering
Senior Software Engineer
UK Engineering Center
Engineering
Software and Controls Lead
UK Engineering Center
Engineering

Control Systems Engineer

  • Location: California

At Curtis Instruments, we’re looking for a highly technical, best-in-class Control Systems Engineer.


Are you good at seeing what's possible?

How would it feel to have an idea, and take it through design, test, and into real-world application?

Are you excited about motion control?

Do you love vehicles?

If so, you are who we are looking for.


What you will do:
  • Architect control algorithm structures.
  • Perform the motor control algorithm development in Matlab/Simulink models, auto code generation, algorithm verification and validation through simulation, hardware-in-the-loop and dyno tests
  • Create modules/libraries and facilitate reuse of knowledge globally.
  • Advancing motor control technology.
  • Improve communication and knowledge sharing within the organization.
  • Establishing best practices for motor related analysis, controls and testing.
  • Plan motor control activities aligned with project need and timing.
  • Coordinate and follow up with global development team on development of motor control for Electric Vehicles.
  • Study customer’s requirements and provide comments for feasibility study.
  • Verify control module functionality on hardware in the loop bench and in vehicle.
  • Use appropriate tools and test methods to ensure fully functional and robust motor control software.
  • Issue resolution and testing of electric drive systems in dynamometer and vehicle environments
  • Conduct/participate in work product reviews for algorithm, software, and specifications.

What you should have:

  • Understanding of theory of AC IPM/Induction motors and their controls for vehicle applications.
  • Experience in modeling, simulation and control algorithm development with Matlab/Simulink.
  • In-depth understanding of control of electric machines, particularly Permanent Magnet and Induction Motors (PMAC, IPM, Synchronous Reluctance, etc.)
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing motor control methodologies particularly Field Oriented and/or Direct Torque Control.
  • Understanding of higher level control schemes such as feedback, feedforward and model predictive control.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional and global team.
  • Passion for understanding and testing high-quality control systems
  • Eagerness to learn in new environments and with new tools.
  • Master’s Degree or higher preferred
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Power Electronics Engineer

  • Location: California

Curtis design engineers develop the next generation of motor controllers that lead the industry for material handling and golf carts. Our existing controller offerings have battery voltages ranging from 24V to 144V, and load currents from 50A to 1000A. Next we are exploring to increase the battery voltage levels up to 400V, which is why our team is growing.

As a member of the electrical design team you will own the circuit design of a new product. You will work closely with the project lead and the control, software and mechanical engineers from design kick-off until product release. If you get excited about researching and developing new things, aren’t daunted by solving design challenges and enjoy directly impacting current and future products daily, then our team might be your next career step.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and document the circuits needed to meet the specifications of a new motor controller product, reusing existing designs as much as possible. Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability and manufacturability.
  • Use analysis, simulations and/or measurements to demonstrate how the requirements are met.
  • Own the schematic capture and BOM. Guide the PCB designers.
  • Author the HW verification test plan to cover all requirements.
  • Work with the verification engineers/technicians to ensure the design meets the specifications for each stage of development.
  • Spend up to 20% of your time researching new technologies.

You should have:

  • BSEE or equivalent with five plus years of applicable design experience in a relevant technical discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project specifications, costs and schedules.
  • Schematic capture and circuit simulation tool experience.
  • Ability to execute own work with minimal supervision.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Power Electronics Engineer New Grad

  • Location: California

Curtis design engineers develop the next generation of motor controllers that lead the industry for material handling and golf carts. Our existing controller offerings have battery voltages ranging from 24V to 144V, and load currents from 50A to 1000A. Next we are exploring to increase the battery voltage levels up to 400V, which is why our team is growing.

As a member of the electrical design team you will own the circuit design of a new product. You will work closely with the project lead and the control, software and mechanical engineers from design kick-off until product release. If you get excited about researching and developing new things, aren’t daunted by solving design challenges and enjoy directly impacting current and future products daily, then our team might be your next career step.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and document the circuits needed to meet the specifications of a new motor controller product, reusing existing designs as much as possible. Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability and manufacturability.
  • Use analysis, simulations and/or measurements to demonstrate how the requirements are met.
  • Own the schematic capture and BOM. Guide the PCB designers.
  • Author the HW verification test plan to cover all requirements.
  • Work with the verification engineers/technicians to ensure the design meets the specifications for each stage of development.
  • Spend up to 20% of your time researching new technologies.

You should have:

  • BSEE or MSEE with a Power Electronics focus
  • Schematic capture and circuit simulation tool experience.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Product Engineer

  • Location: California


As a Product Engineer at Curtis, you will provide customer, sales and engineering support on specific product lines.

Qualifications:

  • BSEE/BSME degree or equivalent.
  • 3-6 years of related commercial/technical experience.
  • Motor control and electric vehicle application knowledge desirable.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective telephone technical support for customers and sales staff.
  • Accuracy and good organizational skills.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases.


