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Hardware Test 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. 

We are seeking a Hardware Test Engineer to be part of our future, as we continue to lead the world in robotic innovation. The Hardware Test Engineer will be working side-by-side with our design engineers to design, create, execute, and maintain manual and automated test suites. You will report on testing progress and providing improvement feedback to the team. 

Day to day activities:

  • Design and develop test fixtures to validate the functional requirements or lifetime requirements of new prototype designs
  • Work with the design team to develop test plans and other test documentation including DFT feedback at the PCB design review stage
  • Carry out testing, perform data analysis, root cause issues and suggest design improvements 
  • Be a vocal proponent for quality, both internally and as a representative of our company
  • Create and modify scripts to iterate testing procedures 
  • Be happy to travel to off-site facilities (10%)

Desired skills:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent, and 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience using schematic capture and PCB layout software
  • Hands-on experience designing, building and debugging electro-mechanical test setups
  • Experience with NI LabVIEW
  • Familiarity with NI cDAQ/PXI, VISA, XNET hardware and protocols
  • Experience with communication interfaces, e.g. CAN, Ethernet, SPI, and I2C
  • Be able to multitask, and change priorities quickly as needed
  • Be able to clearly communicate test results and data

Nice to have:

  • Experience with test automation
  • Familiarity with position encoder and force sensor technology
  • Familiarity with low-level embedded firmware (C)
  • Experience working with robots and/or robotic systems.
  • Experience with DFMEA and HALT

In our friendly and supportive work environment, we encourage work-life balance while chasing our ambitious goals. We have a highly collaborative atmosphere, with roots in academia mixed with an entrepreneurial mindset that creates a foundation for our vibrant culture.

Be yourself. From dress code to desk decoration, we want people to feel comfortable as themselves. We celebrate diverse backgrounds and points of view. We believe diversity drives innovation, so we’re building a culture where the difference is valued. We foster both a top-down and grassroots approach to solving problems. This gives us the freedom to address the broadest set of technical challenges, furthering our mission to change ideas about what robots can do.

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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