Row Planter

Controls Engineer

Location: Ames, Iowa

The Opportunity
Ag Leader Technology, Inc. a leader in the precision farming electronics and software industry has an opening for a Controls Engineer. 


  • Work in a cross-functional team of engineers in an Agile development methodology
  • Develop closed-loop control systems for innovative hydraulic and electromechanical agricultural products
  • Assist teams with the implementation of control algorithms in embedded software applications
  • Optimize the performance of existing systems and control methods
  • Act as a technical adviser with internal groups in the organization on control systems


  • MS or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, or other appropriate degree
  • Real-world or coursework experience in controls engineering
  • Model based control design using Matlab/Simulink
  • Design, analysis and testing of hydraulic control systems
  • Design, analysis and testing of electromechanical control systems

Prefered Elements

  • Familiarity with agricultural machinery and practices
  • Knowledge of adaptive control systems
  • Understanding of machine learning theory and applications
  • Agile development methods
  • FMEA Analysis
  • Familiarity with Kalman filtering techniques and applications

Ag Leader is a drug-free work environment. All offers for employment are contingent upon taking and passing a drug test, as well as an acceptable background check.

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