Test Engineer
at SF Motors
Santa Clara

At SF Motors, we’re forging a new kind of mobility company by combining the DNA of advanced automotive engineering and design with that of state of the art smart technologies and connectivity to revolutionize the future of premium electric vehicles. From our corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley, we’re bringing the best and brightest together with a common goal of creating the next generation of smart, clean, connected vehicles for you.
Our vision is to deliver premium electric vehicles that enhance the daily lives of our users, allowing them to live more connected, productive lives through the integration of clean technology and advanced hardware and software. The future of mobility is more than getting from A to B, it’s about keeping connected to provide users customizable features when they want it.

The test engineer will be working within the Testing and Validation Team. This position is supporting electrical drivetrain testing, with an emphasis on test automation via LabVIEW or Python, test fixture creation data analysis, and failure analysis support.
This is a full-time on-site role based in Santa Clara & Milpitas, California.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Display a positive attitude and practice strong work
• Design and build wiring harnesses to support electrical testing of components. Integrate various inputs based on schematics, wiring diagrams, test requirements, and engineering guidance into testable solutions. Develop high and low voltage test equipment.
• Architect, write and debug LabVIEW/Python with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable. Troubleshoot and debug issues with test equipment.
• Utilize various test resources to set up, run and monitor several series of electrical and durability tests.
• Facilitate the failure analysis process by providing detailed information surrounding failures in test articles. Assist in pre-inspection and post-test inspection of test articles.
• Work with various design and control teams to schedule the flow of new parts into testing.
• Work closely with design, quality, and failure analysis engineering teams throughout the entire lifecycle of the product and processes.
• Drive other projects as needed by management or as business needs change.

Up to 10% travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience:
• 0-3+ years’ work experience
• AS or BS degree in ME/EE or equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
• Experience with LabVIEW or Python, digital and analog interfaces for PCs, test systems, etc.
• Experience in R&D electronics environment or electrical testing lab, working with 480VAC and 1000VDC, soldering and electronic and mechanical fabrication skills. Read and create mechanical drawings and schematics.
• Experience with electronic lab equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, power analyzers, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, programmable power supplies.
• Experience with network protocols is a plus: CAN, LIN, I2C, Ethernet, etc.
• Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication

Preferred Skills:
• Automotive hand on skills
• Familiar with NI LabVIEW
• Familiar with milling and lathe machine

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