Electrical Engineer, Implant Embedded Systems



Other Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2022

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:
Join the implant systems team and be part of an elite team of engineers working on high-performance, safety-critical embedded systems for the next-generation brain-computer interfaces. We are looking for an experienced, hands-on electrical engineer for implant electronics board design, integration with our custom chips, testing, and quality control. You will own advanced projects, not only working on incremental changes, and be an integral member of a small, fast-moving team. You will be working on all phases of board design (part selection, schematic design, layout, and bring-up) as well as work closely with chip designers, robotics, mechanical engineers, and microfabrication experts for system integration.

About you:

  • You find large challenges exciting and enjoy discovering and defining problems as much as solving them.
  • You deliver. You may enjoy thoughtful conversations about problems and perfecting designs, but in the end, you know that what matters is delivering a manufacturable solution that works every time.
  • You are a cross-disciplinary team member. You are excited to work with and learn from software, mechanical, electrical, materials, biological engineers, and neuroscientists. You are comfortable communicating across teams.
  • Resourceful, flexible and adaptable; no task is too big or too small.

Key qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience designing PCBs for highly power and size constrained applications.
  • Extensive experience with all phases of PCB design (part selection, schematic, constraints, library management, board layout)
  • Fluency with PCB CAD tools (Altium, Eagle, KiCad, Allegro).
  • Experience with sensors, power management, and signal/power integrity.
  • Experience with wireless systems (BLE, WIFI, Zigbee).
  • Experience building and bringing-up hardware with MCU or FPGA.
  • Comfortable with common communication protocols (SPI, UART, I2C, etc.).
  • Strong EE fundamentals and HW/SW debugging skills with lab equipment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with firmware development for embedded systems (C/C++).
  • Proficiency with ME CAD tools (Solidworks, AutoCAD)
  • Experience with FEM/FDTD simulation tools and antenna designs/testing.
  • Prior work or experience pushing hardware systems through FCC/FDA approval process.
Pay Transparency: The following details are for Texas individuals only:
Texas Pay Transparency
$110,129$132,669 USD
For full-time employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level you enter the organization (with the ability to gain more through time as you contribute).
Full-Time Employees are eligible for equity and benefits listed below in addition.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields.
  • Growth potential. We rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact.
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan; parental leave.
  • Flexible time off + paid holidays.
  • Equity + 401(k) plan.
  • Commuter Benefits.
  • Meals provided.

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.