Vehicle Test Instrumentation Engineer

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Vehicle Test Instrumentation Engineer

Do you possess a practical, hands-on attitude and a love for cars?

Are you the person that will make our test bench and vehicle measurements a success because it all starts with the right sensors, signals and settings. 

Join our mission!

Full-time · Helmond / Remote

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation 
Domain: Operations - Prototyping
Experience:  2+ years of relevant experience in a related automotive environment
Degree: at least a vocational (MBO) degree
Work Permit: we are a highly international-oriented company.  However, for this specific role, we are not able to hire outside of the EU looking at the mandatory IND regulations. Applications outside the EU that demand a Highly Skilled Migrant status can not be taken into account. 

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission

What will you do as Vehicle Test Instrumentation Engineer?
Every day will be different. We are currently building and testing our final validation vehicles before going into production soon. Many tests are happening as I am writing this. All vehicles must be instrumented, all with different equipment and signals. You connect these to data acquisition systems or to our in-vehicle Over-The-Air loggers for analysis in the back-office (even while driving). Your position consists of tasks such as:

  • Instrument systems-under-test as well as test benches and vehicles with a variety of sensors: thermocouples, currents, voltages, strain gauges, pressure sensors, accelerometers, yaw rate or gyroscope sensors, etc.
  • Most work this year will be to instrument our many prototype vehicles
  • Connect, calibrate and check analog and digital signals
  • Maintain instrumentation, settings, calibration databases: overall and per test set up/vehicle and per system-under-test
  • Build your own extra analog and CAN/LIN-wiring harnesses and connectors if needed
  • Program latest and greatest software, and define CAN matrix where appropriate
  • Select sensors as per instrumentation requirements
  • Calibration of the sensors
  • Fault finding and propose rectifying actions for sensors, wiring, analog and digital signals
  • Work and interact with engineers from the proto, testing and design teams to ensure instrumentation on the vehicles and test benches work as per requirements

 Sounds like a dream job right? 

What do we expect from our Vehicle Test Instrumentation Engineer?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude, who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards. You can work within the team and independently. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with:

  • At least a Bachelor's in a technical direction
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience
  • EV vehicle technician and/or <1000V installation technician and ERO or EHBO training
  • NI Labview or equivalent, basic programming, basic data-processing, basic Simulink/Matlab knowledge
  • Professional English  is mandatory

On a personal level, you can relate to the following characteristics; you are assertive and you are proactive. You are communicative, organized, and stress-resilient. Direct, initiating, and curiosity are characteristics you are proud to possess. You are a problem solver and finding pragmatic solutions to problems is your cup of tea. You want to get things done!

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 technical 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 (virtual) Friday afternoon drinks

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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