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Software Engineer


Software Engineer

Engage with automotive diagnostics and calibration for electric powertrain solutions

 

About e-Traction

e-Traction develops a unique electric in-wheel powertrain technology that offers the essence of pure direct drive power for heavy, medium and light duty automotive applications such as city buses, urban distribution vehicles and airport modalities. These vehicles are propelled by TheWheel®, a direct-drive in-wheel motor system that integrates a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with power electronics and fluid cooling into a wheel. This evolving technology enables manufacturers to produce extremely energy efficient vehicles with zero emissions that offer reduced maintenance efforts and optimal cost of ownership.

e-Traction is part of Evergrande Group, a Fortune 500 company listed at the HongKong stock exchange. Evergrande has defined an ambitious growth strategy in New Energy vehicles. e-Traction in the Netherlands contributes to this growth strategy. Currently e-Traction employs 45 people. 

 

Your role as a Software Engineer

e-Traction is looking for an enthusiastic Software Engineer (Junior level) for development, implementation, testing and documentation of software used for diagnostics and service activities. e-Traction has developed a diagnostic service application which is meeting all automotive industry standards such as: OTX, ODX, UDS and more. The technology employed to develop this solution is based on .NET WPF for the application. The portal website is developed using ASP.NET and MVC. As a Junior Software Engineer you will contribute actively to this development such that future changes and requested features will be added to the framework. Secondly you will provide an active contribution in the discussion with stakeholders regarding the functions and features of the application.

 Are you a quality and results driven Software Engineer and ready for the second step in your career, then we want you to join e-Traction. What we ask:

Tasks

  •       Development and implementation of software according to the e-Traction development processes;
  •       Testing and debugging software modules on both unit and system level;
  •       Documentation of software both for internal and external use by the customer;

Profile

  •       Master or Bachelor in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Embedded Systems;
  •       Experience with C# and Microsoft.NET;
  •       Experience with WPF and UML;
  •       Other related technologies are: ASP.NET, MVC (Razor), WPF, Microsoft SQL;
  •       Knowledge on automotive diagnostics standards is a pre;
  •       Minimum 2 years’ experience. 

Our offer

Reinvent The Wheel! A unique opportunity to make a personal contribution to the future of our planet.  Work on our sustainable e-mobility solution in an ambitious and dynamic work environment. At e-Traction you will collaborate with an international team of colleagues who are all passionate about sustainable automotive technology. The strong growth of our company offers opportunities for professionals who want to make the difference. We are looking for entrepreneurial people, independent, with a positive attitude, which ask questions and lead the way. We have short communication lines and give room for personal development. A competitive package is part of the deal.

How to apply

If this vacancy really suits you, fill in the application form right away!
More information about e-Traction and our technical solutions can be found on our website www.e-traction.com.

 

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

 

 

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After Market Project Lead

After Market Project Lead Automotive

to build and maximize customer satisfaction

About e-Traction

e-Traction develops a unique electric in-wheel powertrain technology that offers the essence of pure direct drive power for heavy, medium and light duty automotive applications such as city buses, urban distribution vehicles and airport modalities. These vehicles are propelled by TheWheel®, a direct-drive in-wheel motor system that integrates a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with power electronics and fluid cooling into a wheel. This evolving technology enables manufacturers to produce extremely energy efficient vehicles with zero emissions that offer reduced maintenance efforts and optimal cost of ownership.e-Traction is part of Evergrande Group, a Fortune 500 company listed at the HongKong stock exchange. Evergrande has defined an ambitious growth strategy in New Energy vehicles. e-Traction in the Netherlands contributes to this growth strategy. Currently e-Traction employs approximately 45 people.

Over the coming years e-Traction will go through extensive growth. If you are the person who dares to participate in the international expansion of e-Traction we want you to join us!

What are your responsibilities as an After Market Project Lead?

As our After Market Project Lead you will be responsible for building and coordinating After Market activities, and responsible for the After-Sales budget. You are a pragmatic self-starter who can set out and implement guidelines and procedures for the After Market requirements that our international customers have on us. You are able to level in communications towards distributors, bus & truck manufacturers and operators. With a solution driven mindset, you are creative and accurate. You have the drive to find root causes, create fast solutions and implement preventive measures to enlarge product continuity and maximize customer satisfaction.

With our customers and suppliers you will be developing the best After Market business model for e-Traction. To be able to do this, you need to work closely with our Sales, Operations and R&D Teams, who are all working on cutting edge technology. In this position you will report to the Chief Commercial Officer. When you feel comfortable in this newly created hands-on role in a challenging environment with highly skilled Engineers, where you can make the difference, this is your job!

