eDrives Research Engineer

eDrives Research Engineer

Job ID:  32475

Auburn Hills, US

Vitesco Technologies is a leading international developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art powertrain technologies for sustainable mobility. With smart system solutions and components for electric, hybrid and internal combustion drivetrains, Vitesco Technologies makes mobility clean, efficient, and affordable. Our Auburn Hills, MI location is seeking a highly self-motivated and passionate eDrives Research Engineer to join our Technology & Innovation team. The ideal candidate has excellent research & development skills and a passion to win.

Are you ready to shape tomorrow with us?



Within the Technology & Innovation group in Vitesco Technologies, the candidate will focus on design and development criteria for the next generation of traction electric drives, including advanced power electronics (in the areas of traction inverters, on-board chargers, and DC/DC converters) and electric machines.


Daily Activities include but not are limited to:

  • Developing power electronics and e-machine innovations that drive leadership in performance, efficiency, packaging, and cost
  • Analysis and choice of key components and thermal management to demonstrate optimum solution(s) considering performance, size, weight, manufacturability, testability, lifetime, quality, and cost
  • Simulating e-machine performances for different physical considerations as well as power electronics components and assemblies, such as traction inverters
  • Developing models of e-machines for component-level analysis and to output data for system-level analysis
  • Mechanical modelling of power electronics components and assemblies and the associated thermal management systems
  • Mechanical design of housings, and mechanical elements found in power electronics assemblies
  • Interfacing with internal and external resources to gain information on activities related to, and opportunities to support, e-machine and power electronics development and testing in other areas within Vitesco
  • Planning and implementation of testing activities for power electronics and e-machines
  • Analysis of component and subcomponent level power electronics and e-machine data to assess performance and identify opportunities for improvement of design or calibration
  • Technical scouting, creating innovation projects and developing new product opportunities
  • Professional development including attending technical conferences/seminars/workshops
  • Build up technical competences and communication skills of team



  • Immediate Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition & Employee Discounts
  • Annual Bonus
  • Employer 401(k) Match
  • And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!


Job Requirements




  • Masters or higher degree in Electrical engineering, or related engineering discipline
  • 2 plus years of technical engineering experience both individually & in a team setting
  • 2 plus years in power electronics and e-machine component design/development/control and/or testing
  • 2 plus years of project management experience
  • Multidisciplinary experience and ability to adapt to different domains
  • Strong knowledge of traction e-drives, including permanent magnet and magnet-free technologies
  • Strong knowledge of WBG devices, such as SiC and GaN
  • Experience with component / system engineering requirements
  • Experience with customer communications & technical presentations
  • Demonstration of excellent communication and collaboration skills




  • Advanced degree by thesis related to power electronics and/or e-machines or related topics
  • Fundamental knowledge of powertrain systems and/or components
  • Experience with powertrain testing, including dynamometer or vehicle level testing
  • Experience with power electronics simulation/modelling with packages such as ANSYS and/or MATLAB-Simulink
  • Experience with e-machine simulation/modeling with finite element packages such as ANSYS-Maxwell and MotorCAD
  • Experience with 3D modelling and CAD software (Siemens NX and Creo)
  • Experience with creating engineering drawings and understanding of tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience with manufacturing or machining components and assemblies including rapid prototyping
  • Experience with data processing, analysis, and automation, especially with MATLAB-Simulink and Python
  • Experience with design, optimization and control of e-machines and drives
  • Strong knowledge of widely used and upcoming e-machine topologies in the automotive industry
  • Experience with technical scouting, innovation projects and developing new products
  • Ability to provide input on project management methods to track and communicate progress, coordinate team activities, identify obstacles and propose countermeasures.
  • Ability to coordinate cross-divisional collaboration for power electronics and e-machines related topics
  • Ability to build up technical competence and communication skills of team
  • Interest in professional development & new learning/leadership opportunities
  • Excellent knowledge of EMI and the design rules to meet Automotive Standards (e.g., CISPR25-Class 5)


Working Time: Full time 


Your Contact Partner: Daniel Cable 

EEO Statement

Vitesco Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, including but not limited to people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people from all ethnicities and creeds, working parents, or people with long unemployment periods.  All qualified individuals will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. To be considered, an application must be submitted to a specific position for which Vitesco Technologies has a current posted job opening. Qualified applicants will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which they apply. Further, Vitesco Technologies provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to careers_usa&canada@vitesco.com. This email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process.

Vitesco Technologies is a leading international developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge drive systems for sustainable mobility. With intelligent system solutions and components for electric, hybrid, and internal combustion drive systems, Vitesco Technologies is making mobility clean, efficient, and affordable. The product portfolio includes electric drives, electronic controls, sensors and actuators, and exhaust gas treatment solutions. In 2022, Vitesco Technologies generated sales of around €9.07 billion and employs a workforce of around 38,000 employees at 50 locations. Vitesco Technologies is headquartered in Regensburg, Germany.