Senior Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineering | Austin, TX | Full Time
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.