Your main task are:

  • Build and Manage the After Market activities (Information, Parts, Service, Warranty)
  • Create, implement and coordinate the international After Market network
  • Coordinate the Aftermarket Parts structure (documentation, stock, pricings, logistics)
  • Coordinate the Aftermarket Warranty applications
  • Coordinate the labour planning
  • Assist in improving of Customer Satisfaction
  • Take care of feedback to the R&D to stimulate improvements

What do we expect from you?

  • Master or Bachelor level in a (Technical) Business School
  • Proven experience in After Market environment
  • Experienced with OEM/Tier1/Tier2 in Automotive, heavy machinery or equivalent
  • Strong commercial mindset
  • Ability to adapt to different environments and align on all kinds of levels
  • Excellent communicator in Dutch, English and preferably German
  • Willingness to travel up to 15%

Our offer

Reinvent The Wheel! A unique opportunity to make a personal contribution to the future of our planet. Work on our sustainable e-mobility solution in an ambitious and dynamic work environment!

At e-Traction you will collaborate with an international team of colleagues who are all passionate about sustainable automotive technology. The strong growth of our company offers opportunities for professionals who want to make the difference. We are looking for entrepreneurial people, independent, with a positive attitude, which ask questions and lead the way. We have short communication lines and give room for personal development. A competitive package related to your experiences is part of the deal.

Acquisition by commercial agencies on this vacancy is not appreciated. 

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Mechanical Engineer

To boost the further application of our in-wheel motor technology we are looking for a;

Mechanical Engineer Application Projects

to enhance our Engineering team

About e-Traction

e-Traction develops a unique electric in-wheel powertrain technology that offers the essence of pure direct drive power for heavy, medium and light duty automotive applications such as city buses, urban distribution vehicles and airport modalities. These vehicles are propelled by TheWheel®, a direct-drive in-wheel motor system that integrates a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with power electronics and fluid cooling into a wheel. This evolving technology enables manufacturers to produce extremely energy efficient vehicles with zero emissions that offer reduced maintenance efforts and optimal cost of ownership.e-Traction is part of Evergrande Group, a Fortune 500 company listed at the HongKong stock exchange. Evergrande has defined an ambitious growth strategy in New Energy vehicles. e-Traction in the Netherlands contributes to this growth strategy. Currently e-Traction employs 45 people.

What will be your role as a Mechanical Engineer Application Projects?

As a medior Mechanical Engineer, you will actively participate in project teams to integrate our product into new or existing applications as well as realize product designs that support the integration. Our system can be integrated into existing vehicles by diesel retrofit or be part of newly designed and manufactured vehicles. A complete retrofit integration consists of packaging our high efficient drive train, batteries, and auxiliary systems such as cooling, heating, electronic and pneumatic systems. You will work with colleagues from various disciplines and with suppliers in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Main task and responsibilities are:

  • Perform feasibility and packaging studies for new application requests from OEM customers as well as retrofit projects (conversion from diesel to electric);
  • participation in business case studies and pro-active feasibility studies of common commercial vehicles to support the sales department;
  • Actively participate in product definitions (drafting packages of requirements);
  • Active product design (3D & 2D CAD, FEA, FMEA activities);
  • Creating and managing the Bill of Material in the PDM system;
  • Contribute to the (further) standardization of the retrofit product portfolio and assembly processes;
  • Actively coordinate and participate in prototype construction;
  • Structural documentation of activities in both technical and project-based dossiers.
  • Create and maintain a database of application projects, packaging studies and feasibility studies.

What do we expect from you?

  • At least a Bachelor level in Automotive engineering or Mechanical engineering;
  • 5+ year’s experience, preferably in an automotive/commercial vehicle environment;
  • Design experience with 3D CAD and PDM (PTC Creo and Windchill is a plus);
  • Experience in structural calculations and FEA modelling;
  • Familiar with mechanical production processes, materials and material selection;
  • Experience with commercial vehicle chassis and suspension system design as well as auxiliary systems (cooling/heating/pneumatic);
  • Experience with Electric or Hybrid Technology is a plus;
  • Knowledge of automotive development and production processes and tools are a plus (e.g. APQP, PPAP, FMEA, etc.);
  • Pro-active, team player, hands-on mentality, going the extra mile;
  • You have good communication skills in Dutch and English, both oral and written.

Our offer

To reinvent The Wheel! A unique opportunity to make a personal contribution to the future of our planet. Work on our sustainable e-mobility solution in an ambitious and dynamic work environment. At e-Traction you will collaborate with an international team of colleagues who are highly skilled and all passionate about sustainable automotive technology. The growth of our company offers opportunities for professionals who want to make the difference. We are looking for entrepreneurial people, independent, with a positive attitude, which ask questions and lead the way. We have short communication lines and give room for personal development. A competitive package is part of the deal.

