Powertrain Engineering Lead at Elroy Air
San Francisco, CA, US
At Elroy Air, we are building autonomous cargo aircraft systems that will change the way the world moves goods. Transporting cargo by air can be much faster than by land or sea - but before recent developments in perception, autonomy, electric powertrain and aerospace materials, air transport has remained too expensive. We’re going to change that. And we’re solving a big problem - the express logistics industry worldwide spends $140B annually.
 
The Elroy team has a proven track record in UAVs and drones, with veterans from 3D Robotics, Airware and Honeywell forming the founding and early team. We’ve started (and sold) hardware companies before. We are engineers, designers and product people who are obsessed with creating robust, easy-to-use technology that solves big real-world problems. 
 
This isn’t our first rodeo, but there’s a lot of exciting work ahead. You will play a critical part in designing and developing the Elroy Air system.
 
Our future partners and customers are responding enthusiastically. As we prepare to pilot our vehicles with customers, we are looking for people like you: motivated teammates excited by this mission and by the rare opportunity to develop a world-class autonomous air transport system.
 
There are a lot of jobs out there that you could easily get, we know that. But - speaking without humility for a second - few will be nearly as exciting as this. Come join us!
 
This is a full-time position at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA.
What You’ll Own
* Research, selection and development of our power and electrical/avionics systems.
* Developing and integrating new electrical subsystems into Elroy Air vehicles for power, sensing, avionics.
* Build and run systems to develop, test and debug electrical systems
* Clearly document decision processes and implemented system architecture
 
Our Ideal Candidate Has
* 10+ years of professional EE experience in vehicle-scale powertrain or equivalent high-current/voltage machinery
* Strong hands-on experience assembling, testing and troubleshooting robust and orderly vehicle-scale powertrains
* Experience designing and laying out out high-voltage, high-current PCBs 
* Effective working with a team, solid communication skills
* BS or MS in electrical engineering or equivalent experience
 
Bonus Points For
* Electric aviation experience
* UAV EE experience
* Hybrid powertrain experience
 
What’s In It For You
* We care about doing things right, and we’ll trust you to do the same
* We’ll expect you to learn and use new knowledge and techniques that expand beyond what you’ve done before. And you’ll be advancing the state of the art
* You’ll be working on something awesome! What we’re building wouldn’t have even been possible a few years ago, and it will change an entire industry
* We'll pay you a competitive salary plus equity, along with medical and dental benefits and a vacation policy that's on the honor system