Head of Control Systems Strategy (m/f)
Sveta Nedelja, Croatia

About us

We are a technology powerhouse that designs, engineers, and manufactures the world's most advanced automotive technology and hypercars. Bytes to bolts, Rimac is where everything happens.

Our teams develop and produce both hardware and software solutions for our flagship, record-breaking hypercar, the Nevera, as well as for other automotive manufacturers’ vehicles. Working on technology solutions for partners such as Porsche, Hyundai, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Automobili Pininfarina, and others, gives Rimac a unique position of a technology leader in the high-performance electric vehicle industry. The stakes are high.

As a fast-moving company, we nurture a high-performing culture. If you are interested in joining, you must be prepared for relentless learning, adapting, and embracing new technologies. We expect an easy-going person, but also self-driven, entrepreneurial, and highly independent in their work, that will enjoy rising to the challenge and have fun pushing the limits of technology.

Our expectations are high. And we can only achieve our goals with the dedication and collaboration of our exceptional team. Our ambition is to deliver and go the extra mile. We need to expand our already industry-leading team, find the best people, and lead the charge.

The Head of Control Systems Strategy is expected to lead the design and specification of innovative Control Systems, aiming to offer class leading attributes and customer experience from the perspective of vehicle performance, efficiency, durability and reliability.


1. Work tasks and responsibilities: 


  • Designing, implementing, verifying, and validating Control System Strategies at system and vehicle level, from SiL and HiL-rigs to prototype demonstrators and to series production.
  • Designing and delivering embedded software (SW) for virtual and physical Proof-Of-Concept of the proposed strategies and supporting the subsequent industrialization.
  • Specification of the Design Verification Process (DVP) for the proposed Control Systems Strategies and Application Software (ASW) through cross-functional simulation tools, SiL & HiL-rigs as well as prototype and production vehicles, adhering to the V-process paradigm.
  • Defining and implementing SW development processes according to the ISO26262 Functional Safety standards and supporting the associated documentation and validation needs.
  • Supporting the definition of the Control Systems Roadmap for autonomy-related requirements and autonomy-enabled features relevant to the current and future platform portfolio.
  • Supporting E/E vehicle system architecture design capturing all Controls Systems implications.
  • Supporting Aerodynamics, Chassis, Powertrain actuation HW design and optimization by capturing the cross-functional implications of Control Systems, through the definition and implementation of appropriate control strategies and though engineering specification via target cascade processes.


  • Set and manage objectives & targets for the Control Systems Strategy team.
  • Develop the team’s capability while supporting the team members’ well-being and progression.
  • Build successful relations within the Vehicle Engineering Department with particular emphasis on Chassis and Vehicle Integration, EE & SW and Powertrain teams.
  • Liaise with Tier 1 suppliers for SW and HW of Control Systems and academic research partners.
  • Adhere to investment and piece costs targets in line with the business cycle plan.
  • Ensure adherence to all legislative and safety targets and performances requirements as well as compliance with all the policies and procedures issued by and on behalf of BUGATTI-RIMAC


2. Requirements: 

Essential Experience

  • Broad experience as a Controls Systems or SW engineer within the Automotive/Motorsport industry and proven record in delivering Control Systems for Active Chassis and/or Hybrid/EV Powertrain. 
  • Excellent understanding of embedded Control Systems and hands-on experience of mainstream automotive ECU HW and SW development processes, AUTOSAR & A-SPICE.
  • Hands-on experience using Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow, model-based controls and automatic code generation techniques for algorithm development following ISO26262 or IEC61508 processes.
  • Expert user of Software development tools e.g., Vector CANape, CANoe, etc.
  • Experience using simulation and analysis techniques for vehicle and component(s).
  • Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance multiple tasks.

Preferred Experience

  • Understanding of Automotive Cybersecurity and ISO/SAE21434.
  • Understanding of requirements capture tools such as Polarion/Doors.
  • Experience of FMEA process and robust problem resolution.
  • Systems-Engineering thinking and comprehension of interdependencies, experience with relevant tools, e.g., SysML, and understanding of multidisciplinary simulation tools.
  • Experience with model-based development environments allowing for capturing E/E and embedded systems development implications, e.g., PREEVISION, RTaW-Pegase.


3. Education/Qualifications

  • Extensive industry experience, ideally both OEM and Tier 1.
  • Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline e.g., Controls, Mechatronics.
  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink and/or other Control System Design and Rapid Prototyping tools.
  • Competence is using data acquisition and post-processing tools.
  • Full EU driving license, ideally Proving Ground B permit.


What we are like and what we offer

  • We operate in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • You will have the opportunity to work on world-class solutions with cutting-edge technology
  • We work a lot, but also know how to have fun (fun teambuilding, crazy company parties, kitchen and relaxation zones around the office, free coffee/tea and fresh fruit, etc.)
  • Family-like and open work environment (subsidies for kindergartens, Christmas parties for kids, and presents for kids)
  • Financial subsidy for transportation
  • Additional and supplementary healthcare covered
  • Internal educations program
  • Psychological counseling
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home days – up to 12 days of remote work per month
  • Discounts at stores and clinics – for humans and pets 😊

If you are a creative, problem solving, open-minded, highly-motivated individual and you love a fast-paced environment and are up for the challenge – where were you hiding?

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