ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Full Time - Switzerland

We are hiring an electrical engineer. You will be in charge of the design of the electronic system which powers and controls our autonomous delivery drones. These drones will then deliver millions of meals and other packages to our customers.  

 

Your main task will be to design and integrate the electronic system of our delivery drones. Our autonomous drones contain high current switching, AI-oriented processing systems as well as sensitive sensors. All of them need to work together perfectly in order to build the highest quality and most reliable delivery system.

 

In detail, these are the 4 tasks that you will focus on:

  1. PCB Design: We are designing our custom PCB that hosts a dedicated AI accelerator module as well as a variety of micro processing units and peripherals. The main processor is an AI optimized SoM (System on Module). It is important that the processors can communicate with peripherals efficiently with the smallest possible signal to noise ratio. Signal integrity is very important, since the performance of the entire drone depends on it. In order to do efficient deliveries, the drone must be optimized for weight. For you as the lead electrical engineer this means to optimize PCB real estate to reduce both the size and the weight of the boards-

  2. Power Stage Design: To have a maximum reliable drone in the air, a well-designed and fully redundant power system is required. How does the power flow from the batteries to the motors, servos as well as the processing and sensing electronics? You will need to take into account battery management, efficiency and performance during the design process. Finally and most importantly, the design must be fully redundant, such that no single failure leads to a drone incapable of flying. This task includes the re-design of our power distribution board.

  3. Batteries & battery management: Our drone is only battery powered, which means that we need to carefully design our source of power to ensure the desired range, the necessary safety buffer as well as the controlled discharge of our batteries. Your job is to evolve our initial battery design and to create the most safe and efficient configuration. 

  4. Production of drones: As we slowly start to ramp up the production of our drone fleet. Your task is to ensure the correct integration of all the components onto the hardware platform and ensure that all systems work adequately together.

 

For all these tasks you will need to work closely together with other members of the team, such as the control systems and the AI team. There will also be periods where you will help other members of the team on other relevant problems. 

Requirements 

  • The most important thing is that you are excited about this project, and like the mission of our company. 

  • Understanding of embedded electronics and its unique caveats. 

  • PCB design skills. We use KiCad but experience on any other PCB CAD program is good too. 

  • Experience with soldering and hands-on work with electronics.

  • Experience with embedded software (architecture and languages).

  • Experience with power electronics

  • Experience with embedded communication protocols (SPI, I2C, UART, MIPI-CSI, CAN, etc.).

 

Beneficial experience:

  • Experience in building entire (small) robotic systems or tinkering and building things. It doesn't matter if that experience comes from your free time, previous jobs, university, or your childhood.

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