Hardware Sr. QA

West Hollywood Headquarters
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While we're headquartered in West Hollywood, California, we're quickly expanding across the world and coming to a city near you. We hope you're ready for the ride of your life. 

We are looking for someone to be someone both willing to roll up their sleeves and establish/implement tests across our electric bikes. You will be building out a team and processes in China in a fast paced environment. 

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What You'll Do

    • Head of hardware QA team
    • Building QA team and process in China
    • Validating new product hardware
    • Write tests
    • Build QA processes for safety plus efficiency for our electric bikes
    • Implement these QA processes for safety plus efficiency for our electric bikes
    • Introduce quality hardware in the future
    • Vendor management
    • Improve test process
    • Test hardware on all parts of our electric bikes
    • Follow up with factories both in US and in China
    • Clear reports
    • Perform mechanical, electrical and/or software verification to ensure alignment of requirements and specifications vs design
    • Qualifying end projects
    • Write certifications for each region
    • Safety tests
    • Compliance testing
    • Feedback between Operations and Engineering teams
    • Continuous improvement 
    • Analytical ability to predict failure and what steps to prevent and report severity
    • Quality for safety improvement
    • Quality of user experience
    • Performs design analysis tasks using Wheels and industry developed tools
    • Writes system requirements, and drives those into subsystem and component requirements
    • Troubleshoots complex systems from a hardware and software perspective
    • Writes technical documents including; Technical Specifications, Patent Applications, Reports, Requirements
    • Contributes to test case development to support validation
    • Perform mechanical, electrical and software verification to ensure alignment of requirements and specifications vs design
    • Uses DFMEA process and drives mitigations into requirements documentation and test cases

What You'll Need

    • Bachelor’s of Science in electrical, mechanical engineering, or a related field equivalent is required
    • 5+ years of experience in engineering projects including research and development efforts, Verification & Validation testing, and systems engineering aspects of the projects’ life-cycle
    • 5+ years of professional related Engineering or Quality work experience
    • Proven success leading and documenting Root Cause Corrective Action or Failure Analysis investigations
    • Possess effective interpersonal communication skills and ability to work well with team members, customers, suppliers and in a team environment
    • Ability to exercise sound judgement and apply decision-making skills with appropriate supervisory intervention
    • Proficient with GoogleDrive Suite Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) MS Access and Project
    • Must be familiar with technical procedures, specifications, standards, and other engineering and manufacturing related documents
    • Theoretical and practical experience applying statistics to resolving manufacturing issues
    • Experience in supporting design and manufacturing processes
    • Project management experience
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Good interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
    • Good listening, questioning, clarifying and summarizing skills to effectively communicate in one-on-one and small group settings
    • Ability to work in a dynamic environment requiring strong project and time management skills
    • DISCLAIMER: This is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position. However, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

Bonus Points

    • Experience in start up environments
    • A flexible mentality and comfortability working in high demand / fast-paced environments
    • Working experience in fields of; consumer electronics, auto industry, or Ebikes
    • Manager Experience
Wheels is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.