Lead Software & Controls Engineer


Purpose of the role:

  • Responsible for control systems design and embedded software development. This includes the development of appropriate mathematical models and the interpretation of experimental data.
  • Responsible for parameterisation of motor drives and other EV systems.
  • To provide technical expertise and to work closely with other engineers to develop and improve control systems (at both motor level and vehicle level).
  • You will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of control systems for advanced electric motor and powertrain technologies.


Required skills and capabilities:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of power electronic converters, inverters, vehicle control systems and related components.
  • Strong knowledge of functional safety considerations - item definition, HARA analysis, functional safety goals creation and functional safety concept, etc.
  • Be able to foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, promote effective communication, and provide mentorship to the team members.
  • Demonstrate a passion for innovation, keeping up with industry trends, and exploring new approaches to improve efficiency and performance. A solid understanding of the automotive industry and the specific challenges and opportunities related to electric vehicle propulsion systems is highly desirable.
  • Comfortable working with simulation and modelling tools to validate and optimise control algorithms.
  • Abe to work independently and as part of a team, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Able to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrable adaptability to changing priorities, willingness to embrace new technologies and approaches, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • High attention to detail.


Qualifications and experience:

  • Preferably a postgraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Development, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in control systems development, preferably in the automotive or electric vehicle industry.
  • Proven track record of leading technical teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in simulation and modelling tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, Modelica, and PSIM.
  • Good understanding of PMAC motor drives and typical algorithms.
  • A clear understanding of typical EV systems and schematic layout.
  • Clear understanding of electrical fundamentals, experience diagnosing electrical issues and use of tools (oscilloscopes, etc).
  • Understanding of the key components in power-electronics designs.
  • Experience of CAN-bus communication, DBC files and experience working with software tools (Vector, PEAK etc).
  • Experience working with model-based code design.
  • Excellent understanding of relevant industry standards and regulations.
  • Prior experience in verification of controls, verification of functional requirements, and performance testing.



  • 37.5 hrs / week, with flexible start and finish times. Early finish on a Friday !
  • Single cover Private Health Insurance
  • Annual company bonus subject to achieved targets
  • Auto enrol pension
  • Free on-site parking including EV charging at reduced rates

Please apply using the "apply now" link on this page. There you can upload your CV, covering letter and provide other supporting information (salary expectations, right to work status, location, etc.) to help us process your application. 

About Saietta

We seek people who feel a strong affinity with high-quality and ground breaking products

Our core company values are grounded by intellectual curiosity, integrity, entrepreneurial mindset, international vision, the highest aspirations, and the continuous pursuit of excellence. We share a passion for creating world-shaping impact and we believe in transformative innovation and profound progress without compromise. Successful candidates will be rewarded with a high level of responsibility and trust early on in their role. If these values describe you, then we look forward to receiving your application for a specific role, or your expression of interest to be informed of a future opportunity.