Energy solutions for the masses

Electrical Hardware Engineer

$80k - $120k
Brooklyn, NY
Job Type
3+ years
Connect directly with founders of the best YC-funded startups.
Apply to role ›
Manuel Schoenfeld

About the role

PowerX is on a mission to save people money and drastically reduce carbon emissions.

We're a climate-tech startup that has developed a series of innovative, non-invasive sensors and cutting-edge software that gives homeowners and property managers real-time, actionable data to reduce their electricity and gas usage, water consumption, and carbon emissions (a money-printing machine for homes).

But wait, there’s more! Our sensors can convert water heaters into thermal batteries, creating the world’s largest distributed battery network. Adding resilience to power grids and building capacity for renewable energy.

PowerX recently closed an oversubscribed Seed round and is backed by some of the world's most respected venture funds and angels including Y Combinator, Antler, and senior executives from Tesla, SpaceX, and Hyperloop! We help put more money in people's pockets, and less carbon in the air.

Job Description: PowerX is looking for a talented hardware engineer to lead our product development, refine our existing sensor suite and bring new energy products to life! Our ideal candidate will have a passion for energy and IoT technology that works to mitigate the impact of climate change.

What you'll be doing:

  • Roll up your sleeves to build, we're looking for someone who gets his hands dirty and builds products
  • Innovate and build new products in the energy space that may include sensors, batteries, solar solutions or other to consolidate and expand our existing sensor suite
  • Improve existing products and PCBs
  • Program and improve the firmware for PCBs and our LoRa network
  • Collaborate closely with the product team to improve existing products and get new products to market

Who we're looking for:

  • 3-5 years of direct engineering and development experience and product development and managing teams
  • Experience having brought products from idea to market (ideally including knowledge on hardware use case development, designing PCBs, DFA and similar analysis, design to pass certification FCC, UL/ETL/TÜV)
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Comfort with an early stage fast-paced start-up environment where you'll be building processes and products as we go
  • Experience working with distributed teams across multiple times zones and countries
  • Excited to contribute and help shape our company's culture

PowerX is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities for all candidates regardless of race, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status.

Compensation and Benefits Package offered to employees:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, vision, dental, and more
  • Unlimited PTO and sick days
  • Flexible work schedules to accommodate remote work

Why you should join PowerX

The mission of PowerX is to combat climate change.

PowerX uses revolutionary, patented hardware and artificial intelligence to save up to 50% of water, water heating and electricity cost for home owners and businesses. This amounts to Gigatons of CO2 not emitted!

There is no other energy solution that can offer a similar combination of energy insight, AI selected savings and price.