Electromechanical Systems

Senior Motor Design Engineer

at Arrivo in Los Angeles

Date Posted: 2017-10-23

The Electromechanical team is responsible for the Propulsion, Levitation, Active Guidance, and Power Delivery systems in the Arrivo next-generation transportation system. We are a highly skilled and multidisciplinary team of exceptional engineers in the areas of Electromagnetics, Mechanical Design,  Controls and Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Materials Science, Embedded Systems, Power Electronics, Testing, and System Modeling. Engineers are expected to own designs from concept through prototype testing and eventually into high volume production.

We are seeking a Senior Motor Design Engineer to join the Electromechanical Systems team. The candidate will be responsible for system-level design and analysis supporting the propulsion, levitation and guidance systems. The candidate will lead analysis using 2D and 3D FEA models, develop reduced order modeling and system-level trade studies, and contribute to key decisions for all electromechanical systems.


  • Perform and review electromagnetic analysis in 2D and 3D FEA to ensure accurate modeling
  • Own analytic models, reduced-order models for system performance, and guide the development of custom toolsets in Python and Matlab/Simulink
  • Technical Lead of system level tradeoff studies
  • Be responsible for prototype builds, testing and safety programs
  • Work closely with power electronics and mechanical design engineers to develop component designs and ensure electromagnetic compatibility of system design
  • Incorporate knowledge of materials and manufacturing practices to insure optimum design
  • Develop test and validation plans for electromagnetic components


  • M.S., or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field
  • Direct hands-on experience designing/analyzing electric machines, electromagnetic actuators, magnetic bearings, or maglev systems
  • Expertise in core selection, winding design, conductor selection, loss modeling and loss characterization in motors or other electromagnetic components
  • Deep understanding of a variety of motor topologies, materials, and manufacturing methods related to high power electromagnetic components
  • Familiarity with motor drives and control algorithms
  • Well organized with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - can prepare and present results with clarity and brevity