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Sr. Control Engineer (Algorithm Design)


This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

Open to Canadian Residents who are willing to commute to their US primary work location at least 60% of the time.


Sr. Control Engineer (Algorithm Design) to develop and implement control algorithms used in Automotive and Non-Automotive Fuel Cell Systems.

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The Sr. Control Algorithm Engineer is an Individual contributor with recognized expertise responsible for tasks and work you're doing throughout the entire development lifecycle including requirements definition, systems design and implementation, testing, and problem resolution.

  • Design and develop control system concepts for fuel cell systems and the related components

  • Design & develop feedback control algorithms for fuel cell based power systems including water management, stoichiometry, pressure and thermal control

  • Characterize process dynamics of subsystems via control relevant dynamic modeling. Interface with hardware design and test engineers to develop test plans to generate control relevant dynamic response data. Employ underlying physics and/or model based on empirical data via use of system identification tools for parameter identification

  • Apply such models for offline controller simulation to investigate controller design options

  • Apply dynamic models as observers for un-measurable dynamic states

  • Develop fault diagnostic algorithms to detect sensor/actuator malfunctions and develop remedial strategies. Employ use of statistical techniques

  • Perform algorithm validation using offline plant models. Define tests to benchmark control algorithm capability to follow setpoint, reject disturbances within a typical automotive drive cycle. Develop controller performance assessment metrics

  • Works closely with multi-disciplined engineering teams to understand functional requirements and implement appropriate control solutions

  • Develops algorithms and tests implementations using Matlab/Simulink

  • Uses a model based software development approach that utilizes both graphical and traditional software development methods

  • Generates “C” code from models using auto-coding tools

  • Tests and debugs software using models, controller hardware and system hardware

  • Provides technical direction to support personnel

  • Execute product plans with appropriate technical guidance

  • Travel as required

Additional Description


  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Software Engineering with study in Controls and 6-10 years of experience or MS in same with 3+ years or Phd with 1+ years of experience

  • Knowledge in classical and modern control theory including practical nonlinear control and system identification techniques

  • Knowledge of numerical methods and dynamic process modeling.

  • Experience in Matlab/Simulink/ State Flow or similar CAE tools

  • Ability and motivation to learn new technologies and employ systems engineering and controls to make such technologies practical

  • Ability to work in a team and interface with colleagues from different backgrounds towards technology improvement and problem resolution


  • MS in Engineering with study in controls and 6+ years of experience or Phd w/ 3+ years of experience

  • Experience in implementation of real-time embedded controls systems

  • Experience in control software development following structured software design and implementation principles and practices

  • Experience with software change & configuration management systems

  • Strong “C” programming experience

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others

  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex

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• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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