Essential Functions:

  • Work directly in product development teams as the representative of Product Management.
  • Generate/collect customer specification and worksheets.
  • Coordinate product sampling and new model releases.
  • Champion the product release documentation process.
  • Conduct product evaluations for compliance to the MRD and related specifications.
  • Conduct competitive product analysis and generate evaluation reports.
  • Create applications engineering and sales training material and training seminars.
  • Coordinate activities between engineering, sales and customers.
  • Prepare product status reports for distribution to all sales offices.
  • Prepare manuals and technical publications relating to product.
  • Travel as required for customer visits, trade shows and inter-company meetings.
  • Propose changes in products, which would result in cost reductions or improvement in operations/performance.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Project Lead

  • Location: California

Are you looking for a position with a proven Electric Vehicle leader? How about a position leading key design projects of Electric Motor Controls? Do you have experience designing electronics or embedded software? If so, we are looking for you!

This position, which is located in our Livermore, CA office, is a needed addition to our engineering design team. In this leadership role you will plan, schedule, and execute all phases of product development from design through project release.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is experienced in project management of electronics
  • Is experienced designing circuitry and/or embedded software
  • Has a strong understanding of digital and analog circuitry and good general engineering practices.
  • Has experience writing and reviewing product proposals, functional specifications and system architecture.
  • Has proven ability to work with design engineers and resolve technical issues.
  • Has experience working in a manufacturing environment, and enjoys it as well.


Education, Skills & Experience

  • We'd prefer a B.S. degree in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline
  • 2+ years experience leading projects
  • Experience with power electronics or embedded systems is GREAT! In fact, those words get us down-right excited, but you better be able to speak to them!
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial product design.
  • Experience applying current techniques and tools to improve costs, design times, reliability, durability and manufacturability.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practices, including design of experiments.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

Please do not apply if you are a new grad with no work experience yet. Congratulations on your degree! But for this position, we are looking for someone with experience leading projects and at least a 2 year technical background.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Regulatory Engineer

  • Location: California

As Curtis Instruments expands into new design and new areas of development, including on-road, we are looking for someone to help the teams through regulatory and safety challenges.

You're an ideal candidate if you see yourself as someone who adds value and are specifically excited about getting involved interpreting regulatory standards to design processes, working on DFMEAs, MTTFd calculations, and more!


Please reach out with an application if you are educated in Electrical Engineering and have experience in compliance, regulatory, and/or safety engineering.


What you will do:
  • Own the regulatory and high-level safety engineering requirements
  • Compliance engineering including reviewing internal project goals, determination of applicable compliance standards, interpretation of standards, communication of requirements to appropriate development teams, and follow up with internal and external resources to ensure requirements are met before prototype or production.
  • Perform Hardware metric calculations and write related safety reports
  • Build overall awareness of compliance requirements by assisting with team briefings, process development, manufacturing site audits, and safety standards education throughout the organization.
  • Interpret regulatory standards to drive design process improvements
  • Participate in development team meetings to assess compliance requirements and create/communicate a plan for compliance. Create alignment of the development direction with applicable regulatory requirements and compliance processes.
  • Negotiate and prepare cost and time estimates for compliance evaluation and testing from appropriate agencies including internal resources.
  • Provide direction to testers.
  • Conduct safety chain analysis within the DFMEA process
  • Participate in design reviews and provide direction to product development teams on product regulatory compliance issues
  • Ensure proper archiving of product regulatory compliance reports.
  • Contribute to standards working committees
  • Prepare documentation to support regulatory submissions
  • Respond to global regulatory questions

What you should have:

  • Electrical engineering degree with minimum 5 years proven relevant electrical safety standards experience.
  • Experience with IEC 60529, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, ISO 13849, EN 1175, EN 280, UL 538, UL 1998
  • Significant knowledge in the determination of appropriate standards, understanding of those standards and their application to real-world design processes.
  • Familiarity with MTTFd Calculations, Safety-related Hardware Metrics
  • DFMEA process experience
  • Ability to consistently achieve a high standard of quality and accuracy with extreme attention to detail.
  • Apply logical thinking to daily responsibilities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Software Engineer

  • Location: California

We're looking for someone to help design and maintain Curtis Instruments' application studio for electric motor vehicles.


The work will include the following:

  • Design, code and debug Windows based tools to support new product development and sustaining projects, with a focus on database back-end, user interface design, and communication protocols for embedded systems.
  • Design, set up and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Apply novel techniques and tools to improve design time, reliability and functionality.
  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Participate in software design and project reviews.
  • Participate in the preparation of development specifications.

Qualifications we're looking for:

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS degree plus 0-5 years experience in a relevant technical discipline
  • Experience in programming C, C++, and C# .NET and installation/deployment procedures. (especially C#)
  • Experience with serial communication over RS232 and CAN are a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project schedules and requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software analysis, documentation and design of experiments.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Supply Chain Analyst

  • Location: California

As the Components Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), you have the opportunity to influence the Curtis Instruments supply chain in-line with design and manufacturing to serve customers. You’ll accomplish this as a working member of Product Development Teams to ensure project component procurement conforms to project schedules. The CSCA also works closely with the Corporate Supply Chain Analyst to support PCN (Product Change Notification) to identify and resolve component issues.

Work includes collaboration across Curtis stakeholders to select quality components for new product development, existing products, and ensuring Supply Chain availability of components for design introduction and changes to current designs.

