Sensor and Instrumentation Engineer

| 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 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, 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:

  • Assist in development of fault tolerant safety critical motion sensor architecture, selection and integration with FBW system of passenger rated vehicle (small gap non-contact displacement, IMU, LIDAR and other rangefinding). These sensors will comprise the full set of required sensors for flight
  • Wiring loom and sensor requirements generation (EMC/EMI requirements, mechanical requirements, electrical insulation requirements, data protocol specifications)
  • Managing interfaces with embedded systems team, safety and systems team, flight controls algorithm team, mechanical design team and power electronics team
  • Modeling (linear and non-linear) sensors for simulation/iron bird
  • Hands on testing and debugging of complex mechatronics test systems in a fast-paced environment with shifting requirements

THE CANDIDATE:

  • The candidate must have engineering experience in mechatronics system design and integration. They must be able to develop elegant solutions to 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 with general requirements and wide responsibility 
  • 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:

  • Hands-on experience in mechatronic design including: sensor, power electronics and actuator selection/design and integration
  • Deep knowledge in mechatronic system modelling and simulation with an emphasis on stochastic sensor modelling
  • Experience in designing fault tolerant systems (FDIR)
  • Derivation from first principles of control and estimation specifications (BW, SNR, latency)
  • Practical debugging experience on complex mechatronics systems
  • Experience in electromagnetic compatibility and EMI shielding/mitigation techniques
  • Understanding of optimal state estimation techniques and 6-DOF motion modelling
  • Experience in autonomous vehicle controls development on a production system
  • Expert in Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow
  • Experience with configuration management tools (GIT or similar)
  • Validating computational models through experimental data analysis and system identification
  • Digital signal processing and sensor fusion

Completion of at least one commercial vehicle program (passenger rated or non-passenger) or motion control product (in robotics, automation/fabrication, machine tools) with significant ownership in one or more of the following categories: mechatronic system design, sensor design, integration and calibration.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:


Completion of at least two commercial vehicle programs (autonomous drones or autonomous human transportation) or motion control products (in robotics, automation/fabrication, machine tools) with a role in one of the following categories: system dynamics modeling, motion control algorithm design and implementation, sensor integration and calibration, integration of motor and power electronics.




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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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