CAE Engineer - Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaic (m/w/x)

Permanent Employment, Full-time · München

Your tasks

Engineers on the ViPV Team (Sono Solar) are at the leading edge of next-generation Vehicle Integrated solar products. As a CAE Engineer you will be responsible for analyzing and optimizing the performance of revolutionary Solar products. The role requires strong fundamentals, a passion to push the boundaries of technology and the tenacity to make designs successful. Our design requirements challenge the limits of physical possibility, which requires you to be extremely detail-oriented in supporting the design engineers making smart tradeoffs. Does this sound like a challenge you feel suited to accept? Then please keep reading!Your tasks:
  • Project responsibility for thermo-mechanical, structural, and fatigue analysis of Integrated Polymer PV Modules
  • Development and implementation of procedures, programs, or methods to improve product quality and the results within CAE Engineering
  • Development of highly predictive material models and processes to enable good correlations with physical tests
  • Provide recommendations based on the analysis, including potential solutions to issues
  • Supply input for the creation of component specification, component DFMEA, and other technical design documents in order to provide clear and detailed results including reports, summary sheets, and charts
  • Documentation of the CAE-calculation status 
  • Responsibility for the CAE data structure


  • Degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Automotive Engineering or similar
  • Proficiency in Finite Element Methods for linear and nonlinear analysis
  • In-depth experience with SimScale, Ansys, Abaqus, Hyperworks
  • Work experience in Finite Element Analysis of Exterior components in Automotive (Bumper etc) and Fatigue Analysis
  • Ability to run Thermo-Mechanical modeling, Quasi-Static, and dynamic strength analysis of structures
  • Knowledge of optimization tools and techniques
  • Very good Catia skills
  • Sound knowledge of materials, production, and assembly technologies for automotive metallic, Electrical and plastic structures
  • Good understanding of Automotive systems and fundamental load cases
  • You have a natural hands-on mentality and able to utilize a logic driven problem-solving methodology when it comes to any challenge
  • You are fluent in English - fluent in German is a plus

What to expect:

  • A visionary team in a rapidly growing, young company
  • No deadlocked processes and hierarchies, but a lot of courage to create a future mobility provider
  • Our proSono platform offers you the chance to pitch and realize your own projects - your ideas are welcomed, not feared
  • A culture of appreciation, in which we celebrate successes as well as mistakes
  • Flexible working hours
  • An open, modern office with little paper but Trello & Slack instead
  • Organic bread flat rate, free drinks, vegan catering service, etc.


You see yourself as our new CAE Engineer - Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaic (m/w/x)? Then apply via our online form and convince us. We are looking forward to you!