What you’ll do:

  • Participate as an active member of project teams. Anticipate the needs of the project teams. Be knowledgeable of the Curtis Product Development System process.
  • Responsible for component supplier selection on electronic devices through franchised distributers.
  • Work with Curtis stakeholders (Engineering, Manufacturing, QA, PM, Purchasing, and Planning) to select suppliers capable of consistent supply of components which comply with Curtis specifications, taking into account manufacturing locations needs.
  • Compile material costs during product development until production release following Corporate Policy.
  • Ensure all electronic materials purchased have a Curtis Master Engineering Specification.
  • Work with manufacturing sites to coordinate product migration from Engineering to Manufacturing
  • Perform CCRs (Critical Component Reviews)
  • Run analysis to confirm documentation and parts are released and all parts are RoHS compliant.
  • Confirm status of new parts by checking the manufacturing site for open PO and lead time or assisting in order placement as determined by lead time.
  • Issue First Article PO and Pilot Production order as needed via Purchase or Transfer Order to manufacturing site
  • Coordinate Risk Buys adhering to the Corporate approval limits
  • Inform purchasing and accounting what was procured for each project.
  • Component supply chain integrity
  • Monitor Product Change Notifications from Manufacturers
  • Review ECN’s from all sites
  • Review BOM’s for Pilot Releases.
  • Work with Suppliers. Verify price and lead time via quotes, Distributor’s websites, newsletters, Distributor lead time trend reports, etc.
  • Part Reviews & New Component Specifications. Identify single sourced parts, advise Engineering of potential alternate sources.
  • Perform RFQs and follow up for Engineering groups as required
  • Search Internet, Websites for Manufacturers / Distributors
  • Work with the Senior Supply Chain Analyst to identify and resolve problem parts (EOL (End Of Life), NRND (Not Recommended for New Design, single source, long lead time, etc).

What you need:

  • Minimum Associates Degree – Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management roles
  • Experience with electrical components supply highly preferred
  • Be skilled in the following:
    • Proactive attention to detail
    • Excellent communication, verbal and written
    • Strong stakeholder management
    • Working knowledge of Excel, Word and search Tools
    • Experience with variety of reporting tools
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Project or other Project tools preferred
    • Negotiation

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Component Engineer

  • Location: China

Component Engineer

Location: Suzhou, China

What you will do:

  • Research component suppliers, collaborating with R&D and procurement departments to reduce costs, improve quality and reliability;
  • Design and implement related component tests, collect and analyze data and draft reports;
  • Develop and maintain component testing equipment and testing methods, including parameter validation, life testing and failure analysis;
  • Draft and maintain component-related documents collection;
  • Initiate and track the engineering changes related to components;
  • Track and execute supplier components changes;

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Automation;
  • More than five years relevant working experience;
  • Familiar with electronic components industry and supply chain;
  • Proficient in electronic components technology including semiconductors, passive/active, electromagnetic, electromechanical and other components;
  • Understanding of power electronics and switching power supply;
  • Understand the process of product development from design to production;
  • Good communication and English skills;

Quick Apply: recruit@curtisinst.com

http://www.curtisinstruments.com.cn/cn

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Hardware Design Engineer

  • Location: China

Hardware Design Engineer

Location: Suzhou, China

What you will do:

  • Hardware development for control systems for electric vehicles and control/display panels for industrial vehicles;
  • Interface and collaborate with software design, verification & validation engineering and testing engineering to ensure that the final design of a product completely meets the pre-defined requirement;
  • Sustain and upgrade existing products;
  • Verification and validation of components, method of testing and results analysis;

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Automation;
  • At least 5 years of experience in circuit design;
  • Proficient in design of analog and digital circuit as well as design of SCM embedded systems;
  • Familiar with electric motor drives;
  • Capable of working independently, good communication skills, team player;
  • Good command of English language;

Quick Apply: recruit@curtisinst.com

http://www.curtisinstruments.com.cn/cn

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Software Design Engineer

  • Location: China

Software Design Engineer

Location: Suzhou, China

What you will do:

  • Software development for control systems for electric vehicles and control/display panels for industrial vehicles;
  • Interface and collaborate with hardware design, verification & validation engineering and testing engineering to ensure that the final design of a product completely meets the pre-defined requirement;
  • Sustain and upgrade of existing products;

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Automation;
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing electronics products;
  • Proficient in embedded software development language (Assembly Language and C Language);
  • Familiar with software development in VC, VB and other high-level programming languages;
  • Experienced in design of analog and digital circuits as well as development of SCM embedded systems;
  • Experience in software development for electric motor driving systems, control/display panel products is preferred;
  • Capable of working independently, good communication skills, team player;
  • Good command of English language;

Quick Apply: recruit@curtisinst.com

www.curtisinstruments.com.cn/cn

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Technical Writer

  • Location: China

Technical Writer

Location: Suzhou, China

What you will do:

  • Write new product manuals in English
  • Provide support for research and development of new products;
  • Support other technical documents such as TCF, MAF for FDA, etc.
  • Provide English training to engineers;

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Automation;
  • More than three years related experience in technical documentation;
  • Proficient in both English and Chinese technical document writing;
  • Understand the development of electronic products, the motor speed controller, input and output control module and display instruments and other products functions and applications, as well as the understanding of motor drive control theory and battery-driven industrial vehicles;
  • Strong learning ability, communication skills and teamwork abilities;

Quick Apply: recruit@curtisinst.com

http://www.curtisinstruments.com.cn/cn

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Applications Engineer

  • Location: Germany

Curtis Instruments, GmBH, in Paderborn, Germany, has an open position for an Applications Engineer specializing in electric vehicle technology. Our Sales & Support office in Paderborn serves the territory of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia. We offer exposure to a broad variety of markets and applications in the electric mobility and industrial drive system industry.

