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Motor Control Unit (MCU) Hardware Engineer

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Job Type

Full Time




June 2024

About the Role

Arbor mobility, Bengaluru based start-up and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are collaborating for the development of a high current compact motor controller for a performance electric motorcycle. The development will primarily happen in IISc laboratory. We are looking for two excellent research engineers for this challenging project that involve design, fabrication, and testing of a complete traction motor controller.

MCU Hardware Engineer role at Arbor Mobility will be responsible for development of next generation power converter, firmware and software development for automotive applications.

The academic and start-up environment will provide ample opportunity for publication and filling of patents. You will be a core member of the team developing hardware and software for Motor controller including implementation and testing.

Key Responsibilities : -

1. Development: -

  • Read data sheets and reference designs of different power electronic components.

  • Hardware selection for MCU based on detailed design calculations as per functional requirements of MCU.

  • Schematics design, PCB layout, Component selection and BOM creation

  • Perform electronic circuit simulation for Circuit Design

  • CAD, Thermal Design in Ansys/SolidWorks

  • Busbar design using Ansys/ Maxwell

  • Magnetics design using Ansys/ Maxwell

  • Power Electronic converter design, fabrication, and testing

  • Do relevant data collection for estimating motor parameters.

  • Ensure that motor controller hardware designs comply with relevant industry standards and regulations.

2. Prototyping and Testing: -

  • Provide technical support during prototype manufacturing and assembly

  • Assist in the creation of prototypes and conduct testing to validate design concepts

  • Analyze test data and refine designs based on test results

  • Support certification and compliance testing processes.

3. Collaboration: -

  • Collaborate with other teams to come up development timelines for MCU

  • Collaborate with other teams and stakeholders to understand system requirements and define technical requirements for MCU

  • Collaborate with other teams for meeting vehicle level requirements and support vehicle integration activities

  •  Ensure that motor controller hardware designs comply with relevant industry standards and regulations.

4. Documentation and Reporting: -

  • Ensure proper documentation of schematics design, PCB layout, BOM and design specifications.

  • Document data collected for parameter estimation.

  • Maintain a comprehensive test case matrix to track completion of functional requirements of Arbor MCU.


  • MTech in Power Electronics with a minimum of two years of experience in power converter hardware development is a must.

  • Experience in various motor control algorithms for IPMSM, SPMSM, BLDC and IM motors and strong understanding of power electronics

  • Experience working with semiconductor devices like ICs, MOSFETs, IGBTs, Thyristors, Rectifiers, AFE, LDOs, Switching Regulators, Capacitors etc

  • Experience in Orcad/Altium.

  • Experience in Solidworks/Ansys.

  • Experience with Spice (LTSpice or PSpice).

  • Experience in Maxwell.

  • Experience in Matlab/Simulink.

  • Self-motivated and eager to take initiative

Good to have: -

  • Proficiency in electric vehicle technology

  • Knowledge in control systems theory with focus on feedback control strategies

  • Understanding of a complete product development cycle of a Motor Controller

  • Understanding of simulation tools for PCB development

About the Company

Arbor Mobility is a 2W EV start-up based out of Bengaluru, India. We at Arbor Mobility are developing a performance two-wheeler EV motorcycle. The three Co-Founders have done their Masters in Automotive Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and have worked for various Automotive companies in India and the USA and are now determined to create something exciting in the EV space. The company was started in November, 2022 and is now rapidly expanding. We, at Arbor Mobility are trying to answer the basic question of how to increase the adoption of EVs in India. EV usage is a paradigm shift in consumer behaviour. It requires us to think how to tackle the issues such as charging, range anxiety & safety for a consumer. We at Arbor Mobility think it is essential to make it easy for the customers to switch to EVs. Hence, we have taken an innovative customer centric approach for our product development. This provides an exciting opportunity for anyone who want to join the efforts to build the future of automotive industry in India & the world.

At Arbor Mobility, we don't just work together; we grow together. Our co-founders treat employees like cherished friends, fostering an environment where bonds are built on trust, respect, and a shared vision. Innovation is our North Star, guiding us to pioneer, disrupt, and always strive for better. We value smart, wise work that honors your time and talents. Join us, and embark on a tech-driven journey where innovation flourishes, collaboration thrives, and every member contributes to our success.

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