Electrical and Embedded Systems Lead

Seaport District, Boston, MA
Engineering /
Full-time /
Volta Labs is building a suite of genomics applications for our first-of-its-kind digital fluidics sample prep automation platform. Our technology will remove the need for laborious sample setup, provide a technology-agnostic suite, and shorten sample processing time from hours to seconds. We believe our tech is the next step in unlocking the hospital of the future and will accelerate medical research by decades.

You'll join a team of innovative thinkers who love to experiment, collaborate, and win together. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of automation, biology, computing, robotics, design, and user experience to benefit our customers and the world.

We are seeking a highly motivated Electrical and Embedded Systems Lead to join our team. Hardware here refers to both electrical and mechanical (stronger in one or the other with preference towards electrical). You will be responsible for owning the electrical sub-system and firmware development and integration for Volta's first commercial product. The ideal candidate will be responsible for making sure the design, bring up and testing electromechanical systems and translating those to software requirements. They will lead a team of electrical, firmware and test engineers.

- Responsible for owning the requirements for electrical sub-systems including printed circuit boards, cables assemblies and firmware
- Translating those requirements into electrical and firmware designs
- Leading electrical and firmware engineers from design all the way through to production manufacturing and launch
- Responsible for developing verification tests and methods in collaboration with software and mechanical engineers
- Play a key role in well planned execution of bringing together software and hardware into fully-functional subsystems
- Responsible for product safety and compliance plans and testing for CE and NRTL certification
- Developing in-unit testing for manufacturing assembly line and post launch sustaining activities
- Lead and mentor electrical and firmware engineering team ensuring they develop high quality designs that meet requirements on schedule

- Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Electrical, Electronics or Computer Engineering. Master’s degree preferred.
- 6-8 years experience developing, testing and releasing complex electro-mechanical systems or robotic systems for multiple products, from early concept through to mass production with 1-3 years people leadership experience
- Experience working in multi-disciplinary design, development, integration and test teams
- Led design of multiple products that have met EMI/EMC, safety and related certification standards
- Expertise with electrical CAD design tools with Altium preferred
- Led multiple projects overseeing teams of more than 5 engineers. 
- Strong technical proficiency in electrical and embedded systems engineering. 
- Experience leading complex cross-disciplinary engineering projects
- Experience managing system and subsystem requirements
- Well versed in hardware debugging and passionate about understanding why things work (or don't!)
- Are comfortable working fluidly across engineering disciplines - from mechanical design to electrical engineering to embedded software
- Knowledge of motion control, sensors, and control algorithms
- Capability of guiding team through the complete product development phases
- Comfortable working on Linux systems, scripting with Python and familiarity with low-level embedded firmware (C++ preferred)
This is a full-time position that requires a significant amount of in-person work and collaboration onsite at our Seaport Office in Boston, MA. If you are unable to relocate or commute to the Boston MA area, this role won't be a match.

Our Benefits and Perks:

Robust Equity Program, to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage, including Medical, Dental, & Vision
HSA with monthly company contribution, & FSA
Sponsored Commuter Benefit Plans
Access to Our 401K Plan, to save for your future
12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
Paid Time Off, because we understand the importance of time off for rest and adventure
11 Paid Holidays
Twice Weekly Company Lunches, office snacks, beverages, & treats
Monthly Team Happy Hours and regular team outings!

We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity and inclusion 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, and we actively seek out and value diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself positively contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!