Robotics and Controls Engineer

San Francisco Bay Area
Engineering
Full-time
ABOUT CAFE X

We augment human productivity and happiness through automation.

For many people, coffee is a daily ritual that sets the tone for the rest of their day. Cafe X offers consistent, premium quality at affordable prices by designing, manufacturing, and operating robotic coffee bars that serve specialty coffee precisely brewed to the roaster’s specifications. 

By automating the mechanical aspects of making coffee, our robots enable our Coffee Bar Specialists to focus on delivering a superior customer experience, setting the standard for human-robot collaboration in hospitality, one cup of coffee at a time.

Backed by Craft Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Social Capital, Felicis Ventures, and The LAUNCH Fund, Cafe X is rapidly growing the founding team to launch more locations, scale manufacturing, and develop next-generation products.

Currently, we operate three San Francisco locations: The Metreon, 578 Market Street and One Bush Plaza. We support our communities by partnering with local roasters such as Equator, Ritual and Intelligentsia, highlighting the Bay Area’s best coffee beans.

We’re looking for diverse, pragmatic, and talented individuals who take initiative, remain humble, and aren’t afraid to get their hands (literally) dirty. 

Automation with a human touch. Join us.

As a Robotics and Controls Engineer at Cafe X, you will work on our next generation robotic coffee bar system. You'll be a founding member of the in-house automation team that will work with our industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, coffee business operations and manufacturing teams.

Responsibilities

    • Design and develop our next generation robotic coffee bar systems
    • Configure, program, test and troubleshoot robotic coffee bar systems
    • Maintain, support and update existing in-field robotic coffee bar systems

Minimum Qualifications

    • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, Automation Engineering or equivalent practical experience
    • 3 years of experience in Mitsubishi PLC, HMI
    • 3 years of experience in 6-axis industrial robots 
    • Experience working with motors (DC, Stepper and Servo)
    • Basic knowledge on networking protocols, including TCP/IP, Socket, WebSocket, Binary Protocol

Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, Automation Engineering or equivalent practical experience
    • 5 years of experience in Mitsubishi PLC, HMI
    • 5 years of experience in 6-axis industrial robots 
    • Experience working with one or more of the following programming languages: C, Java, Python, Node.js, Go
    • Familiarity with ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant safety standards
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color,  national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.