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Hardware Engineering Manager



Other Engineering
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023
Title: Hardware Engineering Manager
At Dexterity, we believe robots can positively transform the world. Our breakthrough technology frees people to do the creative, inspiring, problem-solving jobs that humans do best by enabling robots to handle repetitive and physically difficult work.
We’re starting with warehouse automation, where the need for smarter, more resilient supply chains impacts millions of lives and businesses around the world. Dexterity's full-stack robotics systems pick, move, pack, and collaborate with human-like skill, awareness, and learning capabilities. Our systems are software-driven, hardware-agnostic, and have already picked over 15 million goods in production. And did we mention we’re customer-obsessed? Every decision, large and small, is driven by one question – how can we empower our customers with robots to do more than they thought was possible?
Dexterity is one of the fastest growing companies in robotics, backed by world-class investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Obvious Ventures. We’re a diverse and multidisciplinary team with a culture built on passion, trust, and dedication. Come join Dexterity and help make intelligent robots a reality!
About the Role
We are seeking an experienced Hardware Engineering Manager to lead the design and development of Dexterity’s next-gen Hardware. As the Hardware Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of skilled engineers and working closely with other multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the company. You will be responsible for translating Dexterity’s hardware needs into rigorous hardware design specifications, designing systems to match those specifications, prototyping and testing the designs, and developing and documenting the necessary manufacturing and test procedures to produce and maintain these devices at scale. Your contributions will be crucial in advancing Dexterity's global expansion and growth.
Drive the design and development of the company’s next-generation robotic hardware to unlock global scale.
Lead and manage a team of mechanical, mechatronics, and electrical engineers.
Provide technical guidance to the team members and lead the hands-on work.
Collaborate with Product Management, Supply Chain, Software, and other teams to transform tested conceptual solutions into robust, scalable products while meeting the required performance, cost target, quality, and timeline.
Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams and external vendors to develop subsystems (for example robot arms, vacuum system, perception, mechanical structure, electrical system, servers, etc.) to create a fully functional product.
Prototype and test the solutions to quantify system performance, quality, and maturity of the solutions.
Write and maintain design documentation that communicates device design, capabilities, and procedures.
Drive the design and release of components and systems using SolidWorks.
Support the creation of production and support documentation including bills of material (BOMs), assembly drawings, electrical drawings, schematics, and maintenance instructions.
Drive HW platform innovation to enable mass adoption of Dexterity’s robotics product.
BS or higher in ME, EE, or other related engineering disciplines.
10+ years of related work experience, including having advanced designs from initial concept through scale production.
5+ years of experience leading and managing HW teams to build multi-disciplinary systems.
Ability to manage multiple engineering efforts concurrently.
Experience working with global contract manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors.
Hands-on mechanical design experience using 3D CAD, preferably SolidWorks, including 2D drawings and simulations.
Experience with designing complex robotics systems is an advantage.
Familiar with ASME and ISO drafting standards including GD&T, (Y14.5-2009).
Experience with DFM/A and statistical tolerance analysis.
Experience in failure avoidance methods including DFMEA and fault tree analysis.
Experience with electrical systems design and integration for industrial applications.
Familiar with Product Life Cycle stages and supply chain management process from concept to mass production (MP) manufacturing.
Familiar with using PDM and PLM systems for the development life cycle on a day-to-day basis.
High level of technical writing proficiency (specs, test plans, reports, white papers, etc.).
Experience with machinery/robotics functional safety and compliance concepts and standards is an advantage.
Base pay is one element of our Total Rewards package which may also include comprehensive benefits and equity etc., depending on eligibility. The annual base salary range for this position is from $140,000 to $200,000. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as years of relevant experience, skills, education etc. Decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity 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.