Together, we move the world—we’ve been doing it for over 100 years. At MAHLE, as a leading international development partner and systems supplier to the automotive industry, we pursue the objective of making mobility more efficient, more environmentally friendly, more convenient, and more economical. As part of our dual strategy, we are working both on the intelligent combustion engine for the use of hydrogen and other nonfossil fuels and on technologies for fuel cells and e-mobility.

With more than 72,000 employees, MAHLE generated sales of approximately EUR 9,8 billion in 2020 and is represented in over 30 countries with 160 locations, including 12 major research and development centers. Join our MAHLE team! #StrongerTogether

Your Role & Responsibilities

  • SUMMARY: The Powertrain Controls Engineer will Plan, schedule and implement embedded controls, application features and software engineering related activities for ICE, Hybrid and BEV projects. The successful candidate will be capable and self-motivated to deliver complete high-quality solutions, including requirements definition to concept design, though development verification and testing to final validation.
  • Lead, plan and support control system development activities
  • Ability to define requirements documentation and logically develop system architecture design
  • Lead and/or support sub-system, system, MIL, SIL, HIL, dyno, and vehicle level integration activities
  • Prepare, technical reports, papers and presentations
  • Work closely with customers, suppliers and internal teams
  • Ability to adapt, integrate and work well with others is essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Self-motivated with the drive to deliver high quality work within target timing
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints, as part of a team or individually
  • Generate and review project proposals and participate in business development activities when required
  • Maintain a specialist working knowledge of new technologies as appropriate to the role
  • Observe all safety rules and regulations. Must act safely and be responsible for the safety of others around the work area
  • Maintain awareness of and meet the requirements of the Company Quality System
  • Flexibility with working hours including weekends and willingness to travel to customer sites for both long and short durations (including secondments)
  • Employee duties are not limited to those stated above, but are inclusive of any tasks assigned by supervisor/manager

Your Skills & Strengths

  • Bachelors Degree in related Engineering field is Required; Masters Degree is Preferred
  • Professional qualifications as appropriate
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in ICE or Hybrid / Electric Vehcile Powertrain & Engine Controls Development is Required
  • Experience with internal combustion engine and hybrid controls is Required
  • Experience working with automotive micro-controllers and FPGAs
  • Experience with software development life cycle, requirements definition, integration, test, build and release activities
  • Experience defining robustness documentation including boundary diagrams, FMEA, DVP
  • Experience leading/supporting test and integration activities on HIL, DYNO, and vehicle
  • Conduct and / or participate in design/architecture reviews
  • Experience developing embedded software using MATLAB MBD for Engine Controls
  • Knowledge of automotive communication and diagnostics protocols
  • Experience with ISO26262 functional safety compliance and ASIL risk classifications is preferred

In addition to work in a great team, we encourage you to reach your personal potential and through outstanding learning and development opportunities. Exciting assignments and personalized support for your career are available to you.

Facts about the job

Entry level

Experienced hires


MAHLE Powertrain, LLC.

Functional area

R&D / Engineering System Engineering, R&D / Engineering Electronics incl. software development, R&D / Engineering Calculations and simulations, R&D / Engineering Application engineering, R&D / Engineering Design engineering

Functional area

R&D / Engineering System Engineering, R&D / Engineering Electronics incl. software development, R&D / Engineering Calculations and simulations, R&D / Engineering Application engineering, R&D / Engineering Design engineering


MAHLE Powertrain, LLC.


Plymouth, Michigan

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Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor

MAHLE Engine Components USA Inc.
Area of responsibility: Research and Development
Muskegeon, MI
Phone: +1 248 735 3610

Your future at MAHLE

As a team player and someone who thinks ahead, you can deploy all your skills with us. In cooperation with colleagues from different countries and areas, you contribute in designing the mobility of the future. When selecting MAHLE, you choose trend-setting technologies and strategies. Are you interested in working with us and developing efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions, optimising existing products, and turning innovative ideas into reality? Then MAHLE is the right address for you.

Shape the future with us.

Dual Group Strategy

Based on our Dual Group Strategy, we are strengthening our market position and tackling future trends. Our motivation is to optimize existing technology and to break new ground – having one goal in mind: Mobility should be efficient, environmentally friendly and comfortable. Integrated system solutions for electro-mobility are just one of our priority areas.

We look forward to welcoming you!

MAHLE offers you an attractive international working environment. Our work is characterised by collegiality, flat hierarchies and personal responsibility. Apply now and join our team!

I see MAHLE as a strong global player, where people ultimately matter. Here I have the freedom to contribute my own ideas and to break new ground - and I pass that on to my team. At MAHLE, the task, and not hierarchy, always takes priority.

Jonathan Dörflinger

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