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Sr. Software Engineer

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

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A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



Primary Objective:
To perform design, development, and support work on new and existing MTS products in such a way to enhance or maintain their value, profitability and/or importance to the company.


The candidate will evolve in a dynamic environment paced by the development of high performance solutions for motorsport customers. They will participate in the design, manufacturing and testing of custom motors and inverters used for traction and energy recovery on race vehicles. The candidate will handle the foundational work required to develop and maintain the real time computation firmware on processors and FPGAs using C, VHDL and Xilink Vivado. They will also support specific customers by deploying and adapting application software to control their inverters and motors using compiles Simulink models. Less frequently, the candidate could develop specific motor control features and perform system simulation to evaluate various solutions.


Major Areas of Accountability:

1. Leadership/Team Skills:
Accepts responsibility for assigned tasks and displays the ability to manage projects. Participates as a leader and as a team member. Works to maintain a positive environment within the group and with other functional support groups. Demonstrates, by example, the desired standards of personal conduct and work performance.

2. Communication Skills:
Keeps stakeholders informed of progress and support requirements so that delays are avoided in the hand off of the completed product. Gives presentations to internal and external stakeholders.

3. Technical Skill Development:
Establishes and maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of available components, products and development tools to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks. Works to develop an understanding of the user's applications.

4. Concept Development Skills:
Works to develop concepts and designs that meet or exceed the system's cost and performance goals. Also, develops concepts and designs for support of applications work.

5. Project Estimating Skills:
Works to estimate schedule and budget on assigned tasks.

6. Documentation Skills:
Creates the required design specifications to allow marketing and management to accurately review the product to be designed. Creates the required documentation, test specifications, and manufacturing documentation to ensure the product can be built and maintained at the lowest possible cost.

7. Design and Implementation Skills:
Designs and develops components and systems. Complies with MTS Design Standards and conducts design reviews prior to implementation. Implements own designs and designs of others in a manner consistent with appropriate standards. Thoroughly tests and debugs designs before handing them off. Works in cooperation with other personnel to complete the implementation. Implements design with appropriate life cycle requirements.

8. Problem Solving Skills:
Solves problems quickly and effectively. Uses creative means when necessary. Stays organized and clear headed throughout troubleshooting process. Effectively uses diagnostic aids to provide insight into the problem.

9. Schedule Awareness/Commitment to Task:
Completes all assigned tasks within the time and budget allocation. Promptly informs supervisor or Project Engineer of any significant events that would result in schedule delays.

10. Product/Customer Support (External):
Provides installation, training, tech support and consulting services as necessary. Works with customers to provide solutions.

11. Product/Customer Support (Internal):
Interfaces effectively with application engineers, project engineers, and peers within the same discipline and with other disciplines. Responds in a timely manner, meets commitments, and treats peers with respect. Maintains and enhances products as necessary.




BS deg. in Engineering & 7 yrs. of progressively demanding project/design experience.



Electrical Engineering Degree

Working knowledge of Simulink

Experience in motor controls


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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