Director, Digital Hardware (HMI)

Phoenix, Arizona (United States)


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We're looking for a Director of Digital Hardware that will perform a critical role in leading a team developing the cutting-edge human machine interface (HMI) and other electrical systems on Nikola Motor’s various product lines. The ideal candidate will have a passion for building and leading an experienced, dynamic team with a focus on innovation.

As the Director of Digital Hardware, you and your team will develop HMI solutions at Nikola Motor to support the development of world-class, industry-leading electric vehicles. These include automotive grade head units, touch screens, communication modules, etc.

You Will:

  • Work closely with Software and UI/UX teams to develop a cutting-edge HMI system
  • Champion creative solutions to meet internal team requirements
  • Work with suppliers and partners to develop aggressive delivery roadmap
  • Manage change requests and coordinate changes both internally and externally
  • Develop and meet design, cost, timing, and performance targets
  • Lead design, simulation, optimization, and validation of electrical circuits and interfaces for high volume manufacturing
  • Detect system design issues and provide improvement feedback to internal teams and external partners/suppliers

You Have:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering
  • Minimum of 10+ years of Electrical Engineering experience
  • Minimum 5+ years of leading teams and projects in automotive
  • Demonstrated success in developing HMI or related cutting-edge hardware
  • Experience writing detailed specifications for automotive infotainment
  • Proven experience working with tier 1 suppliers
  • Extensive Experience with board layout and design
  • Experience with ISO 26262 functional safety standards (including ASIL classifications)
  • Proven ability to identify and solve complex engineering problems
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading human machine interface hardware teams and projects
  • Experience with CAN, USB-C \w DP alt mode, automotive ethernet, vehicle audio, cameras, etc
  • MS in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering a plus


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