Electrical Design Engineer

Bright Machines

Bright Machines

Other Engineering, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023
The only way to ignite change is to build the best team. At Bright Machines®, we’re innovators and experts in our craft who have joined together to create a new category of manufacturing that will help transform the industry. We believe software and data are the answer, thoughtfully applied to solve our customers’ unique challenges. Through intelligent automation, we give factories newfound flexibility, scalability, and resilience. We deliver products to meet the demands of today while building a platform to take advantage of what comes next.
Working with us means you’ll have the opportunity to make lasting, impactful changes for our company and our customers. If you’re ready to apply your exceptional skills to create the factory of the future, we’d love to speak with you.
We are seeking a talented and experienced Electrical Design Engineer to join our dynamic team. As an Electrical Design Engineer at Bright Machines, you will play a crucial role in the design, development, and deployment of robotic automation systems. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including mechanical, system, vision and robotic engineers, software developers, and project managers, to deliver cutting-edge automation solutions to our clients.


  • Collaborate with project teams to define system requirements and specifications.
  • Integrate BM various hardware and software components into cohesive and functional systems.
  • Create PFMEA, process flow and value stream maps (where required) and work with the design team to resolve all failure mode points within the design
  • Develop and execute test plans to ensure system functionality and reliability.
  • Ensure through each phase gate that all design metrics are being challenged and met
  • Clearly define solution requirements, own ‘the product’ of the overall automation solution (and sub systems), and drive it to success through the entire project lifecycle in partnership with program management and engineering
  • Electrical requirements, design, drawings and block diagrams.
  • Travel up to 10%, primarily domestically


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Hands-on engineer with strong technical skill, execution capabilities, system view, collaborative, process-oriented and self-learner
  • 3+ years of electrical engineering experience, ideally with hands on experience in automation and lean engineering.
  • Ability to demonstrate relevant past experience and projects.
  • Experience doing machine electrical system design using, Solidworks electrical, AutoCAD, or equivalent
  • Proficient in designing AC/DC and control cabinets, selecting components, and integrating systems to completion
  • Experience designing functional safety system/circuit for automation systems.
  • Experience working with industrial automation equipment - Motion Drivers, Sensors, Barcode readers, PLCs, VFD, Servos, Robots.
  • understanding signals Digital/Analogue input outputs and Basic communication protocols
  • Ability to communicate with third party vendors to spec out and design subsystems to meet BM requirements
  • Experience on build product BOM, maintain, and release for production
  • Highly collaborative person with excellent communication skills to work closely with suppliers, System Architect, Design Engineers Technical Program Managers and senior management to ensure all failure modes from the PFMEA have been designed in and meet SOW requirements
  • Ability to carefully read technical documents (RFQ’s and SOW’s) and the ability to translate requirements into economically feasible automation concepts


  • Familiarity with vision systems.
  • Experience working with industrial robots.
  • Technical Sales or Quoting experience responding to RFQs and SOWs
We’re looking for people who believe they can personally help modernize a global industry and want to work alongside passionate teammates who share their vision. As a global company working toward a common goal, we have a highly collaborative and inclusive approach to work, striking a balance between celebrating team success and focusing on individual growth.
We exist to transform the way things are made. Join us on the journey.
Bright Machines was named a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, one of “America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies” by Forbes, and an Inc. “Best in Business” winner.