Controls Engineer

| Greater Boston Area
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XL Hybrids seeks a Controls (DVT) Engineer for real-time controls software test infrastructure development support of vehicle control systems for hybrid electric vehicle product lines.

About XL Hybrids:

XL Hybrids is an exciting, high-growth hybrid vehicle technology company founded by MIT alumni. We have developed cutting-edge technology and commercialized electrification and connectivity products for the commercial vehicle sector (vans, trucks, and buses) to become the leader in the North American market. We are a small but rapidly growing team, with a state-of-the-art engineering facility based in Boston. We are looking for high-energy, creative, and ambitious people to join our development team. Candidates must be able to work full time in Boston area.


We offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, 401K, health benefits, a great work environment and the opportunity to enter a high-growth startup company. We are recruiting candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers and are excited by the prospect of tackling challenging technical problems.



The candidate will be responsible for developing hardware/software in loop design verification infrastructure for embedded controls fimrware. The role will also warrant development of DV processes to validate on road data from vehicles for false failures This is NOT a QA role. Once the infrastructures are in place this candidate would have an opportunity to lead the test group entire system DVT.



  • Own development of hardware in loop and software in loop test infrastructure development efforts at XL
  • This will include C/python/Labview based modeling of electric powertrain components like batteries.
  • Own and expand software test capabilities for real time safety critical controls software. This include building infrastructure for unit testing, functional testing per MISRA C coding standards
  • Own development and execution of DV process. Conceptualize and execute software/firmware corner case tests addressing all the safety constraints of the system.
  • Own entire development of system diagnostic tools and production/ end of line software tools to aid production and service teams. (Excellent opportunity to dive deeper into understanding EV systems and firmware architectures)
  • Work with test engineers to implement firmware validation for vehicle controls firmware.
  • Participate in code reviews and ability to use version control and issue tracking platforms (Bitbucket, Jira)
  • Candidate will report to the Firmware Engineering Manager


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS (or higher) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of real-time embedded software test/ validation experience
  • Direct experience with embedded coding standards like MISRA C
  • Direct experience with deploying HIL/SIL systems (hardware/software in loop)
  • Direct experience and excellent command over C and Python programming. Labview/Simulink experience is also valuable
  • Hands on experience in troubleshooting electrical/electronic/ robotics systems
  • Must be able to work full time in XL Hybrids’ Boston office


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience/ knowledge of functional safety standards (ISO26262)
  • Hands in experience working with automotive electronics/software. Good familiarity of how gasoline and electric vehicles operate.
  • Hands on experience working with electric powertrain (High voltage batteries, motors, inverters)
  • Direct experience in the development of cellular/telematics software and hardware systems
  • Experience in working alongside hardware engineers and understanding the hardware nuances.
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145 Newton Street, Boston, MA 02135

What are XL Fleet Perks + Benefits

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
Perks & Discounts
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.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
XL hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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