Thursday, October 27, 2011

Job Posting: Electromechanical Systems Engineer

Come join Driptech, a for-profit, impact-focused, socially beneficial startup chosen as a 2012 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, named by BusinessWeek as one of the world's most intriguing new companies, and voted by its readers as one of the top 5 most promising social ventures in America.

Driptech is laser-focused on making affordable irrigation technologies for small-plot farmers in developing countries. Our early-stage, Mountain View, CA based venture is scaling up for high-volume commercial roll-outs in India and China. By joining the Driptech team you will be part of a compelling social venture that aims to produce a global impact. To achieve this goal we are implementing globally distributed manufacturing systems and the innovative technology required to make it happen. We are rapidly scaling our production capacity and we need your help!

At Driptech, you will use your skills and intelligence to create direct impact on the livelihoods and quality of life of small-plot farmers.

Driptech is seeking an enthusiastic and highly capable Electromechanical Systems Engineer. This full-time position is available immediately. It requires strong circuit and software development skills. The ideal candidate will have first-hand experience with how products are specified, designed, developed, validated, manufactured, inspected, and released for sale. The position requires direct, hands-on experience in designing and manufacturing products, as well as a proactive, dedicated, and hardworking mentality. You'll be working closely with the Engineering Manager, Mechanical Engineers, Director of Operations, and business partners. This position will provide ample opportunities to travel to India and China. 10% will be required as a minimum.

• Design and develop the analog and digital circuits of our proprietary laser-manufacturing technology
• Design, code, and test software for embedded micro-controllers operating in extreme industrial environments
• Develop and test optical sensing systems for Quality Assurance purposes
• Source and procure off-the-shelf electronic and electromechanical parts
• Create schematics, layouts, BOMs and wiring harness documentation for new parts and assemblies
• Design wiring harnesses to connect PCBs and modules
• Help establish and support manufacturing in the US, India, China, and other nations as we continue to grow
• Assemble and test circuit boards and wiring harnesses using soldering irons, crimp tools, etc
• Coordinate with outside vendors to fabricate custom electronics
• Help evaluate and improve the quality and reliability of our manufacturing technology
Background and Skills
• 3+ years experience in electro-mechanical system design and product development
• Masters in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, focusing on mechatronics, robotics, electromechanical systems, or equivalent
• Demonstrated digital and analog circuit design, fabrication, and debugging experience
• Demonstrated embedded programming experience in C or C++
• Experience using a variety of sensors
• Hands-on mechanical skills, and a passion for making things

Desired Extras
• Passion for engineering with social impact
• Experience with optics, machine vision, and lasers
• Experience working in highly innovative, design-driven environments
• Altium Designer schematic capture & PCB layout
• Experience building system models, using them for analysis, simulation, and control
• Other software: LabVIEW, Matlab, Simulink, etc.
• Experience working in China or India and relevant language skills
• Reliability and Quality engineering skills, e.g. Design For Six Sigma
• Quality Control & Statistical Process Control
• Machining skills, CAD, CAM, and CNC

Driptech offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with our funding stage.

How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: with "Electromechanical Systems Engineer" in the subject. To learn more about Driptech, please visit our website at