Ather is hardware start-up based out of Bangalore, building India’s first smart electric scooter, the Ather S340. Designed in-house and built ground-up, the S340 is a high performance electric scooter powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, has a touchscreen dashboard and a host of smart features.
Ather is backed by Flipkart founders Sachin & Binny Bansal, Tiger Global and recently raised a Series B funding of Rs. 205 Cr from Hero MotoCorp.
Multiple prototypes of the S340 are currently being tested across various parameters and should be hitting manufacturing next year. The overall strength of the company is 150 comprising majorly engineers. Ather hires all through the year for various positions across the company.
What is the work culture like?
It’s unique to Ather. That’s how we would like to put it.
We are a bunch of engineers, designers, analysts, scientists, technicians, marketers and managers who are curious and love to build products.
We have processes, practices & policies but for those who love to build things from scratch and fix what’s broken it’s an open playground.
What do we look for in people?
Obviously we look for the cliched stuff - passion and those sort of stuff. However we think it makes sense for us, and definitely for you, for us to throw some light on what we mean by these terms.
Passion: translated to crazy obsession to your work - We look out for people who are crazily passionate about work. Be it an engineer, designer, marketeer or the in-house cook who we will hire in the near future. If you love what you do it’s not a job anymore. And when it’s not a job, you pour your heart into it, own what you are building indirectly acquiring freedom to call your own shots to make things better and obviously be what they call self-motivated.
Let’s be honest. Work is tough and demanding. We like to talk to people who understand their responsibilities, can deliver and don’t need a wake up call every alternate week. This one is non-negotiable.
Intelligence translated to domain knowledge/technical capability. We are building the S340 from a scratch. A lot of things at a sub-system level are stuff most people wouldn’t have worked on for years. That’s okay. But what we do not compromise is exemplary academic record, cognitive ability, deep domain knowledge and relevant experience if any.
Skill: It’s a given that every individual come in with a different level of skill sets. But if you are check for 1 & 2 and have a basic skill for the role you are assigned to it, we are absolutely comfortable. We believe if the person is in love with the work and is intelligent they can upskill quite rapidly.
What will I be working on ? The S340 has an in-designed lithium ion battery pack. It’s thermally efficient, will be IP 67 rated and designed to deliver power for 50,000 kms. You will work with the battery team to set up a production line for this pack, first of its kind in the country. Your responsibilities will also include: Primarily responsible for industrializing the battery pack’s design. Provide constant feedback to the design team on manufacturability flaws that could impede plant capacity or battery pack quality in a mid to high volume production environment. Conceptualize automation equipment for high-labor/high-variation processes. Define specifications and get them designed and built either by external or internal resources. Source off-the-shelf automation equipment for standardized processes where possible. Conceptualize and design jigs, fixtures that aid in enabling process repeatability and reduction in process times. Responsible for an overall tolerance analysis including both assembly and process variation. Come up with quality checklists, end-of-line tests, equipment maintenance schedules etc. What kind of experience & skills do I need for this role? 3+ years’ experience working in a production environment or any adjacent engineering functions. Good understanding of GD&T, statistical tolerance analysis, PFMEA etc. Understanding of various manufacturing processes - metal forming, cutting and joining processes. Experience with spot welding or wire bonding an advantage. Experience in CAD. Knowledge of Solidworks would be great to have. What should I have graduated in? BE/ME in Mechanical/Production/Industrial or any other relevant engineering field. Apply HERE: http://jobs.atherenergy.com/