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Systems Engineer II



Software Engineering
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Who we are:

Electra is electrifying ironmaking to decarbonize steelmaking and eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global CO2 emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing intermittent renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet.

What you will do:

The Systems Engineer II will focus on developing and improving Electra’s test systems. The ideal candidate will have 3 years of experience integrating mechanical and electrical systems. You will work closely with teams of engineers and scientists to ensure reliability and recommend and implement improvements to facilitate our evolving development efforts.

In this role you will:

  • Design, build, maintain, and improve test stands to support Electra’s development, operations, and manufacturing efforts.
  • Identify trends in system performance to pinpoint areas for improvement.
  • Develop and implement action plans to enhance system uptime and reliability.
  • Drive continuous improvement and rapid prototyping projects, leveraging data and feedback to refine test systems
  • Collaborate with other teams to translate research, manufacturing, and operational requirements into functional test systems.
  • Provide technical support to operations and development teams, addressing any issues related to system performance
  • Maintain detailed documentation of system designs, modifications, and change management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What we need you to bring to the team:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field of study; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in designing and building systems, with a focus on integrating mechanical and electrical components.
  • Proven track record of maintaining and improving system performance in a research or industrial setting.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering design, concepts, principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with, or ability to quickly learn, Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and SharePoint.

What we want you to bring to the team:

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and tools.
  • Fundamental knowledge of integrating circuits and electrical systems for power, control, and data acquisition on mechanical systems.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to stand/sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate and use basic hand and power tools such as power drills and saws.


  • The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $90,000 - $105,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education

Benefits for you:

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, short-term disability, long-term disability, and basic life insurance plans
  • Reasonable use PTO
  • $1,800 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account)

Benefits for your family:

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, and telemedicine plans
  • $3,600 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave and flexible return-to-work options

Benefits for your future:

  • 401(k) with up to 5% matching contributions which vest 100% on day one
  • Eligibility for incentive stock options