Electrical Harness Design Engineer

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Los Angeles, United States

Posted on: 2024-05-06

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Arc is a venture-backed startup manufacturing and selling high-performance electric boats. We’re starting with watersport boats, but have an eye toward electrifying the watercraft industry.

What we’re building

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

Gas boats dominate today’s marine industry not because of great product offerings but because of a lack of better alternatives. Boaters have grown accustomed to vehicles that feel stuck in the 1980s: unreliable, expensive, loud, noxious, and a nightmare to own and operate. They’re also awful for the water and air they reside in.

By contrast, electric boats are superior in nearly every way: not only are they far more reliable and less costly to operate, but they’re also quieter, quicker, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants. However, they’ve been held back by both the technology and the talent to make them truly competitive with gas alternatives. That’s Arc’s opportunity.

Using modern, aerospace- and automotive-inspired techniques, we’re building our hulls, batteries, cooling systems, firmware, and software together to deliver the next generation of watercraft.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone that is excited by our vision, eager for a challenge, and willing to learn on the job. We pride ourselves on transparency and operate in a lean, high-trust environment that encourages everyone to take ownership over their domain..

You will be a full-time member of our Electrical Engineering team and will work from our manufacturing facility in Torrance, CA. Given that we’re a startup, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment that requires adaptability. That said, here are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.

Core responsibilities

  • Defining technical requirements and specifications for wire harnessing
  • Selecting, testing, and evaluating wire types, connectors, looming etc
  • Owning vehicle harness schematic design and design for manufacturability
  • Leading the design/build of wire harnesses for prototype vehicles
  • Developing harness acceptance test procedures and test systems/fixtures
  • Interfacing with suppliers and contractors
  • Getting hands on with testing, and debugging both high and low voltage systems as they relate to wire harnessing


Basic qualifications

  • Proficiency with electrical schematic generation
  • Experience with harness design and routing
  • Familiarity with batteries, motors, control electronics, and other associated components
  • Excellent grasp of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Bonus qualifications

  • Prior experience with harness design tools such as Visio and Zuken
  • Proficiency with CAD design tools such as NX
  • Familiarity with marine or automotive ISO or IEC standards
  • Familiarity with CANbus and related development tools
  • Grasp of PCB design and firmware implementation
  • Exposure to design and fabrication in production environments
  • Ability to articulate and defend engineering decisions
  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Strong time management skills

At Arc, we encourage diversity and consider all qualified applicants equally for employment, regardless of background, identity, or status. You’re always 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 five things above all else:

  • Ownership over both your work and the company’s success
  • Empathy for colleagues and for customers
  • Humility in problem solving and collaboration
  • Pragmatism for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
  • Inclusion of different backgrounds, opinions, cultures, etc.

Given that we work 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

  • Talented teammates that challenge you to be better
  • Access and often input to a wide range of business activities
  • Salary between $105,000-$190,000
  • Semi-annual bonuses tied to impact
  • A meaningful equity stake
  • An opportunity to have an outsized impact on industry-defining vehicles
  • The ability to drive positive environmental change through your work
  • Nearly free health insurance (we cover 99%) and a 401k
  • Generous parental leave
  • Daily lunches, plenty of snacks, lots of swag, and more
  • Boat rides!

Hope to hear from you soon!

The crew at Arc

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