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Motor Controls Engineer (All levels)



Other Engineering · Full-time
Sunnyvale, CA, USA · Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
100,000 – 130,000 USD per year
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023


  • Design, architect, implement and test motor core control algorithms to achieve maximum output power and optimal efficiency over full operating range of the drive system
  • Develop the overall control functionality for the motor controller
  • Guide firmware team in selection of microcontroller
  • Push the limits on overall processor load and invent and develop smart features for motor characterization and auto-tuning
  • Test and verify control schemes over full range of speed, torque, voltage and temperature
  • Develop advanced software features that enable unique and new functionality in motor controller
  • Review and contribute to software safety strategy
  • Utilize experience in design to take high level, complex design challenges and break down into individual building blocks.


Education: MS/PhD in EE with a focus on motor controls

  • Strong first principles understanding of inverter modulation techniques, vector control of electric machines
  • Strong fundamentals of linear control theory
  • Ability to write bare metal code in C as well as understanding of Matlab codegen toolkit
  • Experience with testing inverter controlled motors on a dynamometer test rig
  • Familiarity with CAN protocol is a plus
  • Familiarity with ISO-26262 is a plus
  • Bonus: previous experience with motor electromagnetic design + build
  • First principles engineering mindset

About Us:

We are at a unique point in history where every vehicle class is becoming electric-powered. Our mission is to make this transition happen rapidly. And to do that, we believe that the ‘engine’ of the electric vehicle, called the Powertrain, needs to be more accessible and cost-efficient. With our unique innovation, we have built a compact, integrated and rare-earth free powertrain that scales across two wheelers to electric aviation applications. The company’s founders are college friends, repeat entrepreneurs with 15+ years of industry and company building experience and backed by leading Silicon Valley VCs. We are looking to build out the core team to tackle this incredibly ambitious goal.


Conifer is an equal opportunity employer.