Automation and Controls Engineer, Intrin sic ( Job ID # 4930035002)

Employer Name Google X   Address 0000
Job Type Full-time, Permanent   Address 2
Experience Any   City Mountain View
Education Any   State California
  Zip Code 94035

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Job Description

Automation and Controls Engineer, Intrinsic
Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA or Munich, Germany
X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.


Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.


Are you a driven, results-oriented self-starter? Are you passionate about using robots in the real world… starting in factories and manufacturing and then going everywhere? If you answered “yes” to these questions, this may be the role for you!

Intrinsic is looking for an Automation and Controls Engineer to join our Applications and Automation team based in Munich and San Francisco.. The ideal candidate has a passion for all robotic things, demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices using robots with industrial partners, and the ability to deliver results as part of a dynamic, cross-functional team.

How you will make 10x impact:

Concept new robotic automation applications and scope the effort and cost to build
Take ownership of designing and implementing rapid innovative R&D robotic automation workcells (from selecting hardware, electrical design to Robot, PLC and HMI programming).
Incorporate knowledge of industrial control systems to establish a standard for hardware selection and PLC software.
Source and integrate best in-class technology products into automation workcells.
Multiply capabilities by continuously and actively weighing decisions to build something in-house or working with a system integrator to build a solution.
Work closely with product managers, software developers, and researchers to maintain, improve, and invent our robotic platform from the ground up.
What you should have:

4-year degree in a mechatronic-related engineering field
Willingness to work in ambiguity, select a direction and drive towards a solution
5-years of work experience in robotics and machine vision for the manufacturing and automation industry
Demonstrable experience with robot programming (Fanuc, KUKA, UR, ABB), PLC Programming (Rockwell, Siemens, Beckhoff), Machine Vision (Cognex, HALCON), and HMI Development
Professional work experience with Python and/or C++
It’d be great if you also had these:

Exposure to numerous industries that use robotic automation (i.e., electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical)
Experience selecting components and designing electrical and pneumatic schematics for automation equipment and ability to assemble designed electrical panels
Experience working with and managing vendors (from writing RFP or a SOW to managing their execution and taking part in system acceptance tests)
Designed and implemented safety circuitry and safety logic for use in industrial automation
Professionally used offline programming software (i.e., RoboGUIDE, RobotStudio, Process Simulate)
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: [email protected]

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