Arrival

London, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2022-09-19

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Lead Electronics Engineer

About the company:

Zero-emission solutions for cities. Human-centred, intelligent design - to revitalise public transportation.

At Arrival, our team is creating best-in-class electric vehicles using a radical new method of design and production. We work with some of the world's leading businesses and governments to achieve our goal of redefining mobility and transport ecosystems, transforming how people and goods travel and enhancing urban environments for all communities.

Innovation, rapid development and testing help us to push the boundaries. Our New Method takes our portfolio of patented technologies created in-house, and combines it with assembly in Arrival Microfactories. It’s a groundbreaking approach, leading to products with maximum functionality, peak efficiency, and an elevated experience – at a much more competitive price than other electric vehicles, and even fossil fuel vehicles.

At Arrival, our team is creating best-in-class electric vehicles using a radical new method of design and production. We work with some of the world's leading businesses and governments to achieve our goal of redefining mobility and transport ecosystems, transforming how people and goods travel and enhancing urban environments for all communities.

Innovation, rapid development and testing help us to push the boundaries. Our New Method takes our portfolio of patented technologies created in-house, and combines it with assembly in Arrival Microfactories. It’s a groundbreaking approach, leading to products with maximum functionality, peak efficiency, and an elevated experience – at a much more competitive price than other electric vehicles, and even fossil fuel vehicles.


 

Our microfactories are based on advanced robotics, thus mobile robots are a core component of our operations. While developing good prototypes is hard, design for manufacturing at scale is the real challenge. To have a sizable environmental impact, we develop, manufacture, and operate autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in thousands of units. To this end, our robots rely extensively on robust and high-performing systems, yet they are still affordable. The only way to realize this goal is to build our AMRs from the ground up. Our vertical approach gives us full control over the hardware and software and allows us to replace expensive components through state-of-the-art algorithms and clever designs. 

A bit about Mobile Robotics at Arrival: https://youtu.be/_X9ge_W_ZPAOn 
Arrival microfactories: https://youtu.be/fZ6QwM2CYK8R&D 
focus at Arrival: https://youtu.be/6Y15gTSjrus  

Now we are looking for an Electronics Team Lead to join the Mobile Robotics department. This person will be responsible for leading the Electronics Engineering (EE) team and all activities related to EE across all Mobile Robotics products and projects.

At Arrival we want all of our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. Join our mission to bring better, more sustainable transportation to communities around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Electronics Engineers to develop and deliver integrated electronics, power electronics and motor control solutions for Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR) systems;
  • Lead design reviews, technical risk analysis, and investigations to proactively solve complex problems;
  • Ensure design solutions meet product specifications and functional requirements (performance, reliability, DFM, cost and compliance with international regulatory standards e.g. IEC, UL and EMC);
  • Provide design guidance and technical coaching to junior Engineers;
  • Liaise and collaborate with various Mobile Robotics teams (e.g. Software, Mechanical and Design, Functional Validation) to design, develop and maintain large, distributed AMR systems;
  • Develop power electronics, analogue/digital, and microcontroller-based electronic circuits for new Arrival AMR products, including circuit design, analysis, review, troubleshooting, verification, and validation;
  • Produce detailed engineering materials including design schematics, PCB layouts, tolerance analysis, design notes, FMEA, failure analysis reports, and technical review document;
  • Contribute towards electronics development process improvement activities.
  • Essentials:

  • Advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in a relevant electronics discipline;
  • Product-level industrial experience with the full lifecycle of electronics engineering;
  • Experience with design for large scale manufacturing;
  • Experience with PCB design CAD tools (preferably Altium)  (at least 5 years);
  • Experience with microcontroller-based designs. Knowledge of relevant communication interfaces ( I2C, SPI, RS485, CAN etc);
  • Experience with power electronics ( design of switching regulators, design for EMC, component selection for best efficiency and thermal performance etc), harnessing and cable routing;
  • Experience with IC simulation tools (e.g. SPICE);
  • Experience with high-speed communication and real-time systems;
  • Hands-on experience in an electronics lab environment;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Willingness to work in a challenging fast-moving environment;
  • Willingness to travel to our deployment sites for on-field validation.