Senior Structural Engineering Analyst

| Greater LA Area


THE PURPOSE:

The Electromagnetic Systems division is responsible for the design and development of the Hyperloop Propulsion Motor, Levitation, and Guidance Systems. These systems are all electromechanical in nature and are designed by a highly cross-functional team of exceptional engineers in the areas of Electromagnetics, Mechanical Design, Heat Transfer, Materials Science, Testing, Controls and Embedded Systems, and Electrical System Modeling. We are seeking candidates with broad skillsets and various levels of experience to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work on one of the most challenging transportation applications on Earth, from right here at our Los Angeles facility.

THE ROLE:

The Senior Structural Engineering Analyst is responsible for:

  • Setting up FEA models for propulsion and levitation in Ansys
  • Defining all the applicable load cases and failure criteria
  • Performing static and dynamic (implicit or explicit) FEA
  • Post processing of the FEA results and creating documents and presentations
  • Work closely with Design Engineers to enhance the design of EM systems
  • Work closely with test engineers to define the required experiments to validate and verify the model and systems

THE CANDIDATE:

The candidate must have product engineering experience in structural analysis. They must be able to conduct extensive analyses for complex problems and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

In addition, the candidate must possess the following characteristics:

  • Team oriented: you are comfortable and energized by working in a team with a wide variety of backgrounds and skillsets. You welcome constructive feedback and different perspectives. You desire to truly understand the goals and needs of your teammates.
  • Dynamic and creative: you thrive in a fast-paced environment where several interdependent technologies are being developed simultaneously. You welcome the challenge of generating ideas and performing analysis based on inputs and requirements that are subject to change.
  • Ability to make decisions, and effectively lead tasks and meet challenging deadlines
  • Experience developing a product from concept to production
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and interpret a variety of abstract and concrete variables and provide solutions to difficult problems

MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S. in Mechanical/Structural Engineering or related discipline
  • Strong background in mechanics of materials, statics, dynamics, vibrations, material failure
  • Sound knowledge of finite element method (basics and fundamentals of FE method is a must)
  • Familiar with metals and plastics
  • Proficiency in Ansys, Abaqus or NASTRAN
  • Proficiency in MATLAB
  • Excellent project management experience
  • Thermo-Mechanical analysis
  • Ability to perform hand calculations on the fly

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical/Structural Engineering or related discipline
  • Knowledge of fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • Analysis of electric motors
  • Analysis of electro-mechanical systems
  • Topology Optimization
  • Design of Experiments
  • Experience with molding (mold flow analysis)
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Location

2159 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop One

What projects are you most excited about?

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.

Matt Matsumoto

Manufacturing Process Manager

What are Virgin Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
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
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
Team workouts
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
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
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.

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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