Motor Controls System Engineer


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio


Apr 25

River is an electric vehicle company backed by marquee international investors - Lowercarbon Capital, Toyota Ventures, Israel-based Maniv Mobility, and US-based Trucks VC. River is founded by experienced automotive professionals and has grown close to 300 employees in less than 2 years since its inception. We have also recently launched our first product Indie, the #SUVofScooters in Feb’23. Further details about the company as well as the product are accessible on our website:

Location : Whitefield Bangalore(On-site - Work from Office only)

Role: Motor Controls System Engineer

As a member of the Electrical architecture team, you will model, design, implement, test and benchmark the motor controls of current and future River traction motor drives. You will work closely with the power electronics and firmware engineers.


  • Help define requirements for motor control software and interfacing hardware components including voltage and current sensors, power stages, speed sensors
  • Understand, drive design of, and implement motor controller functionality, behaviours, and algorithms
  • Develop, test, and validate motor control algorithms in the laboratory and in-vehicle
  • Maintain awareness of and influence research and development in key component technologies that influence future inverter / motor designs and motor control
  • Advance River intellectual property in electric motor design and motor controls


  • Strong fundamentals of AC electric motors and drive systems analysis, modelling and control
  • Solid background in linear systems analysis, stability, and controller design
  • Basic proficiency with embedded firmware development in C/C++
  • Model development and data analysis in Matlab/Simulink
  • Strong communication and preference for working in teams
  • In-depth understanding of torque control techniques such as slip-based control, field oriented control, direct torque control
  • Prior experience with flux estimation methods, 3-phase power control, analytical control system theory development and analysis
  • Experience with various PWM schemes such as space vector, discontinuous, and sinusoidal modulation, including data-acquisition methods
  • Familiarity with sensorless motor control algorithms and low speed control techniques
  • Capability of delivering high-quality C code in an embedded microcontroller environment
  • System-oriented understanding of thermal, vehicle-level torque control, high voltage DC-link integration, efficiency optimization, and firmware integration for electric drives

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