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Battery Electrical Engineer

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Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is a manufacturer of electric motorcycles for the consumer and fleet markets. Headquartered in Scotts Valley California, we design and build our product onsite and have been doing so since 2006. We are looking for an individual to join our engineering team as a battery specialist, and bring a strong focus of quality, verification, and regression testing to our design methodology.

This individual must have a deep understanding of current and emerging battery technology with an emphasis on the EV space. This position needs to understand all of the different parameters of lithium ion batteries and what is important for a given application and use profile. This person also needs to master all the design criteria that need careful consideration for the integration of battery technologies into battery modules, systems, and equipment that is exposed to the elements. This person will engage with battery manufactures to find the most technologically advanced cells on the market that will be the best fit for our application at the best cost. They will also lead the effort to integrate these solutions into our battery systems, test that they meet all design criteria, and move them through the design methodology to production.

The person we are looking for is confident in their ability to lead the way to insuring that Zero Motorcycles continues to have the most advanced, powerful, robust, and energy dense battery, at market competitive pricing. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and report to the Director of Electrical Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Own the battery pack development for Zero Motorcycles from concept to production handoff
  • Develop cell interconnectivity, cell-box packaging, connector interfaces, and other battery technology
  • Stay informed on latest battery development, research, suppliers, manufacturers, pricing, and manufacturing techniques
  • Provide direction to the engineering team on cell technology, battery advancement roadmap, and pack design
  • Aid Zero in vetting potential suppliers, from a technical and capability standpoint
  • Collaborate closely with Zero Motorcycles’ selected cell supplier
  • Work with other electrical engineers, connector/harness engineers, mechanical engineers, and chemical engineers to design battery packs. This includes writing specifications, coordinating design of the many elements, proving feasibility through early testing, confirming full functionality of representative design, testing durability of design, testing for regulatory compliance, and insuring manufacturing engineering can build the design in production
  • Work closely with the systems team on battery safety features for product as well as production
  • Work with the test group on cell/pack testing by writing clear and concise test specifications/procedures, assist with setting up the tests as needed, and evaluate/report test results
Required Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent technical Degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Eight or more years’ experience in product development environment, and five or more of those years on battery systems
  • Experience with Li-Ion battery chemistries, cell design, cell performance characterizations, pack and Battery Management System (BMS) integration, pack durability, and pack weatherproofing
  • Automotive, EV, HEV, experience a strong plus
Skills and Attributes:
  • Proven working experience in battery supplier and cell selection
  • Proven working experience in battery pack design and development, including BMS integration
  • Proven working experience in battery testing at the cell level and of full battery pack systems for performance, durability, and weather proofing
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans, test cases, and test reports
  • Experience and knowledge of all tools used to verify battery cells and pack assemblies
  • Experience working with outside suppliers
  • Knowledge of cell and pack safety precautions in product use as well as production environment
  • Transparent time management and task prioritization habits
  • Exhibit exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.
Other Requirements:
  • Licensed motorcycle rider a plus
  • Must be available to travel
  • Occasional domestic or international travel may be required, less than 10%

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Customer Service - Mechanical Engineer

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Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently seeking a Customer Service - Mechanical Engineer. This position will support partners (including dealers and distributors) by responding to inquiries and technical requests about the mechanical aspects of Zero Motorcycle’s products. You will provide second-tier troubleshooting guidance for mechanical field issues experienced by owner’s motorcycles and work with our partners to ensure each issue is resolved in a timely and high quality manner. This guidance primarily will consist of reviewing pictures, discussing failures with partners and suggesting symptom diagnostic approaches. When necessary, you will escalate issues to the product development or manufacturing operations teams to expedite their resolution.

On a weekly basis, you will analyze mechanical technical issues to identify trends and recommend improvements in tools, training or documentation to eliminate or acceleration the resolution of future problems. This analysis will also be use to deliver a weekly top ten mechanical issues list to be reviewed with the product development team.

