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Description & Requirements
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients’ businesses.

The world-renowned R&D teams at Xerox PARC have been developing new technologies designed to address many of the most complex and hard-to-solve challenges in the Cleantech sector.  The Controls Engineer for Cleantech is a newly created role that will work closely with the VP and Head of the Cleantech Business Unit and the R&D team at PARC to bridge novel technologies into productization in Xerox’s new Cleantech Business.

This role offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation for Cleantech solutions and be a part of creating and launching cutting edge technology.



Lead the design and implementation of new controls hardware and software for a novel HVAC product, consisting of electrical, air, water, and refrigerant flows
Designing validation plans and overseeing tests on control system to address performance, reliability, and robustness
Detailed diagnostics and troubleshooting of system issues or poor system response and implementing robust corrective actions
Coordinating with different design groups to address changes affecting multiple aspects of a system
Summarizing and presenting findings to promote changes to design and/or process workflow
Documenting hardware and software system architecture and function
Support team members in the design and build of automated test rigs and data acquisition systems to evaluate performance and reliability of various fluid/thermal/electrochemical components and systems
Participate in Failure Modes and Effects Analysis


BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or directly adjacent field of study
>5 years experience in working with controls for fluid/thermal systems, preferably experience with HVAC
Strong critical thinking skills: ability to deep dive into cause-effect and complex diagnostics
Demonstrated history of analyzing, and troubleshooting controls for fluid/thermal systems
Structured problem solving skills leveraging inputs such as functional documentation (electrical schematics, control logic, flow diagrams)


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