Senior Electrical Engineer

South San Francisco, CA
Software & Controls /
Full Time /
Lightship is the first American all-electric recreational vehicle manufacturer currently developing an aerodynamic, battery-powered trailer for the electric age. As the macro transition to an all-electric transportation ecosystem accelerates, Lightship is bringing the increased convenience and superior performance that electrification offers to a pastime enjoyed by over 11 million American families.

Honoring Diverse Perspectives
Lightship is committed to hiring and developing top talent from diverse backgrounds. We believe representing and supporting diverse groups is key to the success of our team members, customers, shareholders and the achievement of our mission and vision. We operate in a collaborative environment with a flat organizational structure and expect a high degree of integrity, autonomy and creativity from all members of the team.

About the Role
Lightship’s mission to modernize and electrify RVs demands that we build a complex power system with multiple interfaces. As an Electrical Engineer, you are comfortable designing, building, and testing control and communication circuitry. You are scrappy and eager to be hands-on in a program’s early stages as well as willing to evolve as the program moves into production. You will work closely with the software team and help hasten our path to market with an exceptional vehicle that redefines RVing.


    • Create board requirements from high level product requirement
    • Electrical component analysis and selection
    • Design main control and interface circuitry for vehicle
    • Design and/or support design of PCBs
    • Fully bench test completed PCBAs
    • Work closely with software team to verify functionality
    • Develop and execute a test suite to ensure performance and reliability
    • Support integration testing via data analysis, troubleshooting, and debugging
    • Support supplier management and requirements definition
    • Provide input in manufacturing of PCBAs
    • Collaborate with other teams to optimize system design
    • Lead circuit design reviews
    • Technical mentorship and guidance to growing team of electrical engineers

Minimum Qualifications

    • BS, MS (preferred), or above in Electrical Engineering
    • Minimum 7 years experience as an electrical design engineer
    • Excellent knowledge of electrical schematics and control circuitry
    • Proven experience in microprocessor and associated peripheral design
    • Understanding of communication hardware interfaces such as ADC, CAN, I2C, and WiFi
    • Highly experienced in circuit simulation
    • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout tools such as Altium

Preferred Qualifications

    • Understanding of EMI/EMC
    • Comfortable with high voltage test equipment
    • General understanding of electric power systems
    • General understanding of automotive standards for PCBAs
    • You are self-directed and are motivated to design the best system possible
    • You bring an entrepreneurial mindset to your work and are comfortable with uncertainty


    • Lightship compensation consists of the yearly salary above plus equity, which gives you a stake in the company.
$180,000 - $210,000 a year

Onsite/Hybrid Work
Hybrid roles at Lightship require onsite work from our offices Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Tuesdays and Fridays are optional work from home days, when your work will be executed more successfully from home. Speak to the hiring manager to learn more.

Employee Benefits & Philosophy - Applies to Full Time Employees only
- Healthcare, Dental, Vision
- 401k
- Flexible Paid Time Off - that we actually want you to use!
- 12 weeks paid parental leave
- $2,000 per year towards an RV trip of your own &/or professional development opportunities - we call this a LightTrip

Lightship offers all of its full time employees and their dependents full benefits including health, dental and vision insurance and covers 100% of the insurance premium. We are on a mission to create a more healthful all-electric experience for a pastime that millions of families enjoy and believe strongly that our team should not have to worry about quality healthcare for themselves or their loved ones along the way.