Lead Engineer Automotive Interior Electric Vehicle (f/m/x)

Permanent Employment, Full-time · München

Your Tasks

  • You will be part of our innovative Interior team, actively and responsibly shaping a future where every car is electric and shared
  • Responsibility for the design and development of Interior System components for Sono Motors vehicles from concept through production including completion the release of Interior Systems for concept, design and production phases 
  • Research, benchmark, establish and achieve targets for performance, quality, cost, investment, time and weight
  • Develop interior systems according to Failure Mode Avoidance and 6-Sigma workstreams and ensure that all geometric requirements for milestones are analyzed and met 
  • Creation of interior dimensional and ergonomic targets, as well as benchmarks and boundary books for part interfaces and clearances, and creation of 3D and 2D data layouts including GD&T, attachment strategies, and conceptual design surfaces
  • Write requirements, performance specifications, design rules and DVP&Rs, as well as literature research and document existing and in-trend tooling and production methodoligies
  • Manage internal resources, interface with suppliers, and collaborate with all Sono Motors organizations, and manage system, subsystem, and component information in PLM/PDM system
  • Maintain EBOMs and manage data releases in accordance with program milestones and targets, and create engineering deliverable checklists for tool kick-off

Our Requirements

  • Technical degree such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or vehicle engineering or comparable engineering studies
  • 12+ years of experience in a similar position with the above mentioned tasks in automotive Interior development
  • Minimum 2 vehicle launch experience from concept phase to market launch
  • In-depth knowledge of vehicle seating system design and development from concept to production
  • Proficiency with standard 3D CAD software, preferably CATIA V5 and/or V6 and working knowledge of regulatory and certification requirements
  • Ability to self-direct and adapt quickly to program changes
  • Fluent in English (German is a Plus) and very good knowledge of the relevant Microsoft tools
  • Sustainability is close to your heart, you like to swim in the open ocean and stand by your successes and mistakes

What to expect

  • A visionary team in a rapidly growing, young company
  • No deadlocked processes and hierarchies, but a lot of courage and free space to shape things at a mobility provider for an oil-free future
  • 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
  • Evaluation talk and feedback on a regularly basis, people review on a yearly basis
  • An open office with little paper but Trello & Slack instead
  • 30 days yearly vacation and flexible working hours 
  • Corporate benefits at futurebens
  • Free drinks, a subsidized vegan catering service, etc.


You see yourself as our new Lead Engineer Automotive Interior Electric Vehicle (f/m/x)? Then apply via our online form and convince us -we are looking forward to you! Just a few more words for you about us: PARTNERSHIP: in our company the traditional employer-employee relationship is replaced with a partnership. The owners will work together with you, but they will not manage the company - you and your colleagues will! RESPONSIBILITY: you will have more responsibility for the whole picture and you will also be able to have a great impact. In addition you will be required to contribute and take initiative! FREE SPACE: not everything will be in place yet. We might have not the same service, support and infrastructure as other organizations, but that exactly gives you a free space to initiate and create things you miss! COMMUNICATION: to work in this way open and straightforward communication is essential. This is a strong part of our culture!