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LiveWire Design Engineer-EV Powertrain Mechanical Systems


LiveWire Design Engineer-EV Powertrain Mechanical Systems  

Location: PDC   
Career Band: Professional 
Job Function: Engineering 

LiveWire is pioneering the future of motorcycling by means of design, software, and experience. Success for this team is creating the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world. Operating like a start-up, we're seeking problem-solvers who demonstrate leadership while being comfortable with hands-on work every day. 

Job Summary

At LiveWire, we are pioneering the future of motorcycling by means of design, software, and experience while leveraging the extensive legacy of Harley-Davidson. It is our passion and commitment to continue to lead the evolution of electric motorcycles. To keep building on our foundation and to lead our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we are looking to grow our team and need the best and brightest, and most passionate talent.

  • The home bases of our EV Powertrain Systems engineering team are located at the Harley-Davidson Product Development center in Wauwatosa, WI and at our Livewire Labs facility in Mountain View, CA.
  • The LiveWire engineering team works in a hybrid virtual work environment that includes a mix of on campus and remote activities as driven by the work requirements.


Job Responsibilities

  • Design, integrate, and deliver component/system designs from concept to production for the LiveWire electric vehicle division focused on expertise in the mechanical systems and integration of the EV Powertrain (battery, motor, and power electronics unit) 
  • Create CAD models, large virtual assemblies and detailed drawings for motorcycle components/systems utilizing techniques within Creo Parametric software to optimize vehicle performance, usability, quality, DFM/DFA, and cost through innovation and creativity.
  • Closely interface with software and electrical groups as well as cross-functional teams to develop world class designs while leveraging Harley-Davidson’s extensive product development assets including test labs, proving grounds and advanced product development capabilities.
  • Mature system strategy and architecture through technology advancements, specification development, and knowledge-base creation in EV Powertrain systems.
  • Help establish a consistent mindset that is focused on the highest value work. Lead and reinforce application of best practices to streamline the product development process and deliver world-class engineering to efficiently and effectively lead the industry.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related technical degree.

Experience Requirements

  • Requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental physics and demonstrated usage of a variety of engineering tools and techniques to develop and optimize designs
  • Experience managing functional trade-offs between systems and components to support higher level integration while improving overall designs
  • Proven success in solving challenging technical problems with innovative solutions in a team environment.
  • Experience with risk mitigation APQP processes, including DFMEA, DVP&R, PFMEA and Control Plans 
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects in a clear, concise manner to multiple levels of the organization.  
  • Success in directly or indirectly leading a team to meet aggressive quality, cost, timing, and performance objectives. 
  • Experience with project management tools and principles 



LiveWire is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging, and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. As a company, we aspire to build a team that challenges the way things are done and creates solutions to problems in ways and manners new and unexpected. As individuals, we're a diverse group, as a team, we share a passion for the electrification of urban adventure and beyond.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, remote work, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, and more. Learn more about LiveWire here


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 






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