We are looking for an Applications Engineer to support customer projects that require modification and development within the application layer of our programmable motor speed controllers.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with customer engineers and our own design teams to create project specific solutions for electric vehicles and industrial drives.
  • Write functional specifications, project and source code documentation.
  • Planning and commissioning of prototype installations.
  • Run training sessions for customers.
  • Participate in project reviews.

What you need:

  • BSc EE degree or equivalent in Mechatronics or Vehicle Engineering
  • Experience in programming using high-level languages (C/C++).
  • In-depth experience working with electrical and electronic systems and the associated tool environment.
  • Knowledge of serial communication links (LIN, CAN bus).
  • Knowledge of control and feedback systems (strongly preferred).
  • Experience in software analysis, documentation and design of experiments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both German and English
    (in addition Dutch preferred, but not mandatory).
  • Ability to work effectively in small teams.

What we offer:

  • Training and long-term development of your position.
  • Interesting and challenging tasks in-house and at customer location.
  • International work environment.
  • Attractive salary and employee benefits.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Professional experience in one or more of the above areas is highly

appreciated, but not mandatory.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

DevOps Engineer

  • Location: New York

Join Curtis Instruments to redefine the possibilities of good product development by administrating and developing up our Application lifecycle Management and DevOps Tools.

We are looking for someone to serve the engineering teams by managing the product development support tools. These tools include Polarion, Jenkins, Subversion/Git, Phabricator, etc.

Our engineers are doing important work in the electronics, software, and mechanical development of motor controls for electric vehicles, and your contribution will go a long way in enabling great designs.

You will....

  • Setup, configure, and admin SW Tools used for engineering. This includes Polarion, Jenkins, Subversion, etc.
  • Keep track and maintain global software engineering tools licenses (Keil, IAR, Microsoft, Visual Paradigm, etc.)
  • Customize within the tools and develop plugins to enable advanced customization and functionality.
  • Collaborate with engineering group leaders, project leaders and system engineers applicable workflows and procedures.
  • Help engineers with software infrastructure projects (e.g., automated versioning, revision control, etc.).
  • Work with Global Software Engineering services on common tool practices with location specific customization where required.
  • Develop/script/program required supportive plugins/tools.
  • Collaboration with corporate IT regarding platform infrastructure.

You're likely to be successful if you bring to the table....

  • Significant experience working with engineering processes.
  • Strong process oriented mindset.
  • Good knowledge in software engineering processes.
  • On-the-job experience in Object-Oriented software development .
  • Service-oriented mentality (Engineering sites are the customers).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong communicator and facilitator.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Ideally Polarion, Jenkins and Subversion experience.
  • Able and willing to travel to other sites occasionally.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Product Manager - Instrumentation, Power Conversion & Input Devices

  • Location: New York

Product Manager in Mount Kisco, NY

Reports to VP of Product Management

MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT FUTURE SPONSORSHIP

What you’ll do:

Are you the “product champion” and expert on instrumentation products? Then you may be just the person we are looking to hire!

The Product Manager (PM) is responsible for managing Curtis’s portfolio of Instrumentation, Power Conversion and Input devices. The candidate must possess a strong technical understanding of these electronic devices and be highly knowledgeable on the applications and markets in which they are used.The PM monitors the relevant market segments for technology trends, customer and competitor activity, and reviews all relevant industry news and data to identify opportunities for new products or threats to existing products.

You will assist with the development of strategic new business opportunities in the following areas:

  • The company’s approach to displays and gauges with a focus on custom developments for our Tier 1 customers
  • The development and introduction of a Curtis ‘connectivity’ solution i.e. cloud-based remote telemetry/diagnostics solutions for industrial vehicles
  • To identify and work with 3

The PM is primarily responsible for New Product Development & Product Introduction, Product Improvement, Sustaining & Obsolescence, and Market Surveillance:

New Product Development & Product Introduction:

  1. Identify potential new product developments and develops concept papers that define the opportunity and establish the business case for further review and approval by Curtis Management.
  2. Develop the MRD (Marketing Requirements Document) for approved concepts and in conjunction with sales and engineering, fully defines the market requirements for the new product
  3. Work with engineering throughout product development and ensure all departments are fully advised on major issues and any changes to specifications, costs and schedule.
  4. Work with Marketing-Communications to develop product support documentation and product marketing materials.
  5. Responsible for all product launch activity and ensure that the completed product is implemented in Curtis global business systems and ready for sale as appropriate.
  6. Provide product technical training internally to Curtis sales/service personnel and externally to customers.
  7. Support sales at customers and tradeshows as required.

Product Improvement, Sustaining & Obsolescence :

  1. Monitor and analyze the revenue, cost and margin of the product families and propose changes which would result in new opportunities, cost reductions or improvements in operations, or alternately, to propose product obsolescence or rationalization as required.
  2. Work with engineering, manufacturing and sourcing to ensure that product changes required due to component change or process issues are implemented with minimum disruption to customers and at minimal cost to Curtis.
  3. Responsible for customer notification and approval associated with all applicable Engineering Change Notes (ECNs)
  4. Oversee product rationalization/obsolescence to ensure customers are given sufficient notice and opportunity for a migration to a new product or last time buys, and that costs of any scrapped components and/or finished goods inventory are minimized.

