Lead Systems Engineer – EV Powertrains

April 21, 2023
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About the job
Position: Lead Systems Engineer

Description: At Chara Technologies (www.chara.co.in) we are building revolutionary cloud-connected electric motors for scalably deploying in various applications ranging from Electric Vehicles to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. We design and develop the hardware and software that drives these motors. The founders are veteran serial entrepreneurs, product experts, and motor technologists with more than eight decades of experience developing cutting-edge products and technologies. Chara is bringing transformative motor technology to the forefront of commercial applications. The company aims to make deep fissures in the extant hydrocarbon and rare-earth-based energy economy to create a greener future.

This role is in our Systems Engineering team working on EV and other applications. The candidate will lead the team on cross disciplinary projects for realisation of technical projects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Collaborate with hardware, software, mechanical and motor design teams for technically architecting and developing products. Define and own the system interfaces
Lead the efforts on Functional Safety process as per ISO26262 standard by conducting HARA, FMEA, Safety Analysis, Functional/Technical Safety requirements, etc.
Work on cross disciplinary problems relating to power electronics, thermal management, algorithms and performance improvements for various electric motors and controllers
Mentor team members for modelling and simulations in MATLAB/Simulink or other softwares to setup an MBD/MBSE flow for development
Take ownership of technical execution of projects and collaborate with project managers for requirements definition/traceability and timely execution of projects
Contribute to system validation test planning, documentation for Functional Safety requirements
Translate customer/product requirements into engineering requirements and develop initial POC
Conceptualize innovative ideas for coming up with new products and improving existing ones. Stay updated on latest developments in the field of EV and other sectors.
Perform RCA for failures/issues observed during field trials or in production.


B.E./B.Tech/Mtech in Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Engineering or related fields
Strong fundamentals in physics, mathematical modelling and engineering.
Knowledge of Functional Safety (ISO26262) and V-style processes
7+ years of experience in systems engineering or product management
Understanding of system interfaces, Power Electronics, Motors, Embedded Software
Knowledge of requirements management tools and system architecture modelling
Knowledge of vehicle architecture, preferably in EV.
Comfortable with spreadsheets, documentation, bug-management tools, etc.
Business knowledge for hardware product development is a plus.

Personal Traits:

Team player, with a can-do, proactive attitude
Problem solving
Committed and motivated

What you get:

Attractive Salary+ESOP’s!
Opportunity to work on India’s indigenous EV Powertrain systems from scratch
Opportunity to work in fast-paced startup environment and grow across multiple domains
Fast-tracked career growth


HSR Layout, Bangalore (On-site/Hybrid)