Embedded Systems Engineer

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, USA

Job posting number: #7212764 (Ref:417181)

Posted: February 2, 2024

Job Description

As electric vehicle (EV) production expands across various sectors, the demand for interoperability and technology development in vehicle-grid integration and smart charge management (VGI/SCM) is on the rise. We are seeking a dedicated individual to join the Advanced Mobility and Grid Integration Technology (AMAGIT) research section within Argonne’s Center for Transportation Research. AMAGIT is an integral part of Argonne's Transportation and Power Systems (TAPS) division, and the selected candidate will work at Argonne’s Smart Energy Plaza.

The Smart Energy Plaza houses the laboratory’s EV Smart-Grid Interoperability Center, focusing on research related to the integration and management of EV charging, renewables, building systems, and energy storage.

As an RD1 Embedded Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and maintaining embedded systems. Working collaboratively with engineers and researchers, you will contribute to the development of advanced electric vehicle systems and charging infrastructure control strategies to support vehicle grid integration.

Position Requirements

  • Basic programming skills in languages such as C, C++, JavaScript, and Python.

  • Educational background in electrical engineering with foundational troubleshooting skills.

  • Familiarity with basic troubleshooting equipment, such as DMM, oscilloscope, and logic analyzer.

  • Exposure to EV charging communication protocols, like ISO-15118, Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), DIN 70121, or SAE J1772.

  • Entry-level experience or coursework related to embedded systems.

  • Eagerness to participate in research teams and contribute to testing and development efforts.

  • B.S +1 years’ experience or equivalent

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Software Engineering 1

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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