Market Surveillance

  1. Work closely with customers and analyze the relevant market segments to determine customer needs, volume potential, price schedules, and competitive situation to help define future product developments.
  2. Monitor markets for adoption of new technologies/features/functions that could be leveraged by future products.
  3. Monitor legislative requirements such as environmental, EMC and safety standards, advising of changes or news of forthcoming changes.
  4. Monitor competitors and key customers and advise on new product introductions and industry news.
  5. Monitor other suppliers to the market for potential product re-sale opportunities, joint product developments or potential acquisitions

What you need:

Education

  • Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering Degree, or equivalent qualifications with additional relevant experience.

Experience

  • 5+ years of technical experience with electro-technical components, sub-systems, and/or engineering of any of the below vehicles:
  • Forklift, warehouse trucks, AGVs and other materials handling vehicles
  • Golf cars, turf maintenance and other similar utility vehicles
  • Mobile elevating work platforms –scissor and boom lifts
  • Construction and Agricultural Equipment
  • Airport Ground Support Equipment
  • A general knowledge of vehicle manufacturing and electronics manufacturing processes

Required Competencies/Skills

  • The ability to translate customer wants and needs into definitive requirements and specifications
  • The ability to evaluate conflicting interests and make decisions as needed to achieve long term strategic goals
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills –needs to be persuasive and motivating, and able to effectively manage by influence in a matrix organization.
  • Technically competent, with a good understanding of electro-mechanical systems and programmable electronic devices
  • A highly enthusiastic educator,who enjoys sharing knowledge and presenting technical topics to small groups
  • A self-starter, capable of working independently using their own initiative, and planning their own workload effectively.
  • A willingness to travel internationally as required
  • Fully understand the legislative, commercial and technical forces specific to the market segment, such as conformance and compliance issues, or funding and reimbursement.
  • Monitor the market segment for technology trends, customer and competitor activity and to analyze all such news and data to identify opportunities for new products or threats to existing products.
  • Successfully balance the product requirements of the stakeholder groups (customers, dealers, reps, suppliers and internal functional groups).
  • Ensure that the various ISO9001 policies that describe our procedures for product development and product obsolescence are correctly implemented and observed.

MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT FUTURE SPONSORSHIP.

NYRECRUITMENT@CURTISINST.COM

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Director of Global Materials Management

  • Location: New York

The Director of Global Materials Management directs all phases of the Purchasing, Customer Service, Planning and Logistics functions at the corporate headquarters location; provides supply chain assistance/guidance to Curtis’ facilities worldwide; initiates and manages the competitive award process of electronic component global supply pricing agreements; initiates North American freight contracts for all strategic lanes of material movement between Curtis facilities worldwide; initiates “best practice” on warehousing and distribution fulfillment achieving “world class” service levels at all Curtis facilities worldwide.

  • Responsible for overseeing the management of the Purchasing, Customer Service, Planning, Distribution and Logistics departments located at corporate headquarters. Establish goals, objectives and performance criteria to meet corporate objectives for each function.
  • Provide guidance and corporate direction to the Purchasing, Distribution and Logistics departments located at other Curtis subsidiaries.
  • Compile and compare performance measurements as they relate to materials management from each manufacturing plant, including general measurements, inventory levels etc. Publish and provide reports as necessary to senior management.
  • Establish and foster supply chain relationships at the executive staff level with component suppliers, both manufacturers and distributors.
  • Promote and champion lean methodologies within Curtis facilities worldwide. Focus on inventory pull methodology when possible and develop inventory availability assurance programs on those parts that need to be pipelined.
  • Coordinate with product managers on Sales, Inventory, Operations, Planning and determine master production schedule. Work with the individual manufacturing plants to implement.
  • Publish Supplier Logistics Guide with routing instructions and update as necessary
  • Identify and realize cost reduction opportunities, achieving yearly targets set by senior management.
  • . Responsible for insuring Curtis’ compliance to hazardous materials movement regulations and restrictions.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of other corporate policies as required by senior management.
  • Review / Analyze product sales trends by region to optimize FG stocking levels at Curtis distribution centers while maintaining world class fulfillment service levels to strategic customers.
  • Develop and implement speculative inventory stocking models for each distribution center based on market demographics.
  • Perform detailed analysis of inventory and resulting turns.
  • Perform annual analysis of inactive inventory determining best solutions for consumption, liquidation or reserve accruals.
  • Implement uniform ABC analysis globally.
  • Provide recommendations to minimize freight costs including carrier selection, “level of service”, consolidations etc.
  • Develop methodology to accurately monitor freight invoices to ensure Curtis North America is receiving negotiated incentives when applicable with the ability to recover “missed” incentives. Revise process with formal incorporation of corrective action within Curtis or with carrier. Coordinate with strategic customers and suppliers to maximize incentive structures.
  • Conduct special projects as directed by senior management; providing assistance to any Curtis location worldwide when required or requested on issues that arise requiring immediate action and resolution.
  • Monitor FG inventory levels and variances at the Curtis distribution centers and attain World Class performance levels on warehousing and inventory metrics (turns and on-time performance for customer satisfaction).Publish monthly metrics depicting current situation and trends.
  • Monitor Raw Materials and WIP inventory levels at the Curtis manufacturing sites reporting with metrics and recommending actions as required.
  • Maintain healthy supply chain relationships with effective communications to insure Curtis is visible to the executive staff and Curtis is afforded the appropriate attention and delivery of product throughout any potential business cycle fluctuations.

