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Controls Engineer - Noah Medical

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Job Title
Controls Engineer
Job Location
San Carlos, California
Job Description

Who We Are

Noah Medical is building the future of medical robotics. Our next generation robotic platform targets early diagnosis and treatment of patients across multiple indications. We are looking for exceptional engineers and key team members. Our incredibly talented team of engineers, innovators, and industry leaders bring years of experience from the top healthcare companies in the world, including: Intuitive, Auris, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Verb Surgical, Mako, Think Surgical, Medrobotics, and Hansen. We are looking for talented, motivated and ambitious team members to revolutionize robotic surgery.

About The Team:

The Robotics Team at Noah Medical is dedicated to the development and implementation of safe and high quality controls software and algorithms. Comprising seasoned engineers with backgrounds in healthcare, we collaborate with clinical, product, and hardware design teams to deliver user-centric solutions. Joining our robotics team means becoming a part of a dynamic and passionate group dedicated to making a significant impact on the future of healthcare through groundbreaking technology. We are looking for a highly motivated, curious, and independent-thinking individual who is eager to take ownership and to contribute to revolutionizing the world of medical robotics while helping make Noah a great place to work. 

A Day In The Life Of Our  Controls Engineer:

  • Designs and implements control systems: Develops algorithms and software that govern robot behavior, ensuring precise movements and desired responses.
  • Develops calibration strategies: Implements procedures and methods to tune the control algorithms and parameters for nonlinear systems. Thoroughly documents their technical work.
  • Creates mathematical models of nonlinear systems: Creates mathematical representations of robot mechanics to predict behavior, analyze performance, and optimize control strategies.
  • Designs and executes experiments: Plans and executes comprehensive testing procedures to evaluate control system functionality, identifies potential issues, and verifies robot performance under various conditions.
  • Collaborates with peers: Works closely with mechanical, electrical, software, and clinical engineers to drive effective integration of controls within the overall robotic system.
  • Develops high-standard software for the implementation, testing, and integration of algorithms: Develops and maintains controls algorithm software and unit tests in Python and C++ programming languages and participates in design and code reviews.
  • Is hands-on with hardware and deeply understands mechanical design and user needs: Possesses practical experience with the robotic hardware, intimately understanding the user's requirements and translates them into control system specifications for optimal performance and functionality. Is routinely hands-on in clinical labs and internalizes the user’s experience and feedback.
  • Contributes to risk analysis, requirements, and documentation for a medical product.

About You:

  • Has earned, at minimum, an M.S. degree with 1 years of  relevant working experience or Ph.D. degree - each in Mechanical, Controls, Robotics or related Engineering disciplines.
  • Has experience with controls system development, modeling, and implementation on hardware systems.
  • Is able to break complex problems down into smaller pieces.
  • Has thorough theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in kinematics, dynamics, feedback control, sensors, and actuators. Familiarity with position, velocity, torque, and current control.
  • Is able to work independently, and the determination to get through challenging problems.
  • Is an excellent communicator who is capable of providing concise explanations of problems they are trying to solve and their thought process.
  • Enjoys documenting their work thoroughly to better empower others on the team to learn from their work, and to build from it.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping algorithms in Python and C++.

Workplace Type: Onsite 

Benefits & Perks (For Full Time Employees):

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive health insurance including Medical, Dental and Vision + HSA and FSA options
  • Equity & Bonus Program
  • Life Insurance (company paid & supplemental) and Disability insurance
  • Mental health support through medical insurance programs
  • Legal and Pet Insurance
  • 12+ paid holidays, 15-20 days of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days
  • Paid parental leave
  • In-office snacks and beverages 
  • In-office lunch stipend
  • Learning & Development Opportunities: On-demand online training and book reimbursement
  • Team building and company organized social and celebration events

Pay Transparency

The Pay Range for this position is listed. Consistent with applicable laws, an employee's pay within this range is based on a number of factors which include but are not limited to relevant education, skills, job-related knowledge, qualifications, work experience, credentials, and/or geographic location of the posted role. Noah Medical reserves the right to modify this range as needed based on candidate experience level and/or specialized skills. Please note that the aforementioned range is only one component of the position's total compensation package.

California Pay Range
$133,200$166,500 USD

Noah Medical may offer remote, hybrid, or onsite work arrangements within the state of California depending on the specific team and/or role where applicable. 

Noah Medical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment for our employees. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital or protected military or veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

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Noah Medical Headquarters Location

San Carlos, CA

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Noah Medical Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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Noah Medical Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $150,000,000 USD