Last month, we told you about tiny Atieva, a Silicon Valley start-up that says it is re-inventing the electric car. Actually, Tesla said the same thing 5 years ago and then went out and did it. Atieva was incorporated 5 years ago and then went dark. Is it accurate to call a company that has been in business for 5 years with nothing to show for it a start-up?
But now, if you visit the Atieva website, you will find they are actively seeking some “hardware” people to go along with the collection of programmers and electrical engineers who have been toiling in obscurity for so long. Does that mean Atieva is actually getting ready to build something? Maybe.
Here’s a list of the positions open:
- 21 mechanical engineers
- 18 software engineers
- 5 hardware specialists
- 1 safety manager
- 1 financial analyst
- 2 recruiters and an administrative assistant
- 1 IT specialist
- 4 supply chain experts
- 1 senior user experience designer
Their site goes on to say, “Apart from the positions listed here, we are looking for experienced talent in multiple fields. If you don’t see a role that fits, please feel free to send us your resume with a brief cover letter.” All positions are for the company’s Menlo Park headquarters in California, so telecommuting is definitely out.
On the website, the company claims, “Atieva is designing and creating a breakthrough electric car in the heart of Silicon Valley. We’re redefining what a car can be, by building an iconic new vehicle from the ground up. We’re a car company, not a design house. And we’re definitely not a traditional automaker.” If that description appeals to you, polish up your resume and submit it online for consideration.