Mechatronics Engineer

  • R&D Department
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mechatronics Engineer

Job description

Skytree is cleaning the air in your car and making you safer. Our cutting-edge products filters CO2 and H2O from your car and takes the stress off your electric car battery for longer journeys. We build products for better air and a safer driving experience.

Our working culture is based on a dynamic and smart approach to business, an open and understanding attitude towards others and the desire to expand the boundaries of what is possible. Based in Amsterdam's Science Park we are a team of 13 engineers, designers and business developers who are working on creating better air for a viable future. Our team is from all over the world and we are working on empowering an even more diverse and thought-inspiring team.

As a leader in direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide, we are focused on bringing innovative products to market quickly and we understand the importance of enhancing and expanding our core material technologies.

You will support Skytree’s product development efforts internally and in close collaboration with external partners. You will expand Skytree’s capabilities to design and build testing equipment, prototypes, and to develop products.

The Role

  • Your main focus is design and build of control electronics and data acquisition systems for products and test equipment

  • You are the owner for the test bench and other key test equipment

  • You support the product team in developing and building prototypes

  • You are designing PCBs, defining electrical schematics, selecting board components, and generating physical board layouts

  • You are developing firmware, controls and data acquisition software for Arduino-based systems and other platforms (e.g. Labjack)

  • You are selecting and deploying key sensors

  • You are generating detailed requirements for products and test equipment

  • You are leading discussions with suppliers and manufacturers to deliver PCBs, sensors, and other critical electromechanical components

  • You are writing documentation, status reports, and operating procedures

  • You are supporting the surrounding Skytree team

We offer you a unique opportunity of professional and personal development in one of the most innovative cleantech start-ups in the heart of Amsterdam! Please apply with your attached cv and cover letter below.


  • Your experience Level is 3+ years, BS or MS

  • You are proficient in PCB design and layout

  • You are proficient in programming for Arduino-based systems

  • You have experience with basic controller design

  • You are familiar with a range of sensors and are able to perform sensor selection

  • You are comfortable with data acquisition and SCADA and have experience with typical communication protocols, including analog signal processing, serial, and ethernet/modbus

  • You are comfortable using Eagle (or similar) for PCB design and Fusion 360 (or similar) for basic CAD design

  • Your experience with the following is a bonus:
    • Labjack

    • Python

    • Simulink/Matlab

    • HVAC components and thermal-fluid systems

    • HVAC, automotive and building standards

  • You are a reliable self-starter who can work independently, while managing priorities across multiple, parallel projects

  • You have an open-mind and enjoy working as part of a diverse, multi-cultural team

  • You are a good communicator and can write clear, concise technical documentation

  • You are fluent in English, both verbally and in written form