[robotics-worldwide] Open EE position at Meka Robotics

Aaron Edsinger aaron.edsinger at mekabot.com
Wed Oct 31 17:06:44 PDT 2012


San Francisco based Meka Robotics designs and builds world class robotic 
arms, hands, and humanoids. It also collaborates closely with leading 
research labs worldwide to innovate and commercialize the next 
generation of robotic technologies. Meka seeks a disciplined, creative, 
and motivated individual to design and manage production of our embedded 
electronics, motor drivers, and sensor systems. The ideal candidate will 
have both a passion for robotics and a strong background in designing 
servo motor amplifiers, digital controllers, and mixed signal design. We 
seek a creative, analytical, and disciplined engineer that thrives in a 
dynamic start-up environment. Attention to detail and the ability to 
communicate effectively within a small team are essential.

Responsibilities
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* Design schematic and PCB layout of EtherCAT based motor controllers, 
power distribution, and sensor acquisition boards across multiple 
projects, including a dexterous arm, a high efficiency biped, and an 
underwater humanoid
* Define QC and test protocols to ensure board reliability
* Develop EMI and EMC test protocols for product facing projects
* Maintain existing robot board designs and produce minor revisions
* Manage production, assembly, and test team to ensure reliable and 
timely board delivery

Requirements
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* BSEE
* At least 3 years developing electronics for motor control applications
* Strong analytical and creative design ability
* Strong power, digital, and analog layout skills for high density 
multilayer boards
* Proficiency with Altium or comparable CAD package
* Demonstrated experience designing BLDC motor amplifiers interfacing 
(via SPI, I2C, etc) sensor
* Demonstrated experience designing durable and safety compliant 
electrical power systems for consumer type devices
* Desired familiarity with LTSpice, SolidWorks, CircuitWorks, Linux,  
embedded C coding,




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