LEAD HARDWARE ENGINEER

Cambridge, MA
Engineering
Full-time

About Us
Our team combines over 30 years of interdisciplinary university research in self-driving technologies (DARPA Urban Challenge), electric vehicles (CityCar), and Mobility-on-Demand Systems. We also have a decade of industrial and entrepreneurial experience that includes shared fleets (Zipcar) and manufacturing robots. Our team is focused on the fastest path to market, in order to maximize the benefits of self-driving technologies for all. Centrally located in the Hub of Innovation, engineers will be able to work in a highly collaborative, hands-on, and open environment.

Responsibilities

    • Build hardware for a self-driving vehicle
    • Develop and maintain hardware systems
    • Prototyping: lead prototyping in the area of mechanical design and integration with electronics and the software development group, develop designs that meet functional requirements established by the product development team and execute their fabrication and testing, lead the hardware team and coordinate with the software team to deliver prototypes both in a timely and cost-effective manner, and coordinate with contractors to make sure prototypes are delivered in a timely and coordinated manner
    • Prototype Testing: lead the prototype testing team during all phases of testing including pre-testing, test the robustness of the integrated mechanical/electrical design in multiple weather conditions, establish and lead an on-site team that will conduct tests and gather data, provide training to the team to ensure that they have all the knowledge and know-how to properly conduct tests, and extensive travel is required for this aspect of the work
    • Design for Scale: lead design for manufacturing efforts that involve the mechanical/electrical integration of our testing platform, develop low-run production manufacturability of self-driving vehicles, lead design efforts at volume production, develop designs that are reliable/robust, cost efficient, and easily manufacturable, support visits to contract suppliers to determine desired vendors for production, extensive travel is required for this aspect of the work, contractor and subcontractor coordination, and participate in our team’s hardware development processes, including documentation, automated testing, and source control practices

Requirements

    • BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, or equivalent work experience
    • 2-4 years professional experience in mechanical design, digital fabrication, design for manufacturing, and hands-on experience on electric vehicle propulsion systems

Bonus

    • In addition to basic requirements, we would prefer experience (1-2 years) in electro-mechanical integration and embedded systems. We would also prefer some management skills (since the role requires team formation and training)