Principal Engineer

| Greater Boulder Area
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Find out what all the buzz is about! If you are looking for a career that's fast-paced and exciting, then you've come to the right place. With the amazing growth that Honeybee is experiencing, now is a great time to join our team. We offer a robust benefits package including; paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, company-paid life and disability insurance, and a generous offering of health and wellness options. Since 1983 Honeybee Robotics has been creating the world's most advanced robotics systems for the world's toughest environments. With projects ranging from Planetary Exploration to Open-Source Software and Spacecraft Systems, Honeybee Robotics has exciting opportunities in a wide variety of Research and Development fields. With locations in Longmont CO, Pasadena CA and Brooklyn NY, we offer impactful career opportunities coast to coast.
Job Description
Honeybee Robotics is seeking a Principal Engineer for our Longmont, CO facility. The Principal Engineer will lead development and verification of custom mechanisms and electromechanical subsystems for spaceflight applications.
  • Understand the voice of the customer and continually inject that vision into the product development effort
  • Develop conceptual designs and work plans for new product development including estimation of resources required
  • Perform top level architectural design and preliminary analysis/sizing of spaceflight electromechanical hardware
  • Act as the primary interface between mechanical and electrical engineering teams
  • Analyze and define product functional requirements
  • Analyze and define subsystem requirements including: mechanical, electronic, embedded systems and software, etc.
  • Own product functional and validation requirements
  • Perform hazards/risk analysis and develop mitigation strategies
  • Apply engineering principles to, and directly participate in, the design, fabrication, assembly, and test of various mechatronic systems
  • Generate and review fabrication, test, and quality assurance documentation and vendor specifications

Required Experience, Skills and Education
  • US Person
  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Aeronautical Engineering, or equivalent
  • 7+ years of post-grad experience developing custom mechatronic products
  • 3+ years of product development team leadership experience is preferred
  • Experience with rapid prototyping methods including hardware & software for fast proof-of-concept development
  • Experience writing and maintaining design and test quality assurance documentation
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience with all phases of development including requirements analysis, prototype design, product design, assembly, debug, and testing
  • Expert in CAD (e.g. Solidworks or equivalent)
  • Excellent intra-team and client-facing collaboration and communication skills

Compensation and Benefits
  • All final pay rates will be determined by the candidates specific education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.
  • Pay Range: $113,000 - $160,000 per year

Our Pay for Performance Philosophy
We ensure that our peoples' accomplishments are recognized and rewarded appropriately. Our compensation and benefits package reflects our commitment to competitive total rewards.
  • Competitive Salaries and Bonus plan
  • Vacation and Paid Time Off
  • Recognition Rewards
  • Medical, Dental and Vision plan options
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with competitive match
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Honeybee Robotics Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.
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1860 Lefthand Circle, Unit C, Longmont, CO 80501

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Honeybee is full of passionate people working on amazing projects and their enthusiasm is contagious. We truly have great people that work for us and that is why we are able accomplish what we have thus far. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Honeybee as we continue to grow!


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What are Honeybee Robotics Perks + Benefits

Honeybee Robotics Benefits Overview

Honeybee provides our employees with competitive and robust benefits like:

– Rewarding Work
– Competitive Compensation
– Tuition Reimbursement
– Career Planning & Development
– Company Matching for Charitable Donations
– Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
– Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
– Health Savings Accounts
– Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
– Employee & Dependent Life Insurance
– AD&D Insurance
– Paid Parental Leave
– Critical Illness & Accident Protection
– Matching 401k
– Wellness Credit Program
– Annual Company Bonuses
– Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
– Pet Insurance
– Mentoring Program

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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