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Hyundai America Technical Center Inc.
Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022 Job ID 5449628003
Job Description

Sr. Electric Motor Engineer

Irvine, California


Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Sr. Electric Motor Engineer is responsible for the hardware development for the electric motors. This position will work closely with Battery Research & Technology, Vehicle Management Systems, Manufacturing, Quality, and Test & Evaluation teams.

What you can do:

  • Lead design and development of the electromagnetic components of the electric motor. This includes, but is not limited to, defining motor topology, control interfaces, and circuitry
  • Assess development risks and coordinate mitigation strategies
  • Lead all aspects of all-electric motor technology maturation activities in order to achieve aircraft certification and entry into service
  • Lead analysis efforts to include: motor performance, thermal, electromagnetic, and mechanical stress, and dynamics/vibrations
  • Derive system-level requirements and specifications based on vehicle Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) and requirements
  • Define and mature mechanical, electrical, and communicate with aircraft systems that include airframe, wiring, transmissions, and vehicle management systems
  • Collaborate with suppliers/partners to ensure program milestones are achieved
  • Work with flight test engineers to define instrumentation requirements and interfaces
  • Collaborate with motor control team and system architecture and safety team to develop motor control validation and verification plans

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or related engineering
  • A minimum of five (5) years of industry experience in electric motor machine development (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage schedule, budget, suppliers, and product development efforts
  • Knowledgeable in electromagnetic topologies
  • Proficiency with Simulink or other multi-physics simulation tools
  • Advanced knowledge of power electronics products for EV powertrain: AC/DC converters, battery chargers, inverters, EMI filters, high voltage power distribution, and others
  • Advanced understanding of EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) standards
  • Advanced understanding of electrical engineering protocols and standards
  • Advanced knowledge of DVP&R and DFMEA
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Master's degree in a related field engineering field preferred
  • Experience with full life-cycle of electric motor development, qualification, production, and product support preferred
  • Experience with motor control hardware and/or software development preferred
  • Experience with 500-1200 VDC systems is preferred
  • Experience working in the aviation industry is preferred
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies is preferred

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

The pay range for this position is:
$166,400$232,960 USD