Job Description

Terrafugia is a fast-paced, energetic company that is developing the world s first practical flying car. We are currently looking for a world-class Senior Vehicle Engineer to join our vehicle development team. Candidates should be self-starters who bring positive attitude, integrity, and enthusiasm to our team as we transform personal transportation.

Key Responsibilities and Activities

Design, release and launch specific components aligned with product needs. There include but are not limited to windshield wiper/washer, side mirrors, and backup cameras.

Execute concept engineering, and perform packaging and layout within vehicle architecture/outer mold line

Participate in cross-functional teams to ensure manufacturing and assembly feasibility and serviceability

Provide CAD work in support of design activities, including directing drafting and product definition staff, while applying good drawing habits and industry best-practices for GD&T

Work with in-house expertise and external suppliers to identify optimal solution as a balance of technical, cost and schedule requirements

Investigate and resolve field quality and manufacturing concerns

Required Skills and Experience

A bachelor s degree in mechanical, automotive, or aerospace engineering or related field, and 2-5 years of technical work experience

Proficiency with solid modeling (SOLIDWORKS preferred)

Experience with mechanism design utilizing multiple materials and manufacturing methods (stamping, injection molding, casting, layup, et cetera)

Experience managing suppliers and contractors for product development

Strong working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with GD&T

Able to work in a fast-paced program with a diverse team

Outstanding organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills; excellent written and verbal communication

Desired Skills and Experience

Automotive engineering experience with components in the exterior environment, demonstrating technical aptitude from concept through release and launch for production

Familiarity with wiper/washer, mirror and back-up camera systems

Understand the fundamental differences in design and engineering between low/high volume, entry/premium vehicle systems and have examples or a portfolio of completed programs

Strong familiarity with the development of specifications, verification and validation documentation, FMEA, and other technical documents

Demonstrate an ability to manage difficult projects with tight timing constraints and provide examples of such scenarios throughout your career

Familiarity with vehicle safety regulations such as FMVSS 571.104 and 571.111

Company Description

Founded in 2006 to revolutionize personal transportation, Terrafugia has become the global leader of the emerging flying car industry with offices in the United States and China. In support of developing future hybrid and electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles, Terrafugia is opening a San Francisco Bay Area R&D Center in the scenic, north-bay near wine country.

The new R&D office is Terrafugia s west coast base for disruptive technology innovation. It s a place where new ideas flourish and audacious goals are set. Here is where you ll be creating new connections between aerospace, automotive, and digital technology in the birthplace of the computer revolution. We re seeking a core team of experienced aerospace and technology entrepreneurs who want to discover, innovate, and create. Our charter is to explore new ideas and bring the strongest ideas to reality in a manner that is insightful to future market, certification, and production needs. The team will bring full-scale prototypes to life, on schedule, and find opportunities in the white space of the future.

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