Thermal Systems Engineer

| Greater LA Area

THE PURPOSE:

The aero-thermal team is responsible for the analysis, design, and testing of aerodynamic and thermal subsystems for the hyperloop transportation system. These include a variety of moving and stationary components including the pod, the electric propulsion, the electromagnetic levitation, the de-pressurization pumps, the re-pressurization valves, the airlocks and air-docks, the on-board and off-board power electronics, the tubes, the pylons, the tunnels, and the portals (stations). We are seeking candidates with various levels of experience to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals at our Los Angeles facility.

THE ROLE:

The Thermal Systems Engineer will have the opportunity to participate in the thermal design and analysis of the hyperloop’s key mechanical and electrical systems and subsystems, as well as the experimental platforms developed for the testing of these systems. 

THE CANDIDATE:

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysis, Design, and Testing:
    • Thermal Analysis:
      • Select the appropriate analytical methods.
      • Develop the numerical simulation workflows.
      • Leverage existing software and hardware to their fullest capabilities.
      • Identify future needs.
    • Thermal Design:
      • Lead in designing complex multidisciplinary thermal management solutions.
      • Propose your own design solutions and innovations to address requirements.
      • Support hardware teams with thermal loads for their existing designs.
    • Thermal Testing:
      • Collaborate with Test & Dev in designing test rigs and selecting appropriate sensors and instruments.
      • Draft test plans for the experimental validation of the analytical and numerical solutions above.
      • Participate in executing experiments.
      • Data analysis, post-processing, and results presentation.
    • Thermal management of:
      • Batteries
      • Electrical propulsion
      • Variable-frequency drives
      • Electromagnetic levitation
      • Passenger and cargo compartment’s HVAC
      • On-board electronics

    MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

    • B.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related fields
    • Deep understanding of the fundamentals of conductive, convective, and radiative heat transfer.
    • Minimum 10 years of experience in one or more of the following related fields:
      • Battery thermal management
      • Heat exchangers
      • Electronics cooling
      • Aerospace/Avionics thermal management
      • Low pressure environments
      • Thermodynamic cycles
      • Conjugate heat transfer
    • Thermal analysis using:
      • First principle models
      • Lumped capacitance models
      • 3D numerical simulations
    • Significant experience running heat transfer numerical simulations (ANSYS, STAR-CCM+, SINDA/Fluint, COMSOL, Thermal Desktop, etc.)
    • Hands-on laboratory setup of experiments.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

    • M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related fields
    • CAD experience. Siemens NX and Teamcenter preferred.
    • Familiarity with multi-disciplinary optimization methods and software packages is a plus.

    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
    2159 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

    What are Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K)
    Company Equity
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Unlimited Vacation Policy
    Perks & Discounts
    Commuter Benefits
    Daily Meals Provided
    Stocked Kitchen
    Pet Friendly

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    Catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day. Personal trainer on-site 3x a week. Full showers, towels and lockers. Corporate Uber account. Onsite barber visits. Dry cleaning service. Stock options with early exercise option.

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