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Senior Embedded Engineer

Company: AgFunder
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Hyphen is a foodservice platform designed to help restaurant owners, operators, and budding chefs move their businesses forward by putting their kitchen operations on autopilot. We are addressing the operational complexities in the kitchen with the use of AI-based software and robotics. We help restaurants augment their workforce, reduce food waste, and ensure meals are created the way their chef intended.
Founded in 2020, our team is composed of leaders in advanced food-robotics, food-tech, and food-service - we know kitchens and the equipment that makes them run. We've seen the challenges that restaurants face as dining preferences continue to shift, and we're here to help them adapt. We champion thoughtful, human-centered design, and we see its potential to improve our daily lives.
After experiencing a crucible moment amidst the global pandemic in 2020 (you can read more), Hyphen was born to help restaurants in a time of need. Today, we have customers across the US with reservations for hundreds of systems to design, build, and deploy.
We've raised over $50M from top VCs and we're growing rapidly. We have offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, with many of our roles open to partial or fully remote work. We're a team of food and technology enthusiasts, laser focused on revolutionizing the restaurant landscape together.

What You'll Do:

    • Design custom robotic restaurant kitchen appliances for static and mobile platforms
    • Own critical machine hardware/sub-systems, each engineer is effectively the CTO for their subsystem.
    • Develop (design, analyze, build, and test) distributed control components, sensors, motion control, and vision systems for robotic kitchen appliances
    • Rapidly advance knowledge and reduce risk via prototypingand drive designs through pilot manufacture to full release
    • Work closely with other professionals and the software, product, culinary, and operations teams to develop the equipment and process controls for robotic equipment
    • Generate superior production documentation
    • Manage assembly activities of in house and outsourced resources for machine builds and commissioning
    • Train Maintenance and Production teams to support automated equipment after deployment into production
    • Debug and optimize automated processes to minimize cycle time, improve availability, yield, and cost
    • Expect domestic travel up to 10% to support the design and commissioning activities

      Who You Are:

        • You have a bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering or equivalent in experience or ability.
        • You have a demonstrated ability to rapidly drive innovative designs from concept to production.
        • You have 8+ years of experience designing embedded components that have shipped at scale.
        • You have 5+ years of experience developing production worthy firmware.
        • You're highly skilled at PCBA design, Altium preferred.
        • You have experience in implementing low-level hardware drivers (The current stack is C/C++).
        • You have experience in defining, following, and implementing interfaces to higher-level systems.
        • You have experience in controlling motors, homing sequences, and encoder setup and usage.
        • You have experience in interfacing with 24V industrial GPIO systems.
        • You have experience in designing robust and fault detecting systems.
        • You have experience obtaining UL listing for electronic components.
        • You have experience managing third-party development partners, suppliers, and contractors.

          Preferred Qualifications:

            • You have consumer product design experience and experience designing products for scale.
            • You have experience with food processing equipment.
            • You have experience with developing equipment or products for regulated industries such as restaurant, medical, aerospace, or related industries.
            • You're a fast learner who can thrive in a fast-paced, often ambiguous, start-up environment.
            • You have experience with procurement and supply chain management for custom and OEM components and tooling.

              Hyphen Benefits:

                • Competitive salary and equity
                • 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee with 75% coverage for each dependent
                • Unlimited paid time off + 15 paid holidays
                • 401(k) plan

                  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: AgFunder, San Jose , Senior Embedded Engineer, Engineering , San Jose, California

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