Hyperloop One is reinventing transportation to eliminate barriers of time and distance by using Hyperloop transport to move cargo and passengers immediately, safely, efficiently, and sustainably.

We design, develop, build and test the technology and hardware to make Hyperloop a reality.

Firmware Engineer at Hyperloop One

The Power Electronics division is responsible for the design and development of the Hyperloop One Propulsion System. This includes the propulsion motor, power electronics, high power solid state switches, controllers and system algorithms, and supporting systems. These components combine electromagnetic, electric circuit, mechanical, thermal, control, and embedded software sub-systems. We are seeking candidates with broad skill-sets and various levels of experience to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Los Angeles facility.



  • Model and simulate various protection, modulation, and control strategies for low voltage and medium voltage converters.
  • Develop and implement in real-time embedded firmware and software codes.
  • Define test plans to validate protection and control design.
  • Test high speed communication, and signals delay and synchronization.
  • Test and debug firmware and software codes on power hardware.
  • Work closely with power electronics hardware design engineer. Support hardware unit test of power electronics.
  • Support integration of power converter control into the system level software.
  • Work in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team environment to develop state of the art power electronics technology.



  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in FPGA firmware application, project- oriented design using FPGA (Xilinx, Altera, etc). Experience with System on Chip (SoC) design is preferred.
  • Strong skill with FPGA logic programming and synthesis (Verilog or VHDL), familiar with commercially available FPGA debugging software (Vivado, Quartus, Modelsim, etc).
  • Hands-on Experience with industry standard high-speed communication, familiar with CAN, SPI, I2C, UART, etc.
  • Strong skills in Real Time Embedded controls using RTOS, C, C++ programming.
  • Strong skills in circuit/control simulation tools such as Matlab/Simulink.
  • Solid understanding of variable speed motor drive control theories, such as vector control, field oriented control, and direct torque control is preferred.
  • Experience with implementing converter protection, modulation, and control algorithms in embedded systems is preferred.
  • Multilevel converter control development experience is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation.

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Help us change the world by changing the world of transportation. What we are working on will positively effect pollution, congestion, cost of living, population density and so much more!
Open, collaborative, fun, social, hardworking and busy!
Perks & Benefits
Unlimited paid vacation
Catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day
Personal trainer on-site 3x a week
Full showers, towels and lockers
Commuter benefits
Corporate Uber account
Health, dental and vision coverage
Dog friendly
Onsite barber visits
Dry cleaning service
Stock options with early exercise option

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