Because our motorcycles are electric vehicles, you are expected to achieve a basic proficiency in debugging electrical issues to support those needs as they arise. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and report to the Director of Customer Experience and Aftersales.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide rapid and accurate responses to partners’ questions by telephone and email
  • Conduct remote technical support and trouble shooting sessions via phone or LogMeIn (as appropriate)
  • Record details of interactions with partners in our Salesforce CRM system
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal departments including development and manufacturing operations to ensure escalated issues are revolved in a timely manner
  • Help improve service tools by providing detailed feedback to our technical training and development teams
  • Where necessary, draft service bulletins, service instructions or system diagnostics for review and release by our technical training team
  • Review parts manuals to ensure correctness and create service parts as needed through our electronic change notification process
  • Participate in on-going product training to improve overall technical skill
Required Education/Experience:
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with the mechanical aspects of of motorcycles, automobiles or electric vehicles
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency with a computer including connecting external devices retrieving and storing files in remote locations and configuring systems with new software
  • Proficiency with basic computer applications including Word and Excel (experience with Salesforce.com a plus)
Skills and Attributes:
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills - verbal and written
  • Must be customer-focused and service-oriented
  • Highly analytical approach to problem analysis and problem-solving with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to multi-task on several projects and collaborate with groups and partners of various technical skill levels
  • Able to prioritize projects and escalate issues to the appropriate parties as necessary
  • The ideal candidate will be fluent in Spanish and able to support our efforts in Spanish speaking countries
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.
Other Requirements:
  • Licensed motorcycle rider (or plan to become licensed)
  • On occasion, domestic or international travel may be required

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Marketing Communications Manager

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Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently looking for a Marketing Communications Manager. The Marketing Communications Manager will be responsible for driving Zero’s global communications via exceptional copy writing, generating compelling content and driving brand awareness. The successful candidate will develop and execute innovative programs that pull customers and dealers closer to the brand. This includes engaging customers online via advertising, social media and forums. They will have program management skills and the capacity to understand the interconnectedness of the customer’s experience with the brand at every junction. As the hub of corporate communications, they will be responsible for ensuring brand messages are effectively conveyed in multiple languages and across a growing number of countries.

The scope of the role requires phenomenal problem solving abilities, ability to provide graphic design direction and the desire to take on new challenges. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and report to the Director of Global Marketing.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Write exceptional copy for Zero’s websites, emails, press releases, promotions, brochures and marketing collateral
  • Develop and manage programs to engage customers and pull them closer to the brand
  • Foster vibrant and engaged online communities using social media
  • Ensure consistent style, tone and format across all corporate communications
  • Oversee the development of new advertising and marketing campaigns
  • Reach out to customers and media to develop interesting content and stories
  • Work with the web team to craft impactful new sections of the website
  • Provide design direction to graphic design and digital marketing teams
  • Develop and enforce the brand guidelines alongside the design team
  • Assist the Sales and Aftersales departments in crafting their outbound materials
  • Support and, when possible, manage translation and localization efforts
Required Education/Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in marketing communications and copy writing functions
  • Experience with motorcycles and M1 license a positive
  • Experience with electric vehicles a positive
Skills and Attributes:
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Track record of effectiveness in marketing
  • Creative thinker that brings original ideas to life
  • Knowledge of industry best practices
  • Ability to provide concise direction to design team
  • Ability to structure programs and guide projects
  • Close attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate rationale and build consensus
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
Other Requirements:
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to move around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 10 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Mechanical Engineer III

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Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently looking for a Mechanical Engineer III. This position owns the design and development of assigned motorcycle components and systems, ensuring Zero Motorcycles has best-in-class mechanical design practices for its products, in order to achieve company objectives. Furthermore, this position has the responsibility to assist in the optimization of systems and processes used in the design function and effectively communicate Engineering content to other company functions. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and report to the Director of Mechanical Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Identifies unique opportunities for Zero Motorcycles to develop, protect, build and maintain competitive advantage.
  • Uses appropriate mechanical design strategies in the creation of assigned motorcycle components.
  • Schedules and leads design reviews at strategic points of a product’s development.
  • Develops in-house mechanical design excellence within the functional group.
  • Creates component or system-level timelines, tracks and reports on progress vs. established timeline.
  • Accountable for holding due-dates, understands inter-dependencies between engineering development timelines and downstream stakeholders.
  • Maintains parts’ database through generation of assigned part numbers and descriptions.
  • Owns full documentation and revision control of assigned parts, including associated engineering drawings and other documents:
    • Generates and tracks to implementation Engineering Change Orders (ECOs).
  • Generates and maintains revisions of Bills of Materials (BOMs).
  • Prepares documents to support regulatory submissions, manufacturing and sales.
  • Reviews and approves assembly and service processes associated with assigned parts .
  • Responds to manufacturing or field issues on assigned parts.
Required Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant engineering experience w/advanced working knowledge of:
    • SolidWorks (advanced surfacing experience a plus) – models and drawings
    • Broad spectrum of strength in material application and specification
    • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes; forging, casting, machining, injection molding, weldments, sheet metal fabrication, painting and other surface treatments
    • Mechanical Engineering analysis and simulation techniques
    • GD&T and tolerance stack analysis
  • Experience with Bills of Materials, Engineering Change Orders, Document Support
Preferred Experience:
  • Automotive or motorcycle industry experience
  • Electrical Engineering experience
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Injection Molded Plastics/Plastic Enclosure design
  • Automotive regulatory experience
  • Electrical component packaging
  • Development and integration of innovative technical concepts up to and including patentable innovations
Skills and Attributes:
  • Solid sense of ownership
  • Excellent follow-through and documentation of work
  • Multi-tasking ability; scheduling, time and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized, superior attention to detail
  • Diligent, reliable and tenacious
  • Hands-on mechanical aptitude
Other Requirements:
  • Licensed motorcycle rider a plus
  • Occasional domestic or international travel may be required
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 30 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Product Development Project Coordinator

