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Electrical Systems Engineer



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
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Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

What we’re building

Our vision is to electrify all waterborne vessels, and we're starting with electric watersport boats.

An electric boat is superior to a gas boat in almost every way: not only is it way easier to maintain (the single biggest pain point of owning a gas boat) and a lot cheaper to operate (a day of use costs ~$10 compared to ~$100 for a gas boat), but it’s also quieter, faster, more stable, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants.

Battery tech is finally good enough to pull this off, but a truly performant electric boat also requires a lightweight, purpose-built, hull to accommodate the large battery. With years of experience in aerospace manufacturing, we believe we can disrupt the gasoline boating industry through first principle engineering, innovative production techniques, and a scrappy start-up approach to problem solving.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone who is excited by our vision, eager for the challenge, and willing to learn on the job. Given that we’re an early stage company, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment, located in our manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. More than anything, we’re looking for someone that can adapt to the changing needs of the company. That said, there are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.

Core responsibilities

  • Contributing to vehicle level integrations from prototype to production
  • Defining technical requirements and specifications of vehicle systems and components
  • Architecture design of systems; power & communication topologies, control schemes, failure modes & responses
  • Designing and prototyping systems such as the battery packs, camera systems, power distribution, and related electrical integrations
  • Getting hands on with wiring, testing, and debugging both high and low voltage systems
  • Working closely with mechanical and manufacturing teams to bring the product to market
  • Working with internal teams & suppliers for component design, testing, and evaluation

Basic qualifications

  • Solid electrical fundamentals and electrical engineering knowledge
  • Experience with design and fabrication in production environments
  • Hands on experience for hardware development and troubleshooting

Bonus qualifications

  • Familiar with MATLAB, Simulink, LTSPICE and other specialized tools
  • Experience with automotive communication protocols (CAN, LIN, Ethernet, etc)
  • Familiarity with marine or automotive ISO or IEC standards
  • Experience with harness design process (CAD routing, schematic & formboard creation, improving manufacturability & install, etc)
  • Experience in PCB design, using schematic capture and layout tools
  • Familiar with firmware development for unit testing and integration
  • Ability to articulate and defend engineering decisions
  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Strong time management skills
  • Comfortable working 50 hours a week

At Arc, we encourage diversity and consider all qualified applicants equally for employment, regardless of background, identity, or status. You're welcome to reach out even if you feel you don't meet these qualifications. Passion and aptitude make up for a lot.

What we value

We value these three things above all else:

  • Empathy, for colleagues and for customers
  • Pragmatism, for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
  • Diversity, of background, opinion, culture, etc.

Given that we’re a small team working in a sometimes intense or stressful environment, it’s vital that our values align. We’d be happy to elaborate on any or all of these during the interview process.

What you’ll get

  • A meaningful equity stake
  • A salary between $100,000 and $185,000
  • Talented teammates that challenge you to be better
  • Access to and input over all aspects of the business
  • An opportunity to have an outsized impact on industry-defining vehicles
  • The ability to drive positive environmental change through your work
  • Nearly free health insurance (we cover 99%)
  • Daily lunches and plenty of snacks
  • Unlimited boat rides!

Hope to hear from you soon!

The crew at Arc