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Motor Design Engineer - JUMP Hardware






San Francisco, CA, US


At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.



We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role


At JUMP, design engineers lead the technical invention of new product concepts, using their engineering skills to create elegant solutions to problems and refine them into highly manufacturable designs. Our scope is wide and exciting - we engineer our own vehicles, drivetrains, batteries, locks, telecommunications equipment, and charging infrastructure.  Across all of this scope, JUMP hardware products must be incredibly intuitive to users, durable for our fleet operators, and easy to manufacture at low cost. Achieving this in a product with our level of advanced technology requires mechanical designs that are brilliantly simple in their initial concept and rigorous in their execution. Equally important is that they are conceived in a way that optimizes for development speed - designs that are quick to test, build upon our existing technology foundation, and leverage a deep understanding of the capabilities of our world-class manufacturing partners.

What You'll Do


As a Motor Design Engineer, you are responsible for defining the mechanical architecture of new electric powertrain concepts and being the primary builder through all phases of hardware development. You will work closely with adjoining teams (ID, electrical, firmware, testing, manufacturing, supply chain) as well as less senior members of the mechanical engineering team to to design, prototype, test, and ship.


What You'll Need


  • 5+ years in the design engineering field - strong preference for transportation, consumer electronics, batteries, and industrial products.
  • 3+ years experience doing design work on mass-production products.
  • 3+ years designing motors or geartrains.
  • Strong Solidworks skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or similar.
  • Experience taking a design from concept through deployment including fundamental analysis.
  • To be a highly prolific and creative individual (in both personal and professional contexts) with a proven record of innovative design solutions.
  • Very good communication skills and working cross functionally.
  • Experience working with vendors and suppliers.
  • Electric motor design experience.


About the Team


JUMP is building the future of urban mobility: shared electric bikes that are the quickest, most enjoyable, and most empowering way to get around a city. Cheaper than most public transit and faster than cars in traffic, JUMP e-bikes radically improve local transportation. Founded in 2010, JUMP pioneered dockless bike share and has deployed more than 15,000 bikes in 6 countries. Our goal is to transform cities, making them more sustainable, equitable, and livable through electric mobility. Recently acquired by Uber, our next step is to scale what we’ve done 100x - and launch electric bike sharing systems in every major city, globally. To make this vision a reality we need to grow our team. We place tremendous value on our company’s roots and culture: a mix of ingenuity, controlled chaos, hard work, and sense of purpose. This is a great opportunity to join a small but rapidly growing team that is shaping the future of transportation.

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