Hardware Design Engineer - Wired Networks

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world’s most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit www.FiskerInc.com – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Role Overview

The Hardware Design Engineer – Wired Networks will design and develop the wired network topology and components in Fisker’s advanced next generation EE architecture. This candidate will be a member of a team of EE Hardware Engineers who will develop multiple innovative hardware units for our upcoming vehicles. The candidate will report to the EE Hardware Design Manager. They will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders such as suppliers and technology partners.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a keen interest and deep technical skills in designing high-speed and safety-critical wired networks, preferably in the automotive space.


  • Understand requirements for high-speed wired networks in our next generation architecture.
  • Design the network topology and components to fulfil the requirements while delivering exceptional system safety, functionality, and performance.
  • Create functional prototypes based on the designs.
  • Continuously validate and improve the prototypes with suppliers and partners.
  • Own testing of the prototypes for all operational conditions, troubleshoot and diagnose errors, and take remedial actions to fix the errors.
  • Ensure software compatibility and support software integration for the components.
  • Deliver progress and continuous improvement of the components.
  • Develop and deliver production samples for the component designs.
  • Support the integration and validation of your components into the vehicle.
  • Support optimal packaging of the components into the vehicle, addressing all requirements of power, space, and thermal management.
  • Keep up to date with the latest advancements in automotive networking.
  • Innovate and ideate on new designs and technologies.

Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Master’s degree in computer engineering, electronics & communications engineering, or electrical engineering.
  • 3+ years of hands-on hardware design and development experience in a fast-paced, technology-focused organization in a capacity of building wired networks, including Ethernet, CAN, LIN, etc.
  • Proven expertise in successfully taking new hardware from design to production.
  • Proven expertise in designing wired network topologies and components.
  • Proficiency in design software such as AutoCAD, Allegro, or Altium.
  • Good understanding of software architectures and integration processes.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and precision.
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong familiarity with emerging connected, software-defined vehicle technologies.
  • Must be comfortable with operating in a fast-paced, startup environment.

Preferred Attributes/ Competencies

  • Prior experience designing and delivering wired networks in the Automotive EE space.
  • Good understanding of automotive safety system design and safety levels.
  • Strong understanding of ISO26262 and relevant automotive safety and cybersecurity standards.
  • Strong understanding of packaging and operating constraints for hardware components and wiring harnesses in the automotive environment.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be willing to travel both domestically, as well as internationally, as required

Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Unternehmen / Organisation: 
Fisker Inc