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Electrical Engineer - Motors and Propulsion

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We are seeking an Electrical Engineer- Motors and Propulsion for a 12 Month Contract in Menlo Park, CA.
If you are interested, please email Jill Maasberg your resume to or give her a call at 512.343.6491
You will be responsible for a critical subsystem and assisting in designing highly efficient, light weight motors and motor controllers to enable high altitude, long-duration solar powered flight for our UAV.
The Role:
  • Specify, design and develop key propulsion components of the UAV, from motor to motor controller, with the goals of minimizing weight and maximizing efficiency
  • Collaborate with internal teams on requirements specification, fabrication, testing and system engineering
  • Manage external supplier projects
  • Write, develop, and maintain interface control documents for vendor software and communications; Support firmware and microcontroller code for motor controllers
  • Optimize thermal design of motor and motor controller design for minimum weight 
  • Simulate and test performance of propulsion subsystem

About You:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience designing developing highly efficient, power dense electrical motors
  • Experience with motor controller development for high efficiency, and firmware communications
  • Demonstrated vendor management experience
  • Experience in aerospace (propeller integration, high altitude environments) highly desirable
  • Some practical interdisciplinary understanding of physics, mechanical engineering, thermal engineering, and aerodynamics
  • Proficiency in hands-on rapid prototype development and iteration
  • Clear communication style, both verbal and written
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics

Job Number: 1710068300
Job Location: Menlo Park, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 05/17/2017
Attention: Jill Maasberg
Address: 12708 RIATA VISTA CIR STE A-108
City, State: AUSTIN, TX 78727
Phone: 512/343-0303
800 Phone: 800/917-2841

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