Hardware Engineer


Advertising opened: 21 Nov 2019

Applications close: 12 Dec 2019

An opportunity to help create a revolution in urban transport

Always wanted to work for an innovative start-up? Tiller Rides in Perth, Western Australia is looking for a new team member passionate about product design who is customer focused to assist with our transition to mass production.

Tiller Rides was founded back in 2016 to help address emerging problems in our cities such as car congestion, declining health and wellbeing, and expanding environmental footprints. With this in mind we have created a cutting-edge e-bike for urban riders wanting a healthy, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to travel around their city.
As part of our pre-sales campaign earlier this year, we welcomed 130 riders into our rider community and have recently raised $1.067 million in investment to propel production of our electric bike. We’ve now got our sights on expanding our team to accelerate towards our production goals.


About the role


We have just commenced a final design refinement process and require a talented electronic hardware engineer with experience in the design of products for mass production to work along with our design team and assist with transition to large scale manufacturing.

The position would suit a creative, multi-skilled and practical person who has experience in the development of electronic hardware, firmware and the verification of these designs.

Initial engagement will be on 6 month period but depending on your level and range of skills is likely to evolve into a more ongoing role.

Applicant skills


The skills and experience needed to perform this role include:

  • Personality, Passion and Team Player - we want someone who can work well in a team environment, is passionate about making a difference in the clean urban transport area, and has a personality that other team members enjoy interacting with.

  • Initiative and Self-Directed - Team members must be self-directed and take initiative to do what is needed to get the job done.

  • Electronics Engineering:

    • Extensive experience in printed circuit design

    • The ability to layout circuits that take into account the production requirements of the board, such as:

      • Form factor;

      • Noise;

      • Heat;

      • Lifespan;

      • Certifications;

      • Protection.

    • Firmware design and verification of 32 Bit systems (PIC32)

    • Experience using KiCAD preferable.

  • Design for Manufacture -

    • Experience in the design of PCBs to suit mass production would be favourable.

    • An understanding of design requirements to suit different operating environments (especially vibration and heat) is important.


How to apply

If the opportunity to join the Tiller Rides crew excites you and you fit the criteria, please email crew@tillerrides.com with the following information: 

  1. A short cover letter to introduce yourself and explain why you would like to join the Tiller Rides crew.

  2. A tailored short CV that details your experience and skills relevant to this role.

If you have any questions about the role or the application, please call Rob Jamieson on 0423 585 931 or email crew@tillerrides.com