Controls Engineer

Bay Area, California
R&D Headquarters – Factory Automation /
Full-time /
Diamond Foundry Inc. is solving the thermal limitation at the foundation of today's most exciting tech industries -- AI & cloud compute, electric-car power electronics, and 5G/6G wireless. We have managed to produce the world's first single-crystal diamond wafers and are now on a mission to put a diamond behind every chip. We are the rare unicorn that has grown fast and profitably. We received $515m in funding and are executing a multi-$B expansion plan for one of the greenest forms of tech manufacturing: converting greenhouse gas into diamond wafers using zero-emission energy.

We are looking for a controls engineer to develop and troubleshoot applications for our manufacturing line. We have a range of custom-built and off-the-shelf equipment that we want to interact with in a unique way to optimize data collection, operator input, and overall system efficiency. You'll be working with an experienced team of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers, assisting senior engineers and taking responsibility for your own projects. Your goal will be to achieve maximum productivity for our production line by improving data collection methods, programming devices, automating workflows, and communicating with various devices using different communication protocols.


    • Working with the automation team to design, upgrade, automate, and troubleshoot in-house and third party systems including: inspection tools, CNC lasers, parts-handlers, and CVD reactors. Collaborating with end users to translate feature requests into actionable software design.
    • Optimizing control logic to optimize equipment performance and minimize operator interaction time. Identifying bottlenecks and interruptions to process and data flow and developing solutions to prevent their recurrence.
    • Writing technical documentation for the design and use of equipment, training technicians on correct procedures, and working with them to implement changes they request.
    • Organizing and maintaining documentation so others are able to understand and use it.
    • Sourcing system components from software vendors where appropriate.


    • Bachelor's degree in electrical/computer engineering similar engineering discipline with 3+ years of software engineering or computer science experience.
    • Knowledge of following programming language and fieldbus protocols, Labview, Python, C++/C, PLC, TCP/IP, MQTT, IIoT, Modbus, RS232.
    • Experience with electrical, software, and/or mechanical systems, computer vision systems, SCADA and Motion Control.
    • Strong technical knowledge of physics and mathematics and strong communication and data presentation skills, effective at communicating data through text, graphics, and images to audiences of all experience levels.
    • Team player, ability to work cross-functionally, building and maintaining trust with internal stakeholders and willing to assist wherever necessary.
$100,000 - $153,000 a year
Position is eligible for company shares. Actual compensation may be higher or lower in the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to a candidate’s job duties, experience, and expertise. We will also consider higher level candidates and salary will be adjusted accordingly.
Diamond Foundry believes in supporting our employees from the workplace to their personal and home life. We provide eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. Perks include employee discounts to VRAI. All benefits offered are available starting your first day.  

Diamond Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Diamond Foundry Inc. is committed to operating in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. Our commitment extends to ensuring that our manufacturing and engineering departments adhere to the highest standards of legal and regulatory compliance. Additionally, these departments may have specific physical requirements to ensure the safety and efficiency of our operations. We prioritize the well-being of our employees and strive to create a work environment that promotes both legal compliance and the optimal functioning of our manufacturing and engineering processes.

Manufacturing and Engineering Departments Physical Requirements:
-Use appropriate PPE and follow all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
-This position will often: Sit, stand for long periods, walk, grasp, reach with hands and arms, lift below and above shoulders, bend, twist at the waist,  climb, balance, stoop, squat,  kneel, crawl, talk, hear, see, use fine finger manipulation, and complete repetitive motions. 
-Some tasks may require the use of ladders or stairs
-Some tasks may require driving or the use of foot controls
-Lift/carry and push/pull up to 50 pound

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