iRobot Corporation

Principal Electronic Engineer

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Job Post Information* : Posted Date
6 days ago


We are looking for a Principal Electronic Engineer in our Guangzhou office. Join us to empower people to do more!

Essential Functions/ Job Duties


  1. Review design of electro-mechanical system with Contract Manufacturer to provide DFM feedback.
  2. Communicate with headquarter and Contract Manufacturer to update/modify design as needed.
  3. Control of design change in line with Company standard procedures.
  4. Test, debug, and validate complex assemblies.
  5. Conduct cost-benefit analyses to determine the optimal direction to meet the design requirements.
  6. Support project team to launch product on time and within budget.
  7. Suggest and qualify alternative source EE components.



  1. BEng (EE) or equivalent required; advanced degree is an advantage.
  2. Minimum 8 years’ experience of electro/mechanical design, and manufacturing of complex interrelated systems, including 3+ years experience developing high volume consumer products.
    1. Relevant experience in
    1. Discrete analog circuit design such as motor driver circuit and battery charging;
    2. Microcontroller-based digital system;
    3. High-volume/low-cost consumer product design and manufacturing experience;
    4. Schematics and printed circuit board layout using EDA tools;
    5. Infrared sensor design solution, WiFi, vSLAM and optical sensor application;
    6. Automation mechanism.
  3. Experience with manufacturing practices, and communicating effectively with remotely located design and manufacturing partners.
  4. Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, dynamic environment as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  5. Strong leadership, communication, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  6. Frequently travel in China (mainly Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Huizhou and Dongguan) and occasionally oversea travel are required.
  7. Good command of both written and spoken English & Chinese.


About Us

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest.  iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


Our office is in the heart of Guangzhou in the Tianhe District. iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, Shanghai & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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