Sr. Electrical Engineer - Digital

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
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Apptronik is building robots for the real world to improve human quality of life and to help solve the ever-increasing labor shortage problem. Our team has been building some of the most advanced robots on the planet for years, dating back to the DARPA Robotics Challenge. We apply our expertise across the full robotics stack to some of the most important and impactful problems our society faces, and expect our products and technology to change the world for the better.  We value passion, creativity, and collaboration to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative products. 

You will join a team developing state-of-the-art general-purpose robots designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, mobilize to human spaces, and manipulate the world around it.

We're looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer with proven hands-on capabilities and a strong practical background. We are primarily interested in candidates with prior implementation experience in robotics hardware. In this job role, you will develop electric systems from ideation to delivery for a variety of robotic platforms and projects.    


  • Work closely with various engineering teams to conceptualize, specify and implement electrical architectures for various robotic platforms to include robotic manipulators and humanoid robotic systems  
  • Rapid prototyping of electrical systems at both system and board levels   
  • Generate design documentation such as schematics, block diagrams, test plans and procedures, fabrication and assembly drawings 
  • Specify and select electrical components such as microcontrollers, microprocessors, memory, drivers and others 
  • Convert prototype designs to custom circuit board specifications. Capture electronics schematics and generate PCB designs for manufacturing   
  • Perform board bring-up activities including embedded firmware development and circuit validation   
  • Create and execute test plans for intermediate and final products, including test fixture design and software development   
  • Participate in the debugging and root cause analysis related to hardware and software defect resolution   
  • Interface with internal and external manufacturing teams to enhance design for test, manufacturing, and assembly   
  • Support existing engineering products through debugging and upgrading designs   

Must Have  

  • 5+ years of professional experience as an Electrical Engineer 
  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Electrical Engineering, or similar, preferred (Masters or PhD preferred) 
  • Interest and previous experience mentoring junior team members 
  • Competent in CAD tools including Altium, or similar tools  
  • Experience designing high speed systems (computers, networking, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with architecting computer and networking systems 
  • Proficient in designing high speed busses (ethernet, MII, DDR3, etc) 
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills 
  • Experient with computer architecture, memory hierarchy, and cache subsystems 
  • Strong understanding of power-efficient design techniques 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills   
  • Documentation experience - will be expected to develop detailed build assembly instructions and diagrams     

Nice To Have  

  • Prior experience designing electronics for lightweight, space-constrained systems   
  • Experience implementing embedded systems on robots and troubleshooting hardware    
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies such as AI accelerators or quantum computing is a plus  


  • Exceptional attention to detail and engineering discipline    
  • Creative, curious, analytical, and disciplined    
  • Capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple deadlines    
  • Great team-player able to communicate effectively and perform within an interdisciplinary and dynamic start-up environment    


  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package
  • Flexible work hours policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k plan

*This is a direct hire.  Please, no outside Agency solicitations. 

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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What are Apptronik Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
We provide dental benefits but it's currently 100% employee paid.
Vision insurance
We provide vision benefits but it's currently 100% employee paid.
Health insurance
We offer a broad range of medical plans through United HealthCare, including high-deductible plans (HDHPs), PPOs, and HMOs. Employer pays a portion of the monthly premium for all plans.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Professional Development Benefits
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