Automation Test Engineer
What we’re building
Our vision is to electrify all waterborne vessels, and we're starting with electric water sport boats.
Gas boats dominate today’s marine industry not because of great product offerings but because of a lack of better alternatives. Boaters have grown accustomed to vehicles that feel stuck in the 1980s: unreliable, expensive, loud, noxious, and a nightmare to own and operate. They’re also awful for the water and air they reside in.
By contrast, electric boats are superior in nearly every way: not only are they far more reliable and less costly to operate, but they’re also quieter, quicker, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants. However, they’ve been held back by both the technology and the talent to make them truly competitive with gas alternatives. That’s Arc’s opportunity.
Using modern, aerospace- and automotive-inspired techniques, we’re building our hulls, batteries, cooling systems, firmware, and software together to deliver the next generation of watercraft.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone who enjoys solving difficult technical problems, still likes to get hands on, and is always learning. We pride ourselves on transparency and operate in a lean, high-trust environment that encourages everyone to take ownership over their domain.
You will be a full-time member of our Test team and will work from our manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. Given that we’re a startup, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment that requires adaptability. That said, here are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.
- Automating systems for functional, qualification, and acceptance testing of electrical and mechanical vehicle systems
- Owning testing from start to finish, including specifications, test stand design, test plans, execution, and hand off to production
- Working with engineers to create designs which can be easily and safely tested
- Developing functional automation tools for post-processing data, verifying pass/fail criteria, and integrating different systems together
- Using a combination of tools such as PLC ladder logic, Python, SQL, and Java
- Collaborating with mechanical, electrical, and production engineering teams to ensure data acquisition integrity and throughput
- Getting hands on with writing and troubleshooting test setups
- Supporting the design of next generation products
- Improving testing operations as stands transition from development to acceptance and automation
- Experience leading production testing campaigns
- Proficiency with multiple software languages
- Strong grasp of the fundamentals of Software Engineering
- Understanding of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering concepts
- Familiarity with high performance electric vehicles, solar cars, Formula SAE, or similar
- Exposure to sheet metal manufacturing, CNC machining, CAM, and shop tools
- Prior experience in a fast-paced manufacturing setting
- Clear written and verbal communication
- Ability to articulate and defend engineering decisions
- Strong time management skills
- Comfortable working 50 hours a week
At Arc, we encourage diversity and consider all qualified applicants equally for employment, regardless of background, identity, or status. You’re always welcome to reach out even if you don’t meet many of these qualifications. Passion and aptitude make up for a lot.
What we value
We value these five things above all else:
- Ownership over both your work and the company’s success
- Empathy for colleagues and for customers
- Humility in problem solving and collaboration
- Pragmatism for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
- Diversity of background, opinion, culture, etc.
Given that we work in a sometimes intense or stressful environment, it’s vital that our values align. We’d be happy to elaborate on any or all of these during the interview process.
What you’ll get
- Talented teammates that challenge you to be better
- Access and often input to a wide range of business activities
- Salary between $95,000 and $130,000
- A meaningful equity stake
- An opportunity to have an outsized impact on industry-defining vehicles
- The ability to drive positive environmental change through your work
- Nearly free health insurance (we cover 99%) and a 401k
- Generous parental leave
- Daily lunches, plenty of snacks, lots of swag, and more
- Boat rides!
Hope to hear from you soon!
The crew at Arc