Senior Electrical Engineer

Motivo Engineering
Gardena, California
May 22, 2024
Jun 10, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Consulting
We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic Senior Electrical Engineer who enjoys being part of a tight-knit multidisciplinary team. Motivo is a project-based small business focused on mechanical and electrical system design and prototype builds with an emphasis on integrated electro-mechanical assemblies with embedded electronics. We develop products in diverse market segments including mobility/automotive, medical/health, robotics, and clean energy. Motivo specializes in taking concepts and designs through the conceptual and detailed engineering phases, solving complex engineering challenges along the way, and transitioning the initial concept/idea to a fully engineered solution. Motivo is a nimble, creative engineering organization with diverse opportunities for growth where each employee gets to experience a wide variety of fast paced projects. We are passionate about our work and strive for excellence within each project's unique constraints. We work on challenging, fast-paced projects and we have fun doing it!


The ideal candidate will exhibit most of the following:

Three to seven years of professional engineering experience

Direct technical involvement on multiple prior electro-mechanical projects with embedded electronics resulting in deep understanding of motion / control systems theory and physics

Exceptional communication skills; able to present results and recommendations to internal and external customers

Strong ability to mentor less experienced colleagues

Desired work split: 80% hands-on engineering and 20% mentoring/similar

Design experience with motors, motor controllers, power supplies, inverters / converters, and/or power electronics

Prior professional experience with embedded electronics design containing microcontrollers, DSPs, programmable logic devices (FPGA, CPLD), memory, high speed signaling, MEMS sensors, etc

Strong ability to handle concurrent fast-paced projects with minimal direction

Development and editing of top level system architectures

Experience with a plethora of different sensor types and technologies

Programming experience especially with embedded C, real time operating systems (RTOS), and/or Matlab Simulink Coder (formerly Real-Time Workshop)

Familiarity with communication protocols like Controller Area Network (CAN), USB, SPI, I2C, Ethernet, etc

Electrical test and debug with industry standard tools (oscilloscope, in-circuit debug, digital multimeter, etc)

Custom PCB design experience from schematic entry and board layout through fabrication, assembly, and test

Familiarity and experience with high performance vehicles (electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric, race vehicles, Solar Car, Formula SAE, etc) including the design process and components

Experience in design and fabrication for automotive environments (extreme temperature, shock, vibration, etc)

Generate technical drawings of systems, components, and interfaces

Experience with various battery chemistries and related battery management systems

Experience with R&D, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), venture capital (VC), or similarly funded projects and work effort


We're convinced that the team and projects are hands down the best part of working at Motivo, but we also have some pretty sweet benefits including company-wide profit sharing, high-quality insurance plans, 401k match, generous paid vacation time, a Monday-Thursday 4/10 work week and more!
Base Salary Range: $110,000 - $130,000
Annual Profit Sharing estimate: $22,000 - $26,000
Salary is dependent on experience, knowledge, and interview performance.