Motiv Power Systems

Founded in 2009, and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Motiv Power Systems is committed to freeing fleets from their dependence on fossil fuels. Motiv's EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) family is CARB certified and available for a number of different body configurations including walk-in vans, box trucks, work trucks, shuttle buses, school buses, trolleys, and other specialty vehicles. An EPIC chassis offers uncompromised performance and functionality without the pollution, noise, heat, and vibration of gasoline or diesel power. Motiv is a Ford eQVM-approved provider of all-electric chassis for commercial trucks and buses and benefits from engineering insights and support from Ford to ensure safety and reliability. With more than 750,000 miles logged in Fortune 50 fleet deployments throughout North America, the EPIC family eliminates 100% of vehicle emissions, dramatically reduces operating and maintenance costs, and creates a healthier environment for riders and communities, while also reducing driver fatigue.
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA
May 05, 2020
The Role Founded in 2009, and headquartered in Foster City, California, Motiv is committed to freeing fleets from a dependence on fossil fuels. As a Ford eQVM approved supplier, Motiv’s family of Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis (EPIC) are available for a number of different medium-duty vehicle configurations including walk-in vans, box trucks, work trucks, shuttle buses, school buses, trolleys, and other specialty vehicles. A Motiv EPIC all-electric chassis offers uncompromised performance and functionality without the pollution, noise, heat, and vibration of combustion power. With more than 350,000 miles logged in Fortune 50 fleet deployments throughout North America, Motiv’s EPIC family eliminates 100% of vehicle emissions, dramatically reduces operating and maintenance costs, and creates a healthier environment for riders and communities, while also reducing driver fatigue. The role of the Director Product Management will be to lead the Product Management team to ensure...
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA, USA
May 05, 2020
The Role We are looking for a Electrical Engineer to join our core technical team as a key contributor. Your primary responsibility will be design and development of Motiv’s powertrain components, from high-power DC-DC converters to system controllers. A successful candidate will contribute at all stages of the product development process and will work closely with hardware, software, and manufacturing engineers to ensure Motiv designs result in successful products. You will be responsible for maintaining an expertise in the electric vehicle and component technology landscape, understanding how various advancements might fit into Motiv’s system and to ensure Motiv stays at the leading edge of development in the heavy duty electrical vehicles industry.   As a small and growing company, we are critically dependent on our team members’ leadership, enthusiasm, creative problem solving, and self-motivation across a wide range of both technical and non-technical disciplines....
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA, USA
May 05, 2020
The Role Motiv is looking for an Embedded Software Engineer to join the engineering team as a key contributor. As part of a small team, you will design and write firmware for multiple modules that make up the powertrain of an electric drive vehicle. Responsibilities include software design, coding, testing, and debugging. Candidates should enjoy getting their hands dirty and debugging in hardware with digital probes, oscilloscopes, etc. As a small company, we are dependent on our team members’ leadership, enthusiasm, creative problem solving, and self-motivation across a wide range of both technical and non-technical disciplines. These attributes are as important as the knowledge and skill set required for the work performed. Responsibilities Design, develop, implement, and maintain embedded powertrain control software in C Independently perform board bring-up and code debug, including utilization of associated tools such as oscilloscopes, logic and protocol analyzers,...
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA, USA
May 05, 2020
The Role The HRBP will be responsible for recruiting, on/offboarding, assisting in the administration of HR processes and policies at the Foster City location. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, talent acquisition, HRIS, onboarding, employee engagement, recruitment/employment, safety, and employment law compliance. We are a fast-changing organization with a mission to free fleets from fossil fuels. Our core values are deep passion, curiosity, collaboration, customer focus and “owning it”. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing company, where success will be rewarded both financially and with future career progression opportunities. This position is located at our Foster City, CA headquarters. Minimal travel required.   Responsibilities Collaborate with Director of Human Resources in implementing programs to improve and enhance the overall employee...
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA
May 05, 2020
The Role At Motiv, we’ve taken a radically different approach to building electric trucks. Motiv has developed a line of all-electric medium-duty truck and bus chassis, our EPIC platform, which is used in many all-electric truck and bus applications. Our next-generation power management electronics and software make it easy to integrate new technology components into new vehicles and applications. We are looking for a smart, enthusiastic Powertrain Product Manager to join us in transforming an industry. In this position you will take direction from the Director of Product Management and your key responsibilities will include managing development and support of our fully electric powertrain system. Your role will help define Motiv’s products and contribute to our overall product roadmap. Our core values are deep passion, curiosity, collaboration, customer focus and “owning it”. As with all roles at Motiv, your alignment with these values will be critical to your success here....
