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Electrical Engineer - New Grad

Gecko Robotics

Gecko Robotics

Other Engineering
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

What We Do

Gecko Robotics is helping the world’s most important organizations ensure the availability, reliability, and sustainability of critical infrastructure. Gecko's complete and connected solutions combine wall-climbing robots, industry-leading sensors, and an AI-powered data platform to provide customers with a unique window into the current and future health of their physical assets. This enables real-time decision making to increase the efficiency and safety of operations, promote mission readiness, and protect the environment and civilization from the effects of infrastructure failure.

Gecko Robotics is currently hiring new graduates to begin full-time in Summer of 2024.

Role at a Glance

The Electrical Engineering team at Gecko is responsible for delivering the hardware, firmware and embedded software systems for our fleet of robots, their sensors and the related field equipment and support systems we deploy to customer sites . You will be designing, developing, integrating, and testing the electronics systems (hardware/PCBAs) and the embedded software (bootloader, firmware, drivers, etc) for both the inspection robots and the supporting systems (power module, water module, networking, etc).

Gecko is hiring several Electrical Engineers over a range of projects all based out of our Pittsburgh, PA headquarters. Based on your experience and interests, you will be working in one of the following specialized areas:

  • Electrical Engineer - developing custom hardware with digital and analog circuits.
  • Embedded Software Engineer - developing embedded SW to interface, integrate, and control the electrical systems.
  • Electrical Integration Engineer - working across the system to ensure all of the electronic systems (HW and SW) work properly together.

Please indicate in your application if you are interested in a particular specialization or if a generalist role is a better fit for you.

Gecko’s engineers work in a hands-on, fast-paced environment. We’re seeking highly self-motivated individuals who thrive in a small company environment and are passionate about developing great products which solve significant problems.

What You Will Do

  • Design, prototype, test, and troubleshoot electrical components and modules (which could include sensor interfaces, communications, controls, firmware integration, and power electronics) for Gecko’s current and future robots and tools.
  • Collaborate and integrate with mechanical engineers, firmware engineers, and other teams to design, verify, and validate hardware products from prototype to production.
  • Investigate new technologies under evaluation for new robot features and capabilities.
  • Prepare documentation associated with design, analysis, investigations, and test results.
  • Embedded SW Engineer will also write embedded C code for microcontrollers, support our on-robot operating system and partner with other teams such as Localization and the Robotic Inspection team to ensure end to end product excellence.

About You:

Required Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant technical fields.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping.
  • Experience with robotics or mechatronics systems and their controls
  • Experience working with electrical tools: oscilloscope, logic analyzers, variable loads, etc.
  • Detail-oriented personality with solid documentation and reporting skills.

Strong passion for learning and growth and are open to new ideas, new technologies, strong devops practices, and continuous feedback

Electrical Engineering focus:

  • Experience with digital, analog, high-speed, and power electronics design
  • Experience with integrating processors, sensors, smart switches, interfaces, and other electrical components
  • Experience using electrical CAD software (Altium preferred)

Embedded SW Engineering focus:

  • Firmware development experience in embedded C (ST microcontrollers)
  • Solid software development experience in Python or C++ (ROS)
  • Experience with Linux and Bash scripting

Electrical Integration Engineer focus:

  • Experience integrating and debugging multi-board and multi-processor systems.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with Electrical Engineering (HW) and Embedded SW Engineering (SW) designing, bringing up, and testing systems.
  • Ability to lead design trade-offs across Electrical Engineering domains

Preferred Education and Experience

  • M.S. or M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant technical field.
  • Experience in product lifecycle development tools and standards.
  • Experience with Git, Jira, and Confluence or similar tools.

Who We Are

At Gecko, our people are our greatest investment. In addition to competitive compensation packages, we offer company equity, 401(k) matching, gender-neutral parental leave, full medical, dental, and vision insurance, mental health and wellness support, ongoing professional development, family planning assistance, and flexible paid time off.

We believe that we do our best work when we’re together in person, and we’re committed to creating a culture of collaboration, innovation, and partnership. We ask our employees to be in the office 3 to 5 days per week, depending on the location and role. Our in-office benefits vary by location, but include catered lunch or lunch stipends, fully stocked kitchens, frequent employee events, and more.

Gecko is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe it is our collective responsibility to uphold these values and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to join us in our mission to protect today’s infrastructure and give form to tomorrow’s. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law. If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your talents to support our critical mission, we’d love to hear from you.