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Applications Engineer (Vehicle Software/Electrical)

Engineering – Boston, Massachusetts
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level


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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