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Argonne National Laboratory Connected and Automated Vehicle Research Engineer in Lemont, Illinois

The Connected and Automated Vehicle Research Engineer will conceive, design, execute and analyze experimental projects to evaluate the functional envelope and performance characteristics of advanced automotive technologies with particular focus on the energy use and performance requirements of electrified, connected and automated vehicles as well as emerging mobility options. The Connected and Automated Vehicle Research Engineer will maintain a cutting-edge understanding and knowledge of developments in the mobility field of connected, automated vehicles and infrastructure connectivity technologies to improve mobility. The candidate will actively participate in sponsor interactions and publish research findings in relevant journals and present at national and international conferences. The Connected and Automated Vehicle Research Engineer will coordinate with team members across the Transportation and Power Systems Division (TAPS) to efficiently develop and implement advanced technical solutions. The candidate will support the development of novel project proposals that advance the understanding of connected and /or automated vehicles and associated technologies.

Position Requirements

  • Knowledge of connected and automated vehicle technologies with particular focus on operational and energy use implications in ‘Anything-in-the-Loop’ (XIL) style testing.

  • Organizational skills in developing and managing complex data sets and analysis code so that documentation of results and reports are easily understood and shared.

  • Understanding of vehicle system chassis dynamometer testing standards and processes

  • Understanding of vehicle communication networks (CAN, CAN FD, Automotive Ethernet), in using various computer-based data analysis and visualization languages and application (including but not limited to Python and common Python libraries, LabVIEW, Excel, Diadem, VBA, C).

  • Experience with experimental vehicle assessment (dyno, track) including test planning and execution.

  • Skills in visualization of experimental data, as well as oral and written communications.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Understanding of the connected and automated industrial landscape, trends, and stakeholders.

  • Understanding in vehicle connected and automated sensors including radar, lidar, camera, GIS and or GPS/IMU sensing, location information, mapping, and processing.

  • Bachelor’s and 5+ years, or Master’s and 3+ years, or Doctorate degree in mechanical, electrical engineering, computer science or related field.

  • 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

Mechanical/Civil Engineering 2

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Full time

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