Vehicle Control System Engineer (10+ years of experience)


  • Full Time

Thordrive is transforming the future of autonomous technology, safety, and reliability. Thordrive is a rapidly growing company in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence. Our technology has been developed over 15 years by respected experts and highly motivated individuals. Today, we are focused on developing our autonomous technology to apply in aviation and industrial industries with huge growth potential. We are growing very fast and we want to keep our startup working culture. Join us to be part of the industry leading company that will revolutionize the autonomous vehicle field!

We are looking for a highly motivated Control System Engineer in Cincinnati, OH with at least 10 years of professional work experience in the field of vehicle control. The candidate should have a clear understanding of the vehicle dynamics, and extensive experience in the development of high and low-level control algorithms for vehicles. This experience must include: selecting appropriate control algorithms, designing proper tests, and verifying the algorithm’s performance on the vehicle.
The candidate should be able to transfer their theoretical knowledge into practical applications.




  • To develop and test control algorithms to be implemented on an autonomous vehicle
  • To verify the proper performance of the algorithms over time
  • To identify the critical states and parameters of the system
  • Design the tests for parameter estimation and model verification in the real environment
  • Aide in developing vehicle’s dynamic models
  • Work cross-functionally with various groups including, path planning, localization, perception, etc.



  • Deep knowledge of control algorithms such as linear and nonlinear control, optimal control, adaptive control, etc.
  • Understanding the linear and nonlinear behavior of complex physical systems
  • Understand the key methods for parameter and state estimation in the field of autonomous driving
  • Knowledge in control design and stability of linear and nonlinear systems
  • Capable of analyzing dynamic model performance in MATLAB/Simulink via data analysis
  • Strong communication and preference to work in teams
  • Desire to work in a startup business environment



  • Programming knowledge in C++ and ROS is a big plus
  • Understand the concepts of Perception – Static and Dynamic objects, Ego localization, OEDR (Object and Event Detection & response)
  • Familiar with hardware used for self-driving cars
  • Understand the safety frameworks and current industry practices for vehicle development
  • Experience with product development, launching products into production, failure analyses such as DFMEA, design validation testing, and supporting production end-of-line functional tests and calibration


    We offer:
    Competitive salary
    Health/Vision/Dental all paid by the employer
    Hybrid Workplace Style (The amount of onsite and remote work may differ per position)
    Free Snacks and Drinks
    Happy Hour hosted by the employer to celebrate accomplishments!