Lead Systems Engineer (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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You're passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special. You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects. The pace doesn't scare you; it excites you. Quality and integrity matter to you.

We feelexactlythe same way.

We're currently on the lookout for aLead Systems Engineer who will be responsible for the definition of the powertrain system's functionality and operation as it applies to its subsystems as well as systems outside the propulsion domain. This lead engineer will be integral in the deriving system level requirements and specifications from customer features, homologation and safety requirements for both the battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicle platforms. As a member of Nikola's Propulsion team, you will have broad influence throughout the entire project while disrupting the status quo as we secure a zero-emissions future with our hydrogen fuel cell electric, class 8 semi-truck.

You Will:
  • Mentor colleagues on the development of powertrain systems requirements for both battery electric and fuel cell vehicle applications
  • Manage the development of system level design targets and performance metrics and facilitate them through the program milestone process by means of approvals, reviews, etc.
  • Champion Jama strategy for the development, documentation and, administration of requirements including traceability, analysis, and change management
  • Adopt internal and external standards and comply with systems engineering best practices
  • Operate within an agile process to successfully meet our milestones
  • Support development and implementation of process disciplines
  • Collaborate closely across internal departments (ADAS, fuel cell, controls, battery, thermal, etc.) as well as external suppliers
You Have:
  • Bachelor of Science degree is required (MS degree is preferred) or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of experience in development, testing and/or systems requirement definitions for powertrain systems
  • In-depth knowledge of EV and/or hybrid vehicle components & architectures
  • Extensive exposure to automotive development centered around safety and homologation regulations such as ISO 26262, FMVSS, GSR, UNECE, etc
  • Experience using project and requirements management tools such as JIRA and JAMA
  • Understanding of automotive best practices as it relates to environmental validation (temperature, humidity, mechanical shock, EMC, ingress protection)
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites and suppliers
Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.

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Nikola Motor Company™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.
More Information on Nikola Motor Company
Nikola Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Westerville, AZ. Nikola Motor Company was founded in 2014. It has 631 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 36 open jobs at Nikola Motor Company, click here.
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