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Working at Lightyear

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds all working tirelessly to make a lasting impact on mobility and climate change. Our shared vision unites and drives us.

Who

we are

Founded on the success of Solar Team Eindhoven, we know how to approach the challenge of providing clean mobility to everyone: by questioning everything. We are driven and we like to have fun, but most of all, we want to get things done. At Lightyear, we bring together a highly motivated, multidisciplinary team to accelerate the movement towards clean mobility. Join us!

What

we do

We are creating the first long-range solar car. We want to tackle a major cause of air pollution by making emissions-free mobility available to everyone. Our first step in this mission is Lightyear One, a family car built with innovative technology by completely rethinking automotive design. Do you want to support us in our mission towards clean mobility?

Our values are integral to us and serve as guiding principles for how we work and all our decision-making. Our shared values enable a solid foundation for a successful company.

Think independently

Our thinking is not constrained by anything. To change the world, we have to challenge assumptions about what is (and isn’t) possible. Dare to think differently, but don’t reinvent the wheel.

Be bold

We make the impossible possible. We are willing to do what it takes. We embrace big ideas.

Deliver the change

Our work creates a dent in the universe. We deliver meaningful value to our users and the world. We commit to results. We need to cooperate to succeed.

Put people first

Our work is focused on improving the lives of as many people as possible. We always treat anyone openly and with respect. We support each other in the best way we can.

Take responsibility

We are collectively responsible towards our environment. We own our decisions. We acknowledge our mistakes and shortcomings and learn from them. We only succeed if we all play our part.

Benefits

Founded on the success of Solar Team Eindhoven, we know how to approach the challenge of providing clean mobility to everyone: by questioning everything. We are driven and we like to have fun, but most of all, we want to get things done. At Lightyear, we bring together a highly motivated, multidisciplinary team to accelerate the movement towards clean mobility. Join us!

  • Autonomous workflow
  • Useful travel allowance
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • Ample growth opportunities
  • Ethically sourced pension
  • Lightyear share participation
  • Epic team activities

Working at Lightyear — Procurement

“Despite the fact that Lightyear is so new and still a small company, I think it has a very strong fundament when it comes to the culture.” — Hans Heijmans. 

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Engineering

“Lightyear is a really dynamic company. I just started and immediately the team was really open to me.” — Jules Cobben

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Project Administrator

“How do you contribute?” — Ronelle

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Finding the
right people

Our recruitment process is focused on the whole person, not just their experience. We want to maintain the positive energy and productivity of our teams.

1 — Apply

Send us your resume and answer the questions asked. We might include a small ‘gamified’ assessment, as well. If you have a technical background, we potentially let you solve a case that shows us your creativity and willingness to find new approaches.

2 — Interviews

When we believe there is a potential match, we will start with a more general interview to scratch the surface culturally and content wise. If both parties are happy we will continue into a second interview which will be more content driven. If you are living abroad, these could also be video interviews.

3 — Assessment

After the interviews we will build in a tailormade assessment. This will be a personality assessment. For certain roles this can be a specific case related to the content of the role.

4 — Final check

At Lightyear culture is key. In order to maintain and further develop this culture you will have an in-depth discussion with our CEO, Lex Hoefsloot.

5 — Agreement

If you are as excited about us as we are about you, we come to an agreement. The moment you sign the contract, you become part of the Lightyear family and you are determined to make a positive impact.

Lightyear
in numbers

2016
Founded in September
4
World Solar Championships
14
Nationalities
125
Employees
32
Patents filed to date
3.3 billion
Media coverage (global reach)

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 848620