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Vehicle Controls Engineer II

Date: May 9, 2022

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Job Responsibilities

  1. Interact with other teams to develop controls requirements

  2. Define and develop system-level control architecture for ICE, BEV, HEV, and PHEV vehicles to meet product functional requirements.

  3. Develops and implements control software to work with electrical/electronic assemblies and systems using MATLAB/Simulink and C programming. 

  4. Design control system to meet functional, regulatory, safety, and functional safety (ISO 26262) requirements

  5. Confirms system and component capabilities by designing and executing testing methods

  6. Full production release responsibility for the control software and calibrations

  7. Support tools development, software configuration management, and version control.

  8. Troubleshoot vehicle/powertrain functional issues; determine and validate corrective actions and preventive measures

  9. Support training of calibration and application engineers.

  10. Adheres to new product development processes as it relates to Concept Analysis, Business Case, product development, pre-productions, and post-launch steps. 

  11. Develops engineering test standards where applicable. 


Job Skills Requirements

  • Requirements gathering

  • Strong experience with object-oriented programming methodologies, especially design patterns and data structures

  • Experience integrating control code, especially a motor driver, and feedback sensors.

  • Experience designing and debugging CAN communication systems

  • Broad knowledge and use of microprocessor controllers, electrical/electronic control circuits and systems. 

  • Knowledge of appropriate standards and regulations. 

  • Knowledge of powertrain controls development

  • Well-developed communication skills to explain designs and logic used. 

  • Fluent in English and the primary language used in the area of responsibility and/or location. 


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Related field

Experience Requirements

Three years of professional engineering experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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