Senior Hardware Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Senior Hardware Engineer

Job description

We are Etergo. We're on a mission to accelerate the global transition towards sustainable energy and transportation by creating a safe, scalable and environmentally friendly alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles. Founded in 2014, we have grown our company with over 70 agile thinkers, building high-end electric transportation. We are currently working on #AppScooter, our first product, to demonstrate that city mobility can be clean, and deeply integrated with technologies that connect us.

As we are growing fast, we now we're looking for a Senior Hardware Engineer to join our team in Amsterdam.

What you will work on:

  • Develop and review of electrical designs with relation to schematics, lead PCB layouts, and thermal design;
  • Develop system-level requirements and component-level specifications;
  • Collaborate with other engineers and teams to achieve integrated and optimized system designs;
  • Communicate with suppliers for manufacturing feasibility, validation, and other engineering related activities;
  • Create component and subsystem design verification plans and test methods (with component/system supplier);
  • Carry out component and system validation while ensuring system targets are met and optimized;
  • Support prototype builds as well as volume production startup;
  • Work on high volume PCB assembly design, validation, and compliance to worldwide safety and EMI standards;
  • Aid in the design of electrical verification testers and end-of-line tester.


    This role is a great fit for you if you are passionate about shaping the future of green mobility, and if you want to have true ownership throughout the full product development cycle. However, since we are a growing company, that is building both a product and a team from the ground up, you should not have to rely on clear structure, solid processes, and best practices to be already in place. Initiative and an entrepreneurial mindset are key, since you will play a crucial role in both designing, but especially also in getting all the electrical hardware into production. In terms of background and skills, this is the right role for you if you have:

    • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in electrical engineering, mechatronics engineering, or equivalent;
    • 8+ years of experience in electrical hardware design and development;
    • Experience with multiple full product development cycles from concept to market introduction;
    • Design experience with both analog and digital circuits, and the ability to lead schematic and PCB design; working in Altium designer;
    • C programming for embedded devices (ARM architecture, RTOS);
    • Experience with defining product validation plans;
    • Technical writing and fluency in English.

    Will make you stand out:

    • Embedded hardware design experience for safety-critical automotive applications or a related field;
    • Experience with HALT testing for electrical components;
    • Experience in setting up requirements for embedded software and supporting in hardware bring up;
    • Experience in thermal design for high power circuits including heat rejection design.

    About Etergo and our culture:

    With over twenty-five nationalities, we're proud of our cultural diversity. Our team consists of everyone from marketing experts, to mechanical engineers and programmers, and a lot in-between. We work very hard, but have fun and take care of each other as well. We have ping pong battles and a cold beer on Fridays to kick off the weekend. Curious to find out more about our benefits, and company overall? Check out our website.

    How to apply:

    No need to write a lengthy formal cover letter, however, we do really appreciate it if you can tell us in your own words why you’d like to work with us and how your experience and personality match up against our requirements. Don’t forget to tell us about a component that you have worked on; something that you are especially proud of!

    Please make it easy for your potential future team and submit an English version of your CV.
    Thank you!