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Seachange

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Electric, hydro-foiling car ferries.

Seachange is creating electric-powered, hydrofoiling car ferries. 

Location
Auckland
Website
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Founded
2018
Employees
11-50
Funding stage
Seed

Careers

Available roles

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Matchstiq's take on Seachange

Seachange's mission is to change the way people travel - building a new kind of ferry that's 3x faster, carbon-free, and passengers will be excited to take.

The market opportunity ahead for Seachange

Recent innovations in the design and manufacture of hydrofoils by the yachting industry have resulted in a significant step-change improvement in efficiency.

Primary engineering calculations, high-level mechanical design, isolated system and component testing, and project planning has been completed. Our 1:5 scale prototype has been tested, and we are now designing and building our first 24m full-scale vessel to be launched in 2023 for local operation.

We will begin construction on our larger 40m vessel in 2023 with opportunity for global route operations in a $40b industry.

Why Seachange is a great place to work

With our world-class team, our employees have exposure to everything that goes into building a cutting-edge boat.

Surrounded by great people trying to do great things while having a great time, there is never a dull moment, no two days are the same, your managers care about your development and well-being, and you're given dedicated mentorship from our executive team. Plus, the office is dog friendly!

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Opportunities

 

Design and Performance Engineer: Hydro

Seachange is a startup developing electric, hydrofoiling car ferries. Our mission is to change the way people travel - building a new kind of ferry that's 3x faster, carbon-free, and passengers will be excited to take.
We've attracted a world-class team to join our mission, and we'd love you to be a part of it. Our engineers have won America's Cups, built iconic global businesses, and won international sporting competitions. Our technology has been proven with a series of scale prototypes, and now we're working on building a full-scale ferry.
We're looking for a Design and Performance Engineer specializing in hydrodynamic modeling and design to take the experience of ferry transit to the next level. This role has a really broad mandate - from running CFD calculations to inform critical design decisions to increase hydro efficiency, writing code to add features to the real-time "flight" simulator, running batches of simulations to increase understanding of key set point and design parameters, working with controls system engineers to optimize vessel speed and comfort, and determining propulsion and energy requirements as a consequence of aero/hydro drag.
On our small team, you'll get exposure to everything that goes into building a cutting-edge boat. We're looking for someone willing to roll up their sleeve and work with software, mechanical, structural, electrical, controls engineers as well as boatbuilders, vendors, surveyors, and technicians as we move the boat through design, build, and validation.
Car ferries and fast ferries emit 35 million tonnes of CO2 per year (about 0.1% of global emissions). We won't solve climate change on our own - but a few hundred crazy, passionate companies like ours will collectively move the needle on humanity's future. This mission isn't possible without amazing engineers. If you want to use your talents to build cool stuff and make the world better - Seachange is for you.

The candidate is expected to contribute to a range of the following:

    • A background in solving complex design problems using a range of computational tools and simulations
    • Experience in running high quality 2D and 3D CFD simulations to inform aero/hydrodynamic performance and loading conditions
    • A robust understanding of geometry optimization within the context of multi-variate design problems
    • A firm grasp of 6DOF rigid body dynamics
    • An intuition for hydro design elements to improve vessel performance
    • Fluency in Python and JavaScript to enable important contributions to the boat simulation software
    • A love of the water, and a desire to use your skills to build a better world
Seachange is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.
 

Lead Embedded Systems Engineer

Seachange is a startup developing electric, hydrofoiling car ferries. Our mission is to change the way people travel - building a new kind of ferry that's 3x faster, carbon-free, and passengers will be excited to take.
We've attracted a world-class team to join our mission, and we'd love you to be a part of it. Our engineers have won America's Cups, built iconic global businesses, and won international sporting competitions. Our technology has been proven with a series of scale prototypes, and now we're working on building a full-scale ferry.
We're looking for a Lead Embedded Systems Engineer to architect and build the onboard control and telemetry systems. This role has a really broad mandate - from working with controls & simulation engineers, to helping with sensor and onboard hardware selection, writing onboard software, participating in the regulatory approval process, building shore-side tools to make telemetry useful to the design team, and supporting the build team install the system.
On our small team, you'll get exposure to everything that goes into building a cutting-edge boat. We're looking for someone willing to roll up their sleeve and work with software, mechanical, structural, electrical, controls engineers as well as boatbuilders, vendors, surveyors, and technicians as we move the boat through design, build, and validation.
Car ferries and fast ferries emit 35 million tonnes of CO2 per year (about 0.1% of global emissions). We won't solve climate change on our own - but a few hundred crazy, passionate companies like ours will collectively move the needle on humanity's future. This mission isn't possible without amazing engineers. If you want to use your talents to build cool stuff and make the world better - Seachange is for you.

What You'll Bring

    • Solid software engineering skills - you crank out clean, testable, performant code.
    • A deep-seated desire to automate all the things, and a keen eye for what makes a great tool
    • Experience building real-time, safety critical embedded systems - salt water destroys everything, and our system needs to be robust
    • Experience crossing the hardware/software divide - the job is 80% software, but you need a solid grasp on the hardware it'll run on
    • A strong sense that instrumentation and telemetry are key for any complex system - and a vision for the tooling needed to turn all that data into actionable design decisions
    • Fluency in C/C++ and Python
    • A love of the water, and a desire to use your skills to build a better world
Seachange is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

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