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Electronics Engineer

Posted 30 Nov 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond or remotely. For some (also senior) roles we are accommodating people to work from outside of the Netherlands for the majority of their weeks. But for the full on-site experience: Helmond is part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation. You will feel at home here.

Domain: Electrical Engineering

Experience: 2 - 5 years of experience

Degree: Master degree

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 an Electronics Engineer?

Our objective at Lightyear is to develop the most efficient long-range solar electric vehicle. If you join us you will become part of the Electrical domain within engineering. The opportunities and development potential we can offer is tremendous, think of our revolutionary inverters or perhaps your interest or build up expertise lies in other interesting areas within electronics. Either way, you will answer a broad range of electronics related questions throughout engineering with eagerness.

Your days will never be the same, you will work with highly motivated and talented colleagues on several challenging topics. On Monday you will work thoroughly on an "blocking" electronics topic and on Tuesday you will help making a detailed planning for a different part of the car. On Wednesday you will dive into a super specialistic simulation for Lightyears in-house developed Vehicle Performance Model and work closely together with our Performance Engineers. Thursday is a day in which you will work with our expanding Software team to develop a new tool that will make your work easier so you can focus on the truly interesting and future changing concepts. Of course, on Friday you will enjoy our epic (online)Friday afternoon drinks and at the end of the week having a highly contributed feeling about the achieved results. Building the way forward for Lightyear.

Because of our young and fast growing organization you are able to influence your activities in such a way that you gain the highest level of efficiency. Your entrepreneurial mindset can thrive to make sure that you work on the right topics at the right time. Your job will consist of but is not limited to:

  • Model development and data analysis in Matlab/Simulink/PLECS
  • Drivetrain performance engineering
  • Motor Control Simulations
  • Requirement & specification writing
  • Electrical circuit design (Embedded, MCU, sensors, communications)
  • Schematic and PCB design
  • Guiding manufacturing (MES)
  • Verification

What do we expect from an Electronics Engineer at Lightyear?

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. Furthermore we are looking for someone with:

  • A Master degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 2 - 5 years of relevant experience in the field of electronics design
  • Experience within a similar role, can be either within the high-tech industry or as part of a student team during your studies
  • Experience in electronics and electrical design with the ambition to keep evolving
  • Experience in electronics model development and data analysis in Matlab/Simulink and good Matlab/ Simulink script development skills
  • Willingness to offer support and advice in electrical engineering specific topics such as automation, processes and tooling
  • Fundamental knowledge of electronic systems analysis, modeling and control
  • Willingness to work in dynamical multidisciplinary teams
  • A strong desire to automate (e.g. using Python)
  • Fluent in English is mandatory (Dutch is considered a plus)

What can you expect from Lightyear?

In addition to a challenging role with tremendous potential we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • Flexible working hours and all the tools and flexibility to work from your own home office
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • An interesting share plan that allows you to be highly involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic (online) Friday afternoon drinks
  • A diverse & inclusive culture driven by trust which results in the opportunity to work remotely. UK & German contracts are in place and more are yet to come!

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. Write the story with us!

Active in 10 countries
200 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 35 years

What employees are saying

Manuel Ribeiro

Software Engineer

Manuel Ribeiro

"Lightyear is an exceptional team that puts together people from all over the world with the same goal of creating a meaningful positive impact in our society. I felt welcome from the very first day and working with such motivated engineers gives me the energy I need to do my best every day."

Sapfo Tsoutsou

Group Lead - Thermal Engineering

Sapfo Tsoutsou

"Lightyear is een geweldig bedrijf om voor te werken. Het voelt voor mij meer als familie dan een werkgever. Klinkt misschien een beetje heftig, maar het is zo. Je maakt makkelijk vrienden op werk: iedereen is vriendelijk, behulpzaam en zo gemotiveerd om echt een verschil te maken in de wereld.”