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Navistar, Inc. Sr. Project Engineer- Control & Software in Lisle, Illinois

Position Overview

Navistar is currently seeking a Senior Project Engineer - Controls and Software to join our Vehicle and Powertrain Controls Software team!!

Navistar Vehicle and Powertrain Controls Software team is responsible for electronic controls and software requirements, design, coding, testing, software integration and releases.

This position is part of the Application Software team developing Controls and Software logic for all Navistar owned ECU applications including Electrification, ADAS systems, Engine Controls, Powertrain Controls, Body – Cab Controls, Chassis Controls and Instrument Cluster.

This is a Hybrid role with work schedule from home and our corporate headquarters located in Lisle, Illinois.


  • Development of controls and software for Electric Vehicle domain functions and Driver Assistance and Cab-Body functions

  • Development of controls requirements and controls DFMEA

  • Development of controls software requirements, design, simulation, and tests of various electronic control systems

  • Development of controls algorithms utilizing embedded software development process

  • Development of appropriate documentation to support process compliance

  • Utilization of controls software tools and processes

  • Functional verification/testing of developed design using data-replay/plant based closed-loop simulation techniques/ proto software test at HIL/engine dyno/vehicle

  • Analysis and reviews of controls requirements, software design/algorithms, software test results for Navistar in house and vendor software

  • Work in a team and contribute to the continuous improvement activities through participation in Lean projects, KPAC, process improvements, etc.

  • Problem solving and implementing solutions to the controls software issues

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology

  • At least 8 years of experience in product design/development

  • At least 1 year leading others in engineer/design activities


  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology

  • At least 6 years of experience in product design/development

  • At least 1 year leading others in engineer/design activities


  • PhD in Engineering or Engineering Technology

  • At least 3 years of experience in product design/development

  • At least 1 year leading others in engineer/design activities

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status

Desired Skills

  • Embedded software development experience

  • Experience with Electric Vehicle Controls System design

  • Experience in Drivers Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles Controls System design

  • Experience with Engineering tool Matlab, Simulink, MS Visio, INCA calibration tool, Software configuration management tools

  • Experience with Software programming language such as C/C++, embedded software development and testing tools (Canalyzer, HILs, etc.)

  • Experience with plant model, simulation and integration of HIL environments

  • Experience with Functional simulation of developed design using data-replay or plant based closed-loop simulation techniques

  • Experience with Vehicle, Powertrain or Engine Controls System design

Company Overview

Navistar is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don't.

Navistar is the Lisle, Illinois-based parent company of International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, aftermarket parts brands Fleetrite®, ReNEWed® and Diamond Advantage® and Brazilian manufacturer of engines and gensets MWM Motores Diesel e Geradores.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 12,000 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry.

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.