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Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently seeking a Product Development Project Coordinator within our Engineering team. This position is responsible for the technical coordination and support of engineering development projects. The successful candidate owns following up on component, system and vehicle development day-to-day activities with engineering and other functional teams, having the top level project goals in sight at all times. As a Program Coordinator within the Product Development organization, this position coordinates the development process for our cross-functional product development teams. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and report to the VP of Product Development.

Key Responsibilities:

The Product Development Project Coordinator must be able to prioritize activities and track the details as well as be in touch with the big picture objectives. This position must be a fearless organizer who is ready to work with the highly skilled engineering hardware and software design teams, as well as every other functional area involved in Product Development, in order to identify and resolve potential risks to the schedule and/or to the quality of the product. The Project Coordinator needs to have a strong understanding and mastery of Zero’s Product Development processes and systems used to track all corresponding activity, from part design and procurement, to system and vehicle level verification, to production validation and ramp-up.

Zero Motorcycles is looking for someone who is flexible and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to changes. Cross-functional communication skills and experience are essential. The Project Coordinator will interact with all product engineering disciplines, as well as Purchasing, Quality, Production Engineering, Marketing & Sales, Customer Service, Operations, Industrial Design, and other resources inside and outside Zero.

Required Education/Experience:
  • BS ME/EE degree required
  • 2-4+ years of industry experience
  • 2-4+ years of project management experience
  • Program Management training, such as PMP certification, desirable but not required
  • Experience with series production and original equipment manufacturing of complex products for consumer purchase/consumption
  • Experience interfacing with cross-functional product development teams
  • Experience with full project lifecycle, including requirements, planning, reporting, and budget management
Skills and Attributes:
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to facilitate meetings
  • Experienced in setting up project schedules and resource allocation structures
  • Ability to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience
  • Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles; ability to remain flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity
  • Detailed knowledge of product development processes as well as a strong understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Very organized with superior attention to detail
  • Excellent MS office skills including PowerPoint, Excel and MS Project
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Sr Firmware Quality Assurance Engineer

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Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently looking for a Sr. Firmware Quality Assurance Engineer. We are looking for an individual to join our design engineering team who will bring a strong focus of quality, verification, and regression testing to our design methodology.

This position will be responsible for setting up processes for insuring product is tested before being introduced, and regression tested when any update occurs. They will design and implement the infrastructure to automate regression testing and train engineers to incorporate the processes of testing into their design methodology.

The person we are looking for is confident in their ability to lead the way in instituting a quality department within our engineering team. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and report to the Director of Electrical Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Review product design documentation to ensure that requirements stated are correct, unambiguous, and verifiable.
  • Consult with product development to evaluate system interfaces, operational requirements, and performance requirements of overall system.
  • Define test methods and create test plans for new or updated software projects to determine if the software will perform accurately and reliably according to documented requirements as well as established standards under both normal and abnormal conditions.
  • Recommend design improvements or corrections to engineers throughout the development process.
  • Maintain effective communication with the project software engineers on project limitation, capability, performance requirement and hardware interface changes.
  • Execute test plans and create test reports to describe program evaluation, testing, and correction.
  • Monitor program performance after implementation to prevent reoccurrence of program operating problems and ensure efficiency of operation.
  • Conduct compatibility tests with vendor-provided programs.
  • Create test tools that facilitate data gathering and test method execution.
  • Support manufacturing by verifying fixture software or any software used during production.
  • Design and build automated regression test systems to validate product.
  • Report on product status and raise the flag if it is not up to safety or quality standards.
  • Participate in risk management meetings.
Required Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent technical Degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ten or more years’ experience in product development environment, and 5 years’ experience in quality assurance.
  • Automotive, EV, HEV, experience a strong plus
Skills and Attributes:
  • Proven working experience in software development
  • Proven working experience in software quality assurance
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans, test cases, and test reports
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Experience testing embedded systems and firmware
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Transparent time management and task prioritization habits
  • Exhibit exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 30 lbs.
Other Requirements:
  • Licensed motorcycle rider a plus
  • Occasional domestic or international travel may be required, less than 10%

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Sr. Test Engineer

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Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently looking for a Sr. Test Engineer. This individual will be the foundation of a test engineering team with a large range of test skills.

