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Lead Electrical Engineer

Company: Sparkcharge
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

SparkCharge seeks a Lead Electrical Engineer with a well-rounded electrical engineering background and demonstrated success in a technical leadership position. As Lead Electrical Engineer, you will take on a player-coach role. You will be hands-on when required and contribute technically when needed. You will also act as a mentor and lead the electrical engineering team across multiple, multi-disciplined development projects. Being successful in this role means that you can balance being a technical contributor as well as a technical mentor to your teammates. This position will report to the Director of Engineering.


  • Establish and enforce clear goals and objectives for the electrical team across multiple development projects.
  • Personally participate in hardware development, design reviews, test plans, and hardware debugging.
  • Promote and reinforce electrical engineering best practices during all stages of hardware development.
  • Provide mentorship and support to electrical engineers technical development and career path growth.
  • Work with the Director of Engineering to specify, recruit, and hire electrical engineers, co-ops, and interns.
  • Work with the Director of Engineering on annual budget forecasts.
  • Drive cost-down exercises on product BOMs to prepare products for mass production.

    • Minimum of BS degree in Electrical Engineering, MS a plus.
    • 8-10 years of full-time work experience in electronic hardware development. High power or EV hardware development experience a plus.
    • At least three years of experience in an Electrical Engineering technical leadership role.
    • Experience in all stages of hardware product development, from product inception to product launch.
    • Fluency in circuit schematic capture and PCB layout software.
    • Experience with electrical circuit modeling and simulation software.
    • Experience designing electrical hardware to UL safety regulations.
    • Demonstrated success in budgeting annual financial resources for a hardware development team.
    • Demonstrated experience building out/hiring an electrical engineering team based on project needs.
    • Experience driving electrical hardware cost-down exercises.

      Nice to haves:
      • EV or EV charger design experience.
      • High voltage and/or power product design and launch experience.
      • Expertise in Altium Designer.
      • Expertise in Pspice Designer.
      • Have shipped multiple products in medium to high volume quantities.
      • Experience creating a hardware product receiving ETL / UL / CE certification.
      • Experience specifying and developing IOT systems.
      • Experience with Python, MATLAB.


        We are a fast-paced, young start-up building a culture based on hard work, respect, work/life balance, and open communication. We offer unlimited paid time off. The Company pays 99% of the medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees. We offer FSA savings and 401(k) plans. Compensation will be based on the candidates ability to quickly add value to Jobble

Keywords: Sparkcharge, Somerville , Lead Electrical Engineer, Engineering , Somerville, Massachusetts

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