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Senior Electronics Design Engineer

Allume Energy

Location: Melbourne - Flexible Options

Job Type: Full time


Company Background

Allume Energy is a Melbourne based solar technology company focused on unlocking solar access for apartments and multi-tenanted buildings. Allume Energy has developed a world first product to allow a single solar system to be shared by multiple units in the same building. It requires no change to existing electricity supply and metering infrastructure and sits entirely behind the meter, making it an affordable and scalable solution to expand access to solar globally.


Allume Energy is continuing to grow our product development team as we design & industrialise new products for the global market. Our product, the SolShare, spans the mechanical, electrical, electronics, firmware, and web software engineering spheres.

We are looking for a driven, adaptable, and experienced Senior Electronics Design Engineer to drive and deliver the product and solutions that will allow us to scale globally.

The role will require persistence to solve problems, the initiative to identify product improvement opportunities, and the diligence to follow through on development and verification activities.

Candidates should be excited by the opportunity to work in a small fast-growing business with a flat organizational structure, and lots of opportunities for professional growth.

Diversity and inclusion is a core part of Allume Energy’s values and as a company, we are committed to demonstrating this in our everyday behaviour. Allume seeks out candidates that reflect those values.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design and development of new SolShare iterations with a focus on high volume manufacture, product cost, reliability & market fit, including both whole product & core-technology focus areas.
  • Project planning and delivery of electronics system from concept through to verification and industrialisation
  • Prototype, test & verification of an integrated product, with a focus on the electronics system
  • Planning and execution of regulatory testing and compliance for global markets
  • Continuous improvement of electronics design processes & tools, raising the bar for the quality and efficiency of the team.
  • Maintain and support existing product portfolio with design updates, obsolescence management, and QA activities
  • Supporting customer facing sales & service teams with problem solving & issue resolution


  • Experience in electronics development from concept through to transfer to manufacture, including project planning, milestones & scheduling.
  • Experience with schematic design & layout of electrical - electronics systems (Altium Designer preferred)
  • Hands on experience in designing, prototyping & testing electronics hardware systems
  • Willingness to work hands on in an electronics lab environment for prototype & test
  • Collaborative team-based approach with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with technical problem solving, conducting root cause assessment & thorough investigation
  • Resilience and adaptability to work in a fast moving and early-stage business
  • Mechatronics, Electrical/Electronics, or similar engineering degree
  • Melbourne based

Nice to have

  • 5+ years experience in multi-disciplinary product development
  • Experience in electrical/electronics architecture design including consideration of product trade-offs
  • Experience in product verification, including EMC compliance, safety testing etc.
  • Experience in transfer to manufacture
  • Experience in electronics product design for high volume markets
  • Knowledge of and experience working with grid-connected electrical and/or renewable energy systems
  • Knowledge of and experience working with power electronics
  • Experience working in a risk-management & quality controlled environment
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams particularly firmware, software and mechanical engineers
  • Ability to work autonomously and take ownership of a task


  • Impact focused start-up with supportive and inclusive company culture.
  • Progressive parental leave policy: no minimum tenure; 10 weeks paid maternal leave; 4 weeks paid paternal leave
  • Work180 Endorsed Employer - we are committed to helping women thrive
  • Employee Assistance Program to support mental wellbeing
  • Hybrid working model – work from home & office
  • 25 days of Annual Leave
  • Well-being initiative: fortnightly half-day Fridays where the entire team logs off at lunchtime
  • ESOP allocation available
  • Fast growing company, significant professional development and leadership opportunities available

Company values: Have the courage to create, the passion to persevere and the diligence to deliver, Solve problems that matter, Share the power.