Open Positions

Dephy is looking for candidates who were born to be engineers: those who have the urge to understand how things work, those who get excited when there is no known solution to the problem at hand. We are curious, creative and passionate engineers searching for team members to help us tackle problems at the forefront of wearable robotics. Come help us transition mobility exoskeletons from labs and treadmills to the real world: cities, trails and mountains. If you are interested in joining Dephy, please apply here.




Human-in-the-loop Controls Engineer

You will have two easy tasks: predict when the user's foot will next touch the ground and determine how much assistive torque should be applied. There are a few constraints: it has to be done real-time on a small microcontroller, the inputs are noisy, the sensors are imperfect, the terrain, gait and/or gait speed might be changing, the user adapts to your previous actions, and a machine learning algorithm with a 1% false positive rate will result in the user tripping every 100m.

Required Qualifications

  • Understanding of biomechanics and human locomotion
  • Experience developing, debugging, and optimizing real-time software
  • Experience with signal processing, pattern recognition, statistical modeling, and/or machine learning
  • Experience with high-level "non-classical" control algorithms and techniques (MPC, LQR, Kalman filtering, etc.)
  • Intermediate proficiency with C/C++
  • Desire to understand and solve hard problems with creative solutions
  • Willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Minimum education: bachelor's degree in engineering or science

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of C and C++
  • Experience with human subject testing, data collection, real-time performance tracking
  • Experience with embedded systems and microcontrollers
  • Experience with walking robots, exoskeletons, and/or active prostheses

Other Information

  • Start date: January 2019 (preferred, some flexibility)
  • Candidates need to be authorized to work in the U.S. Dephy does not sponsor H-1B visas.
  • Salary and equity will be determined based on qualifications

Job Description PDF

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Mechanical Design Engineer

The candidate’s main responsibility will be to design parts and components for a lightweight exoskeleton. The candidate will analyze the current design and plan iterative design cycles. The goals will be to improve system efficiency (actuator optimization, transmission design), reduce weight (material selection, new design approaches, and optimization of current parts), improve environmental protection (water immersion), and improve manufacturability. Other projects will include designing soft goods, designing automated cycle testers, inventing jigs to simplify assembly, participating in the design of future products, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Electromechanical actuator sizing and design experience
  • Precision machine design experience
  • Experience integrating sensors and electronics in mechanical assemblies
  • Experience using FEA as part of the design process
  • Experience designing components and systems with strength and mass constraints
  • Flexible, self-started, desire to solve any problem
  • Minimum education: bachelor's degree in engineering or science
  • 3+ years of Solidworks

Desired Qualifications

  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) experience
  • Composite design experience (carbon fiber)
  • Experience with Solidworks Surfacing
  • Experience with robots, exoskeletons, active prostheses or other complex electromechanical systems
  • Experience with sourcing manufactured prototypes and parts
  • 5+ years of Solidworks

Other Information

  • Start date: January 2019 (December 2018 is an option)
  • Candidates need to be authorized to work in the U.S. Dephy does not sponsor H-1B visas.
  • Salary and equity will be determined based on qualifications

Job Description PDF

APPLY HERE