Electrical Engineer I at Virgin Hyperloop

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To connect the world, we must reflect the world. At Virgin Hyperloop, we’re bringing together unique perspectives, empowering our community to celebrate all voices, and creating equal opportunities to build, grow, and thrive. 

WHY WE NEED YOU

The Power Electronics division is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, building, and testing the electrical power components in the Hyperloop system. These components include variable frequency drives for propulsion and levitation, energy storage systems, charging systems, wiring and cable assemblies, and the associated control hardware and control algorithms.

We are seeking a general Electrical Engineer at our Los Angeles facility to join our diverse, experienced team in designing power electronics for one of the most challenging transportation applications on Earth. This general electrical engineer will be responsible for the design and development of various complex test setup or test rigs in supporting all related power electronics product development tests, procedures, documentation, testing hardware selection and procurement.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the testing activities and assist in all hands-on work for building testing equipment and maintaining it for its life cycle. You will be also responsible for documenting the test rig development details and any anomalies if you find in the rig design.

The direct responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding electrical system schematics and provide 2D drawings in AutoCAD
  • Understand system wiring schematics and provide harness drawings in AutoCAD
  • Design and build benchtop test fixtures or stand-alone test rigs based on the recommendations from the functional owners including HV functions
  • Design and build wire harness for any engineering need within the team including both LV & HV
  • Identify, review, select, and purchase all materials, parts, tools, equipment that are required for above mentioned builds
  • Manage inventory for tools and electronic equipment
  • Maintain built hardware, troubleshoot test hardware, or make repairs if necessary
  • Adhere to standard manufacturing standards and safety protocols
  • Collaborate with design engineers, analysts, and test engineers to support any hands-on testing needs, operate test equipment, record test data/ test procedures accurately

WHAT YOU'VE DONE

  • Experience fabricating special test equipment and using harnesses build tools
  • Experience in electronic lab with SMD soldering and PCB reworking
  • Experience using basic test equipment such as multimeter, oscilloscope, power supplies, etc.
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot test hardware issues
  • Experience using common machine shop tools and equipment
  • Experience in HV test setup design and working in a HV Lab environment

NICE TO HAVE

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent education or related work experience
  • Strong skills to work in fast paced prototype/fabrication shops
  • Team player spirit and willing to get job done
  • Ability to use instrumentation such as thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, pressure gauges, and flow meters
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio

WHY VIRGIN HYPERLOOP

  • Our Benefits: medical (including infertility & mental health), dental, vision, life, FSA, HSA, 401k, and more 
  • Your Wellbeing: flexible work schedules, unlimited PTO, and 16 weeks of paid parental leave
 
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We're located in the Arts District, an up-and-coming neighborhood with new hotels, restaurants, and breweries—and just minutes away from Downtown LA!

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!

Matt

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My job is based around collaboration with other teams. When a team needs to optimize their workflow or day-to-day operations, I gather requirements from them to find solutions to best suit their needs. I love being able to make this easier and simpler for other teams.

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IT Operations Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.

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What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.

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What are Virgin Hyperloop Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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