Hardware in the Loop (HIL)

Seattle, WA
Full Time
Power Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Mid Level


ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since
September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to
address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles.
To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6-seat aircraft
powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial
deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia
as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.
ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and
electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to
operate. Commercializing the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem,
encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of


● Develop and validate software/controls requirements using OpalRt platform tools
● Lead Rapid-prototyping and control algorithm software integration using dSPACE platform
● Coordinate HIL bench deployment and support for Fuel Cell and Propulsion systems HIL benches
and their associated software and hardware tools
● Provide technical support and testing assistance for test script development, test execution
(Python, PCAN explorer, Code composer.)), test automation support internal/external customer
● Plan, communicate, and coordinate HIL strategy and model rollout to support applications and
features requested by different internal teams and customers
● Design and develop fault injection solutions for sensors, actuators, communications busses, and
other hardware components
● Design and develop hardware simulators for vehicle components such as Inverters
(DCDC/DCAC), motors, batteries, fuel cell, distribution boxes, filters etc
● + Design HIL harnessing, and hardware interfaces required to integrate simulated components
with flight hardware
● Develop support Human Machine Interfaces or GUI to support HIL test execution and rapid
● Maintaining HIL system architecture following requirement update and evolution

Experience and Qualifications

● Experienced in Electric and hybrid power trains, HV energy management, HV propulsion drives,
fuel cells, battery , EV thermal management, real-time plant model development for
vehicle/systems closed-loop emulation, control verification & validation
● Experienced in application software integration and development for OpalRt and dSPACE Rapid
prototype systems,
● OpalRt HiL Real-Time platform & simulation
● dSPACE ASM, ControlDesk, ConfigurationDesk, BusManager
● Vector CANalyzer
● Structured analysis & design, Control system requirements management & development
● Model Configuration management & requirements tools (e.g. Polarian/SVN ,etc.)
● Ability to work cross-functionally
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Experience on Powertrain or aircraft plant modeling and Integration experience
● Strong software design and debugging skills
● Ability to read schematics and work with hardware engineers
● Experience using CAN, RS485, ARINC232, RS232, FPGA, DSP

Diversity and Inclusion

As a young company in the aviation industry, we need people of different backgrounds that bring a
plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and




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