Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond or remotely. For some (also senior) roles we are accommodating people to work from outside of the Netherlands for the majority of their weeks. But for the full on-site experience: Helmond is part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation. You will feel at home here.
Domain: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 3+ 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 - at Solar?
You will become part of Lightyear’s electrical engineering domain which is a very diverse team and will work on the Layer project. Layer is the project where we develop our solar system for the Lightyear One and we are investigating other vehicles as well. The solar system consists of automotive-grade solar panels (VIPV), power converters, and (energy) management systems. These new generation solar systems are developed at Lightyear internally and are one of the key technologies in creating a super-efficient solar car.
In the role of Electrical Engineer - Solar you will be responsible for creating electrical and electronics designs for solar electronics, like MPPTs, solar panels, controllers, and the system architecture. You will work together with power electronics engineers, control engineers, mechanical engineers, etc. Occasionally if you want, you may also work on improving the (prototype) production process for example by automating stages of the assembly and end-of-line testing. Also, you will work together with our integration and verification team to help them integrate solar electronics in prototype vehicles. Since you will be in charge of your own career path, your tasks will be evolving around your interests. While electrical and electronics engineering is your prime focus, your role isn’t limited to these framed tasks and responsibilities:
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 - Solar?
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 - Solar:
Personally, you consider yourself a team player while being decisive. Furthermore, you are self-propelled, precise, a fast learner, have a strong desire to automate, and are highly creative.
What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:
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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