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Sr. Electrical Engineer - Power - Apptronik

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Job Title
Sr. Electrical Engineer - Power
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 robot designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, to walk like humans do, and to dexterously manipulate objects with its hands and upper body.  

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 exoskeletons, robotic manipulators, and humanoid robotic systems 
  • Rapid prototyping of electrical systems at both system and board levels  
  • Generate design documentation such as schematics, wiring diagrams, and assembly and cable drawings  
  • Specify and select electrical components such as microcontrollers, MOSFETS, GaN, gate drivers, 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 


  • Competent in CAD tools including Altium, or similar tools 
  • Strong fundamentals in power electronic systems 
  • Experience implementing embedded systems on robots and troubleshooting hardware   
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication will be expected to develop detailed build assembly instructions and diagrams   

Nice To Have 

  • Experience with battery integration and battery management  
  • Experience designing electronics for lightweight, space-constrained systems  
  • Experience with motors and motor drivers 
  • Experience with industrial control systems and industrial networking (Ethernet/CAN/Modbus) is highly desirable 


  • 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
  • Hybrid work schedule (i.e. work from home in some capacity) 
  • 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.

Apptronik Headquarters Location

Austin, TX

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Apptronik Company Size

Between 20 - 50 employees

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Apptronik Total Amount Raised


Apptronik Funding Rounds

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  • Corporate Round

    $10,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $14,600,000 USD

  • Grant

    $224,924 USD