Electrical Engineer at Tethys Robotics

80%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

We are a Startup located in the center of Zürich that builds underwater drones. Our field of expertise is the development of highly integrated compact systems tailored to the challenges of turbid waters with high currents and complex environments – a distinction that designates us as pioneers in the underwater landscape. 

From facilitating search and rescue missions to transformational advancements in industrial inspection, our technology pushes the boundaries of what is possible beneath the waves. We are on the hunt for talent that can propel our hardware capabilities to even greater heights, by contributing to our team's energy, knowledge, and skill. Join us, as we explore the depths and redefine underwater exploration. 

We are supported by the Wyss Zurich Translational Center (Wyss Zurich), a joint accelerator of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, which was made possible by a generous donation from the Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. hc. mult. Hansjörg Wyss. The mission of Wyss Zurich is to drive the clinical translation and technology transfer of outstanding scientific discoveries into new therapies for patients and breakthrough innovations in the emerging fields of regenerative medicine, robotics, and medical devices/bionic technologies. Wyss Zurich brings together some of the world’s leading experts to form multidisciplinary teams, pooling their knowledge and expertise.

Job description

As our first full-time electrical engineer, you will play a central role in the further development of the electrical system, from the design and assembly of circuit boards as well as cabling and construction of the robot system. You will work closely with the hardware and software team. You will also write the low-level firmware for the individual components. 

In your role you are primarily responsible for the following tasks: 

  • Drive the development and improvement of the Tethys Robotics underwater drone 
  • Wiring and assembly of the robot system in collaboration with the hardware team 
  • Production, calibration, testing and debugging of electrical subsystems  
  • Assembly and testing of printed circuit boards 
  • Write Low-level firmware programming (C/C++) and coordinate interfaces with the software team 
  • Preparing subsystems for certification 

Profile

  • Education: Electrical engineering BSc or similar with electronics/automatic technician (EFZ) background  
  • Practical work experience:  
  • PCB design in KiCad or Altium 
  • PCB manufacturing & testing 
  • Programming experience with C or C++ 
  • Teamwork: A team player who feels comfortable in the dynamic environment of a fast-pace ever-changing start-up company 
  • Independent: The ability to work independently and accurately while delivering high quality results and keeping track on a large amount of different tasks to be carried out individually 
  • Pragmatism: A pragmatic and solution-orientated approach to work  
  • Languages: Business fluent in written and spoken German and English 

desired qualifications and experience: 

  • STM32 microcontrollers 
  • CE certification 
  • Driver implementation 

Workplace

Workplace




We offer

  • An early seat on the boat that brings modern robotics into the underwater industry 
  • Opportunity to develop your professional career and grow with the company 
  • A competitive compensation package 
  • A modern office in the center of Zurich  
  • Benefits as an ETH Zurich employee 
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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letter of reference / work certificates 
  • Bachelors / Master's degree and certificate

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about Tethys Robotics and Wyss Zurich can be found on the websites Tethys Robotics and Wyss Zurich. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Jonas Wüst under jwuest@ethz.ch.

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letter of reference / work certificates 
  • Bachelors / Master's degree and certificate

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about Tethys Robotics and Wyss Zurich can be found on the websites Tethys Robotics and Wyss Zurich. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Jonas Wüst under jwuest@ethz.ch.

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.