SkySpecs

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS ENGINEER

ABOUT SKYSPECS

SkySpecs envisions a world where wind energy is the most affordable form of electricity and therefore ubiquitous around the world. SkySpecs is helping to make this possible by automating the operations and maintenance of wind farms using advanced robotics paired with our custom-built asset performance management software, Horizon.

SkySpecs launched the world’s first completely autonomous blade inspection product in 2016 with a custom designed drone system. Since then, SkySpecs has inspected over 25,000 wind turbines in over 15+ countries, becoming the world leader in understanding the health of turbine blades. Identifying issues with turbine blades is only the first step. In 2019 SkySpecs launched Horizon to be a platform for SkySpecs to offer a multi-layered solution for customers that includes: data collection, wind turbine blade engineering expertise, and a place for all stakeholders to collaborate to manage and analyze massive amounts of data, spot trends, and create plans for high-cost repair campaigns. Ultimately, this will help reduce the cost and risk of operations for the industry.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

SkySpecs is seeking an Embedded Systems Engineer that will evaluate, implement, and integrate components and subassemblies into an aerial robotics platform. Specifically, you will be working with cameras and other sensors, radios, motor control systems, etc. The ideal candidate for this position has experience working with both hardware and software in resource-constrained embedded systems, including experience in printed circuit board (PCB) design. Applicants for this position are required to be great team players and will be expected to learn and adapt quickly.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years’ relevant experience (or)
  • Master’s degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or robotics related field
  • Experience developing C/C++ applications for embedded systems including serial protocols such as USB, I2C, SPI, etc.
  • Track record in successful PCB design and implementation
  • Proficiency working with radios, wireless systems
  • Comfortable working in Unix-based environments
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic

NICE TO HAVE

  • Experience working with robotic aerial platforms
  • Experience with scripting languages (Julia, Bash, Python, NodeJS, or similar)
  • Experience with EMI-related performance issues and mitigation techniques
  • Startup experience

THE WORK

  • Implement drivers and interfaces for sensors, motors, radios, etc.
  • Design and evaluate custom PCB hardware
  • Effectively implement and debug very high-speed digital interfaces (GigE, PCIe, etc.)
  • Perform EMI and environment hardening and analysis on both custom and off-the-shelf electrical components
  • Architect complex and distributed electrical systems
  • Engage in peer code and hardware review

 

YOU ARE…

  • A motivated self-starter, able to prioritize, multitask, and operate in the fast-paced environment of a growth-stage company
  • Comfortable creating processes and procedures where none may yet exist
  • Extremely focused on customer needs
  • A strong verbal and written communicator

PERKS YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • A flexible work schedule and work environment
  • The respect of your teammates regardless of department or skillset
  • The option of working from home when it suits you and your team
  • A fun, energetic, often entertaining workplace that is open and accepting of all interests
  • A great downtown Ann Arbor office with access to coffee, shopping, bars, restaurants, etc.
  • An open vacation policy (our policy is: Get your work done; be reliable; go above and beyond because you want to, and take rest and relaxation when you need it!).
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Compensated parking

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@skyspecs.com.

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