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EV Software Engineer - APS


Mountain View, CA, US

Auto req ID: 9961 
Title: EV Software Engineer - APS 
Job Function: Engineering 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


Livewire Labs is located in Mountain View, CA. Join our team as a EV Software Engineer - APS.


Our Engineering team at the Livewire Labs facility located in Mountain View, CA has an opening for an Electrical Design Engineer – Auxiliary Power Supply development. This open position requires a relentless drive to success while working in an efficient, dynamic and agile systems focused engineering environment.


This engineer will be assisting with software engineering of vehicle level EV controls related functions, inter-module communication, and understand vehicle level performance requirements.   Also, the engineer will assist with functional safety aspects of ISO 26262 related to the APS (Auxiliary Power Supply).  This staff level systems engineer will demonstrate strong overall understanding of C code and Model Based software development and serial communications including CAN.  Technical skills related to performance on-bench and on-vehicle testing is required. 


This is what you'll do:  
•    Design C code and model-based control (MBD) software for a new platform of electric vehicles, specific to application level software to control the output of the APS device
•    Work with the lead engineer Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to integrate within the rest of software environment
•    Develop unit level requirements and initial test case for APS functions
•    Work with system and vehicle level requirement authors to draft and refine APS specific requirements
•    Develop tools and processes to optimize the control of the APS hardware device
•    Evaluate and incorporate software changes based on component and sub-system interfaces
•    Verify system performance to H-D standards and work with test and verification entities to ensure system meets or exceeds targets
•    Assist reliability engineers to develop DFMEA analysis for the APS system
•    Create and support SIL (Software in the loop) and HIL (Hardware in the loop) test cases for functional module testing
•    Assist with evaluation and implementation of ISO 26262 standards related to on-vehicle APS function.   Work products may include Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), HARA, and Functional Safety Requirements writing (FSR)
•    Knowledge Capture: Work with other system engineering groups, specifically powertrain, vehicle dynamics, and program management teams to ensure that vehicle interfaces are defined and supported. Support chassis systems related quality issues throughout current production and legacy vehicles


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or related technical degree.  Masters in related field is preferred.  Formal Functional Safety training is a plus.


Experience Required 
•    Minimum 3 years of experience with processor driver development, 5 years preferred 
•    Basic understanding of all EV components:  APS (DC/DC converter), Motor Controller / Inverter, BMS and High Voltage bus management, Cell / Pack HV behavior
•    Experience with DFMEA, PFMEA and related quality assurance processes
•    Extreme proficiency in C code creating and editing is required 
•    Knowledge of end-to-end software development process is required 
•    Basic understanding of agile workflow is a plus
•    Conceptual understanding and experience with power electronics is a plus
•    MATLAB, Simulink; Auto-code generation and rapid prototyping systems experience is a plus
•    Minimum 1 year of experience with planning and conduction of component tests as well as evaluation of test results and reporting, 3 years is preferred 
•    Knowledge of functional safety ISO 26262 work process and technical deliverables
•    Knowledge of CAN communication bus standards and experience with on-road vehicle software is a plus 
•    Team oriented working style and good communication skills for interaction with internal customers is a plus


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We welcome everybody to join our family and be united no matter who you are or where you come from. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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