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Electrical Controls System Engineer

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5102

Requisition Number: R5441

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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.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Engineer to join our Motorcycle team. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the architecture, controller integration, and integration validation process of Motorcycle control systems and related components from concept to production in order to achieve the product objectives within a specified time.

In this role you will:

  • Establish reasonable project development schedules and resource plans from concept to production implementation using the Polaris Development Process

  • Perform detailed studies and design of vehicle software control systems according to the Level 2 Vehicle Specification, with emphasis on safety, reliability, and cost

  • Participate in design reviews for engine/chassis systems and is responsible for ensuring the control system design meet electrical system requirements

  • Manage multiple control system integration and validation projects and provides status to the Lead Electrical Engineers

  • Provide guidance to the Electrical Controller Leads relative to Motorcycle control system interactions

  • Interact with purchasing, testing, manufacturing, and external suppliers as needed for the successful completion of projects

  • Create vehicle level control system validation plans and reviews the test results

  • Provide tooling, NRE, & BOM cost estimates to the Project team

  • Perform design trade-off analysis as required

  • Solicit resource estimates from the electrical Software, Hardware, and Design teams

  • Work closely with the Program Leader to ensure adequate resource budget/forecast.

  • Create and maintains design documentation

  • Provide control system flow charts as required

  • Attend weekly Integrated Project Team meetings

  • Lead weekly Motorcycle controller lead team meetings

  • Troubleshoot software controls systems when issues arise

Skills and Knowledge needed to succeed:

Critical Technical Skills

  • 4-year degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years work experience in an electrical engineering or control systems position.

  • Software programming skills

  • Highly developed computer skills using EE design/analysis and Microsoft Office software

  • Engineering problem-solving approach

  • Electrical system design of vehicle or machine control systems

  • Experience with mechanical systems and engines (doesn't have to be included in formal education)

  • Hands-on experience using electrical/software test and analysis equipment

  • Product development experience

  • Control network (CAN) experience

Desirable Technical Skills

  • Motorcycle driver's license endorsement & completion of MSF Basic Rider & Basic Rider 2 Courses

  • MS degree in a technical field

  • Human-machine interface and display experience

  • Background in control theory


  • Some travel required (not to exceed 10%) to support vehicle builds, testing, and interface with suppliers

  • Fast-paced office and lab environment

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 2019 sales of $6.8 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: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Electrical Controls System Engineer

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