Mechatronics Engineer

Apply your background in mechanical and electrical engineering to develop systems supporting the autonomous operation of the Rain System
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San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Every wildfire starts small. Rain contains wildfires within 10 minutes of ignition using a network of autonomous drones permanently installed throughout high risk regions. We are fire sprinklers for the forest.

Rain is backed by the expertise of wildland fire professionals and the institutional and private capital of Silicon Valley leaders. We are solving our own problem.

As an engineer at Rain, you will work with a small group of tactical, multidisciplinary engineers with experience in robotics, UAS, data science and safety critical systems towards a singular mission: eliminating undesired wildfires on an aggressive timeline. As a Mechatronics Engineer, you will apply your background in mechanical and electrical engineering to develop systems supporting the autonomous operation of the Rain System.

This position will begin with a 6 month term at our flight and test burn facility in Pendleton, Oregon before returning to our HQ in San Francisco Bay, California. Corporate housing will be provided in Pendleton for those joining from the Bay Area. This position reports directly to our Chief Engineer of Autonomous Systems.

Responsibilities

Design, build and test electrical, mechanical and embedded software systems, including:

  • Sub-systems for unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Aerial fire suppression systems
  • Robotic ground support equipment
  • Test rigs to support unmanned aerial vehicle development

Basic Qualifications

B.E. or equivalent experience in Mechatronics Engineering
3+ years professional experience developing products from concept to launch including mechanical, electrical and software systems

Mechanical:

  • Competence in CAD design, prototyping, manufacturing and assembly
  • Experience with 3D printing, CNC milling, and fabricating components from a variety of materials including aluminum, stainless steel, and composites

Electrical:

  • Able to design high MTTF electronics and custom PCBs
  • Able to create and maintain detailed electrical schematics, ECAD, and BOMs

Software:

  • High degree of competence programming embedded systems, including microcontrollers, SBCs and PLCs

Ideal Qualifications

  • 5+ years of related industry experience (e.g. R&D, electronics, embedded systems)
  • Programing ability in C++, Python
  • Experience with aviation design standards, including RTCA DO-160 and DO-254 standards and qualifications
  • Experience designing and commissioning industrial automation and robotics equipment
  • Skilled in hydraulics, pneumatics, and fluid dynamics
  • Track record of working in fast-paced environments shipping product
  • Highly effective verbal and written communicator
  • Detail oriented

We encourage you to apply even if you aren’t an exact match for an open role. We also highly encourage candidates with unconventional experiences or nontraditional backgrounds to apply.

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