Applications Engineer (Vehicle Software/Electrical)

| Greater Boston Area
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XL is seeking an Applications Engineer (Software/ Electrical) to support engineering and service teams to maximize on road hybrid availability of XL product line.

  • Full time position in the Boston office reporting into the Controls Engineering Team.
  • Excellent career opportunity to understand system level EV/ HEV controls.
  • Opportunity to transition into automotive firmware development or systems engineering/integration support over time.


  • Manage interfaces between various engineering subgroups (hardware/ software/ mechanical)
  • Lead root cause analysis of field failures of XL components with an eye towards recognizing trends in field failures.
  • Collect, analyze and prioritize customer complaints, manage documentation of issues, and champion root cause analysis
  • Conceptualize, set up and carry out experiments in the lab to replicate field failures and implement solutions to be rolled into production
  • Implement processes for traceability of design decisions/ specification management, test plan creation
  • Travel on-site if needed to address software/ firmware related requests.
  • Leverage XL’s data system to observe vehicle health and alert engineering and service on potential problems. Work closely with Service team to ensure they are prepared for the service visit.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Engineering (EE, ME, Aero) or Computer Science
  • Basic automotive knowledge (knowledge about how cars work) is a must.
  • 1+ years of professional experience (minimum) in validating embedded software and electrical systems
  • Comfortable in understanding existing C code and wiring diagrams
  • Excellent system level troubleshooting skills for mechanical and electrical systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills is a must.
  • Experience with data analysis tools and techniques.
  • Ability to work in a cross functional team to gather, assimilate requirements, diagnose problems and disseminate information to relevant stakeholders.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Solidworks, harnesses, connectors and high voltage assemblies
  • Experience working on FSAE, BAJA, Solar car teams
  • Hands on experience working on automotive subsystems (powertrain, body, chassis)


The candidate will report to Firmware Engineering Manager and would have a dotted line to VP of Engineering


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145 Newton Street, Boston, MA 02135

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Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
XL employees can contribute up to $5000 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of expenses up to the calendar year maximum benefit.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $150 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
XL's health insurance policy covers 80% of the plan's premium.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
XL provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by ADP. We match 100% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay and and additional 50% on the next 2% of eligible earnings.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
XL provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
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Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
XL hosts company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday.
We offer employees free on-site parking.
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Job Training & Conferences
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