Senior Electrical Engineer

Job description

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be responsible for leading the electrical design, development, and mass manufacturing of Opentrons robots.  This role includes electrical development, project management, and mentorship of junior team members. ?The Senior Electrical Engineer will report to the Director of Hardware. This is an exciting position for someone who enjoys collaborating with interdisciplinary departments across the globe and is passionate about transforming life science research while advancing their engineering, product development, and mentorship skills.


Lead the electrical development of future Opentrons products and make improvements to existing products; including designing, prototyping, testing, mass manufacturing and sustaining at the schematic, PCB, and SMT level.
Drive products through new product introduction phases, including coordination with departments for sourcing, quality process creation, test fixture design, assembly method creation, and similar.
Own project scheduling, definition of major milestones, and communication of project progress. Manage bill of materials and cost information to a high degree of accuracy to drive product towards the target cost.
Mentor junior and staff team members through career planning, product development and mass manufacturing.
Establish and improve design, testing, manufacturing and qc processes for continuous document control, operational yield and quality improvements.
Work with vendors and maintain healthy relationships with part suppliers.
Drive EMC compliance throughout the entirety of the development processes.
Constant collaboration with mechanical, software, design, testing and manufacturing.
This role may include frequent trips to China to work alongside team members overseas.

Minimum of 8 years experience in an electrical engineering role
Proven product development skills, bringing relevant complex electromechanical products from concept to market.
Strong experience with schematic capture and PCB layout.
Experience with medium to high volume production.
Embedded systems, control systems, and sensors experience
Strong experience working directly with manufacturers and/or contract manufacturers.
Experience and strong intuition with robotics, electrical motors and thermodynamics.
Proven leadership and project management experience.
Strong experience with DFMA, ECN processes, test reports, manufacturing/quality reports, and similar.
Strong proficiency with Altium or schematic capture and layout equivalent
Strong proficiency with ERP & lean document management systems.
Embedded and scripting development at the prototype and testing level
Strong experience with prototype, test, and measurement ability
Experience with test fixture development
Working knowledge of Python and C/C++

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