MakerBot electrical engineers architect, design and test the electronics for MakerBot products.
Key Areas of Responsibility
- Design and layout of electronic systems at the PCB level
- Ability to create specifications for electronics systems, and to validate and demonstrate adherence to those specifications
- Researches and evaluates components
- Research and specify system level components like power supplies, motors, wiring harnesses and displays
- Works closely with mechanical and manufacturing engineering to design at a system level
- Writes and executes test plans at the design and production phases
- Leads products through EMC and safety certification testing
- Develops documentation for other engineers, technicians, production, and customers
- BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or equivalent.
- Experience with Altium Designer
- Familiarity with design for SMT machine assembly
- Experience programming embedded systems
- Expertise with electrical test and measurement tools
- C or C++
- Attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills
- Spoken/Written English
- Experience with electromechanical systems, preferably motor drive systems
- Experience with 3D printer systems
Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot has grown to be a global leader in desktop 3D printing. MakerBot had 16 percent market share of all 3D printers (industrial and personal) made from 2009 to the end of 2011. In 2011, MakerBot had 21.6 percent market share. In 2012, MakerBot estimates that it now has a 25 percent market share of the 3D printer market. There are more than 15,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in use by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things. The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer has been named Popular Mechanics “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer and was honored as one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012. In addition, MakerBot was named “Best Emerging Tech” at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, won Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award, the Popular Science Product of the Year, and recently was awarded the Fast Company 2012 Innovation by Design Award as well as being named by Fast Company as “One of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics.” And MakerBot was recently awarded a TechCrunch Crunchies Award for best hardware start-up. The company has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Wired, The Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time.com, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, Vogue Italia and many others.
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