Chief Engineer - Cambridge, MA

United States
May, 16
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Superpedestrian is engineering the future of micromobility. The Superpedestrian team is composed of some of the most talented operations specialists, policy managers, designers and engineers, all focused on transforming the future urban mobility. Our scooters, called LINK,  were designed to prioritize safety from the inside out, and our Superpedestrian team is dedicated to building meaningful local and city partnerships across the world. Join us!
We’re seeking a Chief Engineer to join our product development team in a senior technical leadership position.  This position reports to the VP of HW & AI and can be performed remotely with some time spent on-site at our corporate headquarters in Cambridge, MA. 

What you'll do:

    • Lead a cross-functional hardware development team that is collaborating on the development of our next generation scooter platform – this will begin with early conceptual work and continue into mass production
    • Lead resolution of deep technical issues between multi-functional teams
    • Work with partners in program management to identify technical program risks and develop mitigation plans
    • Develop and track technical development schedules 
    • Report on technical program status to executive management
    • Coordinate hardware builds, both locally and internationally
    • Work with partners on the NPI team to conduct successful prototype build objectives

Who you are:

    • Background (7+ years of experience) developing electro-mechanical systems, such as robotics or electric vehicles
    • Successfully led cross-functional product development teams 
    • Lead through charismatic and energetic leadership, leveraging the talents of the individual contributors and the functional managers
    • Keep the team focused on the mission at hand – you deflect outside distractions
    • Challenge the status quo and and inspire creative problem solving that leads to innovative engineering solutions giving the company a competitive advantage
    • You are a critical thinker – you avoid taking the easy route of simply reacting
    • You are right a lot – you are not afraid to call the shot, to make very educated bets
    • You have experience working with IoT systems with connectivity to the cloud
    • You have experience developing schedules, mitigating risk, and working with suppliers
    • You are able to travel both domestically and internationally (<20% of your time per year)
    • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • You refuse to flounder when complicated issues arise
    • You are an expert in making sure nothing falls through the cracks


    • Experience working with GPS and inertial navigation systems
    • Technical knowledge of embedded systems and scrum/agile development


    • Competitive benefits with company subsidized medical, dental, vision & disability insurance and a 401k plan. 
    • Generous time off policy.
    • On the job training with a leadership team that is committed to growth and development of all employees.
    • A team of awesome, like-minded, driven people that support each other, and mentors from across the top echelons of industry.
    • The chance to have your voice heard and help shape Superpedestrian’s future.
    • Equity in a fast growing company.
    • A commitment to an actively anti-racist environment.
Superpedestrian actively encourages applicants of all backgrounds. If you think you meet most of the requirements, but not every single point on the job description, please apply! We’d love to have a chat and see if you'd be a great addition to our team.
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