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Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Vantage Robotics

Vantage Robotics

Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Design
San Leandro, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023
Vantage develops next generation micro drones that impact national security, inspect critical infrastructure, and save lives. We are looking to hire a seasoned engineer to lead electrical development on multiple key programs. You should relish working in a fast paced environment on exceptionally challenging projects. You will work with ME, SW/FW engineers, verification teams, factory test teams, and program managers to deliver products that advance state of the art. You will define, architect, implement, and validate electrical designs that ship to customers including first responders, government agencies, and major power companies.
  • Architect electronics used in our gimbals, drones, and ground control stations
  • Lead design of key PCBAs from concept through production
  • Identify new components and technologies to advance state of the art
  • Design PCBAs, perform trade off studies, circuit design and analysis, design reviews, schematic capture, component selection, circuit board stack-up design, prototyping, bring-up, debugging, and write documentation
  • Collaborate with mechanical, software, test, compliance/regulatory teams to create successful integrated designs
  • Control and coordinate activities with external SMT houses and final production processes for electronic products, including RF products
  • Ensure power & signal integrity of image sensor and display interfaces
  • Support integration of complex computing modules into drones and ground control station
  • Design and execute electrical validation test plans
  • Support EMC, functional safety, and worst case circuit analysis tasks
  • Support DFM effort with internal and external partners
  • Collaborate with control manufacturer to transition designs to high volume production
  • Root cause analysis of failed PCBAs from production and RMAs

Skills and Qualifications

  • Track record of achieving the impossible very quickly
  • Passion for making seriously awesome flying robots
  • 7+ years of experience in electronics development across full product life cycles, concept to production and release to market
  • Expertise at designing highly miniaturized product with multiple radio systems closely packed
  • Hands on expertise in ecad tool like Altium for PCBs – schematic capture, Layout and gerber out
  • Excellent debugging skills, usage of oscilloscopes, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers etc.
  • Experience defining board circuit specifications, designing PCBAs or guiding, selecting components, reviewing signal/power integrity simulations
  • Familiarity with motor and actuator control systems is a plus
  • Expertise designing complex high speed PCB designs including impedance matching
  • C, C++, and embedded firmware design skills is a big plus
  • Experience with low EMI design and shielding/mitigation techniques
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent

You can expect a salary range of 160,000 - 190,000 balanced with generous equity, a satisfying and fast-paced work environment, a team you will learn from on a daily basis, and a product you will be proud to be involved with. Benefits include 401K, healthcare, catered lunches, and the chance to fly every day.