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Vehicle Integration (Controls) Engineer

Los Angeles, California

What we’re building

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

An electric boat is superior to a gas boat in almost every way: not only is it way easier to maintain (the single biggest pain point of owning a gas boat) and a lot cheaper to operate (a day of use costs ~$10 compared to ~$100 for a gas boat), but it’s also quieter, faster, more stable, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants.

Battery tech is finally good enough to pull this off, but a truly performant electric boat also requires a strong, lightweight hull to accommodate the large battery. With years of experience in aerospace manufacturing, we believe we can disrupt the gasoline boating industry through first principle engineering, innovative production techniques, and a scrappy start-up approach to problem solving.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone who is excited by our vision, eager for the challenge, and willing to learn on the job. Given that we’re an early stage company, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment, located in our manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. More than anything, we’re looking for someone that can adapt to the changing needs of the company. That said, there are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.

Core responsibilities

  • Architecting complex state machines and state flows for vehicle systems
  • Developing robust, performant controls software and algorithms
  • Establishing practices for controls development, testing, and implementation
  • Conducting unit and system level testing of component controls
  • Debugging controls systems through both bench and vehicle testing
  • Managing projects from early design through testing, production, and delivery
  • Contributing to the overall electrical system design
  • Supporting the design of next generation products and systems

Basic qualifications

  • At least 4 years of industry experience in a robotics, automotive, or embedded environment
  • Experience integrating complex mechanical, electrical, and software systems
  • Proficiency programming in model-based design MATLAB/Simulink environments
  • Knowledge of CAN bus and CAN bus development tools

Bonus qualifications

  • Excellent grasp of EV powertrain systems
  • Proficiency in C++ and embedded microprocessor tools
  • Exposure to communication protocols including UART, SPI, I2C, and Ethernet
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced manufacturing setting
  • Ability to articulate and defend engineering decisions
  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Strong time management skills
  • Comfortable working 50 hours a week

At Arc, we encourage diversity and consider all qualified applicants equally for employment, regardless of background, identity, or status. You're welcome to reach out even if you feel you don't meet these qualifications. Passion and aptitude make up for a lot.

What we value

We value these three things above all else:

  • Empathy, for colleagues and for customers
  • Pragmatism, for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
  • Diversity, of background, opinion, culture, etc.

Given that we’re a small team working 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 to and input over all aspects of the business
  • 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%)
  • Daily lunches and plenty of snacks
  • Unlimited boat rides!

Since we’re a small team, we can move at whatever pace you’d like. If you’re in a hurry, we can get through those steps in a matter of days. If you want to take your time, we can spread it out over weeks or even months.

Hope to hear from you soon!

The crew at Arc

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