Staff BMS Electrical Engineer at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Mountain View, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Electrical Engineering

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all- electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

We are looking for a Battery Management System ( BMS) Electrical Engineer to join our team of electrical engineers developing the energy storage and power distribution system for an electric eVTOL aircraft. The goal of a BMS Electrical Engineer at Wisk is to design and develop the power electronic assemblies controlling and monitoring both low and high voltage, including the power distribution and circuit protection. You will be part of the electrical engineering group working with the integrated product team that ensures the entire energy storage and power distribution system work safely and correctly.

What you will do:

  • Within 3 months:
  • Learn about the aircraft electronics architecture and existing hardware/firmware
  • Design and develop the DC/DC power conversion system to produce regulated, isolated low voltage from the high voltage battery.
  • Become a reviewer of electrical design releases, assembly procedures, rework plans, and test results
  • Construct and publish Circuit Block Diagrams to describe the architecture of the Battery Management System (BMS)

Within 6 months:

  • Work in Altium to upgrade and redesign existing electrical subsystems while producing documentation for fabrication and assembly vendors
  • Perform component selection and qualification for the BMS and power distribution system.
  • Support certification compliance testing, test witnessing, safety analysis, and documentation of electrical hardware
  • Lead board level and sub-system level troubleshooting and failure mode analysis
  • Contribute to writing requirements of new electrical systems, including design for manufacturing and design for testing.

Within 12 months:

  • Evaluate options for improving future battery management systems and power distribution architecture
  • Lead the effort to optimize weight savings throughout the ESPS electrical power, protection and distribution system.
  • Be the focal point for aviation regulators (FAA, EASA, Etc) conversations on technical issue resolution with the High Voltage Battery System.

What you have done:

  • B.S. in a relevant engineering discipline with at least 10 years of experience with the tasks listed above (M.S or PhD count towards years of experience)
  • Experience with development, design, analysis and test of: Analog Sensor Interfaces, Power Supplies, Topology Selection, and Microprocessor Integration for High Voltage Battery and power distribution systems.
  • Experience in rigorous development, verification, documentation environment similar to aviation is a must.


  • Design knowledge of electrical bonding criteria, thermal cooling requirements for electronic equipment, EMI shielding, and High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) / Indirect Effects of Lightning (IEL) installation criteria is considered a plus
  • Understanding of and experience with designing to the DO-160 environmental testing standard.

Who you are:

  • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and many more.

In order to protect the health and safety of all Wisk employees in the workplace, we are requiring that all employees receive an FDA-authorized vaccination against COVID-19 prior to physically returning to Wisk’s U.S. offices. Exceptions/accommodations are considered for employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Staff BMS Electrical Engineer
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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