Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

| Greater LA Area
THE PURPOSE:

The Power Electronics and Battery division is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, building, and testing the electrical power components in every part of the Hyperloop system. These components include variable frequency drives for propulsion and levitation, energy storage systems, cable assemblies, and the associated control hardware and control algorithms. We are seeking a senior mechanical design engineer at our Los Angeles facility to join our diverse, experienced team in designing power electronics and battery systems for one of the most challenging transportation applications on Earth.

 
THE ROLE:
  • Design, analyze and test the mechanical aspects of the battery packaging system and/or the power electronic drives including variable frequency drives, dc/dc or ac/dc drives that control the hyperloop system including structural and thermal requirements for the hyperloop system.
  • Create and maintain models and drawings for the power electronics/battery systems in Unigraphics NX
  • Responsible for Analysis and verification of preliminary and detailed design with the use of hand calculations and Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Design and perform structural analyses on a wide variety of complex electronic packaging of piece parts, modules, and units as well as interface structures for the hyperloop systems
  • Capable of preparing requirements to define tests, perform different engineering experimental tests to verify design (e.g., components, system level, etc.) and correlate with computational results
  • Work with internal teams and external vendors to ensure timely completion of functional hardware
 
THE CANDIDATE:
 
The candidate must have product engineering experience in mechanical design. They must be able to develop straightforward design solutions to complex problems and thrive in a team environment.
 
In addition, the candidate must possess the following characteristics:
  • Excellent communication, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other professionals, the production of appropriate documentation, and the presentation of results to a limited internal audience
  • Requires an individual with strong analytical-base design skills, performing analysis, trade studies, developing conceptual designs and maturing those designs into the production phase, often in an environment where requirements may change, and cost and schedule pressures dictate an efficient approach
  • Ability to make decisions, and effectively lead tasks and meet challenging deadlines
  • Experience developing a product from concept to production
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
 
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and 5+ years of experience
  • Strong experience with detailed design of complex systems that require complex tolerancing to ensure fit and assembly
  • Strong experience utilizing engineering principles to design complex systems
  • Proficiency in Siemens Unigraphics NX 6 or higher (or similar CAD software)
  • Proficient in GD&T
  • Ability to size bolts, welds, connections, etc.
  • Experience with manufacturing and fabrication methods
 
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline preferred
  • Project management or leadership experience
  • Experience with high power battery pack design
  • Experience with electric vehicle battery packaging designs
  • Experience with electric vehicle power electronics or medium to high voltage systems
  • Experience in aerospace applications
 
 
Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.
 
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Location

2159 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop One

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Building hardware for two different and distinct worlds. On one hand there's manufacturing complexities of building the pod, which is an entirely new class of passenger and cargo vehicle packed full of high-tech hardware. On the other, there's the manufacturing challenge of building the linear infrastructure. Each is unique and makes work exciting.

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What are Virgin Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

Culture
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Eat lunch together
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Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
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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.
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Employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
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401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
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Generous Parental Leave
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Family Medical Leave
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Parking
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Pet Friendly
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Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day. Full showers, towels and lockers. On-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

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