What we'd like you to bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in a technical discipline and/or supply chain management
  • Thorough knowledge of USDOC import and export laws, EUR1, NAFTA, IATA regulations and USDOT Title 49
  • 10 to 15 years in a purchasing or materials management role in a modern, high volume “lean” manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with electronics and mechanical components required
  • Minimum 5 years managerial or administrative experience, with the ability to direct or lead a global team to meet department or corporate objectives.
  • Thorough knowledge in modern principles and practices of MRP/ERP and lean manufacturing strategies.
  • Competent in Access, Excel, and Word, report writing
  • Ability to interpret and understand mechanical blue prints and electronic specifications and datasheets.
  • Experience with LTL, Air, Small Package, and/or Ocean transportation transactions.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to think strategically and express ideas effectively.
  • Excellent business and people judgment skills
  • Strong professional negotiation skills
  • Ability to balance global and local priorities.
  • Ability to achieve agreed business and operation
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Sales Engineer

  • Location: New York

We are currently recruiting for a Sales Engineer reporting to our Vice President of Sales. This position will be responsible for managing and growing an assigned customer base, creating and implementing sales strategy using strategic tools, and achieving growth projections for the Curtis electrical contactor product line.

As our Sales Engineer, you will be involved in servicing existing customers, developing new customer accounts and achieving annual sales based on agreed upon sales goals.

Additionally, you will:

  • Manage and grow assigned customer base throughout the United States.
  • Work closely with regional managers to create strategic and tactical sales plans to take advantage of all potential sales opportunities
  • Develop and enhance business and technical relations at customer organizations, including engineering, procurement, quality, and warranty/service personnel
  • Support customer service with any outstanding issues regarding order processing, delivery, or billing.
  • Coordinate new and existing projects between customers and Curtis’ applications engineers & customer support engineers.
  • Investigate field failures occurring in the territory associated with new product introductions and existing product failures and achieve customer satisfaction through resolutions.

Your background should ideally include:

  • Knowledge and application of motor controllers, power conversion devices, instrumentation, input devices and switching devices for both vehicular and stationary systems
  • Experience selling into industrial markets
  • Understanding of technical selling techniques
  • BSEE, BSME or BS Electrical Technology degree
  • 3+ years of technical sales experience in a power electronics or in a motive power environment
  • A passion for selling engineered products
  • Ability to travel for up to 60% and occasionally travel on short notice.

MUST BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT CURRENT OR FUTURE SPONSORSHIP

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Electronics Engineer - Test Equipment Design

  • Location: New York

If you love designing Test Equipment for high volume, electronics manufacturing, we have the perfect job for you!! Curtis currently operates three manufacturing sites in Puerto Rico, Bulgaria and China. Our Test Equipment Design Engineer works closely with each of these sites.

We are currently recruiting for a Test Equipment Design Engineer with proven experience in designing and commissioning automated and non-automated product test equipment.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Design, develop and qualify electronics hardware and software for production testing of medium to high volume microprocessor based embedded systems manufactured in overseas plants.
  • Write and implement formal test plans for products to be tested.
  • Analyze test methods and process flows to optimize test coverage and cost, taking into account setup times, reliability, repeatability, handling, fixturing, etc.
  • Supervise the construction of test equipment, using additional resources when necessary.
  • Commission and validate test equipment in production facilities worldwide, travelling internationally when required (typically 1-2 wks./yr.).
  • Compile and publish proper and comprehensive documentation for all test equipment.
  • Train test operators and technicians.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to product development engineers and take responsibility for all aspects of production testing for those products under design. Attend and contribute to New Product Concurrent Engineering team meetings.
  • Assist in day to day troubleshooting of test equipment and products under test, accommodating time zone differences when necessary.
  • Monitor test yields, investigate problem areas, and implement solutions.

What you'll need to be considered for this position:

Education

Bachelors degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or related subject.


Experience

  • 2 - 5 years experience in an Electronics Test or Design role, preferably with experience in the use of PC based I/O and data acquisition systems.
  • 1 - 2 years experience in software development using Labview, Labwindows and C.
  • Experience with CAD Documentation packages such as AutoCAD and Power PCB (PADS)

Skills

  • Sound knowledge of digital and analog circuitry.
  • Sound knowledge of structured software design methods.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of PC Bus systems such as GPIB and RS-Knowledge of ICT systems. Teradyne/Zehntel an advantage.
  • Good written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to get the job done.
  • Capable of working with minimum supervision as part of a multidisciplinary and worldwide team
  • Knowledge of test requirements in a modern “lean” manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of the latest technologies and strategies for testing of complex electronics in a volume production environment.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Test Engineering Technician

  • Location: New York

If you love the build circuit boards, fixtures, and partnering with our Design Engineers, this may be the perfect job for you!!

