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Senior System Design Engineer - PCBA

Engineering | Newark, CA | Full Time | From $160,000.00 to $180,000.00 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.

Senior System Design Engineer - PCBA

Newark, CA

FreeWire Technologies is seeking a Senior System Design Engineer to join our team. As a Senior System Design Engineer, you will help us fundamentally change the way energy is delivered to electric vehicles. You will help FreeWire evolve its solutions from providing EV charging where the available grid connections do not have the capacity to a full suite of energy services that will help accelerate sustainable electrification. You will help define and design future products that will allow us to provide services like bidirectional connections to the grid.

FreeWire has secured funding to accelerate international market expansion of our products and serves leading corporate, utility, and retail customers. To meet our ambitious goals, we are growing rapidly.

We are seeking an extremely motivated individual to lead the design and integration of our charging systems. Key attributes will be exceeding expectations, flexibility in performing tasks, a commitment to organization and documentation, and enthusiasm to do what it takes to get the job done.


  • Design PCBAs for our EV charging systems with integrated batteries, including architecture, requirements definition, component selection, integration, and test
  • Design printed circuit boards that meet design constraints and rules
  • Work with electrical engineers to design circuit boards assemblies including high voltage, high power, and high-speed PCBs
  • Work with mechanical engineers on mechanical-electrical packaging
  • Support quick-turn board builds with PCBA contract manufacturers
  • Develop and execute tests for PCBAs and associated systems
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus in power electronics
  • 5+ years of experience designing PCB Assemblies for electro-mechanical systems
  • Strong understanding of modern PCB design and manufacturing process
  • Proficient in using Altium and supporting tools for PCB Layout and Schematic Capture
  • Knowledge of PCB manufacturing standards and process
  • Experience designing for power electronics, analog signal processing, high-speed communication, A/D and D/A boards
  • Experience with battery management systems
  • A problem-solving mentality, demonstrating curiosity and initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive and may be subject to changes or amendments to meet the evolving needs of the company. Thus, this position may include responsibilities or duties not specifically stated, but which may be deemed necessary.

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 the 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 the positions.