 

Acquisition by commercial agencies on this vacancy is not appreciated.

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Internship - Electrical Engineering

Internship/Graduation Assignment: A multiphase inverter design

Internship/Graduation Assignment

A multiphase inverter design

About e-Traction
Founded in the Netherlands e-Traction offers superior technology in e-mobility and related services that is based on solid expertise and experience. Since 1981 the key focus has been to commercialize and integrate innovative and state of the art e-mobility solutions.

We developed a unique electric in-wheel powertrain technology which offers the essence of pure direct drive power. With our sustainable technology only a bare minimum of components is required to reach the highest efficiency level. The simplicity of our drivetrain is the ultimate sophistication.

Assignment description
The common three-phase two-level inverter is most used due to its simplicity. Multiphase inverters can potentially offer desirable benefits as higher efficiency, lower EMI and lower cost. The assignment focusses on defining a figure of merit for an inverter, and challenging the regular threephase two-level inverter specially with a multiphase inverter which is obtained by parallel connected discrete IGBTs.

The assignment can be subdivided in the following parts

  • Investigating how to model circuit path of each IGBT and different scenarios of sharing current
  • Modelling and simulating the inverter by using a circuit analysis software
  • Designing schematic and drawing a PCB for the circuit
  • Testing the circuit and deriving conclusions

Profile

  • Preferred Master level engineering, Electrical Engineering specialized in Power Electronics.

For more information regarding this assignment, contact Jorrit Heusinkveld, T. +31 (0)55 521 11 11

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Internship/Graduation Assignment: IGBT cooling strategy comparison; ‘A key topic in inverter development’

Internship/Graduation Assignment

IGBT cooling strategy comparison; ‘A key topic in inverter development’

About e-Traction
Founded in the Netherlands e-Traction offers superior technology in e-mobility and related services that is based on solid expertise and experience. Since 1981 the key focus has been to commercialize and integrate innovative and state of the art e-mobility solutions.

We developed a unique electric in-wheel powertrain technology which offers the essence of pure direct drive power. With our sustainable technology only a bare minimum of components is required to reach the highest efficiency level. The simplicity of our drivetrain is the ultimate sophistication.

Assignment description
Electric motors for our commercial vehicle drive trains are powered by high power inverters. These are developed in house at e-Traction by an experienced design team. In order to lower the breakeven point for electrification we strive for state of the art efficiency and low investments for our customers. Direct water cooling of IGBTs could be a way to optimize our inverter designs. Comparing cooling strategies to find the optimum for the inverter will be the goal of this graduation assignment. A combination of theoretical modeling and practical experiments shall make this assignment a perfect learning opportunity for you as well as e-Traction!

The assignment consists of:

  • Learning about inverter technology and IGBT’s
  • Investigating IGBT cooling designs
  • Modeling IGBT cooling
  • Preparing, executing and analyzing IGBT cooling experiments

Profile

  • Primarily: Master level engineering graduation for those that love to dive into multidisciplinary challenges

Do you not fit the exact profile above, but you do love the topic? Please write us and we can look into mutual opportunities!

For more information regarding this assignment, contact Jorrit Heusinkveld, T. +31 (0)55 521 11 11 – j.heusinkveld@e-traction.com

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Internship - Software and System Engineering

Graduation assignment: Software component for an in-wheel motor based powertrain

Graduation Assignment

Software component for an in-wheel motor based powertrain

Founded in the Netherlands e-Traction offers superior technology in e-mobility and related services that are based on solid expertise and experience. Since 1981 the key focus has been to commercialize and integrate innovative and state of the art e-mobility solutions.

We developed a unique electric in-wheel powertrain technology which offers the essence of pure direct drive power. With our sustainable technology only a bare minimum of components is required to reach the highest efficiency level. The simplicity of our drivetrain is the ultimate sophistication.

e-Traction’s electronic control technology series consist of a number of sophisticated powertrain control modules (PCM) and vehicle energy managers (VEM). The e-Traction Electric Control Units are products of years of development and optimization within heavy-duty automotive environments and have been tested and certified accordingly. Both TheControl PCM and TheControl VEM are easy to integrate within an existing Vehicle CAN J1939 environment and offer distinctive functionality and safety features.

Assignment description

The assignment consists in the development, implementation and validation of a software component which will be part of PCM software application. The component will integrate in the software architecture without any major changes to other components.

