Prototype Electrical Engineer

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Prototype Electrical Engineer

Employment Type: Full-time

The Role

As a Prototype Electrical Engineer, you will work with design engineers to support the development of our vehicle’s electronics. As part of the Prototype Build/Vehicle team, you will work as a critical thinker, expeditor, problem-solver, and team player. You will utilize engineering tools and applications to design prototype components. You play a critical role in the design and development of future Aptera products. You will work cross-functionally with other Aptera teams to accommodate appropriate component interfaces and design for manufacturability. 

You will:

  • Perform diagnosis and repair of ECUs and PCBs, including prototypes and test bench setups (electrical/mechanical/software)
  • Communicate directly with engineers, manager, and other technicians to ensure a high level of technical support
  • Maintain detailed records of all work performed
  • Create documentation for evolving test and assembly processes
  • Rework printed circuit boards in accordance with engineering specifications, standards, and/or test procedures
  • Be familiar with a soldering iron, harnessing, and troubleshooting of vehicle electrical systems

Your skills include:

  • Ability to work under extreme uncertainty
  • Analytical problem-solving skills, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis
  • 3+ years of technician/engineering work experience in electronics/engineering labs preferred
  • Technology/Technician degree or equivalent experience
  • Electric vehicle experience preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate and escalate issues and be able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Strong electrical understanding
  • Soldering and harnessing skills
  • Low voltage electrical knowledge and training
  • Familiar with test equipment such as voltmeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, signal generators, antennas
  • CAN network understanding
  • Strong technical ability
  • Experience with MS office tools (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Project)
  • Experience with automotive electronics development standards
  • Experience with automotive controllers used in safety critical systems
  • Leadership capabilities with the ability to train others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 
  • Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail 
  • Technical understanding and familiarity with automotive industry standards that cover environmental, mechanical, electrical aspects of validation
  • Familiarity with CAN, LIN, Ethernet communications and the tools used to interface with them
  • Hands-on experience working with electronic/electric systems and all traditional lab equipment (DMM, Oscilloscope, VNA, Logic Analyzers, Power Supplies)
  • Excellent aptitude in circuit theory and general electronics design practice (communication networks, SMPS, Analog and Digital design)
  • Bachelor’s from an ABET accredited university with a major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or other related STEM field PREFERRED but not required

Additional Requirements:

  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Flexibility to work long hours and weekends when required

About Aptera Motors

Aptera Motors delivers the world’s most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles (sEVs), made Aptera Motors delivers the most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles (sEVs) with breakthroughs in battery efficiency, aerodynamics, material science and manufacturing. The first in a series of eco-friendly vehicles, Aptera has the longest range of any production vehicle with 1,000 miles per charge and the ability to travel up to 40 miles a day on free power from its integrated solar panels. Its unique body shape allows it to slip through the air using far less energy than other electric and hybrid vehicles on the road today.

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