Do you desire to push your career to the next level? As the Senior/Principal Electrical Engineer on our Vehicle team at Matternet, you will be responsible for evolving new designs and unlocking future capabilities for the Matternet drone delivery system.
You will take on the unique challenge of combining the need to optimize power, weight, and cost with the expectations of aerospace-grade safety and reliability. 
This role will assume organizational responsibilities of design control, QC, supplier interaction, etc., while working in a cross-functional team of Mechanical, Mechatronic, Embedded, Electrical, and Software Engineers to develop developed best-in-class technology for on-demand, aerial delivery in urban environments. This role is application-oriented; the main technical challenges are in system layout and integration of sub-systems (i.e. integrating existing solutions in our drones.)
If desired, as our team continues to grow, there will be opportunity to take on the responsibility of building up the Electrical Engineering team. 
Main responsibilities:
  • Own system layout of power electronics, propulsion system (motors and electronic speed controllers), avionics, sensors, actuators, and Li-ion battery systems
  • Provide sustaining engineering support to existing UAV platform - M2 Matternet drone. This will include troubleshooting problems in the manufacture, testing or operation of the existing M2 drone as well as the addition of new features and upgrades
  • Own the electrical systems roadmap for future updates and next-generation UAVs
  • Mentor other engineers in the team(s) and therefore being a clear communicator is a key requirement for success in this role
  • Be a hands-on development lead for design, prototype validation & test  and be skilled in using tools such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators, LCR meters 
  • 8+ years of proven industry experience with a history of successfully delivering diverse safety-critical or Aerospace designs into series manufacture
  • Experience with programming languages C++, Python or Firmware and embedded code
  • Experience designing and analyzing circuits, documenting the design with reviews and simulations/calculations
  • A solid foundation in analog and digital circuitry and schematic design using microcontrollers, single board computers, FPGA, switching regulators, MOSFETs and electromagnetic devices like actuators, motors & ESCs
  • Experience with multilayer PCBs and designing real-time applications with high-speed processors
  • Experience designing for EMI/RFI and signal/power integrity
  • Experience with battery chargers/balancers and DC power electronics
  • Experience with I2C, UART, CAN, USB, SPI or other high-speed serial links
  • Experience with design for reliability in high vibration and high-temperature environments with accelerated lifetime testing and other methods of ensuring robustness
  • Experience with architecture design for redundancy and fault tolerance

Great additions:

  • Expertise in Altium for design and version control of schematics and board design/manufacturing
  • Experience in the aviation, robotics, automotive or medical device/equipment industries 

You’ll love working here because:

  • The people. You will be surrounded by talented and passionate leaders and teams - people who will challenge you and help you grow!
  • The diverse culture. We welcome all cultures, genders, orientations, beliefs; people. We depend on the unique backgrounds of our team members to help us solve complex problems that meet the needs of a global customer base. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Matternet is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.
  • The perks. We are invested in you! Matternet offers all employees an opportunity to align their success with the company through equity. Our benefits package includes access to competitive medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance, a 401 (k) program, flexible time off and catered lunch.
  • The Values. Matternet is not a job, it’s a mission. We are prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to make Matternet’s mission successful. Most people would give up. We won’t. 

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