The Shyft Group USA, Inc

Senior Software and Controls Engineer - Plymouth

Plymouth, MI
At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver. Proudly the North American leader in specialty vehicles

Job Description

Senior Software and Controls Engineer

Posted: Friday, 9/15/2023

Senior Software and Controls Engineer | The Shyft Group (TSG) | Plymouth, MI

Regular Employee | Salary Exempt

Who we are:

At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver. Proudly the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis bring people, goods, and services where they need to be.


We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands - Utilimaster®, Blue Arc™, Royal® Truck Body, DuraMag®, Magnum®, Strobes-R-Us®, Spartan® RV Chassis, Red Diamond™, and Builtmore™. Over 4,000 employees across ten states and two countries work independently and together as one team under Shyft, building chassis, vehicle bodies, and accessories that improve every route, every run, every ride.


Empowered by a supportive, inclusive, and highly entrepreneurial culture, every person behind our brands is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Together under the Shyft umbrella, our teams drive new synergies that bring innovations to life on the road — for an experience that is safer, more satisfying, more rewarding all around.


With 50 years and millions of miles behind us, we continue to charge forward
— leading the commercial vehicle transition to electric, innovating across all our brands, and earning our position among Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies.


What you’ll do:


As Senior EV Software Controls Engineer for Blue Arc™ (A Shyft Group Brand) based at our R&D facility in Plymouth, MI, you will be accountable for developing, implementing, and testing EV controls software and hardware and for creating component and system-level design and release documentation for our electric vehicle systems.

Additionally, your role as Senior EV Software and Controls Engineer will be instrumental in shaping the future of how electric specialty are designed, built, and delivered.

Relocation assistance is available for non-local candidates.

You will also be accountable for:

  • Developing, implementing, and testing of EV controls software and hardware
  • Performing controls strategy development and verification for electric vehicle components and systems
  • Designing improvements to existing and future EV software systems
  • Building and modifying Simulink code to run on a real-time embedded target
  • Interfacing with the production team to resolve engineering change requests
  • Participating in component selection and verification activities
  • Creating manufacturing, assembly, and service-related documentation

Expand your knowledge of The Shyft Group and Blue Arc™ by exploring the Learn More section below.


What you need to be successful:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related
  • 6+ years of expertise in controls systems engineering or software engineering in the automotive
  • 6+ years of Matlab/Simulink experience
  • Ability to read engineering drawings, prints, schematics, and diagrams
  • Experience writing embedded applications on microcontrollers
  • Familiar with CAN and the J1939 protocol
  • Experience writing C++ and Python (preferred)
  • Knowledge of wire harnesses and automotive electrical systems
  • Understanding of basic electric vehicle systems and operations (preferred)

Learn More

The content below is exclusively available on our careers site job description: https://theshyftgroup.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/10?c=theshyftgroup

The Shyft Group

  • Employee Testimonials
  • Our Story
  • 2022 Sustainability Report
  • YouTube Channel
  • Our LinkedIn Page

Blue Arc™

  • Blue Arc Launch Video (YouTube)
  • Class 5 EV Crew Cab Announcement (Video)
  • Power Cube for EVs (Video)
  • Ride and Drive - Recap Video

Follow Blue Arc™ on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube



Why The Shyft Group?


We believe that when our people thrive personally and professionally, our business thrives. We are committed to offering comprehensive benefits programs that stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.

Stay Healthy:

Medical and Rx Plan

Health Savings Account

Dental and Vision Plan

Healthcare Flexible Spending

Wellness Plan


Financial Security:

401 (k) Retirement Savings

Short and Long Term Disability

Company Provided Life and Dependent Life Insurance

Voluntary Term Life Insurance


Work/Life Balance:

Educational Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program

Dependent Care FSA


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The Shyft Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply, please email us at [email protected].

The Shyft Group USA, Inc At A Glance

At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver. Proudly the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis bring people, goods, and services where they need to be. We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands -- Utilimaster®, Blue Arc™, Royal® Truck Body, DuraMag®, Magnum®, Strobes-R-Us®, Spartan® RV Chassis, Red Diamond™, and Builtmore™. Over 4,000 employees across ten states and two countries work independently and together as one team under Shyft, building chassis, vehicle bodies, and accessories that improve every route, every run, every ride. Empowered by a supportive, inclusive, and highly entrepreneurial culture, every person behind our brands is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Together under the Shyft umbrella, our teams drive new synergies that bring innovations to life on the road — for an experience that is safer, more satisfying, more rewarding all around. With 50 years and millions of miles behind us, we continue to charge forward — leading the commercial vehicle transition to electric, innovating across all our brands, and earning our position among Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies.
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