This individual will augment our very strong prototype and test team. The individual will work with many different people and departments to define test needs and deliverables including, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, powertrain engineering, as well as outside test services. We are looking for someone that is well rounded, has a good understanding of every aspect of vehicle test development, and has experience with product test from design verification/validation, to component shock and vibe, thermal stress, HALT, component fatigue, full vehicle NVH, strain gage schemes, etc..

The person we are looking for is confident in their ability to lead the way in instituting a well-documented test process. This position is full time and will be working at our Scotts Valley, California headquarters and report to the Director of Prototype & Test.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Writes, edits, and publishes test procedures and plans, including necessary records and desired output documents.
  • Works with other departments to help identify areas that can be made more robust by intelligent use of discovery through test.
  • Work with outside test services to communicate defined test projects, track progress, insure testing is completed satisfactorily, and make decisions to keep test projects on track.
  • Assist with the planning and building of our test infrastructure for expanding our in house test capabilities.
  • Support ongoing test projects with oversight and assistance.
  • Participate in efforts to share test technology and expertise within the company; mentor junior and aspiring test engineers.
  • Perform tasks efficiently and work together with a team to ensure project success.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must work well with a strong, tight knit team.
Required Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical Degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ten or more years’ experience in vehicle test environment.
  • Automotive, EV, HEV, motorcycle, test experience a strong plus.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Proven working experience in test development.
  • Expert knowledge of vehicle test.
  • Knowledge and experience with data acquisition and sensor specification and deployment.
  • Knowledge of HBM eDAQ lite and InField or equivalent tools.
  • Experience and knowledge of strain gage application and post processing.
  • Ability to create a fully instrumented vehicle for the collection of Road Load Data.
  • Experience with data analysis and reporting.
  • Transparent time management and task prioritization habits.
  • Exhibit exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Field testing often requires adverse conditions such as rain, snow, high and low temperatures.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 30 lbs.
Other Requirements:
  • Licensed motorcycle rider a plus.
  • Occasional domestic or international travel may be required, less than 30%.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Positions Available in Europe

Customer Service, Electrical Engineer
Alkmaar, Netherlands

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Summary of Position:

Zero Motorcycles is currently looking for a Customer Service - Electrical Engineer. The Customer Service - Electrical Engineer will support partners (including dealers and distributors) by responding to inquiries and technical requests about the electrical aspects of Zero Motorcycle’s products. You will provide second-tier troubleshooting guidance for electrical field issues experienced by owner’s motorcycles and work with our partners to ensure each issue is resolved in a timely and high quality manner. This guidance primarily will consist of reviewing log files and suggesting symptom diagnostic approaches. When necessary, you will escalate issues to the product development or manufacturing operations teams to expedite their resolution.

On a weekly basis, you will analyze electrical technical issues to identify trends and recommend improvements in tools, training or documentation to eliminate or acceleration the resolution of future problems. This analysis will also be used to deliver a weekly top ten electrical issues list to be reviewed with the product development team. This position will be working at our Alkmaar, Netherlands location and will report to the Director of Customer Experience and Aftersales.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide rapid and accurate responses to partners’ questions by telephone and email.
  • Conduct remote technical support and troubleshooting sessions via LogMeIn.
  • Record details of interactions with partners in our Salesforce CRM system.
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal departments including development and manufacturing operations to ensure escalated issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Help improve diagnostic tools by providing detailed feedback to our technical training and development teams.
  • Where necessary, draft service bulletins, service instructions or system diagnostics for review and release by our technical training team.
  • Participate in on-going product training to improve overall technical skill.
Required Education/Experience:
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience using standard electronic test instruments (understanding of motorcycles, automobiles or electric vehicles a plus)
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency with a computer including connecting external devices (USB, RS232, programming devices), using terminal programs, retrieving and storing files in remote locations and configuring systems with new software
  • Proficiency with basic computer applications including Word and Excel (experience with Salesforce.com a plus)
Skills and Attributes:
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills - verbal and written
  • Must be customer-focused and service-oriented
  • Highly analytical approach to problem analysis and problem-solving with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to multi-task on several projects and collaborate with groups and partners of various technical skill levels
  • Able to prioritize projects and escalate issues to the appropriate parties as necessary
Other Requirements:
  • Licensed motorcycle rider
  • On occasion, domestic or international travel may be required
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to sit for long periods of time to perform duties, and to walk around and make inquiries from other staff, management as needed.
  • Must be able to bend or stoop down to access files, including lifting of items or objects up to 50 lbs.

To apply send in your resume and qualifications to: hr@zeromotorcycles.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

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