Sr. Electrical Engineer- Prototype Engineering & Fabrication

Palo Alto, California
13 Oct 2018
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Prototype Engineering and Fabrication team is a small, tight-knit team comprised of Mechanical, Electrical and Firmware Engineers, Technicians and Fabricators. The team is responsible for the rapid engineering, build and bring-up of functional prototype vehicles to support current and future programs. Projects range from ground-up vehicle builds to modification of existing platforms to evaluate new components and technologies. As an Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, integrating and bringing up the control systems at the heart of these prototypes.

• Design electrical architecture and electronic circuits, including consideration of processor requirements and integration, system timing and bus loading.
• Design hardware, source components, develop schematics, manage layout, and test prototypes to validate hardware.
• Design and manage build of complex vehicle wire harnesses.
• Debug and Bringup of vehicle systems.

• BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability
• 5+ years of professional electronic design experience
• Deep passion for engineering, prototyping, technology and cars

Skills & Experience
• Understand vehicle-level systems engineering including communications, functionality trade-offs, grounding and EMC strategy.
• Expertise in Automotive communication networks (CAN, LIN, Ethernet)
• Strong electrical system and software debugging skills, system-level debug and bus trace analysis.
• Experienced with board bring-up and troubleshooting tools such as GDB, JTAG, logic analyzers and oscilloscopes.
• Wire harness design and build experience including knowledge of appropriate tools, materials and best practices.
• Knowledge and experience in designing for environmental constraints (temp, humidity, and vibration), regulatory compliance and product debug (EMC/EMI, ESD, transients, etc).
• Additional complementary skills - programming, mechanical design, fabrication, etc.
• Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles and unexpected changes in direction.
• Proven record of meeting tight deadlines without sacrificing quality.
• Strong communication and social skills. The ability to work with many different people and manage working relationships.
• A self-starter who instinctively and consistently creates personal and professional stretch goals and meets them.
• Demonstrated hands-on capability and willingness to get your hands dirty!

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