Motor Control Design Engineer

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 2023. 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 safety.




  • Responsible for  motor control and monitoring algorithms and models (PM machines) 
  • Responsible for creating multi design optimisation algorithm including all the systems
  • Develop motor control with sensor and sensorless control (Kalman, Resolver, Encoder , Effect hall sensors) 
  • Create and implement the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) test bench using a real-time simulator for power electronics, interfaces and sensors
  • Integrate and debug motion control models, including inverters, fuel cell and motors, cooling systems , sensors , Systems controllers  
  • Create test plans, procedures and reports following the standards for hardware and software validation.
  • Set up the rapid prototype design and verification using RCP/Embedded code 
  • Set up the dyno, back to back test rig, and support Ironbird control testing 
  • Support motor control and system in aircraft, troubleshooting, debugging 
  • Support software integration by engineering embedded code and embedded firmware, and performing hardware-software integration.


Experience and Qualifications

Master’s degree in electrical engineering or foreign degree equivalent, and 5 years of experience with motor control, software , hardware/software in the loop , Dyno , qualification , integration , calibration. including 2 years of experience with of the following:


  • Motor control algorithm for PSM motor/generator : torque and speed control 
  • Excellent knowledge of motor modeling, design and verification : Electromagnetic , thermal and electrical modelization 
  • Experience with power electronics Inverter/Converters and electrical systems 
  • Excellent capability/ability to standrise control and monitoring algorithm 
  • Excellent knowledge of software model and hand coding 
  • Excellent and versatile capability to run Dyno and back to back motor 
  • Hands on and support cross teams : Hardware and system team / Test team and aircraft integration 
  • Hardware in the loop design and verification
  • Design and implementation of rapid prototype using dSPACE products
  • Implementation of automatized test benches using , HIL, Python, Excel
  • Highly experienced in MATLAB coding, Simulink , Target link , Embedded code environment
  • Troubleshooting test benches and equipment, analogue, digital, high speed communication
  • Excellent ability and skills with CAN bus, RSxxx buses , Ethernet
  • Troubleshooting Software (Code C) with code compose


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 creativity.



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