Atlis Motor Vehicles | Chief Engineer, Vehicle Engineering
Atlis Motor Vehicles Chief Engineer, Vehicle Engineering

Chief Engineer, Vehicle Engineering

Job ID: 2190582

City: Mesa, AZ


About Atlis Motor Vehicles

You've seen opportunities like this before: “Join a startup that's changing the world.” Sounds like a dream job, right? Well, this one is. Here's why: You'll join the high-horsepower team developing a 100% battery-electric full-size pickup truck (the Atlis XT) that will revolutionize the way work is done. The XT Pickup is everything you expect in a truck: it’s rugged, it’s durable, it can perform in the most extreme conditions. Just like our team.

Atlis Motor Vehicles was born in founder Mark’s garage, ignited by curiosity and personal motivation. Mark’s goal: take his energy-guzzling diesel pickup and convert it into an electric truck. Early on, it was just Mark, his truck and long hours spent in the solitude of his garage. He leveraged his engineering background and brought in colleagues who are experts in various fields—power tech, batteries, automotive dynamics, etc.—to design a solution that solves the biggest pain points in the electric vehicle market today. Together, they sought to disrupt the status quo, and to discover just how far they can take it. The result: the XT Pickup. It’s not just a better electric vehicle; it’s not just a better pickup truck; it’s the foundation for an entirely new approach to electric vehicles.

Our mission is a big one: we will change the world with a better alternative. We will build something that matters, not just something to play the game. We will solve problems that are key to our customers' success. We will not be afraid of big challenges. There is a lot of work to do, and we're looking for optimistic problem-solvers to help us get there.

Job Description

You’ll lead Atlis Motor Vehicles’ Vehicle Engineering Team responsible for ensuring that the XP Platform, XT Truck, and future vehicles meet requirements and will deliver a phenomenal experience for our users. You’ll build and manage an entire team of engineers and developers from product development, product launch, and sustainment support. You’ll build and maintain quality standards and lead our Vehicle Engineering Team through roadmap execution. Ultimately, you’ll lead our team to ensure we hit key milestones and bring massive value to the electric vehicle market.

Key Responsibilities:

· Lead, manage, and mentor a team of Engineers, PMs, and Technicians

· Recruit and develop top engineering talent

· Lead technical team in industry trends and education around new tech

· Manage and optimize R&D budget, schedule, and status reports

· Remove obstacles to keep Engineering teams on-track

· Responsible for execution of product roadmap

· Facilitate communication & teamwork across Engineering teams

· Drives the strategy, development, manufacturing, evaluation, and component selection

· Leads continuous improvement of vehicle engineering quality and reliability metrics by working closely with component vendors to strengthen supply chain management practices, manufacturing processes, production readiness, final quality assurance, and quality control

· Represents ATLIS at select industry events and in technical discussions with regulators

· Provides technical perspective for critical suppliers and partners with manufacturers, CMs, and joint development projects

· Ensures overall engineering spend falls within budget

· Provide regular updates to the C suite and other executives

· Manages team of direct reports and multi-million-dollar budget

Ideally, you have experience with:

· Building a high-horsepower technical team

· Vehicle interior, BWI, exterior, UI/UX and lighting

· Managing a large team for 5+ years

· Taking a product from idea to production

· Automotive guidelines and regulations

· Hardware & software product development

· Engineering reports required to support product release

· Automotive and/or electric vehicle technology

· Design for manufacturing

· Product quality & validation

and you’re someone who is:

· Collaborative leader

· Organizer of chaos

· Phenomenal meeting conductor

· Excellent communicator

· Creative & critical thinker

· Self-starter who is willing to get their hands dirty

· Team player who is excited by rapid development cycles

· Willing to travel approx. 1x/month

· M.S. in Engineering preferred



  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • DFM
  • Automotive Engineering


  • English


Type of Contract

Full time



Other Information

This position requires education background

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