ClearMotion is launching a groundbreaking new technology for the automotive industry – a high bandwidth active suspension system. Using a unique mixture of both hardware and software, ClearMotion is building a next-generation connected product that collects and uses crowdsourced road data to improve the system with time.
As a controls engineer, you will develop core algorithms for our“digital ride” control system. You will be participating in solving challenging problems in a complex intelligent control system that includes hydraulics, electronics, and mechanical components for high-end customer applications. The control system also incorporates cloud-based, vision-based, and artificial intelligence technologies.
This role is more geared towards research and development. Although there are some clear objectives, this role will require an individual who is passionate, and capable of being semi-autonomous in getting work done.
Develop system level vehicle dynamics control software to deliver a driving experience that optimizes comfort and safety.
Build and use models to simulate and test control algorithms, evaluating and verifying all aspects of dynamic behavior at both component and system level.
Conceive test scenarios and coordinate with other teams to conduct extensive system + vehicle level testing on high-end prototype vehicles(mules)
Support root-cause investigations, data processing and analysis of results from simulations and actuator/vehicle testing.
Contribute to architecture/strategy/algorithm design reviews with team members.
Work within the Matlab/Simulink development environment, with occasional work in python.
Collaborate and work w/ embedded software team to transfer and optimize control algorithms in an embedded environment.
Team player, ability to multi-task, and ability to operate in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Strong background + intuition w/ robust + optimal control(including Model Predictive Control), feed-forward + feedback systems, system identification, signal conditioning + filtering, state estimation(kalman filters), reinforcement learning, etc.
Proof of previous research experience / examples of solving non-trivial problems either on a team or independently.
Strong experience with Matlab/Simulink and Python.
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics and/or relevant working experience.
2+ years experience in controls development and/or system testing.
If you don’t have every qualification below – don’t worry! We’re not expecting that! We’re looking for people who understand the goals/objectives of what we’re trying to achieve and have an attitude of“I’ll learn whatever I can to help get the job done!”
Experience w/ active chassis control systems(i.e active/semi-active suspension systems, steering(EPS, rear steering), brake systems(ABS/ESC), etc).
Machine learning experience –(specifically w/ LSTMs, RNNs, CNNs). Big plus for previous time series analysis work.
Familiarity w/ mapping + localization(i.e SLAM, Inertial Navigation), and general intuition/knowledge on how autonomous cars work + common problems.
Experience with CAN communication, general understanding of sensors(GPS, accelerometers, wheel encoder sensors, IMUs/gyros, etc) + fault detection.
Creation + evaluation of full-vehicle simulations using industry-standard tools such as CarSim, SimPack, etc.(we’re innovating in this space as well!)
Work in a small, highly focused team with strong leadership support.
Meaningful work creating a train-like, magic carpet experience in vehicles. Enables huge increases in comfort, safety, and handling in passenger vehicles. Dramatic implications for increasing productivity in autonomous cars and for reducing motion sickness!(Once you get a demo – you’ll never want to go back in a normal car!)
Competitive salary + benefits!
Unlimited vacation + sick time off(yes – people actually go on vacation regularly here)
Chef Reuben + Adam’s lunch every day + unlimited snacks/drinks/breakfast items.
Flexible hours. We care about work output – not time spent in the office!(We prefer that you’re here in-person as much as possible though as there’s a lot of vehicle-level testing + multi-function team discussions. Remote work okay when applicable to the task you’re working on!)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
We are an equal opportunity employer; applicants, employees and former employees are protected from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, and genetic information (including family medical history), or any other characteristic protected by law.