iRobot Corporation

Senior Electrical Engineer

Product Development/Engineering
Requisition ID
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
1 week ago(1/9/2018 3:55 PM)


We are seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer. 

Essential Functions/ Job Duties

  • Ensure our electrical designs maintain production yields and cost targets.
  • Participation in solving engineering challenges brought to you through sustaining group
  • Work closely with our Bedford and Far East Operations team in addressing printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) yield issues and single-source components
  • Lead electrical failure analysis of factory and customer units as well as research/recommend/test and implement cost reduction improvements
  • Responsibility to also champion any lessons learned from sustaining and propagate them back into extended engineering community by:
    • participation in design reviews of new product development 
    • helping teams with your sustaining experience
  • Leverage your seniority and experience to provide technical support and mentorship to less experienced and newly brought on board electrical engineers in China


  • Deep understanding of electrical engineering principles in both analog and digital domains as they apply to high-volume consumer electronic devices, with the ability to leverage this understanding to quickly isolate circuit faults.
  • Circuit design and analysis experience with infrared emitter and detectors, DCDC power conversion circuits ( 30W) , power switching semiconductors and brushed motor drivers
  • Hands-on know-how with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multi-meters, soldering irons, and other common electrical engineering tools used during PCBA testing and measurement
  • Experience with embedded system/microcontroller concepts, including the following: GPIOs, PWM, ADCs, DACs, and serial data interfaces (I2C, UART, SPI)
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience
  • Proven ability to work on multiple, concurrent projects
  • Driven, passionate developer who can work independently in a team environment and enjoys the challenges of delivering solutions.
  • Ability to travel to US headquarters 2-3 times a year
  • Ability to travel through South China within 2 -3 hrs driving distance from Guangzhou roughly once a week
  • Schematic/layout design experience for PCBs
  • Fluent in English 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • Altium Designer for PCBs
  • PTC Windchill PLM tool experience
  • Familiarity with Linux command line
  • Familiarity with Python
  • Experience with consumer, or automotive, or medical industry

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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