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2019-11-04T12:56:10-05:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Lead Electrical Engineer (Robotics), X

Hardware Engineering

Mountain View, CA (HQ)

 Lead Electrical Engineer (Robotics), X

Team:

We believe there are many problems in the world in which robotics could play a significant role in making it easier, faster and safer for people to get things done. We are a robotics team at X that brings together people with varied skill sets, all kinds of backgrounds, and from all over the world. Our team is investigating how machine learning can help us teach robots new skills so that one day they can become useful in our unstructured world. Creating robots that can learn in different ways   involves navigating some of the hardest challenges in robotics today. It’s an ambiguous and iterative process, so we’ve worked hard to create a team environment where collaboration and creativity can flourish, and where people always feel comfortable bringing their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.

 

Role:

Senior Electrical Engineering candidate, specialized in robotics, will own planning and execution of Electrical Systems, Electronics, PCBA and System Integration design and testing.  You will lead a small Electrical Engineering team committed to best design practices who take pride in high quality work. You'll be in charge of defining product roadmaps and electrical design projects. You will collaborate with the software, reliability, manufacturing and mechanical teams. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop Roadmap - defining and executing the electronics and electrical solutions for the next generation robot
  • Responsible for original electrical and electronic design work and legacy upgrades - possibly including micro-controllers, high speed design, motor control, sensors, power,  etc.  
  • Own delivery not only of the designs, but of the documentation to build those designs at scale through 3rd parties.
  • Own delivery of test reports by executing independently or working through a test engineer
  • Partner with other design engineers, diagnostic developers and reliability engineers to drive confidence in our components and larger system.  Ability to work on a cross functional team is essential.  
  • Interface closely with field failure reporters to debug issues and also understand where the test infrastructure has holes to be plugged
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of a small team of Electrical Engineers

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with electronic PCBA design  
  • Experience with DFM (design for test) best practices with PCBAs stand-alone and in-system
  • Hands-on experience with ECAD and PLC tools

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering
  • High Speed PCBA design experience
  • Experience in robotics systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sensors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical and control systems.
  • Experience working with outside vendors and equipment houses
  • Knowledge of power design

 

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X creates radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of Alphabet.

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