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Guangzhou, Guangdong

Principal Electrical Engineer

Category | Research & Development Job Type | Regular Full-Time/Part-Time | Full time Remote | No
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We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Principal Electrical Engineer to join iRobot's team

As a member of the Electrical Engineering team, you will be a key contributor chartered with ensuring our electrical designs meet cost targets and schedules.

You will have active participation in a new product development design review with electrical team members and our OEM partners.

You will also work closely with our Bedford and APAC (Asia-Pacific) Operations team in addressing printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) yield issues and resolving single-source component risks. You will lead OEM projects as well as electrical failure analysis of factory and customer units. You will also research/recommend/test and implement cost reduction improvements.

You will leverage your experience as a Principal engineer to provide technical support and mentoring of our junior staff members, enhancing the team’s overall knowledge base and capability.

What you Will Do:

  • Plan, manage and support electrical efforts for all iRobot Roomba, Braava and docking stations
  • Hands on qualification of various electronic components, including micro controllers, motor drivers, audio amplifiers, transistors, power supplies, and more.
  • Work with manufacturing teams overseas to understand and support yield issues.
  • Work with teams outside of the electrical team, ie mechanical, software, systems, program management, etc.
  • Actively participate in the EE department with contributions to design reviews, process improvements and training opportunities.
  • Understand system level risk and impact on customer experience with all aspects of a design
  • Troubleshoot design and manufacturing issues
  • Characterization and qualification of components and modules
  • Manage relationship with New Product Introduction (NPI) teams to ensure the future roadmap has lessons learned from sustaining.
  • Lead and participate in multiple source qualification of electronics.
  • Assess and track end of life risks to components in cooperation with component engineering and the supply chain organization.

To Be Succesfful You Will Have:

  • A self-starter, driven, passionate developer who can work independently in a team environment and enjoys the challenges of delivering proven solutions.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with AC/DC electronics
  • Analog, digital, and DC to DC converter experience for microcontroller/embedded applications
  • Experienced with 120/240VAC electronics
  • Experienced with working with brushed AC/DC motors and sensor-ed/sensor-less BLDC motors as well as motor driver controllers
  • Proven ability to create and execute design verification testing (DVT) on circuit designs
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for excellent EMI/ESD performance at minimal cost
  • Ability to make tradeoffs and be decisive when selecting electronic components on designs
  • Proven ability to work on multiple concurrent projects
  • Failure analysis experience
  • Hands-on experience with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multi-meters, soldering irons, and other common electrical engineering tools used during PCBA testing and measurement
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 7+ years of relevant experience

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experienced with high volume customer products being manufactured overseas
  • Experienced with high-speed design
  • Experienced with circuit simulation tools (SPICE, Hyperlynx, etc.)
  • Altium Designer schematic/layout design experience for PCBs
  • PTC Windchill PLM tool experience
  • Familiar with Linux command line
  • Familiar with Python
  • Experienced with robotic systems
  • Willing to travel – occasionally (approximately, 1-2 weeks per year) for factory and customer site visits.

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