Electrical Engineer - Integration and Verification

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Electrical Engineer - Integration and Verification

Do you have some practical experience and are you eager to work on the intersection of engineering and testing? Are you keen on integrating complex technologies? 

Then have a look below!

Full-time · Helmond / Remote

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond. Part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation. You will feel at home here.
Domain: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 1+ years of relevant experience
Degree: Bachelor's degree

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as Electrical Engineer - Integration and Verification?
You will become part of Lightyear’s electrical engineering domain, in the team of I&V (integration and verification). Together with your teammates, you'll work on integrating electrical components that have been bought or designed in-house into test setups and prototype vehicles.

In the role of Electrical Engineer - Integration and Verification, you will be responsible for being the bridge between engineering, who know how to design stuff, and testing, who know how to verify if the design meets the requirements. You are able to understand the details our engineers talk about and like to do practical work. Once you have integrated various electrical components in a prototype vehicle or test setup, you know how to operate it and will support the test engineers to perform testing.

While integrating electrical components and verifying that the system is operational is your prime focus, your role isn’t limited to these framed tasks and responsibilities:

  • Check on (electrical) integration feasibility
  • Take part in design reviews
  •  Install electrical components in test benches, prototypes, etc, according to the documentation of the product and the system architecture.
  • Identify possible issues for assembly, functionality, performance, etc.
  • Take part in finding solutions for possible issues for assembly, functionality, performance, etc.
  • Perform minimal/basic testing
  • Review design of test setups
  • Guide manufacturing

Did we trigger your curiosity while reading through your future role? Let’s see if you have what it takes!

What do we expect from an Electrical Engineer - Integration and Verification?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication, and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learns from the past but who is especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the ‘tried and tested’ of the future! You thrive on working team based, but working independently every now and then shouldn’t be an issue. Furthermore, we think the following is needed to fulfill the role of Electrical Engineer - Integration and Verification:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in electrical or electronics engineering
  • 1+ year experience as an electrical engineer in the integration and/or testing of electrical devices

You're knowledgable in: 

  • Broad Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical schematics
  • Electrical wiring

You're very familiar with, or able to quickly grasp:

  • Matlab
  • Python

On the practical side, you have experience in:

  • working hands-on
  • working on electrical systems/setups/etc.
  • Experience with electrical machine safety
  • Experience with electric vehicle safety
  • Experience with HV Safety, preferably in the automotive industry (HV Battery, HV/LV Converter, Onboard Charger, inverter).
  • Practical experience with working on electrical vehicles

Having knowledge on and/or experience in the following is a plus (don't consider these as 'need to have!):

  • EMI principles (EMC)
  • High voltage (automotive, <1000V)
  • State-of-the-art automotive EV drivetrains
  • Control systems
  • Define and build a test setup
  • Data analysis in Matlab
  • Matlab script development skills
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of electric motors and drive system analysis, modeling, and control
  • Experience with testing HV / LV Electrical Systems (preferably automotive).
  • Test case development
  • Zooming quickly from system view to detailed design and back
  • Practical experience with driving/using electrical vehicles
  • Requirements management software (Jama preferred)
  • Project management software (Jira preferred)
  • Design test setups
  • Requirements management software (Jama preferred)
  • Project management software (Jira preferred)

On a personal level, you consider yourself a team player while being decisive. Furthermore, you are self-propelled, committed, precise, comfortable in dynamical multidisciplinary teams, a fast learner, and good in English.

What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks
  • A diverse & inclusive culture driven by trust which results in the opportunity to work remotely. UK & German contracts are in place and more are yet to come!
About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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