Director of Electrical and Embedded Engineer

Rethink Robotics - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)4.5

Rethink Robotics has pioneered the development of smart, collaborative robots that can operate safely next to people in a wide range of manufacturing, production and research & education environments. Founded in 2008 by renowned roboticist Rodney Brooks, the company is successfully introducing robots into organizations and applications for which robots have historically been impractical. Just as the PC revolutionized the way computers were used by office workers in the era of mainframes, Rethink Robotics is revolutionizing the way people in manufacturing, production, research and education can access and use robots in their jobs.

The Director of Electrical and Embedded Engineering will be an intrinsic part of a dynamic, collaborative team that believes deeply in the value of what we are doing and that we can achieve it. We think big, but we have a bias for action and “making it happen.” While we’re changing the world with our visionary invention, we know that customers only pay for successful execution–so we’re focused on both. We’re out in front anticipating our customers’ needs, ahead of the technology, and ahead of expectations. We’re humble, we’re great, and we’re unconventional. Changing the world has never been this much fun.

Director of Electrical and Embedded Engineer Mission & Responsibilities

The Director of Electrical and Embedded Engineering will lead the team developing the embedded electronic systems that sense and control our robots. This person provides project management, team direction, and coordination with Mechanical Engineering and Controls teams in developing the embedded system architecture and requirements, evaluating and developing solutions for sensors, vision systems, motor control, internal communications, external interfaces and safety systems, and transforming product and subsystem requirements into manufacture-able electrical designs and embedded software.

Experience with technical project management, analog and digital electronic design, embedded software, motor control, digital communications, FMEA, Hazards analysis, regulatory compliance, and working with suppliers are important elements for a successful candidate.

Key Skills & Experience Required

MSEE or equivalent experience preferred
At least ten years of experience designing complex electromechanical products employing motors, servo systems, power supplies, sensors, digital communications and electrical interconnect systems
Embedded software experience with C/C++ very desirable
Knowledge of brushless DC motors and motor drive techniques very desirable
Thorough analytical approach to designing reliable embedded systems across component variation, environmental influences, and variability in product usage
Experience with regulatory testing, EMC compliance, product verification and validation
Project management experience
Proven track record of released products in the field
Proficiency with Pspice, Orcad, Pads, Altium, MS Office, Matlab or equivalent.
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