Company Overview

May Mobility is a self-driving technology company, funded and supported by Toyota. May Mobility is working to transform today's mobility landscape, by starting with a niche market–low-speed shuttles for public roadways. Our vehicles are on the streets navigating complex downtown scenarios and transporting thousands of people on their daily commute every week. We are establishing a ground game that will propel us into even larger markets in the future. 

Our team develops driverless technology to give people more time to laugh with friends, to solve an interesting problem, or to enjoy the world around them. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today.

This role is based in Hiroshima, Japan. In light of recent COVID-related travel restrictions, the ideal candidate will hold a Japanese passport or another passport currently allowed to travel safely to and from Japan (Republic of Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia). The ideal candidate does not need to reside in Hiroshima, but should be able to travel there. Housing and travel accommodations will be provided. 

Job Summary

The Hardware Engineer’s primary role will be hands-on support of a new fleet deployment in Higashi-Hiroshima. The engineer will work intimately with the electromechanical elements of the system to ensure the success of the launch and safety of the autonomous operation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and implements vehicle upfits to support clean shuttle initiatives and finish build-out of the shuttle 
  • Debugs electrical and mechanical issues on the shuttles as they arise 
  • Performs preventative maintenance on May Shuttles 
  • Records issues found and resolutions 
  • Assists in testing the autonomous operation of the vehicle to ensure it follows May’s standards for safety and rider comfort 
  • Implements hardware changes in the field and ensures that they are safe and ready for release 
  • Communicates issues and successes to the USA based engineering team, and drives resolution

Qualifications and Skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or relevant experience
  • Proficiency in mechanical and/or electrical design 
  • Knowledge of automotive systems - including wire harnesses and basic mechanical subsystems 
  • Ability to debug and modify mechanical and electrical systems 
  • Systems-level thinking 
  • Experience with CAN systems, including debugging and modification 
  • Knowledge of automotive operation and maintenance 
  • At least 2 years professional experience working on automotive systems

Benefits and Perks

  • Cash bonus upon successful completion of this project
  • Competitive salary and benefits (medical / dental / vision / 401k)
  • Meaningful stock incentives and equity refresh program

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