• Location
    • Shanghai
  • Date Posted
  • Jun. 1, 2021
  • Function
  • Engineering Hardware
  • Sector
  • Mobility

Bird is a global team guided by a shared vision: to make cities more livable through safe, sustainable electric mobility. From our first e-scooter ride in 2017 to the thousands of rides taking place every day, our passionate team and award winning custom vehicles have helped riders complete hundreds of millions of carbon-free trips in more than 150 cities around the world. And we’re just getting started.

The Vehicle Engineering team at Bird is responsible for development of all vehicle components from concept to production.As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you’ll have electrical design responsibility to help develop Bird scooters and provide engineering input and solutions to develop key brand differentiators.

Roles & Responsibility

  • Join our team as a key contributor, developing electrical components for micromobility vehicles
  • Work together with our team in the US to design and evaluate modules, including motor control and battery management circuits
  • Perform schematic design and PCBA layout of internally designed electronics
  • Direct China contract manufacturers, for those modules designed and developed by contractors
  • Set up and maintain China electronics lab
  • Write electrical module specifications
  • Measure and characterize modules in the China electronics lab, providing performance reports and checking compliance to specifications
  • Evaluate design solutions to ensure system integration.
  • Work with other Electrical, Mechanical, and Validation Engineers in analysis, investigation and resolution of engineering, manufacturing, and field problems.
  • Create and construct working prototypes for validation.


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills - bilingual Chinese / English
  • Digital, analog, power circuit design experience
  • Design experience with motors, motor controllers, power supplies, inverters / converters, and/or power electronics
  • Prior professional experience with embedded electronics design containing microcontrollers
  • Design familiarity with IoT electronics
  • System level design abilities
  • Design for manufacturability (DFM) & Design for test (DFT), and familiarity with DFMEA processes
  • Experience with Altium Designer tools desired
  • Experience with Motor Control Systems
  • Experience with CANbus, UART, I2C, and SPI communications
  • Experience with embedded firmware a plus
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an Engineering field
  • 10+ years related work experience preferred

Culture at Bird

We’re an ambitious, smart and open-minded team that is passionate about our mission.  Each day is unlike the last, as we’re constantly moving forward, challenging each other, and working together to create the future of micro-mobility.

Perks up

We’re committed to helping our team members, and with the evolution of our company to a remote work organization due to the pandemic, their needs have changed. That’s why we offer generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, a WFH monthly stipend, a wellness allowance, and more. Plus, a new resource to help support personal and professional developments—all the goods needed to move on our mission together.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.