Hardware and Service Specialist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What is Yaak?
Yaak is developing a driver coaching platform (SafetyOS) that prioritizes safety. Partnering with our driving school customers around the world, we codify into SafetyOS their decades of experience in scoring, detecting, explaining and correcting human driving. We actually don't do anything with yaks.
Why human driving?
The year 2007 heralded new possibilities in autonomous driving. The excitement wasn't unfounded of course. We had solved driving in the rugged terrain of the Mojave Desert, with no internet connection and without supervision. Full Self-Driving seemed like a few years away. A decade, a deep learning revolution, and many $B later we are still waiting for it, if/when it's unaffordable.

At Yaak we asked ourselves how to go about building AI that is provably safe. How can we bake trust into it from grounds up? Instead of building a classic AV stack, why not build a safety-first driving platform that can score, detect, explain and correct human driving with high precision before it's allowed on public roads.
The Role
You will become a part of the Vehicle Platform team which consists of Embedded Electronics, Mechanical and Electrical engineers. We are developing the Yaak hardware system, which integrates it into a vehicle and make sure that our system performance meets our quality requirements. 

As a Up-fitting and Service Specialist you are:

  • You are responsible for upfitting vehicles with our hardware and sensors. This ranges from wire harness integration, installation of signal and power wiring as well as mounting of additional sensors
  • You run diagnostics of the vehicle and our hardware integration and support engineers in improving the software and hardware to streamline the upfitting process
  • You assemble and test our hardware kits
  • Your hands-on experience in working with electrical vehicles (cars, scooters etc) will allow you to communicate problems in the up-fitting process and propose better solutions
  • You keep your workshop in order and establish and follow best practices to manage our parts storage 
  • You will participate in quality assurance, testing and maintenance
  • Ordering components and working with suppliers to secure inventory for growing our fleet
The scope of this role will expand, as the hardware kit matures and we want to certify 3rd party car dealers to handle up-fitting and service processes. You will help prepare training material and help train 3rd party service partners around the world.
You won't see hard requirements here for certain degrees or exact years of experience because we know everyone has their own unique journey. If you're brilliant at your craft, and are either an experienced collaborator or motivated to learn and excel at it, we'll know it when we see it.

You have:
  • Hands-on experience in diagnosis, repair and maintanance of modern cars, preferrably EVs
  • You have solid computer skills
  • Electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills
  • You are fluent with hand and power tools
  • You are familiar with wire crimping techniques and tools
Big plus for:
  • You are a trained mechatronics technician (or similar)
  • You have assembled your own PCs before
  • Soldering skills
Bonus points for:
  • 3D printing experience
  • You are well structured and like to have your workplace structured as well
  • Competitive compensation package with employee stock options program
  • Yearly public transport ticket and mobility bonus
  • Flexible work-from-home policy (even when the world is pandemic-free)
  • Quarterly off-site somewhere in the world, to regroup with the team and plan
  • Work in an international team full of talented, chill and cooky people
  • Visa and relocation support

Distributed-first perks

  • Free access to corporate apartment in Berlin (Yaak HQ)
  • Company credit card for managing regular travel to Yaak HQ 
Diversity in Tech
Yaak is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. We want you on our team — no matter your ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or if you’re currently parenting the next world leader. It's our belief that the best work gets done when one feels appreciated, supported and are their most authentic self.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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