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Electrical Engineering Manager

Company: AgFunder
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 18, 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.

The Opportunity:

    • Hyphen's Hardware Engineering Team is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineering Manager to join our team. This individual must possess an understanding of electrical power systems design, sensor selection, and cable design, and the ability to oversee development of custom PCBAs and embedded FW. You will directly manage the electrical engineering team, and work closely with program management and the mechanical, software and product teams in support of Hyphen's complex robotic products.

      What You'll Do:

        • Develop the overall power architecture for our complex robotic automation appliances
        • Design and/or select sensors and components for power systems, motion control, vision systems for robotic kitchen appliances
        • Determine make/buy decisions for electrical components
        • Oversee development of custom PCBAs and associated FW
        • Rapidly advance knowledge and reduce risk via prototyping and drive designs from concept through pilot manufacturing to full release and test/scale
        • Drive system integration and component/system validation
        • Ensure all systems will pass UL and other required certifications
        • Provide support to manufacturing & fielded systems
        • Work closely with other professionals in hardware, software, product, culinary, and operations teams to develop the equipment and process controls for robotic equipment
        • Generate strong 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 previous experience managing a team of electrical and FW engineers
            • You have demonstrated the ability to rapidly drive innovative designs from concept to production.
            • You're highly skilled at PCBA desig using Altium
            • You have 8+ years of experience designing electrical systems that have shipped at scale.
            • You have 5+ years of experience developing production worthy firmware.
            • 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:

                • Ability to develop custom PCBAs and the firmware that drives them
                • 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.

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