The assignee shall develop the software component, such that it can be simulated in a Model-In-the-Loop (MIL) environment and validated during unit and system testing. After MIL verification, the model will be used to generate code and as well as tested in a structured way to prove correct implementation that is suitable for integration to the PCM software application. The assignee is expected to follow the modelling guidelines and processes defined at e-Traction. An out-of-the-box thinking as well as a pro-active approach to problem solving are encouraged.

The research question

  • Develop, model and verify a software component for an in-wheel motor based powertrain.

The assignment consists of

  • Literature study of relevant areas of expertise which are directly connected to the required software component
  • Definition of requirements for the software component
  • Detailed design of the software component’s functionality
  • Modelling of the software component using MATLAB/Simulink and applying guidelines available at the company
  • Verification of the software component using MATLAB/Simulink by applying: Unit-test, MIL and system testing.

Profile

  • Automotive/Computer Science/Embedded background
  • MATLAB/Simulink and various toolboxes for modelling, code generation and testing
  • Microsoft Office (or LaTeX) for reporting and presentation of results

 

For more information regarding this assignment, contact Geert Kwintenberg, T. +31 (0)55 521 11 11 - E. g.kwintenberg@e-traction.com

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Graduation assignment: Diagnostics/Calibration/Test Tooling Development

Graduation Assignment

Diagnostics/Calibration/Test Tooling Development

About e-Traction
Founded in the Netherlands e-Traction offers superior technology in e-mobility and related services that is based on solid expertise and experience. Since 1981 the key focus has been to commercialize and integrate innovative and state of the art e-mobility solutions.

We developed a unique electric in-wheel powertrain technology which offers the essence of pure direct drive power. With our sustainable technology only a bare minimum of components is required to reach the highest efciency level. The simplicity of our drivetrain is the ultimate sophistication.

The core of e-Traction’s product portfolio is a program called TheMotion. TheMotion covers the three fundamental elements of electric drive-train systems: TheWheel, TheDrive and TheControl PCM.

Assignment description

This assignment is about contribution to the development of software tooling (EDiSA) necessary to perform the following activities with a number of ECUs present in our TheMotion system:

  • Symptom and error based diagnostics.
  • Calibration of parameters that influence the behaviour of the individual components.
  • The execution of test sequences during production, commissioning and test activities.
  • The download of ECU software and data.

EDiSA will be designed such that both local (by means of CANbus communication) and remote (by means of 3G/4G internet) connections are possible. Since EDiSA is applied in an automotive environment, many industry standards apply such as:

  • UDS (Unified Diagnostic Services)
  • ODX (Open Diagnostic Data Exchange)
  • OTX (Open Test sequence eXchange)
  • ISO-TP (Transport Layer) - ISO 15765-2
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) J1939
  • CAN 2.0B
  • D-PDU API (ISO 22900-2) - Standardized Vehicle Access
  • D-Server API (ISO 22900)

From the technology side a lower-layer software solution is used from a supplier that provides an API towards our custom designed GUI. The software design is performed using C# .NET and the Windows Presentation Foundation. The candidate will focus on the following topics that are part of the assignment shown underneath in order of priority.

  • EDiSA requirements engineering
  • Authoring of ODX files that specify all ECU data
  • Authoring of OTX files that specify our ECU diagnostic sequences
  • Defining a functional and technical approach for guided diagnostics
  • Defining a technical approach for remote vehicle communication, data storage and analysis.

The research question

  • Specify, develop and validate diagnostic tooling functionality for an in-wheel motor based electric power-train.

The assignment consists of

  • Literature study on the automotive diagnostic domain, procedures and standards
  • Authoring of diagnostic data and procedures
  • Verification of EDiSA procedures
  • Documentation of the findings, design and verification results

Profile

  • Automotive background
  • Skilled in the domain of software engineering
  • Microsoft Office (or LaTeX) for reporting and presentation of results

For more information regarding this assignment, contact Geert Kwintenberg, T. +31 (0)55 521 11 11 - g.kwintenberg@e-traction.com

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Virtual Christmas gathering at e-Traction

On December 15th, e-Traction had our special online End of Year/ Christmas gathering. This time of the year is a good opportunity for reflection. In the past year, in face of external challenges and internal changes, we have demonstrated strong resilience, wisdom and determination. Good people doing a good job. We continue to cherish our high-tech assets and maximize the ability of our people to provide products and support to reflect the voice the customer.

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Onno started working at e-Traction in May 2019 as Customer Service Specialist within the Sales department. When asked why he applied to a job at e-Traction Onno says: ‘I think the product is very interesting. Also, e-Traction is an international company in an international scene. This combination was new for me, which made it fun, new and challenging.’