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Electrical Engineer - Apptronik

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Job Title
Electrical Engineer
Job Location
Austin, TX
Job Description

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 a 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 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 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 novel robotic manipulators
  • Rapid prototyping of electrical systems at both system and board levels
  • Generate design documentation such as schematics, layouts, wiring diagrams, and assembly and cable drawings
  • Specify and select electrical components such as microcontrollers, servo drives, sensors, and safety systems for robotics and automation uses
  • 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

  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Very strong electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Familiarity with electronics lab tools
  • Experience with simulation tools (ex: LTSpice, PSpice)
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written); will be expected to develop detailed build assembly instructions and diagrams
  • Proven experience designing, prototyping and debugging PCBs
  • A positive attitude and a strong interest in learning new ideas
  • Exceptional attention to detail and engineering discipline
  • Capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple deadlines
  • Great team player able to perform within a dynamic start-up environment


Nice To Have

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 2+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Competent in CAD tools including Altium, or similar tools
  • Experience designing electronics for lightweight, space-constrained systems
  • Experience with motors and motor controllers
  • Experience designing power electronic systems
  • Experience implementing embedded systems on robots and troubleshooting hardware
  • Experience with battery integration and battery management



  • Creative, curious, analytical, and disciplined
  • A passion for building things. Fellow tinkerers are encouraged to apply.



  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package
  • Flexible work hours policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Open 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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Apptronik Headquarters Location

Austin, TX

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Apptronik Company Size

Between 20 - 100 employees

Apptronik Founded Year


Apptronik Total Amount Raised


Apptronik Funding Rounds

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  • Undisclosed

    $13,900,000 USD

  • Seed

    $14,600,000 USD

  • Grant

    $224,924 USD