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Senior System Design Engineer (Volvo)

Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

Salary: Competitive


Are you a creative control system engineer that would like to focus on future solutions for sustainable transports? Then, we are a dedicated global team doing research and advanced engineering with focus on control systems that would like to have you as a new team member!
We strongly believe that control systems play a key role to achieve future demands on energy efficiency and low emissions. New and more advanced control and optimization methods will be required and the system complexity must be handled in a proper way. We develop control solutions for complete powertrain, combustion engines and hybrid vehicles. The increased electrification of the propulsion system is one major focus area. We often collaborate with external partners and demonstrate solutions in prototype vehicles.

Role description and work tasks

As a senior control system research engineer you contribute to identifying and maturing new control system concepts including algorithms, software and hardware. Your main target is to build knowledge and confidence in new solutions and prepare for demonstrations and later introduction into future products. You mainly participate in technology development projects where you design, implement and test software for control functions. The software you develop is integrated and embedded into electronic control units in the vehicle electrical architecture.


  • You have a MSc. or PhD in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or equivalent
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in industrial systems development or automotive electrical and software engineering
  • You have a focus on control system engineering in your academic profile. Knowledge about applications for combustion engines and electric propulsion systems is a merit
  • Your analytical skills and genuine interest in analysis of complex systems, control engineering and system simulation methodology qualifies for the position
  • MatLab software experience is a MUST
  • You have a strong own drive to research and to develop new technology with focus on customer needs
  • You have a collaborative mindset and will to participate in a global team

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.
Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support.
With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.


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