Lead Hardware Test Engineer

Engineering San Diego, California

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company creating transformative core technology for the robotics industry. Our diverse engineering teams in Software, Hardware Design, and Embedded Systems are creating comprehensive solutions to support the builders of today's autonomous machines in successfully producing, deploying, and supporting commercial robots across industries and applications. Brain Corp is funded by the SoftBank Vision Fund and Qualcomm Ventures. For more information please visit: https://www.braincorp.com/

Position Summary:

As a member of the Engineering Applications team, the Lead Hardware Test Engineer is responsible for product development testing and design validation to ensure an exceptional product that exceeds customer expectations. The Senior Hardware Test Engineer will lead the functional verification and validation of our mobile robotic products and will design, develop, and oversee the execution of test protocols for functional verification and validation for autonomous robots. This is a hands-on role in a test lab and manufacturing environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with hardware and software engineers to create test plans and procedures.
  • Ensure traceability from requirements/specifications to verification.
  • Perform testing or provide supervision of technicians to complete testing.
  • Analyze and communicate test results.
  • Effectively execute, monitor, and troubleshoot prototype and mfg builds as necessary.
  • Track defects and work with cross-functional teams to resolve issues.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable agency product and safety standards (IEC, UL, CSA, ETL, CE, ANSI, ISO, SIL, etc.).
  • Identify, request, and order testing equipment.
  • Manage collaborative testing projects with consultants and facilitate testing at NRTLs.
  • Seeking a self-starter, someone who has the ability to work independently in a complex environment.
  • Limited domestic and international travel may be required (<5% of the time).
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s of science degree in computer science or electrical engineering.
  • 8-11 years of professional experience as an electrical hardware test engineer, specifically in:
    • Configuration management, defect tracking, test plans, test protocols, and test execution.
    • Electrical design verification testing, PCB and system level.
    • Writing and understanding software and hardware technical specifications.
    • Handling complex embedded systems/robotics and experience with Linux.
    • Continuous integration frameworks, test automation systems, and test case management systems.
    • Quality analysis and process tools (FMEA, 8D, 5-Why, etc.).
    • Using various IEC, UL, CSA, ISO, CE, and ANSI standards.

Things that make a difference:

  • Experience working with sensor calibration and filtering techniques.
  • Knowledge of EMI and EMC measurement and mitigation techniques.
  • Experience with high-speed digital systems.
  • Experience with setting up and operating data acquisition systems.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma.
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum methodology.
  • Experience with mobile robotics or industrial automation.
  • Experience with product certification at NRTL facilities.
  • Experience with Root Cause Analysis on complex electromechanical systems.
  • Experience interfacing with third-party vendors.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical activity of this position includes, kneeling; reaching; pushing; pulling; lifting; sitting, standing and walking for periods of time; using hands to finger and grasp; repetitive motion; talking and hearing. close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; use of measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes; push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. May require employees to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.

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