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA, USA
May 05, 2020
The Role We are seeking a Principal Electronics Engineer to lead the development of electrical hardware and systems for our all-electric powertrain. We provide next-generation power management electronics and software for heavy electric drive vehicles. Motiv is the only company to have an electric powertrain in vehicles as diverse as school buses and refuse trucks. As the Principal Electronics Engineer for the core components that power Motiv’s all-electric powertrain, you must take ownership of our hardware from start to finish, including specification, concept, design, prototype, validation, and manufacturing. Projects will include high-voltage DC-DC converters up to 1000 V and 50 kW, AC-DC converters for motor drives and battery charging above 50 kW, and other power electronics and signal-level circuits that expand the boundaries of Motiv’s technology. You will be responsible for maintaining an expertise in the electric vehicle and component technology landscape,...
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA, USA
May 05, 2020
The Role Motiv is looking for a Senior Controls Engineer to join our engineering team as a key contributor. Your primary responsibility will be to model and design control algorithms for multiple modules making up the powertrain of an electric drive vehicle, e.g. battery systems, electric power converters, and motor drives. This will include both component and system level modeling and control. You will work closely with software engineers to implement control algorithms, and with other engineers in tackling system-level design challenges. Your expertise and attention to detail will be critical in our drive toward freeing fleets from dependence on fossil fuels.  Motiv is a growing company with many opportunities for our employees to make contributions in the exciting EV industry. If you are a creator & facilitator, leader & entrepreneur and you thrive on complicated problems, join us as we spark a transformation in the trucking industry. Responsibilities Modeling,...
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA
May 05, 2020
The Role Motiv is looking for a Senior Software Engineer, Cloud and Data,  to join our engineering team as a key contributor. Your primary responsibility will be to continuously improve Motiv’s field data collection and management processes and infrastructure.  As we scale up our fleet, effective management of field data, firmware upgrades, and configuration management grows in importance. Join our team and help blaze new EV data trails.   Your expertise and attention to detail will be critical in our drive toward freeing fleets from dependence on fossil fuels.   This position is located at our Foster City, CA headquarters. Responsibilities Key contributor to our field-data collection and management infrastructure technical roadmap, reporting to the Software Engineering Manager. Work with Product Management, Embedded Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Support to provide scalable solutions to grow with our business. Maintain and improve Motiv’s legacy...
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA
May 05, 2020
  The Role At Motiv, we’ve taken a radically different approach to building electric trucks. We have developed a line of all-electric medium-duty truck and bus chassis, our EPIC platform, which is used in several truck and bus applications. Our next-generation power management electronics and software make it easy to integrate new technology components into new vehicles and applications. We are looking for a smart, enthusiastic Vehicle Compliance Engineer to join us in transforming an industry. In this position your key responsibilities will be to secure CARB and EPA certificates, maintain documentation to support FMVSS Compliance, and lead Motiv’s participation in relevant rules and standards groups. You will be responsible for the coordination of emission and safety certification process and interaction with relevant stakeholders including product management, engineering, government agencies, and our policy group. You will help Motiv develop compliance policies,...
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA, USA
May 05, 2020
The Role We are looking for a smart and enthusiastic Sales Operations Manager to join us in transforming the automotive industry. You will be a critical component of our sales team where you will manage our inside sales operations and collaborate with remote sales representatives to support our rapid growth. You will report to our Vice President, Sales and be based our of our Foster City, CA headquarters. We are a fast-changing organization with a mission to free fleets from fossil fuels. Our core values are deep passion, curiosity, collaboration, customer focus and “owning it”. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing company, where success will be rewarded both financially and with future career progression opportunities. Responsibilities: Manage, motivate and mentor our sales operations team members to achieve and exceed expectations through and a collaborative team-focused mindset Collaborate with remote sales representatives and VP of Sales...
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, California
May 05, 2020
The Role We are looking for a smart, driven, and enthusiastic Data Analyst to join us in transforming an industry. In this role, you will use data visualization programs, tools and techniques to generate dashboards, reports and presentations that aid in data storytelling, understanding and interpretation of trends and patterns of vehicle behavior and performance.     Our core values are deep passion, curiosity, collaboration, customer focus and “owning it”. As with all roles at Motiv, your alignment with these values will be critical to your success here. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned Responsibilities Design processes to transform raw data into actionable business insights, actively establish systems and build tools to make data more accessible to internal and external users Build vehicle performance dashboards for customers and internal stakeholders using relational...
Motiv Power Systems Foster City, CA
May 05, 2020
The Role Motiv is seeking a Junior Embedded Software Engineer to join our team as a key contributor who will work as part of a team to support our software product development life cycle. Candidates must be able to quickly learn new material, possess excellent analytical skills, and have a strong drive for total customer satisfaction. Some domestic travel, up to 10% may be required. Responsibilities Investigate field issues and work with the engineering team to resolve them promptly Document field findings and develop tests and procedures to ensure quality Develop and execute tests for embedded software products Train customer support engineers and technicians on troubleshooting and debugging our systems Work with tech writers and support engineers and technicians to create installation, retrofit, and diagnostic instructions Present test results, and issue resolution reports to engineering teams and management Participate in Software Requirements, Design and...