OPEN POSITION

Robotics Engineer

09/14/2022


OPT Industries (http://optindustries.com) is a rapidly growing Series A venture-backed MIT spinoff company that focuses on building the next generation of additive manufacturing technology. Working at the intersection of automation engineering, computational design and polymer science, we design and commercially manufacture highly customizable materials and products- everything from medical devices to luxury fashion. 


Our mission is to transform products by taking an integrated approach from design to manufacturing. As we continue to expand our operation, we are looking for an experienced mechatronics, robotics, or computer systems engineer to develop OPT’s next-generation additive manufacturing platform. Candidates must be self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills, and excited to collaborate with a dynamic team.


The location for this position is Medford, MA, USA.


Opportunities

  • Own the development of a software/hardware system from an early development stage

  • Collaborate with a talented team with interdisciplinary backgrounds to solve engineering challenges


Responsibilities 

  • Design, develop, and deploy Python code to control mechatronics components within OPT’s industrial additive manufacturing platform

  • Research, test, and deploy sensors and actuators to monitor and improve the manufacturing platform

  • Make contributions within a dynamic team of engineers guiding features and components from early prototyping to deployment use

  • Work across teams to gather software / system requirements, brainstorm and synthesize solutions

  • Communicate with vendors to evaluate new components and troubleshoot existing ones. Support the team with issue debugging down to the schematic or code level.

  • Develop best practices and tools to incubate new technologies evolving OPT’s manufacturing platform. Ensure software development complies with the requirements for manufacturing standards


Requirements (not all are strictly required, but will need most of these skills)

  • Background in mechatronics, robotics, or computer/embedded systems engineering (2-5 years of experience recommended)

  • Experience developing and debugging in Python and bash

  • Experience with troubleshooting embedded control systems using logs and diagnostic tools

  • Experience with Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, RTLinux) configuration and network stack (e.g. lwIP)  troubleshooting (i.e. basic routing across WAN/VLANs, IP-based protocols like UDP)

  • Familiarity with data acquisition (sensors, actuators, stepper motors, AIO/DIO)

  • Strong communication skills and team-oriented mindset


Desirable skills or interests (strong interest in learning and practicing):

  • Creating basic containers in tools like Docker or Kubernetes

  • Project management and/or agile methodologies (e.g. Jira)

  • Python debugging and unit-test development using the Robot Operating System (ROS) or any robust framework for multi-threading server-client applications (e.g. REST, GraphQL)

  • Computer Vision libraries (e.g. OpenCV for Python)

  • Serial communication protocols (I2C, USB, UART)

  • Sensor data analysis and predictive maintenance routines using cloud-based AI models

  • Interest in following news on the future of manufacturing - especially 3D Additive Manufacturing




Benefits
OPT Industries provides the following benefits to all full-time employees:Medical, Dental, STD, LTD, Life and AD&D Insurance, Tax Free Commuter Benefits, 401k, and more



OPT Industries is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.