The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University has an open position for an electrical engineer / developer. We are looking for people with both robotics and non-robotics experience. You will design and implement various electronic systems and printed circuit boards for computer and robotics systems.
You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution, collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field. As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with elite robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies. Have an Impact!
Switch between part-time and full-time as life demand
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 60 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row ; others call it Roboburgh . Join the leader at the most exciting time in robotics!
Join the best robotics R&D group
Join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
NREC has 20+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 120 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can.
NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
Developing, modifying and maintaining operating protocols/procedures and related user documentation.
Identifying operating or installation problems. Recommending design modifications and or new applications for equipment.
In consultation with project managers and other researchers or engineers, contributing to the technical design and development of components and equipment used in research and development.
Testing and analyzing the feasibility, design and operation and performance of equipment and components.
BS in Electrical Engineering and evidence of consistent hands-on electrical system design experience through internships or undergraduate research
3+ years of relevant work experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Analog and digital circuit design experience outside of a classroom setting
Evidence of circuit design and PCB layout required; Knowledge of how to use Altium Designer is a plus
Familiarity working with sensors through protocols such as CAN, TCP/UDP, SPI, UART, etc.
Experience programming microcontrollers and exposure to FPGAs
Cursory understanding of high current/high voltage systems design in both AC and DC domains
Experience with brushed and brushless motor controllers; experience with motion controllers and mechatronics
Experience with electromechanical systems integration through group projects, internships, or undergraduate research
Experience selecting electrical components at both the PCB and system level.
Cursory understanding of the impacts of mechanical requirements on an electrical system (thermal, mounting, maintenance, etc.)
An eagerness to work in a dynamic, rapid design, prototype, and build environment
A clear real passion for robotics and related fields
We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
Professional software development processes
Computer vision, robotics, machine learning, scientific computing, simulation, or graphics
Networking interfaces and applications
Linux development environment
Embedded systems or real time applications
Developing hardware drivers
Docker, CMake, Valgrind, and other development tools
Opportunities people at NREC have seized:
As a member of NREC, you have the opportunity to take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.
Becoming an in-depth expert in a technical area
Leading projects and fostering client relationships
Receiving mentoring from senior engineers and robotics experts
Mentoring junior engineers
Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon
Staying connected with academic and recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon
Transitioned into a robotics, program management, technical lead, or software architecture roles
Performing consulting during off time
Outreach to K-12 and college-level students
At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2013563
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.