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Senior Electrical Engineer

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company that specializes in the development of self-driving technology. Our AI tech represents the next generation of artificial brains for robots - it enables machines to perceive, learn, and navigate complex environments, while avoiding people and obstacles. We partner with commercial equipment manufacturers, and global consumer electronics brands, to transform their products into self-driving robots.

This position is seeking an experienced Senior Electrical Engineer to design, develop, modify, and evaluate electrical circuitry to be used on autonomous mobile robots in a fast and dynamic product development environment.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Development of board, circuit or PCB designs incorporating specialized hardware devices such as CPUs, MCUs, EMI mitigation, cameras, analog and digital sensors, motor drivers, etc.
  • Independently responsible for all stages of electrical hardware design and development for complex products, solutions, and platforms, including design, validation, tooling, manufacturing, and testing
  • Create detailed electrical design package (including specifications, BOMs, schematics, wiring diagrams, analyses, etc.) to support design reviews, testing, certifications, and production
  • Review and evaluate designs and project activities for compliance with technology and development guidelines and standards to improve product quality
  • Evaluate and propose modeling and testing methodologies to validate component, circuit, and hardware designs and thermal/emissions management
  • Manage and expand relationships with internal and outsourced development partners on electrical hardware design and development
  • Perform peer-review of designs, and provide guidance to team members

What you need

  • BS/MS degree in EE, Robotics, or equivalent
  • 8+ years hands-on experience designing hardware devices
  • Board Design experience with the following:
    • Design and layout of digital and analog high speed single board, mixed signal, or carrier board computers
    • High performance CPUs, GPUs, SMPS (Buck/Boost), PWM controllers, and microcontrollers
    • High speed differential buses such as PCIE, SATA, LVDS, and USB3
    • DFM and DFx design methodologies
  • Experience using lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, soldering equipment, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with CAD tools and software packages such as OrCAD, Altium, Allegro, or Spice simulators
  • Understanding of analog signal conditioning and digital sensor processing; including IR, sonar, and MEMS sensors
  • Experience with serial communication buses including UART, USART, SPI, I2C, CAN bus, USB, Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet

Things that make a difference

  • Experience with wireless technology. (e.g WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G, LTE, etc.)
  • Experience working with robots
  • Experience with high-current brushed DC motors
  • Familiar with EMI mitigation and noise reduction techniques
  • Experience with various FCC, IEC, UL, CSA, ISO, CE, and ANSI standards


Travel: Limited domestic and international travel will be required (10% of time).

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