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Electrical Hardware Design Engineer

Arc Boat

Arc Boat

Other Engineering, Design
Los Angeles, CA, USA · United States · Canada · Mexico
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023

What we’re building

Our vision is to electrify all waterborne vessels, and we're starting with electric water sport boats.

An electric boat is superior to a gas boat in almost every way: not only is it way easier to maintain (the single biggest pain point of owning a gas boat) and a lot cheaper to operate (a day of use costs ~$10 compared to ~$100 for a gas boat), but it’s also quieter, faster, more stable, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants.

Battery tech is finally good enough to pull this off, but a truly performant electric boat also requires a lightweight, purpose-built, hull to accommodate the large battery. With years of experience in aerospace manufacturing, we believe we can disrupt the gasoline boating industry through first principle engineering, innovative production techniques, and a scrappy start-up approach to problem solving.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone that is excited by our vision, eager for the challenge, and willing to learn on the job. Given that we’re an early stage startup, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment. Your role at the company will be similarly dynamic. More than anything, we’re looking for someone that can adapt to the changing needs of the company. That said, there are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.

Core responsibilities

  • Leading low voltage mixed-signal hardware development
  • Owning hardware from start to finish, including requirements capture, prototyping, design, testing, and high-volume manufacturing
  • Writing functional specifications, procedures, and documentation required to design, build, and validate custom PCBs
  • Advising on design and integration of onboard firmware and software
  • Collaborating with cross functional peers including mechanical, electrical, controls, firmware and software engineers
  • Selecting, sourcing and procuring electrical components
  • Supporting R&D efforts to bring critical systems and functionality in house

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience with PCB schematic capture and layout
  • Proficiency designing analog and digital circuits
  • Excellent grasp of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • Hands-on experience in electrical engineering lab environment using scopes, probes, multimeters, power supplies

Bonus qualifications

  • Prior experience with high performance electric vehicles, solar cars, Formula SAE, or similar
  • Experience with circuit simulation tools
  • Experience with common protocols and their hardware implementation (CAN, IP, USB, SPI, I2C, LIN…).
  • Experience with CANbus and CANbus development tools
  • Exposure to high volume consumer hardware projects
  • Ability to articulate and defend engineering decisions
  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Strong time management skills
  • Comfortable working 50-55 hours a week

At Arc, we encourage diversity and consider all qualified applicants equally for employment, regardless of background, identity, or status. You’re welcome to reach out even if you don’t meet many of these qualifications. Passion and aptitude make up for a lot.

What we value

We value these three things above all else:

  • Empathy, for colleagues and for customers
  • Pragmatism, for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
  • Diversity, of background, opinion, culture, etc.

Given that we’re a small team working in a sometimes intense or stressful environment, it’s vital that our values align. We’d be happy to elaborate on any or all of these during the interview process.

What you’ll get

  • Smart teammates that challenge you to learn and grow
  • Access to and input over every aspect of the business, not just engineering
  • A meaningful equity stake
  • A salary between $100,000 and $160,000
  • An opportunity to launch an industry-defining product in under a year
  • Knowledge that you’re helping improve the environment
  • Health benefits
  • Lots of snacks

Hope to hear from you soon!

The crew at Arc