Vcu Functions

Year    India, India

Job Description

Job Title:

Vehicle Control Unit - Sr. Expert

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Reporting to:

Head - Drivetrain

Position Type: (Full-time, part-time, contract, intern)


About Us:

Our goal as Ola Electric is to enable and Maximize the number of electric kms delivered through our ecosystem of products and services. We start with India but our ambitions are global. E-Rickshaws provide a unique opportunity to build out our charging infrastructure. E-ricks deliver over 50 million kms of electric mobility in India everyday - no other form factor comes close. As such, our near term goal is to launch a swapping network that serves a disproportionate share of e-rickshaw market (100,000 in 2 years) That said, we are building our batteries and charging infrastructure in a way that it can serve all sorts of electric vehicles tomorrow including 2Ws, our own 3W and potentially small 4Ws

Job Summary

The VCU design Engineer –As a member of the drivetrain VCU team, will model, design, implement, test and benchmark the vehicle control function and drive the control strategies to create the USP of the vehicle control system and implement the same along with the VCU algo team

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Define requirements for vehicle control software and interfacing hardware components including voltage and current sensors, power stages, speed sensors
  • Understand, drive design of, and implement vehicle controller functionality, behaviors, and algorithms
  • Develop, test, and validate motor control algorithms in the laboratory and in-vehicle
  • Perform design, analysis, development, optimization and support validation of Electric Machine controls (BLDC, IM, IPM motors & new technologies etc.,) and effectively supports subsystem and vehicle-level integration to ensure high-quality performance.
  • Benchmarking of Electric vehicle control units for Electric Vehicle applications
  • Lead investigation into internal, assembly and customer quality issues for timely, high-confidence resolution. Support robust problem-solving methodology (8D, fault tree analysis, etc.) to define root cause and develop issue resolution path.
  • Serve as subject-matter expert (SME) for Electric vehicle control unit design and development.
  • Support development of program-specific component specifications that ensure compliance to all Vehicle, System and Component requirements (incl. performance, EMC, electrical safety, thermal, reliability, and durability).
  • Meet timing and cost objectives (part cost and NRE) for all Electric Machine components.
  • Lead the Problem Resolution and tracking process (e.g. JIRA) and provide feedback on status to tracked problems.

Experience & Skills

  • Strong Theoretical Knowledge in Electric vehicle and their controllers sizing and design
  • In-depth understanding of torque control techniques such as slip-based control, field oriented control, direct torque control etc.,
  • Excellent capability in design and analysis of electric machine drives for eVs
  • Very good familiarity with power electronics and inverter hardware layout
  • Experience with various PWM schemes such as space vector, discontinuous, and sinusoidal modulation, including data-acquisition methods
  • Experience in detailed analysis, feasibility studies, performance analysis and prototyping.
  • System-oriented understanding of thermal, vehicle-level torque control, high voltage DC-link integration, efficiency optimization, and firmware integration for electric drives
  • Demonstrated understanding of ISO26262 – Functional Safety.
  • Knowledge and in depth understanding on FEA, CFD, DFMEA, FMEA, DFM and DFA
  • Familiar with industry standards for Electric motor control unit design and manufacturing, especially automotive.
  • Ability to understand and translates standards in to concepts and from concept to requirements
  • Knowledge of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of electric machine controls and vehicle systems.
  • Strong problem solving skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience
  • M.E/M-Tech (Electric drives)- preferable
  • Experience in Electric drives for EV's for at least 4 years

Important Links that will tell you more about OLA Electric:
  • How Ola Electric turns into a Unicorn
  • Ratan Tata invests in Ola Electric’s promising future
  • Ola Electric - Media

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    Feb 16, 2021
  • Job Posting Date
    Dec 15, 2020