Senior Thermal Engineer

Embark

  • Full Time

Embark Trucks is America’s Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program and is bringing autonomous freight mainstream. As covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch and and other outlets, Embark went public via a ~$5 billion SPAC deal in November 2021, and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol EMBK. Embark is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with operations centers in Fontana, CA and Houston, TX, moving freight daily using our purpose-built transfer hubs. Embark has aligned itself with truck manufacturers, shippers, and carriers to integrate our technology into the freight ecosystem, pursuing a business model where fleets own and operate Embark trucks. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous vehicles and our team is looking to grow.

As the Thermal Engineer at Embark, you will play a critical role in our ability to commercialize the Embark Driver. You will be the subject matter expert for all things related to the thermal system design across a range of complex electronic components, including high-power compute modules, embedded ECUs, and a variety of sensors. A successful individual in this role is an enthusiastic problem solver, proactive communicator, team oriented, and exhibits strong follow through.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Perform mechanical and thermal design and development for complex electronic systems, utilizing first order calculations as well as CFD tools
  • Design and validate systems and subsystems to meet program objectives
  • Participate in the cross-functional design process working with other HW and SW team members to develop optimized integrated solutions
  • Conduct failure analysis and solution validation for product development and fleet systems
  • Developing detailed thermal models to provide design feedback and component requirements
  • Analyzing simulation and measurement results to correlate models
  • Designing convective thermal solutions including fans, heatsinks, and vapor chambers, along with conductive thermal solutions including TIMs and TECs
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    Desired Qualifications:

     

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (or related)
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in the electronics design industry with a track record of production thermal designs
  • 2+ years of experience working on thermal solutions for autonomous vehicles preferred
  • Proficient with CFD packages such as Flotherm, Icepak, FloEFD
  • Experience with prototyping and high volume manufacturing of thermal components
  • Good organizational skills, with ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Strong desire to be hands on. You are just as comfortable with a wrench as a keyboard
  • Great communication skills. You have experience writing clear, concise, and detailed documentation. You are skilled in leading and participating in cross-functional design reviews
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    Benefits:

     

  • A full time, competitive salary with equity
  • Flexible paid vacation from the start
  • 100% of the base insurance option covered for Medical, Dental, and Vision and a buy-up option for other plans
  • Life insurance covered by Embark
  • Access to a Flexible Spending Account & 401K Plan
  • Snacks & catered lunches
  • Work in a fast-growing startup revolutionizing transportation as we know it
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