Expert Electronics Engineer

Your New Role and Team
Sanctuary, a world leader in building AI-based control systems for humanoid robots, is looking to hire an Expert Electrical Engineer to join our Hardware team. Reporting to the Embedded Systems Lead, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the design, architecture, and implementation of our current robotic systems, and help shape future versions of our general-purpose robots.

The best candidates for this role have excellent electrical and electronics design skills, and hands-on experience optimizing for complex design goals, and mid to high-volume production. In this role, you’ll be a pivotal contributor, adapting to new, fast-paced environments while driving for best practices and fueling continuous enhancements in our processes and robotic systems.
Our Success Criteria
  • Apply extensive hands-on expertise in designing and developing complex embedded systems
  • Bring hands-on experience in electronics design, optimization, and manufacturing
  • Gain cutting edge career experience as you spearhead the development of complex electrical systems, driven by unique constraints
  • Achieve company-wide visibility as you partner with leaders in mechanical, firmware, and controls teams to elevate our general purpose robots
  • Act as a mentor and provide guidance to team members, fostering their professional growth and development

  • Your Experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent industry experience
  • 8+ years of product design experience
  • Have worked through the complete life cycle of building and manufacturing high performance electromechanical assemblies for volume production
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor teams, particularly in guiding junior engineers through complex product development cycles
  • Have a proven track record delivering certified and qualified product designs
  • Experience with board level design, Altium Designer preferred
  • Experience with implementing DFM and DFT

  • Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and test in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills to advocate for design principles and facilitate effective collaboration between R&D and manufacturing departments
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various teams including Product, Mechanical, Controls, and Firmware
  • Knowledge of relevant safety and quality standards, with the ability to implement these standards throughout the product development process to maintain high reliability

  • Traits
  • Above all else, a consistently positive attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to create robust solutions to complex problems
  • Optimistic listening and conflict resolution capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others without authority
  • Self-motivated and able to solve problems independently
  • Patience, persistence, and attention to detail when resolving performance issues
  • Mission driven and passionate about bringing human-like intelligence to machines

  • Working at Sanctuary AI
    Sanctuary AI is an equal opportunity employer; employment with Sanctuary AI is governed based on skills, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any way by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status. In 2023, Sanctuary AI moved into a state-of-the-art office facility and has been recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Startup company.
    Compensation and Benefits
    Sanctuary offers a market-leading compensation package that includes competitive salaries, equity stakes, and a full suite of benefits for permanent employees, encompassing health coverage, paid time off, cutting-edge work facilities, and worksite flexibility by role. Our commitment to fairness ensures that our total compensation consistently surpasses market standards.

    About Sanctuary AI
    Founded in 2018 by Geordie Rose, Olivia Norton, and Ajay Agrawal, Sanctuary AI is a Vancouver, Canada-based company. Sanctuary AI is on a mission to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. And in the not-too-distant future, help us explore, settle, and prosper in outer space.

    Members of the Sanctuary AI team founded D-Wave (a pioneer in the quantum computing industry), Kindred (first use of reinforcement learning in a production robot), and the Creative Destruction Lab (pioneered a revolutionary method for the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind). The team has experience launching market-defining innovations rooted in previously unsolved and deep scientific problems.

    Recruiting & Employment Agency Notice:
    Recruitment and hiring is conducted internally by Sanctuary AI. We are not seeking or soliciting any new agency partnerships or agreements at this timeAny employment agency or professional recruiter (“Agency”) that provides an unsolicited resume(s) or otherwise presents a prospective job candidate through the Sanctuary AI career site or directly to any Sanctuary AI employee, irrevocably grants to Sanctuary AI the unrestricted right to engage, hire, or contract with that candidate at Sanctuary AI's sole discretion without any compensation to the Agency. We appreciate your interest in working together, and should the need arise our Talent Acquisition team will contact any external firms directly.

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