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Senior Mechatronics Engineer

permIT LLC
Palo Alto, California, United States
November 04, 2019


Job Description

Sr. Mechatronics Engineer

Palo Alto, CA - Full Time - Engineering - Mid Level

Salary + Benefits + Bonuses and Stock Options

*Company has developed a miniaturized, real-time, brain mapping platform - enabling radically new approaches to understanding the brain. The Company is not only advancing the mechanistic understanding of the brain at the level of neural circuits and networks, but also paving the way for next generation diagnostic treatments and therapeutics for brain disorders.

They are seeking a senior mechatronics engineer to design and develop their next generation miniaturized opto-mechanical and opto-electronic products for large-scale observation and modulation of neural circuit activity. You will have the unique opportunity to work and thrive in an interdisciplinary environment of top-notch engineers and scientists.


The design, verification and validation of miniaturized mechatronic devices

System-level integration to go from concepts to prototypes and finally to production

Lead product improvement initiatives, analysis of failed components, corrective and preventive actions

Support knowledge transfer to the Manufacturing team and process documentation

Collaborate with product management and science group to capture system requirements

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

3+ years of industry experience demonstrating proficiency in using CAD tools like Solidworks

Experience with millimeter-scale part design

Capable of running tolerance analysis on complicated stack-ups

Programming experience in C++, Java, or Python

Experience with micro-controllers, sensors, motors and embedded systems

Desirable Experience

Experience designing parts and housings for precision mounting of optical components

Experience with integrating optical and electrical components in mechanical housing

Experience with CNC machining and precision micro molding

Some industrial design or human factors experience

About *Company

Decoding the neural language of the brain is the defining scientific challenge and opportunity of the 21st Century. Company's neurotechnologies and the knowledge it fosters will transform human existence - from alleviating the suffering caused by debilitating brain disorders, to the development of advanced artificial intelligence - to a more profound understanding of what makes us the dominant species on Planet Earth.

Based in Palo Alto, *Company is a discovery phase neurotechnology developing a platform and full stack for real-time brain mapping. their team brings together deep domain expertise in neuroscience, physics, engineering, software development and data science, and is enabling radically new approaches to understanding the brain in health and disease.

*Company flagship products, ** and **, are deployed in over 350 research institutions across the world, and have resulted in over 65 top-tier scientific publications on learning, memory, cognition, and on-the-brain circuits implicated in diseases such as Parkinson’s. Our instrumentation products are accompanied with sophisticated data analysis software as part of end-to-end solutions for generating and analyzing brain activity data.

Advised by academic and industry luminaries and backed by leading institutional investors, *Company has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and by Deloitte as one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies.

* Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Work with the brightest minds in neuroscience

Collaborative, positive, and proactive culture

Growing VC backed company headquartered in Palo Alto with a global footprint

Team and company wide events including sailing, bowling, bubble soccer, holiday parties, off-sites and happy hours

Strong social and philanthropic commitments


Competitive salary and bonuses

-Full health benefits. Company pays 100% of premiums for employees and 50% for dependents

-401k with partial employer match for US residents

-Stock options for all full time employees

-Generous vacation and time off policy

-Catered lunches and a fully-stocked kitchen

-Wellness budget to enhance your mental and physical well being