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As a Robotics Electrical Engineer in the Embedded Robotic Systems Group (347A), you will be working for JPL’s Mobility and Robotic Systems Section. We do system engineering, design and analysis, hardware development, testing, and operations support in Robotic areas for unique deep-space/earth-orbiting/planetary surface and aerial flight missions. We also perform world class research and technology development in robotic mobility and manipulation systems for space and planetary surface exploration, and for terrestrial applications.Duties & Responsibilities
As a Robotics Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the development and deployment of embedded electronics for actuator control, sensing and avionics systems. Specific responsibilities include:
- Development and verification of embedded systems for robotics technology for NASA flight projects
- Concept and proposal development, R&TD, and publication of novel concepts for NASA and non-NASA programs
- Mentor junior engineers
- B.S. in Electronics, Electrical or Computer Engineering or related discipline with typically a minimum of 9 years of related experience; M.S. in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or Ph.D. in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
- Significant expertise in the design, implementation, and verification of electrical systems or subsystems for robotic spaceflight or terrestrial applications
- Deep knowledge in motor control systems, including motor dynamics, commutation methods, harmonic/planetary gearing, actuator characterization and tuning, encoder and resolver feedback, and low/high level control loop methods.
- Deep knowledge in ASIC and FPGA system design and verification, including coding in System Verilog, UVM verification environments, verification plan design and implementation, and full life cycle from initial concept to burn review/tapeout.
- Leadership of design and/or verification teams to address major embedded systems technical issues; developing recommendations and advising management on those recommendations
- Experience in bus standards protocols such as: SpaceWire, PCI, MILSTD-1553, CAN, EtherCAT and Ethernet
- Experience with SVA and static formal model checking
- Experience with Mentor Questa Verification tool suite and Questa Verification IP
- Experience with continuous integration (Jenkins) and configuration management (Github)
- Experience designing and integrating Matlab/Simulink models
- Experience with Elmo Application Studio or other motor control/configuration environments
- Preparation of requirements documents, interface agreements, verification and validation (V&V) plans, and risk mitigation plans, and execution of V&V plan
- Experience in the development of technology that has impacted mission, flight projects, and/or other research projects
- Experience in design reviews with analyses for accuracy and completeness
- Experience overseeing highly complex design and/or data analysis
- Excellent written/verbal communication skills, including experience in writing proposals and publishing results in refereed journals and conferences
JPL has a catalog of benefits and perks that span from the traditional to the unique. This includes a variety of health, dental, vision, wellbeing, and retirement plans, paid time off, learning, rideshare, childcare, flexible schedule, parental leave and many more. Our focus is on work-life balance, and living healthy, fulfilling lives as we Dare Mighty Things Together. For benefits eligible positions, benefits are effective the first day of the month coincident with or immediately following the employee’s start date.
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The hiring range displayed below is specifically for those who will work in or reside in the location listed. In extending an offer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory considers factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s job related skills, experience, knowledge, and relevant education/training. Hiring range for this job may be adjusted based on primary work location outside of Pasadena, California. This adjusted range will be provided to candidates by the Recruiter when applicable.
The typical full time equivalent annual hiring range for this job in Pasadena, California.
$165,464 - $208,208
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