Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.
What will you do as a Performance Engineer at Lightyear?
Our objective at Lightyear is to develop the most efficient long-range solar electric vehicle. Imaginably, performance engineering is essential. While becoming part of our domain Performance Engineering, you will make sure that our vehicle is designed to achieve optimal system level performance. For instance, you’ll optimize the performance of metrics such as: battery range, acceleration and solar charging.
In order to optimize our performance throughout the design of Lightyear One we’ve developed a digital twin, our Vehicle Performance Model (clickable!). This can be considered as a mathematical model which represents the eventual performance and thus real-world systems. By making use of your fundamental knowledge you’ll mathematically describe systems. While analyzing such models, you will find out what is needed to achieve optimal system level performance. This can be either concept choices, dimensioning of components or optimal control.
The scope as described above, will result in the following responsibilities;
What do we expect from a Performance Engineer?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You can work within the team or independently. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with:
On a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics; you love to work in multidisciplinary teams, you have the ability to think critically and you have a competitive mindset. Furthermore, you’re able to manage and plan projects independently and you’re a strong communicator in English. Being fluent in Dutch is a plus.
What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:
At Lightyear we are building an electric car that charges itself. From our experience at Solar Team Eindhoven we know this is only possible starting from scratch. At Lightyear we bring together a multidisciplinary team of highly motivated engineers, designers and visionaries to challenge the status quo. You can join us!
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