Sono Motors

Safety Engineer - Automotive Solar and HV Power (f,m,x)

Your Tasks

As part of our Electrical Integration team with focus on transportation applications, you will work on further developing our core products and on creating interfaces with our customers’ vehicles in both high-power and control implementations. Plenty of exciting and challenging projects await you - widely spread over the bus, truck and van industry.

Your tasks in detail:

  • You're analyzing our systems and generating solutions for safety, integration, and compliance

  • You're generating test plans with our testing engineers and collaborating with them to report findings

  • You’re responsible for the requirements management both of our power electronics and the electrical interfaces with customers’ vehicles

  • You are transferring the expectations from our customers into technical requirements 

  • You are working with our developers, testers and product managers to further improve our prototypes and products

  • You are conducting FuSa and FMEA

  • You are aligning our requirements with external development, manufacturing and testing partners


Our Requirements

  • Highly flexible in daily roles. Ours is a small yet motivated team dedicated to advancing the total solution.

  • Master degree or Diploma in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline

  • More than 4 years of professional experience as an Engineer within the automotive, transportation, or truck industry

  • Professional experience in working with automotive norms and homologation requirements

  • Professional or personal experience with Solar PV, its risks, and system design considerations

  • Broad knowledge of automotive processes and engineering methodology - safety is a holistic discipline

  • Professional experience in hardware and software design

  • Advanced understanding of FMEA, ISO 26262 and ISO21434

  • Expert in norms and standards for high voltage safety

  • Good communication skills and precise technical writing skills

  • Requirements management training is a plus

  • Living sustainable is important to you - in your private and professional life

  • Fluent English is a must - fluent German a plus


What to expect

  • A visionary, courageous team, motivated to make solar integration into vehicles a big thing
  • A very dynamic company where missing structures or processes are met with passion for our vision and a lot of creative energy.
  • A learning culture characterized by transparency and values where it is allowed to make mistakes, ask any question and look for ways to improve for the customer, the team and yourself.
  • Flexible work hours and workplace choices that allow for staying healthy during the Corona pandemic.
  • A no-print policy, sustainably produced coffee, a vegan catering service, and more. 



For you to consider before applying our job offer: In a small company organized the way we are, the traditional employer-employee relationship is replaced with a partnership. You cannot expect the same service, support, and infrastructure as you would in a large organization. Things you miss might need to be initiated and created by you. You are regarded as someone who is really important in terms of how our company is doing, not just as someone who comes in and does their job. You will have more responsibility for the whole picture, and you will also be able to have a greater impact than in a larger organization. You will feel a bit more insecure than you might in a larger organization. How the company is doing financially has a more direct correlation to your employment. The owners will work together with you, but they will not manage the company - you and your colleagues will. You will be required to contribute and take initiative. You will have to adapt to the fact that not everything will be in place, taken care of or running perfectly. To work in this way open and straightforward communication is essential. This is a strong part of our culture. 


Vision, motivation and professionalism. Creativity and trust. Love for our planet. All this unites our currently almost 300 colleagues. We will be the world's first mobility provider to introduce an electric car with solar integration in series production to the market: the Sion. For the environment. For our children. And because it's really high time!

Find out what drives us in this video - you can find more videos on our Youtube channel. And honest reviews on kununu (in German).