The Senior Electrical Engineer will bring deep electrical design knowledge and product development expertise to Dandelion’s efforts to advance the state of the art in residential geothermal heat pumps. This person will be responsible for prototyping, developing and productizing the electrical component design of new heat pump products to serve new customer segments, with a focus on designs that lead to high quality, low cost geothermal heat pumps that are simple to install in homes.
The Senior Electrical Engineer will work closely with our Thermal Systems Engineer, Mechanical Engineer and Firmware Engineer to bring the most promising heat pump concepts to market.
B.S. Electrical Engineering with 10+ years of experience developing thermal appliance (domestic or industrial) equipment with a focus on product design and development
Knowledge/ability to guide the design through all required compliance testing (UL, ETL)
Lead electrical engineering efforts; guide the team to meet the product design requirements
Electrical control board design
Temperature control system design
Use ECAD tools for generation of schematics and electrical BOMs for boards as well as panel assemblies
Work directly in a lab environment, validating designs and testing prototypes
Support transition of designs to our external manufacturing partner
Work effectively on a small, cross-functional team
Integrate easily with cross-functional disciplines (electrical, software, thermal)
Work flexibly in a small team environment
Expertise in the power / electrical design of refrigeration or heating appliances
Experience with on-board sensors and their programming, especially in service of temperature control
Controller Software development
Sensor and signal conditioning circuits
Design for Testing/Design for Service (DF*) skills
Household building electrical safety codes and requirements (NFPA, NEC)
Dandelion Energy is an energy innovation company working to electrify home heating. We create and install geothermal heat pumps to replace fossil-fueled furnaces and boilers. Since spinning out of Google X in 2017, we’ve grown into an organization of over 100 employees and have become the largest residential geothermal heat pump installation company in the US. Our carbon impact to date is the equivalent to taking over 25,000 cars off the road, and that impact is accelerating with our growth!
Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts in geothermal, drilling, heat pump and software engineering, HVAC installation, solar and solar financing, behavioral economics, and high-growth operations, among other backgrounds. With the potential to catalyze and scale a widespread transition to sustainable and affordable heating and cooling, our work is both exciting and complex. We are working to create a wholesale shift in how people heat and cool their homes — join us!