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Durability and Efficiency Simulation Engineer (all levels)

Hardware Engineering

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Durability and Efficiency Simulation Engineer for the electric drive unit in an BEV. This position requires a talented engineer with passion and experience to model physical systems in a multidisciplinary environment. 

Your Role:

  • Create physical system models to analyze the rotating mechanical components of an electric drivetrain.
  • Analyze the effects of changing parameters, such as gear teeth or bearing size, on the durability and efficiency of the drive units.
  • Work with the mechanical and testing engineers to understand respective challenges and collect data for analyzing durability and failure modes. 
  • Coordinate between the simulation team and mechanical and validation teams using the simulation models for making test and validation plans.
  • Lead a strategy for optimizing electric drive units for maximum efficiency. 
  • Build physical models to analyze the friction losses and churning, viscous losses in an electric drivetrain.
  • Understand the test procedures for durability and efficiency.
  • Evaluate the lifetime of the drive unit with the beak-down of each component to find the weak link in the system.
  • Work efficiently within a multidisciplinary cooperative and innovative environment, including directly cooperating with powertrain teams, physical test and software teams.


  • Deep understanding of the physics of mechanical engineering and rotating parts.
  • A proven track record of technical excellence in simulation and FEA.
  • A strong desire to create state-of-the-art engineering products as an integral part of a very capable team.
  • A flair for creative engineering and problem solving.
  • A capability to define appropriate targets, using a range of strategies.
  • Experience of resolving issues through appropriate analysis and design modifications
  • Strong experience in simulation workflows with varying availability of documentation. 
  • Excellent communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • A strong desire to create the very best product, working as an integral part of a very capable team. 


  • Additional fields of experience (thermal, electrical, systems, and material science).
  • Experience of electric vehicle drive units
  • Experience of thermal and mechanical analysis.
  • Experience with motor control and power electronics.
  • Experience of optimization methods and software.
  • Experience with MATLAB and Python.
  • Some knowledge of scripting for simulation process automation.


  • BS (and preferably MS or PhD) in an engineering discipline.
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