Electrical Engineer

Kirkland, MD
United States
Job Description
At Aigen, our mission is to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture—with a pesticide-free, solar powered robotics platform.

52% of agricultural land is degraded by current management practices, and 60-75% of original soil carbon has been lost in lands used for agriculture (according to the IPCC). Join us to make a real world impact at the confluence of cutting edge robotic technology, agriculture, AI, and climate! With $19M raised to date, we are backed by a suite of investors including NEAGFCAgFunderRegen.vc, and Bessemer Ventures.

The Role: As a key member of the hardware development team at Aigen, you will develop electrical systems that ensure robust and reliable operations of our fleet of autonomous robots across multiple farms over multiple geographical regions. You will work closely with the mechanical engineers, software engineers, test engineers, and operations teams to capture needs, develop and ship solutions, and ensure functionality of those solutions across all scenarios and environments. You will be a key contributor to and driver of the development of new hardware system architectures for both the current and future generations of Aigen's vertically integrated custom robotics platform.

Aigen celebrates diversity in all its forms, and is an equal opportunity employer

Coverage: King5 | GeekWire| FastCompany | NEA  | AgFunder 

Tools / Languages: Assembly, C/C++, Python, ARM Cortex Microcontrollers


    • Electrical system architecture development
    • Circuit design
    • Schematic capture
    • PCB design
    • Bring-up, verification, and validation
    • Debugging and root cause investigations

Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum Bachelors degree in EE or equivalent
    • 2+ years of experience developing electronics at the PCB/PCBA level for robotics, high reliability, low power, and/or automotive products

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with developing embedded systems
    • Experience with designing low power systems
    • Experience with power management, conversion, and distribution (battery systems, power supplies, load switches)
    • Experience with common electrical communication protocols (I2C, SPI, UART, CAN)
    • Comfort debugging electrical circuits with datasheets and common test equipment (oscilloscopes, multimeters, logic analyzers)
    • Hands-on experience with new board bring-up

Indicators of Good Fit

    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment 
    • Previous success launching hardware + software products
    • Demonstrated ability to navigate through ambiguous and complex requirements and evolving challenges
    • Track record of innovative thinking and a willingness to explore unconventional approaches to problem-solving


    • Stock options
    • Flexible (WFH) Mondays
    • Unlimited paid time off (15 days minimum)
    • Healthcare - 100% coverage for employee
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • 401(k)
    • Work on a team in which the qualities that diverse team members bring to the table are appreciated
$90,000 - $130,000 a year

United States