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Automation Safety Engineer

Boston Dynamics is a world leader in mobile robots, tackling some of the toughest robotics challenges. We combine the principles of dynamic control and balance with sophisticated mechanical designs, cutting-edge electronics, and next-generation software for high-performance robots equipped with perception, navigation, and intelligence. Boston Dynamics has an extraordinary and fast-growing technical team of engineers and scientists who seamlessly combine advanced analytical thinking with bold engineering. 

Boston Dynamics is seeking an Automation Safety Engineer in the field of product safety, functional safety, testing, and validation - especially in industrial and commercial environments.

Summary:

Producing safe robotic systems is critical to bringing the advanced robotic capabilities Boston Dynamics produces for the market. The Automation Safety Engineer will: 

  • Design and perform verification of safety-related parts of motion controllers
  • Support the functional safety analysis of object-detection systems
  • Configure automation safety embedded systems (e.g. safe PLC)
  • Implement safeguarding in robotics and automation workcells, as well as warehouses.

Day to day activities include:

  • Participate in product design according to functional safety and safety of machinery
  • Design and review the implementation of safety functions in embedded systems
  • Verify safety-related firmware and software
  • Develop and configure safeguarding and protective devices in industrial robotics and automation work cells
  • Perform in-house and field validation tests for industrial robot systems
  • Work with test labs to support compliance activities 
  • Contribute to user manuals and training programs

Desired skills:

  • BS/MS in Electrical, Electronic, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is required with 5+ years of experience working in automation safety and compliance
  • Solid functional safety technical background (ISO 13849-1/-2, IEC61508, IEC 62061, IEC/TS 62998-1) 
  • Hands-on experience in deployment and validation of safety automation solutions
  • Experience with safe PLC and soft/PLC programming 
  • Experience with product safety standards and regulations in the US and world markets
  • Experience fielding safe robotic or automation installations in industrial settings

Nice to have:

  • Product safety regulations in the US and world markets including industrial automation and functional safety

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

Boston Dynamics will never ask you to divulge your personal financial or account information as part of its recruiting process.

 

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