Controls Engineer

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Job Overview:

Job Title: Controls Engineer

Location: Remote US

Division: Trimble Autonomous Solutions

About the Role

Trimble’s Autonomous Solutions Division is a leader in autonomous vehicles for the agricultural and construction industries that help customers operate more efficiently, save on input costs, and increase yield and precision. We are at the forefront of vehicles and implement guidance and steering, implement control, obstacle detection and avoidance, optimal path planning, and remote command and control.

We are currently looking to hire a strong Controls Engineer for vehicle automation with an emphasis on developing controllers for functionally safe systems. Trimble Autonomous Solutions has been a leader in precision self-steering and implement-actuating semi-autonomous vehicle systems for over a decade, and we intend to continue our lead in developing innovative and intelligent vehicle automation solutions.. This role will be critical to developing market-leading products and solutions; working closely with systems engineers, UI, software and firmware engineers, hardware engineers and product marketing.

Measures of Success

  • Research, design, develop, and validate technical requirements, architecture, and algorithms for vehicle automation and vehicle guidance

  • Ability to develop systems to a functionally safe standard

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with internal/external partners on both technical and process related topics

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or similar

  • 3+ years' experience working with Mathworks tools preferrably Simulink

  • Experience designing, developing and implementing functionally safe real-time embedded control systems

  • Deep knowledge of state estimators, and other advanced and adaptive algorithms

  • Working knowledge of object-oriented software design and implementation using C/C++

  • Dynamic simulation and modelling experience

  • Experience with data communication protocols, including CAN, Serial, TCP, and UDP

Desired Skills

  • Off-road vehicle development experience

  • Experience with test automation tool development

  • Dynamic simulation, modelling, path planning, optimal control and vehicle control systems experience

  • Experience with mathematical analysis and prototyping tools such as Python and ROS

  • Experience with integrating sensors and controlling electric/hydraulic actuators

  • Experience with integrating perception, positioning, and inertial sensor technologies


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Pay Equity


Trimble provides the following compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that it in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position. This compensation range is based on a full time schedule. Trimble reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


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Trimble offers comprehensive core benefits that include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Time off plans and retirement plans. Most of our businesses also offer tax savings plans for health, dependent care and commuter expenses as well as Paid Parental Leave and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


Trimble Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D