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Development Engineer, Electrical and Hybrid Powertrain

Wyoming, MN
Posted on Aug 30, 2023 Full time R19941
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

Position Description: Design, develop, and validate the controls (software & hardware) architecture to ensure system level performance requirements are achieved efficiently & effectively with a focus on flexibility & evolution. This includes controls system development, validation, & requirement decomposition to components for applications across multiple product lines. Work with the core electrified powertrain team, to develop the system level requirements (current & future) & design the controls architecture & roadmap for the systems applied to various products, including systems analysis, systems calibration, & the overall electrified powertrain systems. Work with the Functional Safety team to drive product development at the system level in accordance with ISO26262. Document controls systems requirements, and validation tests & decompose requirements for components/controllers, & develop controls systems design guidelines, best practices, and other processes, tools, & templates. Interface with component/controller development engineers, vendor(s) and Polaris purchasing as needed for component/module development, ensuring system-level functionality is met. Interface with other internal Polaris teams as needed to ensure all functionality is compatible. Manage on bench/vehicle controls system validation of HW and SW including interfacing with technicians for execution. Optimize controls system design and manage re-use to serve multiple product lines and functionality requirements with focus on our strategic roadmap updates team on controls development schedule/status to clarify deliverable expectations. Perform other duties as required. Less than 10% of domestic and international travel required. Polaris has suppliers and engineering teams located globally. Hybrid working schedule available with manager approval; must live within a reasonable commuting distance of Polaris’ office located in Wyoming, MN.

Position Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or related, and 2 years of work experience in Electrical Engineering, Systems and Controls, or related occupation. In the alternative, employer will accept a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or related, and 1 year of work experience in Electrical Engineering, Systems and Controls, or related occupation. Employer will accept any suitable combination of education, training or experience. Additionally, a qualified applicant’s experience must include the following: (1) Experience with communication networks including CAN, UDS, and J1939, for development of motor controls integration into the vehicle control networks; (2) Experience with industry standard requirement management tools and Simulink software modeling to predict motor performance outcomes in a virtual environment.; (3) Experience with software and/or hardware V&V efforts including MIL/SIL/HIL, unit testing, vehicle testing and related data analysis, and documentation required for proving the robustness of motor and motor control functions; (4) Experience with DFMEA, SFMEA, and Functional Safety to develop motor and motor controls within industry defined regulation and requirements; and (5) Hardware, electronic circuit, environmental protections, and application software experience to provide design assurance and technical assessment of supplier sample submittal.

Special Requirement: Mandatory drug testing and background checks.

Position Location: 7290 East Viking Blvd, Wyoming, MN 55092


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We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.