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Cummins Inc. Systems and Control Research - Technical Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

Systems and Control Research - Technical Specialist


We are looking for a talented Systems and Control Research - Technical Specialist to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Corporate Organization in Columbus, IN / your remote home office. This hybrid role will be based out of Columbus, IN with flexibility for remote work, with a weekly onsite presence required approximately 2 days/week.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Work independently as well as with a diverse team to develop and apply advanced technology solutions to Cummins products and services using modeling, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and connectivity technologies.

  • Validate performance of the developed solution through simulations and application on target product to mature technology to be transferred to the Cummins business.

  • Document technology and results through patent applications, technical reports, and publications.

  • Stay current with advances in system technologies to seek out new ideas and applications.

  • Work in a team environment with colleagues across Corporate Research and Technology and business units as needed.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Doctorate degree in an Engineering field with research experience in the application of advanced control methods such as optimal control and MPC, optimization, estimation, or detection algorithms. Candidates with master’s degree in areas such as electrical, control or computer science with demonstrated experience in the design of advanced control and optimization are also highly encouraged to apply.

  • Knowledge and application of advanced control, optimization, estimation, and simulation.

  • Proficiency in MATLAB and Simulink and a programming language such as C, C++, or Python.

  • Demonstrated ability in research and product development and validation through simulation.

  • Demonstrated ability in research and product development through rapid prototyping tools such as Speedgoat or dSPACE is desired .

  • Capability to analyze large data generated through telematics in the field or simulation is desired .

  • Knowledge and application of vehicles with advanced powertrain simulation, energy management and control (hybrid/FC/BEV) is highly desired .

  • Education and experience in machine learning, system identification and Artificial Intelligent methods including reinforcement learning are desired .

  • Experience in connected and automated vehicle controls and modeling is desired .

  • Experience in Powertrain Efficiency Features development through simulation and vehicle testing is desired .

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

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At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Cummins Tech Center

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Apr 8, 2022, 12:01:19 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 220002KL