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Daimler Trucks North America eMobility Group Inverter Senior Design Engineer (L5) in Portland, Oregon

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

Daimler Trucks North America is the market leader & thrives as the voice of the trucking industry. We are compelled to persistently push the envelope as we sharpen our focus on electric mobility (eMobility) & develop vehicles that lead the market. DTNA has created a startup team to bring our vision to reality. This team exudes creativity, energy, innovation, & passion. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit & want to be on the forefront of eMobility, you are meant for this team. You will push the industry standards of electric vehicles to the next level. This is your chance to join us as we define the next chapter of the trucking industry. We can’t wait to hear from you!

In this position, you support the eMobility Group with expertise to drive the inverter product project and align all global entities in the development/roll-out of electric trucks. You will help lead the development of power electronics that will be integrated into the global eMobility portfolio of Daimler Trucks and Buses. This is an emerging, exciting technology, & the right person will drive DTNA’s success by helping our engineering department, customers & network adopt the new vehicles into their operations.


  • Manage series development of power electronics in cooperation with selected suppliers and ensure availability of suitable components and functions for respective applications

  • Lead inverter development & strategy for USMCA with global Daimler entities & stakeholders to support eMobility product development & brand growth

  • Responsible for the integration, application and testing of the power electronic within its respective target configuration

  • Conduct trouble shooting & issue tracking for inverters & act as first level support for customer projects

  • Define, prepare & perform system integration testing on test benches & in vehicles where closely work with your colleagues from SW and HW development

  • Responsible for the definition and implementation of HV safety relevant content within the respective power electronics device according to existing standards (LV123) & in alignment with the HV safety responsible engineer

  • Develop, plan & steer the content of component HW validation (DVP&R) according to relevant standards (ISO 16750, LV124)

  • Ensure compliance of the power electronics device to EMC requirements

  • Lead documentation and release of the components into the relevant applications

  • Conduct benchmarking of power electronics and elaborate product roadmaps for future e-drive platforms considering the truck and bus specific needs

  • Support companywide development and launch of electric mobility at Daimler Trucks

  • Lead efforts with internal/external partners such as colleagues in Europe, Detroit, Japan, and various suppliers. Interface with global engineering teams for system wide project planning & reporting required

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • BS & 5-7 years of experience is required

  • Bachelor’s degree focused in Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics Engineering or similar background is required

  • Experience in automotive/heavy duty truck industry or related experience is required

  • Prior experience with low voltage and/or high voltage measurement systems as well as CAN based measurement tools (e.g. DIADEM, CANape) are required

  • Moderate travel (15%), especially initially, is required

  • You thrive in a dynamic and volatile environment & bring with you a “can-do” attitude to make things happen is required

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Strong knowledge of DTNA products is preferred

  • Understanding of powertrain CAN-based communication systems & protocols, powertrain sensors, diagnostics, and driver interface are preferred

  • Practical knowledge on EMC within high voltage drivetrain applications is preferred

  • Familiar with requirements & implications of ISO 26262 to SW development within powertrain is preferred

  • Experienced in SW development with suppliers & aware of key factors to success are preferred

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: eMobility Group Inverter Senior Design Engineer (L5)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000HAJ