Motivo Engineering is hiring an

Electrical Engineer

Gardena, United States

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic Electrical Engineer who enjoys being part of a tight-knit multidisciplinary team. Motivo is a project-based small business focused on mechanical and electrical system design and prototype builds with an emphasis on integrated electro-mechanical assemblies with embedded electronics.  We develop products in diverse market segments including mobility/automotive, medical/health, robotics, and clean energy.  Motivo specializes in taking concepts and designs through the conceptual and detailed engineering phases, solving complex engineering challenges along the way, and transitioning the initial concept/idea to a fully engineered solution.

Motivo is a nimble, creative engineering organization with diverse opportunities for growth where each employee gets to experience a wide variety of fast paced projects. We are passionate about our work and strive for excellence within each project's unique constraints. We work on challenging, fast-paced projects and we have fun doing it!

The ideal candidate should have many of the following (but feel free to apply if you have at least a few):

  • At least one year of professional engineering experience or multiple internships during college
  • Solid understanding of motion / control systems theory and physics
  • Design experience with motors, motor controllers, power supplies, inverters / converters, and/or power electronics
  • Must have demonstrated interest in embedded electronics:
    • Examples: professional or personal projects interfacing a smart device with some other piece of hardware (i.e. using an Android, iOS, R/C, etc device to control a car, microwave, lamp, lawnmower, etc)
    • Examples: professional or personal projects using an TI LaunchPad, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, MSP430, Nanode, Pinguino, STM32 Discovery, or similar microcontroller kit
    • Examples: professional or personal projects involving wireless control of something via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, wireless USB, or similar
  • Strong ability to handle concurrent fast-paced projects with minimal direction
  • Development and editing of top level system architectures
  • Wire harness design, fabrication, and test
  • Programming experience especially with embedded C, real time operating systems (RTOS), and/or Matlab Simulink Coder (formerly Real-Time Workshop)
  • Familiarity with communication protocols like Controller Area Network (CAN), USB, SPI, I2C, Ethernet, etc
  • Electrical test and debug with industry standard tools (oscilloscope, in-circuit debug, digital multimeter, etc)
  • Custom PCB design experience from schematic entry and board layout through fabrication, assembly, and test 
  • Familiarity and experience with high performance vehicles (electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric, race vehicles, Solar Car, Formula SAE, etc) including the design process and components
  • Experience in design and fabrication for automotive environments (extreme temperature, shock, vibration, etc)
  • Generate technical drawings of systems, components, and interfaces
  • Presentation of results and recommendations to internal team and external customers
  • Experience with various battery chemistries and related battery management systems
  • Experience with R&D, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), venture capital (VC), or similarly funded projects and work effort



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