Working from schematics, sketches, drawings and verbal instructions, the Test Engineering Technician will work under minimal supervision to develop, build, document, and troubleshoot and repair production test equipment. The Test Engineering Technician will advise of problems with designs, assembly, test procedures and maintain related documentation via the Corporate ECN system, and have responsibility for the Test Engineering lab in terms of safety, housekeeping and equipment maintenance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing assembly functions such as selection of components, wiring, soldering, mechanical assembly and some machining required for the construction of high quality Production Test Equipment.
  • Under the supervision of Test Engineers, design and build analog and digital circuitry for manual and automated production test equipment, and qualify it for use in its intended environment.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging equipment to identify and resolve technical issues, and repair said equipment when non functional.
  • Preparing requisitions for materials required for the construction of test equipment, and the maintenance and procurement of lab supplies and equipment.
  • Assisting in manufacturing with assembly or rework tasks.
  • Supporting local and overseas manufacturing subsidiaries on issues involving test equipment, accommodating time differences when necessary.
  • Compiling and publishing proper documentation for designed test equipment, such as schematics, wiring diagrams, mechanical drawings, parts lists, costs, and others.
  • Properly allocating time to the correct jobs.
  • Supporting hardware and software engineers as required.
  • Maintaining work area in neat and orderly condition.Abide by all safety practices, company rules, policies and procedures.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Education

  • An AAS degree in an Electrical/Electronic or Computer discipline.

Experience

  • 5 years experience in an electronics design and construction environment.
  • Experience with CAD documentation packages such as AutoCAD, PADS, or equivalent.
  • Experience in light machining of mechanical assemblies and advantage

Skills

  • Competent in the use of typical electronic test equipment such as DVM’s, Oscilloscopes, Power Supplies etc.
  • Excellent general electronics construction skills, including soldering.
  • Strong personal computer skills, including MS Office.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to get the job done – a self-starter.
  • Ability to debug and validate medium complexity hardware electronic circuits.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Location: Puerto Rico

The Quality Control Engineer plans and directs activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials, and products.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation.
  • Devises sampling procedures and designs and develops forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
  • Establishes program to evaluate precision and accuracy of production equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical equipment and facilities.
  • Develops and implements methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and devises methods to assess cost and responsibility.
  • Compiles and writes training material and conducts training sessions on quality control activities.

Min. Requirements

Education

    1. BSEE or BSIE
    2. Two-years of related experience and/or training
    3. Fully bilingual


If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Hardware Engineering Lead

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

Hardware Engineering Lead

Do you enjoy creating and working with products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles?

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Hardware Engineering Lead for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Hardware Engineering Lead is actively involved in creating and leading a team of hardware engineers within the Curtis UK Engineering Center (UKEC) for the design, analysis, implementation and test of power electronic architectures and systems for electric vehicle traction, steering, and auxiliary function motor controllers. Independently design, prototype, test, and debug motor controllers.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure power electronics developed by UKEC meet customer and regulatory requirements,
  • Ensure that all design and implementation follows the defined development cycle (V-model),
  • Ensure hardware requirements are captured and verified against.
  • Work with embedded software design teams to optimize control logic and microprocessor circuit implementations.
  • Define methods, operations and sequences for qualification testing of components, assemblies and products.Establish and document engineering procedures.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following :

  • Masters’ degree or equivalent, and 10 plus years’ experience in power electronics design.
  • Experience with leading a power electronics design team.
  • Experience with direct customer interfacing and successfully delivering customer projects.
  • Experience with design of high current motor controllers or equivalent technologies.
  • Ability to work independently or with others on significant and unique issues vital to the company’s success.
  • Exercise independent judgment in methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop novel designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ESD principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PCB layout and schematic capture tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of circuit analysis, simulation and design of experiments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including mentoring capabilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

To learn more about Curtis, please visit our website at www.curtisinst.com

Please send your CV to UKECrecruitment@curtisinst.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Electrical Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Senior Electrical Engineer will independently design, prototype, test, troubleshoot and repair power electronic systems and assemblies. Define methods, operations and sequences for qualification testing of components, assemblies and products. Engineering support of a product development team. Follow product development cycle (V-model) including requirements capture and verification to requirements. Establish and document engineering procedures. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and debug power electronic circuits, components and PCB assemblies for new product development and sustaining projects.
  • Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Develop and apply new techniques, circuits and tests for product design.
  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.
  • Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability, durability, and manufacturability.
  • Work within a design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Troubleshoot circuits from prototypes, development, and customer returns.
  • Participate in the preparation of development specifications.
  • Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems that arise during any phase of development or production.
  • Mentor other hardware engineers.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 5 years’ experience in a power electronics design, preferablymotor controllers.
  • Experience with design of high current motor controllers or equivalent technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ESD principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PCB layout and schematic capture tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of circuit analysis, simulation and design of experiments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including mentoring capabilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will independently design, prototype, test and troubleshoot mechanical components and assemblies. Define methods for assembly and production of mechanical components and assemblies. Follow development life cycles (V-model) ensuring customer mechanical, environmental and regulatory requirements are captured and verified against. Engineering Support of a product development and continuation team. Follow and document engineering procedures.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Perform CAD simulation, analytical and physical tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Maintain records and develop documentation on all designs, procedures, tests and analysis.
  • Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability, durability, and manufacturability.
  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Troubleshoot designs from prototypes, development, and customer returns.
  • Participate in mechanical, board layout and project reviews.
  • Supervise PCB layout designer to ensure optimized interface of power electronic hardware and mechanics.
  • Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems that arise during production.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 5 years’ experience in mechanical design for power electronic products.
  • Experience of direct customer interfacing and successfully delivering customer projects.
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team with hardware engineers to deliver solutions optimized for performance and manufacture.
  • Experience in 2D and 3D CAD and analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of tolerance, stress and thermal analysis.
  • Knowledge of proper documentation dimensioning.
  • Knowledge of modeling/simulation and design of experiments.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practice.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior PCB Designer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The PCB Designer is a senior level position. Printed circuit boards designed for Company products are for both conventional SMD and thick copper boards used in power conversion. The company also makes extensive use of insulated metal substrate boards. This position primarily interfaces with electrical design engineers and mechanical engineers in the realization of Company products.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Independently design dense double-sided or four-layer printed circuit assemblies.
  • Incorporate Engineering Change Orders.
  • Thorough application of mixed technologies PCB, surface-mount and through-hole.
  • Use PADS Logic, PADS Layout and DxDesigner software for design. Use other interface software to translate or transfer files (DXF and IDF).
  • Prepare fabrication and assembly drawings.
  • Perform design verification of own work as well as peer group.
  • Provide necessary documentation for bill of materials.
  • Check for documentation accuracy. Maintain records and documentation using laboratory notebooks and company computer networks.
  • Help maintain/update/create library components and related policies and procedures.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Diploma / Certification in CAD related subject or circuit design with technical or on the job training equivalent.
  • Seven plus years’ experience in relevant technical environment.
  • Four plus years of experience with Mentor Graphics, PADS Layout or DxDesigner.
  • Thorough understanding of PCB fabrication processes, tolerances, IPC standards.
  • Knowledge of ESD principles and practices.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office (Access, Excel and Word).
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and good organizational skills
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Project Lead

