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Lead EE, Ethernet Switch - San Carlos at Joby Aviation
San Carlos, CA, US

Joby is seeking a talented electrical engineer with a high-speed digital focus to join our team designing all-electric aircraft. This engineer will work closely with mechanical, software, and other cross-functional teams to design a high-speed, reliable Ethernet Switch. This is a hands-on position to design a primary component of our electric airplanes. Optimizing designs for reliability, weight, and efficiency will be a focus. 

  • Own the design of a flight-critical ethernet switch
  • Select components, document requirements, create schematics, for a network board
  • Provide constraints for a many-layer high-density high-speed board design, and supply layout and placement guidance
  • Component selection for minimum mass and maximum reliability
  • Investigate modern technologies for power and data transmission/management 
  • Write requirements, participate in DFMEAs + create and carry out test and validation plans

  • Experience shipping products involving high-speed digital design, including networking, computing, or consumer-electronics
  • Deep understanding of high-speed, high-density layout techniques, such as striplines, blind & buried vias, characteristic impedance, etc.
  • Strong EE fundamentals, including familiarity with:
    • Power conversion (linear and switching regulators)
    • Signal conditioning and conversion (ADCs, filters)
    • Discrete semiconductor design (FETs, BJTs, Diodes)
  • Schematic capture and PCB design
  • Experience with component selection
  • Hands-on experience with building and debugging hardware
  • Great communication skills
  • B.S. in electrical engineering or related discipline

Desired Experience:
  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline 
  • 2+ years of working experience in relevant industry 
  • Familiarity with Altium Designer
  • Experience designing networking products
  • Experience with interfaces such as DDR, SGMII, PCIe, I2C, SPI, SERDES, 10G-baseKR and more
  • Exposure to regulatory certification
  • Design-for-reliability, including use of DFMEA and fault trees
  • Designing for high EMI environments