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Senior Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineering | Austin, TX | Full Time

Job Description

Austin, Texas-based Apptronik (apptronik.com) develops world-class robotics technology including agile humanoids, advanced robotic manipulators, and high-performance exoskeletons. Apptronik dedicates itself to creating robots of tomorrow to work alongside humans and improve our quality of life. 

Our culture emphasizes collaboration, creativity, and curiosity to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative technologies. We are growing quickly with a vision to build and deliver products to the world with a continuous emphasis on research and development to push the technological edge. 

We're looking for highly motivated and talented engineers with hands-on experience and a passion for robotics to join our team. Specifically, we seek an experienced Electrical Engineer with proven hands-on capabilities and a strong practical background.  We are primarily interested in candidates with prior implementation experience in robotics hardware.  In this job role, you will develop electric systems from ideation to delivery for a variety of robotic platforms and projects.   

Minimum education/experience:  Bachelor’s OR Masters degree in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years experience.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with various engineering teams to conceptualize, specify and implement electrical architectures for various robotic platforms to include exoskeletons, robotic manipulators, and humanoid robotic systems.  

  • Rapid prototyping of electrical systems at both system and board levels 

  • Generate design documentation such as schematics, wiring diagrams, and assembly and cable drawings 

  • Specify and select electrical components such as microcontrollers, servo drives, sensors, and safety systems for robotics and automation uses 

  • Convert prototype designs to custom circuit board specifications. Capture electronics schematics and generate PCB designs for manufacturing 

  • Perform board bring-up activities including embedded firmware development and circuit validation 

  • Create and execute test plans for intermediate and final products, including test fixture design and software development 

  • Participate in the debugging and root cause analysis related to hardware and software defect resolution 

  • Interface with internal and external manufacturing teams to enhance design for test, manufacturing, and assembly 

  • Support existing engineering products through debugging and upgrading designs. 

Must Have:

  • Competent in CAD tools including Altium, or similar tools. 

  • Experience with wire harness design 

  • Experience designing power electronic systems 

  • Experience implementing embedded systems on robots and troubleshooting hardware  

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication will be expected to develop detailed build assembly instructions and diagrams  

Nice To Have:

  • Experience with battery integration and battery management 

  • Experience designing electronics for lightweight, space-constrained systems 

  • Experience with motors and motor controllers 

  • Experience with industrial control systems and industrial networking (Ethernet/CAN/Modbus) is highly desirable.  

Qualities:

  • Exceptional attention to detail and engineering discipline  

  • Creative, curious, analytical, and disciplined  

  • Capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple deadlines  

  • Great team player able to communicate effectively and perform within an interdisciplinary and dynamic start-up environment  

Perks:

  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Hybrid work schedule (i.e. work from home in some capacity) 
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package
  • Flexible work hours policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 401k plan

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.