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

Are you passionate about creating and working with products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles?

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Lead for its UK Engineering Centre (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

You will be leading an interdisciplinary team responsible for the design of new or revised motor control products. Responsibilities include planning, scheduling, and executing all phases of product development from design through production release. You will work with staff engineers to write engineering specifications for products, ensure customer requirements are captured, designed to and verified.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Plan, organize, lead, and track the design and release of motor, system control and support products.
  • Interface directly with customers, sales and product management to define and develop products.
  • Estimate cost and schedule for projects, and ensure that work is completed within the estimated cost and schedule.
  • Conduct status and design reviews on a regular basis and provide project status reports to management.
  • Supervise the efforts of the design engineer(s) assigned to the project.
  • Guide the project through all phases of the corporate Product Development System.
  • Maintain records and documentation using laboratory notebooks and internal computer networks.
  • Work with group leads and staff engineers to write the engineering specifications.
  • Improve the project development process.
  • Assist test engineering in the initial specification of equipment and procedures for production testing.
  • Assist manufacturing and test in the resolution of design related problems that arise during production.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelors’ degree and 8+ years’ experience.
  • 3+ years project leadership experience with power electronic and embedded control products.
  • Demonstrated understanding of electronics, software development and mechanical design.
  • Demonstrated project planning, leading, organizing and tracking skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practice and experience of following Product Development Cycles, V-models.
  • Experience of working directly with OEM EV manufacturers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Accuracy and good organizational skills.

Please send your CV to UKECrecruitment@curtisinst.com.We look forward to hearing from you.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Software Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Senior Software Engineer independently designs, codes and debugs software for the real-time control applications. Works with motor control engineers to realise effective and efficient real-time control algorithms. Follows software development cycles including software requirements capture and verification of software to these requirements. Carries out unit testing of functions. Provides Engineering support of a product development and continuation team. Works with electronic design team to optimize logic and microprocessor circuit implementations. Follow and document engineering procedures.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Apply novel techniques and tools to improve design time, cost, reliability and functionality.
  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.
  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Debug systems from prototypes, development, and customer returns.
  • Participate in software design, electrical schematic and project reviews.
  • Participate in the preparation of development specifications.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years’ experience in embedded, real-time software.
  • Expert in real-time software programming using high level languages.
  • Expert user of emulators, in-circuit testing and software debugging tools/techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of control and feedback systems for power and motor control
  • Demonstrated knowledge of microprocessor circuits and implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software analysis, documentation and design of experiments.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including mentoring capabilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Software and Controls Lead

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

Software & Controls Lead

Do you enjoy creating and working with products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles?

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Software and Controls Lead for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Software & Controls Lead is actively involved in creating and leading a team of Software and Controls Engineers for the design, analysis, implementation and test of control architectures and algorithms for electric vehicle traction, steering, and auxiliary function motor controllers. The Lead will be responsible for coordinating the simulation and implementation of these algorithms with software engineers to realize C source code embodying these algorithms for embedded microprocessors and DSPs. The team will also be responsible for creating new designs and supporting existing designs, and actively research both ‘state of the art’ and novel control strategies.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Design, analyze, implement, test and debug vehicle and motor control software for new product development and sustaining projects.
  • Mentor and develop junior staff.
  • Apply and extend existing, and develop new, algorithms and bodies of code.
  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.
  • Participate in the preparation of development specifications.
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant technologies and design methodologies.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following :

  • Masters degree or higher, plus 10 or more years’ experience in EV controls and embedded software engineering.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classical and modern control design techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AC motor analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to use embedded microprocessor development tools including emulators and debuggers.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practice.
  • Experience with AC induction and permanent magnet control algorithm development a plus.
  • Experience with vehicle or motion control algorithm development a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

To learn more about Curtis, please visit our website at www.curtisinst.com

Please send your CV to UKECrecruitment@curtisinst.com. We look forward to hearing from you.


If this sounds like you, please apply today!