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Compliance Engineer

Quality | Newark, CA | Full Time | From $165,000.00 to $175,000.00 per year

Job Description

At FreeWire, we fundamentally change the way businesses and utilities electrify. We build battery-based energy storage systems that provide clean and quiet power anywhere it’s needed, reducing the cost and accelerating deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. FreeWire’s solutions are evolving from providing ultrafast EV charging services to a full suite of energy services to accelerate sustainable electrification and provide resiliency to customers and a distributed power source to utilities. FreeWire has secured major strategic investors from Fortune 100 companies and serves leading corporate, utility, and retail customers. The feedback on the Boost Charger, FreeWire’s DC fast charger, has been overwhelmingly positive as we electrify locations that would have been too expensive to power on using conventional charging solutions. Utilities are releasing RFPs with requests for battery backed solutions, their regulatory teams are including our technology as eligible for incentives, and they are seeking cost effective solutions as they electrify their fleets and provide utility owned charging solutions for the public.

FreeWire has deployed battery-integrated chargers with Fortune 100 companies, commercial customers, fleets, retail locations, and gas stations. In addition to its partnership with bp pulse, FreeWire and ampm, a bp subsidiary and convenience store chain with over 1,000 locations, have already deployed multiple public charging stations in the U.S. FreeWire’s regulatory affairs and policy team keeps customers up to date on federal, state, and utility incentive opportunities, which in some cases cover up to 80% of the cost of the charging station, and the company recently announced that the Boost Charger is Buy America compliant. Learn more at and follow us @FreeWireTech.

Compliance Engineer

Location: Newark, CA


  • Originates and develops plans and methods to determine compliance of components, equipment and processes.
  • Performs Agency certification and EMC testing activities for Electronic and Electro-mechanical projects
  • Supports EMC, product safety, and radio approvals from pre-scans / construction reviews through final regulatory approval
  • Creates and maintains a compliance database for pre-scans, construction reviews, and final certifications
  • Supports projects with regulatory (NRTL’s, Notified Bodies, etc.), EMC testing labs, and governmental agencies to secure appropriate global approvals
  • Participates in technical design reviews to (a) determine compliance requirements, (b) communicate those requirements to the project team, (c) participate in design decisions that affect compliance and (d) estimate work load for compliance tasks
  • Works with Product Development Teams to acquire appropriate samples for testing as well as all required design documentation.
  • Guides Product Development Teams through all phases of the Agency certification process. Communicates agency project status and test results to the project team in a timely manner
  • Reviews, updates, and ensures accuracy and correctness of all required Agency documentation
  • Develops and maintains knowledge and understanding of
  • relevant compliance/regulatory standards
  • Will work with engineering to resolve compliance issues turned up during testing
  • Will assist design engineers with internal compliance testing. Experience conducting both safety and EMC tests
  • Follows all safety protocols and maintains excellent project organization
  • Interprets standards, and rulings and challenges agency decisions when appropriate
  • Authors Process and Procedure documents to support certification programs as required
  • Coordinates with the Manufacturing and Quality production Agency Associates, assisting when needed in external audits of manufacturing facilities by safety agencies to ensure alignment and continuity of Agency direction with Compliance office
  • Assists in the design, development and procurement of test and measurement equipment and procedures. Assists with developing laboratory practices & procedures to secure and maintain agency certification and accreditation programs for the R&D Lab
  • Facilitates training and education of Product Design Engineers in Agency requirements
  • Some local travel is required


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years working knowledge of compliance engineering practices and philosophies at an electronics development and manufacturing company
  • Good working knowledge of common compliance related test equipment, test chambers, and testing practices
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following compliance (regulatory, voluntary, customer) areas including standards, requirements, and solutions:
    • -EMC (FCC, IC, IEC, CISPR, CE)
    • -Safety standards (UL, CSA, IEC, CE)
    • -Radio
  • Leadership experience or training
  • Self-motivated/self-starter
  • Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

FreeWire offers competitive benefits, including:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Dog Friendly

We provide compensation packages that include base pay, benefits and equity, and it is not typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role. Actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including location, skills, and experience level.

At FreeWire Technologies, we offer fair and equal opportunities to all our candidates and team members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, disability status, parental status protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. FreeWire Technologies believes in hiring individuals only based on their qualifications and experiences that meet our business requirements to fill positions.