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Hardware/Electrical Engineer

Somerville, MA, USA


About the Role

This individual will be responsible for working with Sol Clarity’s tech leadership on the design, production, and commercialization of our novel product. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to produce prototypes, improve the electronic and mechanical design for manufacturability, and develop product improvements with the support of the rest of the technical team. Strong engineering background and previous experience building commercial hardware products from the ground up is preferred. Willingness and comfort to work in a seed-stage startup environment is a must. This is a full-time hybrid (remote & in-person) job.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with building in-house prototype electronics and remote field testing units, including PCB design and optimization, soldering, and working with outside vendors

  • Prototype and execute those designs via common techniques (soldering, 3D printing, laser cutting, basic microcontrollers)

  • Write basic code for automated data collection, storage, and derivations/analysis

  • Design to improve electrical-mechanical robustness of the technology through prototyping and testing

  • Demonstrate ability to work with your hands, manage power tools, etc.

  • Perform administrative and management roles necessary for R&D

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Electrical Engineering, or similar

  • Electrical experience strongly preferred

  • 1-5 years prior lab and/or machining experience

  • Self-starter, propensity to work with minimal directions

  • CAD (Solidworks, Onshape, Fusion) or Circuit Layout (Altium, Eagle, KiCAD) experience highly desirable

  • Experience with high-voltage/power electronics highly desirable

  • Preferred Technical Skills 

    • Basic electrical engineering experience, wiring, soldering, circuit design including analog, digital, and power electronics

    • Familiarity with microcontrollers, ability to produce PCBs using: Altium or similar

    • Strong technical skills in engineering analysis and evaluation

  • Other Useful Technical Skills

    • Coding experience is a plus: Python, C++,  RaspberryPi, etc. 

    • Outdoor durability testing

    • Understanding of Solar panels, solar power systems, and concentrated solar power

  • Soft Skills

    • Experience working with small teams in a start-up or other highly adaptable environments 

    • Highly organized with respect to technical records and documentation practice

    • Written and verbal interpersonal communication skills 

Job Benefits

  • Sol Clarity employees are vested in a high-potential success story, with competitive compensation, benefits, and comprehensive PTO and leave policies, complemented by stock options in a high-growth start-up company with funding

  • Work in an exciting, innovative, climate-positive industry at the nexus of solar and water

  • Socially responsible impact – we are all doing this to have a positive impact on the planet

  • Sol Clarity has a culture of transparency and promoting a productive work-life balance

Physical Demands

The physical demands & work environment factors described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. Employees may be regularly required to use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Employees may be frequently required to sit or stand for periods of time. The candidate may be required to push, pull, or lift objects up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust and focus.

About Us

Sol Clarity brings a unique and exciting approach to the often overlooked field of solar panel cleaning and maintenance. Our technology, the Electrodynamic Screen (EDS), offers on-demand, fully automated cleaning involving no moving parts, no water, and no manual labor! Sol Clarity is a spin-off from Boston University, where the EDS technology was originally developed to mitigate soiling on Mars rovers, but has now come down to earth. We are a young startup looking to add highly motivated members to our growing team as we expand and develop our exciting electrostatic force field technology!

Sol Clarity Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

Apply Now

To apply to this position, email with resume and cover letter. Please put "Hardware/Electrical Engineer" in the

subject line. Thank you!

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