Senior Control Systems Engineer
Redwood City, CA
Working at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science, Carbon is committed to delivering on the promise of 3D printing, enabling commercial customers to go beyond basic prototyping to producing products with real-world applications.

With our cutting-edge technology, we are seeing customers innovate and manufacture parts with unmatched reliability, speed, and quality. 

You’ll be joining a close-knit team, working with experts in 3D geometry, web technologies, cloud infrastructure, firmware, and everything in between. We’ve had fun team activities where we escape rooms (real and virtual), play games, and cook delicious food. We also have a variety of employee-started communities at Carbon: baking, bootcamp, yoga, gaming, book club, diversity groups, and many more that you can participate in, and maybe even start your own! 

The position will design and implement analysis tools, models, and simulations from scratch. The designs typically include printer, subsystem, or controller related optimizations (feedback or feedforward) and physical or chemical process modeling.
This position is cross-functional and combines algorithm development motivated and supported by experiments conducted in the lab. Engineering development includes prototyping, designing, implementing, testing, analyzing, and troubleshooting control systems.
The position will design and implement novel data structures and control / optimization algorithms in a distributed compute setting through Carbon's code review process.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate subsystem prototype viability and guide system designs from conception to production level functionality. Interface with hardware engineers to provide design recommendations for actuator, sensor, and electrical (ADC/DAC) designs. Identify subsystem anomalies during integration phase and provide design recommendations.
  • Multi-language programmer from prototyping (e.g., Python, MATLAB) to production (C++)
  • Experience implementing closed loop control systems from prototype (Python) to production (C++)
  • Experience in system identification and digital signal processing
  • Experience implementing and automating diagnostics, system health checks, GUI tools, calibration, and performance scripts
  • Experience in control systems related to electro-mechanical, optical, or complex material/chemical systems a plus
  • At least 6 years of industry experience
  • BS or MS in Controls, Mechanical, Mechatronics, or Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Carbon is an equal opportunity employer. We provide complete benefits and competitive compensation including equity ownership.
    You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Carbon, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills

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