Senior Electrical Engineer

South San Francisco
Electrical Systems /
Full-time /
At Elroy Air, we build autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) cargo aircraft systems to change the way the world moves goods. Transporting cargo by air is faster and more efficient than by land or sea, but before recent technological and regulatory developments, it was prohibitively expensive. Today, we’re able to expand middle-mile logistics possibilities across multiple sectors. The commercial express shipping industry spends $140B annually on the middle-mile and needs faster, better solutions - while the armed forces are increasingly prioritizing unmanned aerial cargo delivery systems.

These partners and customers are already responding enthusiastically to the technologies we are pioneering. As we develop and deploy these systems, we are looking for people like you: motivated collaborators, excited by our mission and by the rare opportunity to improve how logistics works around the world. You will play an important role in establishing Elroy Air as the industry standard in this massive market.

Diverse perspectives at all levels are critical to innovation and employee development. We encourage our team to bring their whole selves to Elroy. This includes but is not limited to gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, ability, parenthood status, veteran status, educational background, citizenship status, or any combination of these characteristics.

As a Senior Electrical Engineer you will be a key member of our Electrical Systems team and you will be responsible for the electrical design of components throughout our hybrid VTOL aircraft.  This includes electronic assemblies controlling and monitoring both low and high voltage systems, including power distribution and circuit protection.  

This is an onsite, full-time, salaried, exempt role based in South San Francisco with some travel to our flight test facility in Byron, CA.

What you’ll own:

    • Development of detailed electrical sub-system requirements based on product functional needs
    • Recommendations for build vs buy decisions supported by analysis and data
    • Design of electrical sub-systems and components to meet performance, weight and cost requirements
    • Full life-cycle support of your hardware, from specification through design, sourcing, fabrication, test, integration and flight
    • Engineering analysis, simulations, prototyping, testing, debugging and characterization to ensure your designs work as expected
    • Collaboration with mechanical, electrical, firmware/software, test, and other engineers to ensure your designs integrate seamlessly with other vehicle sub-systems
    • Mentorship of early-career engineers, and support of non-EE staff dealing with interdisciplinary technical challenges

Our ideal candidate:

    • A BS or higher degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
    • 7+ years of experience as a hands-on Electrical Engineer
    • 3+ years of experience working with  inverters in motor drive and/or grid interface applications
    • Deep and broad experience in power electronics including circuit topologies, power semiconductors, magnetics, passive devices, controls, EMI/EMC, circuit protection and thermal management
    • A passion for technology, is independently motivated, has strong verbal and written communication skills, and a positive and professional demeanor

Bonus points for:

    • Experience with batteries and battery management
    • Vehicle powertrains in aerospace, automotive or marine industries
    • PCB design
    • Instrumentation and data acquisition

What's in it for you:

    • Competitive pay + generous equity package
    • Comprehensive options for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
    • Company-sponsored long and short term disability coverage
    • Retirement planning: 401(k) with company contribution + Roth IRA
    • 3 months of fully paid parental leave
    • Highly flexible time off policy- that we actually want you to use!
    • Employee Assistance Program with 24/7 support
    • A kind, diverse, and highly skilled team
    • Flexible work arrangements (we understand you have a personal life)
Elroy Air's compensation package includes market competitive salary, equity for all full time roles, and great benefits. If you are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, our expected cash compensation for this role is $160,000 - $220,000. We are hiring for multiple levels and backgrounds so final offers may vary from the amounts listed based on experience, expertise, and other factors.

We encourage you to apply even if you aren't an exact match for our open role as many of our team members come from nontraditional backgrounds.

All employees will be screened through E-Verify.

This position will require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Please note that any offer for employment will be conditioned on any required authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations necessary to perform the responsibilities of the position.

Elroy Air does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters that we do not have a written agreement with and all employment activities are managed through our People & Places team. We reserve the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes received without being responsible for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes.