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Hybrid Powertrain Controls Engineer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

Job Type

Full Time



About the Role

We are looking for an experienced hybrid powertrain controls engineer to join our team in developing the world’s most efficient piston engines. If you have a background in developing control systems that enhance the advantages of combustion and electric power working together, you’ll find an exciting career path of cutting edge challenges at Intelline. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute substantially to testing, demonstration, and early customer deliveries of world-first engine technologies.

This position will require mostly in-person work at our Waterloo facility, with some flexibility for hybrid/remote work. Please include a resume and portfolio of work when applying.

Salary Range: $75,000-$95,000CAD/yr +stock options, depending on experience.



  • Undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline.

  • 5+ years work experience in hybrid powertrain development and/or hybrid power systems.

  • 5+ years experience with VCU development.

  • 3+ years experience with National Instruments cRIO hardware and LabView. FPGA experience is a plus.

  • 3+ years experience in rapid prototyping engine controls development with flexible ECU platforms (Mahle Flexible ECU, Audesse FlexCase, or similar).

  • 3+ years experience with setup and calibration of a variety of sensors (pressure transducers, thermocouples, encoders, various automotive gas analysis sensors).

  • Experience with CAN bus communication.

  • Proficient in MATLAB/Simulink, python, C, Microsoft office products.

  • Extensive knowledge of internal combustion piston engines and electric power generation through work experience and/or personal projects.

  • Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills through previous work experience with substantial project responsibilities.

Additional skills to thrive in this role:

  • Work experience in the automotive or industrial equipment sector.

  • Experience with prototype engine development and/or prototype electric powertrain development.

  • Hands-on experience with engines, powertrain systems, or similar multidisciplinary heavy-duty hardware projects.

  • Work experience at a startup, or clear ability to take on substantial project responsibilities and quickly produce tangible results.

  • Energetic and relentless approach to problem solving.

  • Attention to detail and strong sense of responsibility for assigned tasks.

  • Strong initiative. A successful candidate will strive for team success in pursuit of the company’s vision and can independently identify task priorities.

  • Passion for power generation technologies and reducing carbon emissions with practical solutions.

  • Passion for multidisciplinary hardware challenges – the complicated stuff.

About the Company

Intelline is a venture-backed hardware startup based in Waterloo, ON. We make industrial generators that use 40% less fuel, with virtually any fuel type. Our patented valve-in-piston linear engine technology offers unprecedented variability in combustion control, such that our generators can achieve the highest possible efficiency in real world conditions.

We’re developing an engine architecture for standalone power and hybrid vehicle use in multiple sectors (mining, construction, marine, energy, military, datacenter, and more). Our products will be exposed to a wide range of challenging environments and must produce reliable power for decades, all while minimizing carbon emissions from cradle to grave. It’s complicated, difficult, and important. If this excites you, we’d love to meet you.

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