Hardware | Up to £30K p.a. | Primarily remote but must have easy access to our London office for some on-site work.
At Pod Point we’re changing the way people drive. We fundamentally believe that travel shouldn’t damage the Earth so we’ve made it our mission to install a Pod Point (an Electric Vehicle charging point) everywhere you park. To make that vision a reality, we need the brightest, most tenacious and most inspiring talent in the world - we are growing faster than the market and we need to maintain that velocity - that’s where you come in!
We’re looking for an innovative and creative Electronics Engineer to jump on board and help us achieve our ambitious growth goals. The position will report into the Head of Hardware engineering and will be based primarily remotely (however, you will be required to do some on-site work in our Old Street, London office when needed).
What you’ll do
- Prototyping, testing and design of Electric Vehicle Charging Systems
- Digital and Analog circuit design, which interface with embedded systems
- Fault finding and diagnosis of electronic assemblies
- Researching and testing parts, technologies and platforms relevant to our industry
What you’ll need
- Degree level qualification in Electronics or closely related discipline, and a minimum of 3 years’ relevant engineering experience
- Experience with Schematic Capture/PCB CAD systems
- Good practical electronics skills including design of circuits to component level and prototyping of circuits
- Familiarity with embedded systems (STM32, ESP32, AVR/Arduino, Raspberry Pi etc.)
- Understanding of common bus systems (I2C, UART, SPI etc.)
- Ability to understand electrical specifications and construct assemblies with mechanical content
- High level of competence using test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters etc.
- Good soldering and wiring skills
- Willingness to tackle varied technical challenges
- Strong communication skills and ability to work well as part of a team
- Experience of new product introduction processes
- Familiarity with electrical installations
- Familiarity with Safety / EMC or other approvals processes
- Knowledge of production test methods, JTag ICT and bed of nails testing
- Experience with switch-mode power supplies / inverters
- Some programming experience (C / C++ or Python)
- Linux experience
- Experience with Power Line Communication
- Experience with cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or LPWAN
- Specific experience with Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, Solar/PV or battery /inverter systems
- You have a dog (which you’d be welcome to bring into the office, as and when you choose to go in)
- You’re passionate and knowledgeable about climate change, sustainability and/or the EV industry
And if you’re not sure whether you’re what we’re looking for - send us your CV anyway! We love to hear from people who are passionate about what we do, and we always take the view that a good cultural fit (and mission alignment) is much more important than ticking all the “qualifications, skills and experience” boxes.
Our culture is electric
At Pod Point we like to think we are anything but conventional. We have worked hard to create a rapidly-growing, constantly innovating, flat-structured world, where each employee can see the vital contribution they are making to the company. We knew from the very beginning that a rigid, corporate environment was never going to work for us, and we have stayed true to our word - we’re anything but.
We work hard; we’re not clock-watchers but equally you may find yourself working into the evening very occasionally. In return we’ll pay you well, give you complete ownership to shape the role, give you ground-breaking projects to work on and surround you with fantastic, talented people. We also provide the following benefits:
- Salary Sacrifice Electric Vehicle Scheme
- Flexible working hours and a casual dress code
- Remote first working approach
- 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
- Very generous maternity and paternity leave scheme
- Pension scheme
- Eyecare scheme
The socially distant elephant in the room
Our first priority (at all times, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic) is to make sure we’re not unnecessarily exposing Pod Pointers to potential health risks. We’re a “Remote first” company anyway, so we’re continuing to conduct all interviews on Google Meet and are pretty good at onboarding new starters remotely (if we do say so ourselves). As soon as we feel it’s safe, we do intend to reopen our London office; and once that happens you will be welcome to use that for work if you prefer - although there will be no requirement for you to do so.
Final things to note
We like to deal directly with our candidates so no agencies please!