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Electrification Engineer - Hardware in the Loop

Location: Novi, Michigan US


Job Number: 5097

Requisition Number: R5408

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External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.

Polaris is seeking an Electrical Engineer to join a growing team.

As a Hardware in the Loop Engineer, you are responsible for the automated validation of electronic control unit integrated hardware and software. Your primary responsibility is the development and execution of tests, and the analysis of the test results. You will design and develop the hardware, software, and platforms for the HIL system to support the automated validation of multiple controllers and vehicle platforms.


  • Work with controller leads to plan test script development and software validation schedules.

  • Manage multiple ECU validation schedules and projects simultaneously

  • Review and understand ECU software requirements and the desired functionality of the vehicle system

  • Design test cases and develop test scripts to automate software validation on a HIL system

  • Setup, execute, and analyze the results of the automated test scripts and report results to stakeholders

  • Design harnesses and loads banks for the HIL system to simulate a vehicle based on wire schematics and components

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot software, hardware, and harness issues on the HIL system

  • Other duties as assigned


  • B.S. or higher in Engineering required, prefer Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering; additionally other engineering backgrounds with applicable programming/test experience.

  • Strongly prefer experience with dSPACE SCALEXIO, ControlDesk, and ConfigurationDesk

  • 2+ years of experience validating embedded systemsespecially related to vehicle controls/diagnostics/communicationrequired.

  • Experience with test scripting and object-oriented programming required, Python preferred.

  • Experience with MATLAB/Simulink required.

  • Experience with version control systems required, Git preferred

  • Experience with vehicle communication protocols required, CAN/J1939/UDS preferred

  • Experience with ASAM XIL API v.2x desired

  • Experience with ECU measurement and calibration desired (CCP/XCP)

  • Experience with lifecycle management software desired, PTC Integrity preferred

  • Experience troubleshooting test hardware and wire harnesses using scopes and multimeters strongly preferred

  • Understanding of engine, powertrain, chassis, body, and suspension control systems strongly preferred.

  • Hands-on aptitudes/interest with strong attention to detail is key

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced development environment required

  • Experience in effective problem solving and troubleshooting required

Work can be done remotely

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2020 sales of $7.0 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Novi

State: Michigan

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