Systems Engineer, Propulsion
Garden Grove, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Harbinger Motors Inc. is a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle manufacturer on a mission to transform the automotive and transportation industries, bringing to market EVs developed from the ground up to address the needs of the Medium Duty vehicle industry. This broad, and to date poorly addressed, market segment includes class 4 to 7 commercial delivery vehicles, RVs and utility vehicles, among others. Leveraging a foundation of proprietary, in-house developed vehicle technologies, Harbinger's first-of-its-kind EV platform will bring enhancements in vehicle performance, durability and operator comfort. And importantly, Harbinger's vehicles will be priced for zero acquisition premium relative to traditional gas- and diesel-based competitors, removing one of the most tenacious barriers to EV adoption.
Harbinger's team, with operations in Southern California and Michigan, includes industry veterans with expertise in powertrain, battery, chassis and software development, along with leaders in advanced manufacturing, corporate development, operations and finance. Our team members come from leading innovators, both in and out of the automotive industry, including Tesla, Rivian, Canoo, Ford, Anduril, and SpaceX.
Founded in 2021, Harbinger is a venture-backed startup on a rapid growth trajectory, looking for candidates that thrive on tackling complex challenges and who share in our passion to bring clean transportation alternatives to a segment of the market starving for innovation.
As a member of Harbinger's Vehicle Systems team, you will play an active role in defining system attributes, requirements, and design choices to engineer a class-leading propulsion system. You will support vehicle development and test, system simulation, and software feature definition.
- Develop system requirements for propulsion system to meet vehicle targets
- Set requirements for system performance and life
- Own design failure mode and effects analysis of propulsion systems
- Create and execute design validation plan
- Coordinate vehicle testing to support propulsion system development and validation
- Review vehicle data to analyze performance and root-cause issues or performance deficiencies
- Functional safety analysis of systems including HAZOP, HARA
Preferred Skills and Experience
- Familiarity with modern electric vehicle systems: traction inverter, electric motor, high voltage battery systems, power electronics, charging systems
- Experience with requirement management tools such as DOORS, JAMA, Polarion, etc
- Experience with modeling, simulation and validation using Matlab/Simulink
- Experience with functional safety analysis tools such as Windchill FTA, Rhapsody, etc
- Knowledge of DVP&R and DFMEA
- Experience developing functional test plans, test plan execution, data acquisition, data processing, and reporting
- Travel for vehicle development
A Harbinger of Good Things to Come...
- Collaborative work atmosphere that values multi-disciplinary thinking
- Work with other talented engineers and businesspeople who are driven to change the world for the better
- Extremely generous health care package
- Early-stage equity compensation
- Flexible Paid Time Off
- Paid lunches
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