Controls Verification Engineer

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Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. 

As a Controls Verification Engineer, you will be responsible to verify and validate control architectures, system design, performance, and safety in all Vicarious products. You will work closely with Hardware Engineers, Integration Engineers, Software Engineers and Robotics QA/ QC Engineers.

The mission of this role is to lead the controls verification strategy and execution for Vicarious robotic hardware systems, assemblies and subassemblies. Responsible for development of verification protocols and execution of product verification and safety validation testing.

Responsibilities

  • Lead controls verification testing strategy and execution for Vicarious robotic hardware systems, assemblies and subassemblies.
  • Work closely with Hardware Engineering and Robotics teams to ensure testability.
  • Develop test plans including protocols, fixtures, scripting, data analysis and summary reports.
  • Collaborate with project management to establish system development plans and ensure adequate resource support for ongoing projects.
  • Management and execution of safety validation tests in accordance with ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012
  • Be an active member of a startup environment, with an all-hands-on-deck attitude as we grow the Hardware Engineering, Performance Engineering, Product and Operations teams. 
  • Verify (ANSI/ RIA15.06/ OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, conveyors, and other high volume manufacturing equipment.
  • Collaborate with controls design engineers and modeling engineers to integrate into simulation environments.
  • Collaborate with systems engineering teams to design test campaigns to cover requirements and ensure safety-critical functional operation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Mechatronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.
  • Have 2+ years of experience as hands on Controls Engineer or Robotics Engineer working on automation and/ or electromechanical systems.
  • Knowledge on standards NFPA79, UL508A, ANSI/ RIA 15.06
  • Experience with PLC and/or multiple PLC platforms (B&R, Beckhoff, Allen Bradley, Siemens)
  • Comfortable understanding PLC code and the architecture of a control system.
  • Experience with AutoCAD/ AutoCAD electrical is a plus.
  • Experience with FMEAs and Risk Assessment.
  • Experience with Application Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. Polarion, Doors) for requirements and test management.
  • Experience integrating safety systems into test benches.
  • Experience with Requirements based test planning, high voltage safety systems.
  • Experience in integration and testing of basic mechanical component assembly.
  • Experience with commercial test automation software and python based test automation scripting.

Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.

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Location

We're located next to the Union City BART station and within a 5 minute walk to local parks, cafes, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Vicarious

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re focused on building a robotics software platform with unprecedented robustness and reconfigurability for a wide range of tasks. It’s always exciting to make robots succeed on new and challenging tasks, and the opportunities to develop cutting-edge robot behaviors at Vicarious are ever-expanding.

Ken

Research

What are some things you learned at the company?

It is more than okay to not know everything involved with the company. Every day, I get to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. These team members are always willing to talk about what they are working on and why they are passionate about it. That openness allows me to feel connected to many aspects of Vicarious and to the team.

Alex

IT

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned that some key ingredients for success are: work on what you believe is important, have fun with it, pay attention to details, and embrace change.

Eyrun

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What are Vicarious Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
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