Hardware Engineer | Robotics Startup

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    Software Engineering, Product

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  • Salary:

    Strong salary + First 10 employee equity

  • Contact:

    Kiel O'Mara

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  • Consultant:

    Kiel O'Mara

Our client is an ambitious, well-funded Robotics startup, based in the East Bay area of San Francisco. They are building robots for fully-automated restaurants and food production. 

Having just helped build out their embedded software engineering team, we have been tasked with finding a hungry and enthusiastic Hardware Engineer to join the ranks of a small but intelligent, passionate Ph. D technologists. 

“The Hardware Engineer will design and prototype solutions for various electromechanical automation needs for the BBox automated café concept."

What You'll Do:

  • Help develop various mechanical components and electronic control systems for the BBox beverage and hot food cells
  • Master of the interface layer between the software stack and the moving parts
  • You're a HW all-rounder, who likes to get their hands dirty across Electrical, Mechanical and Software Engineering.

What You'll Bring:

  • *AT LEAST* 3 years' FULL-TIME experience - not including internships
  • BS an/or Ms and/or Ph. D in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Robotics Engineering 
  • Strong intuition + a grasp of core mechanics and fundamental physical concepts
  • You can single-handedly take a project from problem statement to working prototype
  • Has successfully executed at least one Automation/Robotics project from concept to production
  • Can execute a root cause analysis and debug electrical and mechanical systems Mechanical
  • Familiar with various basic types of actuators and motors, and how to select for a given application
  • Strong proficiency in a 3D mechanical CAD package (ideally SolidWorks)
  • Well-versed in fundamental electronic principles, digital logic, basic power electronics, communications, and analog circuits 
  • Competent at PCB layout and has taken designs from initial prototype to factory-assembled boards
  • Proficient in C and has some experience developing firmware for microcontroller-based embedded devices
  • Have some experience designing control systems in an industrial automation context - Nice to have
  • Comfortable with hands-on prototyping and proficient at using basic machine shop tools (milling machine, lathe, saws, grinders, hand tools…) safely and effectively
  • Have hands-on experience with rapid prototyping processes such as 3D printing
  • Experience building an industrial control panel - Nice to have


On Offer:

  • Great starting salary + awesome benefits + equity
  • Create your own path - have autonomy and be able to create something special
  • Access to the full robotics lab for personal projects
  • Work with a seriously passionate, skilled bunch of robotics addicts, and start your career in a fun, adaptable, agile environment

H-1b transfer is available - NO SPONSORSHIP