Manager, System Optimization

San Carlos, California, United States
4 months ago
Full time role


Founded by experienced renewable energy technologists and backed by committed mission-driven investors, Electric Hydrogen is building solutions to help cost-effectively ...

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Job Description

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to create an abundant and decarbonized material future. Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels. 

You will be responsible for driving the work and the team that architects the systems and processes at Electric Hydrogen. You will be based in our office in San Carlos, CA with allowable hybrid work schedule. Depending on the phase of the project, up to 10% of your time might be best spent with boots on the ground at vendors or the project site <1 hour away from here. You will report to the Director of Systems.


  • Leverage first principles thinking to free the company of conventional constraints and develop novel low-cost solutions
  • Develop top to bottom system understanding to help achieve system optimization rather than component optimization
  • Establish standard engineering process, practices, and tools to enable improved quality and increased time efficiency
  • Drive rapid execution through technical decision-making to deliver a reliable low-cost product to market on schedule
  • Provide design trades, templates, and feedback to achieve effective technical development and communication
  • Ensure that the company understands the internal, customer, and regulatory requirements to ensure product success
  • Build a collaborative interdisciplinary team across sites with unified culture and vision to effectively act as one team


  • BS Engineering or similar (mechanical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, systems, or similar)
  • Focus on practical hands-on multidisciplinary engineering experience
  • Working with or leading fast, strong, successful teams
  • Experience with some modeling & simulation tools
  • Organized and detailed oriented
  • Experience taking products from concept through manufacturing
  • Eagerness to seek better solutions, asking fundamental questions
  • Scrappy self-starter with an ability to spot problems and take initiative to solve them
  • Startup experience preferred. Excited to put in the hustle required to get things done!

Compensation & Benefits

Manager, Mechanical Engineering - Systems Architecture:

[San Carlos, CA Zone]$155,000$206,000 USD

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination required for all employees and contingent workers, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination to attend an onsite interview or at their first day of employment.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply

Founded by experienced renewable energy technologists and backed by committed mission-driven investors, Electric Hydrogen is building solutions to help cost-effectively ...

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