You've seen the headlines, you've watched the videos. Now, join the groundbreaking MegaBots team that's making science fiction into a sport.

We're the most badass robotics and entertainment mash-up around, full stop. The company car is a two-seater, 15-foot tall, 12,000 lb mech outfitted with giant pneumatic cannons. We’ve been featured on the Discovery Channel, VICE, CNN, BBC, Business Insider, Rolling Stone, you name it. We've built America's first full-scale mech, we threw down an international giant robot duel challenge, and on top of kicking ass and taking names, we're focusing on developing the strategic partnerships and robotic technology that will turn this insanity into a world-wide sports franchise.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to bring the giant combat robots and mechs from science fiction to life in the most epic way imaginable, in order to kick off the world's next (and greatest) sports league. You will be responsible for making the fantasies of millions of kids (both young and old!) a reality.

If you're up to the challenge, read on for our required and desired skills, and submit an application!


Contract Web Developer

Hayward, CA Corporate Contractor

As a Contract Web Developer with MegaBots, you will be developing and maintaining the public face of the company that brings the multi-ton behemoth robots of science fiction to life. The MegaBots website represents the core brand of the company, and should be a content hub for all things MegaBots. MegaBots is looking for a front-end web developer with an eye for design. The Ideal candidate will have a diverse supporting skill set that includes UI/UX design, social media management, online marketing, and basic image editing skills. The ideal candidate will know when and how to create extremely effective call-to-actions that drive measurable results.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain MegaBots' web presence at megabots.com
  • Analyze user behavior flow, track conversions, and make informed changes to optimize the website
  • Integrate various web service APIs including Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, AdRoll, Shopify, Lever.co, and more.
  • A/B testing website content and copy
  • Create, manage, and track online marketing campaigns. This includes advertising through email, social, and display networks.
  • Track and make progress towards high level goals like improved user engagement, store revenue, and email sign-ups.

Required Experience

  • Ruby on Rails web-app framework
  • Responsive design using front-end web technologies like CSS3, jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap
  • Adobe Photoshop for web design mockups
  • Experience integrating various web service APIs

Desired Experience

  • Social media marketing
  • Deep UI/UX design experience
  • Deep knowledge of color theory, typesetting, and branding

This is a part-time contract position and is expected to start off at 10-hours a week. This position reports directly to the COO and has the potential to become a full-time position in January 2017.


Creative Director

Hayward, CA Corporate Full-time

CALLING. ALL. BRAND. NERDS.

MegaBots is creating an entire transmedia empire around massive multi-ton piloted fighting robots. As part of this, we need you to be the manager and guardian of content creation is needed to deliver content to the MegaFans. You'll create a vision and strategy to position the MegaBots brand as original and epic. You'll bestow this vision upon artists and manufacturers to create industry-leading new apparel designs, merchandise, toys, flat media, and more. You'll work with developers to create ultra-slick online and mobile experiences, and you'll be responsible for the most incredible archive of digital assets inside the Kuiper asteroid belt.

Apply for this job if you constantly find yourself beginning sentences with "Wouldn't it be cool if...?"

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain the MegaBots brand style guide
  • Formulate a creative vision and strategy to position the MegaBots brand in all of it's larger-than-life sci-fi glory
  • Oversee content creation across print media, web, merchandise, and toys
  • Balance design decision dreams with realistic budgetary constraints
  • From time-to-time, make small adjustments/corrections to content in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator

Required Experience

  • A strong eye for good UX/UI design principles
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other graphics packages
  • Previous experience working as a Creative Director, Art Director, Brand Manager or equivalent role
  • Some prior experience managing artists, including graphic designers, illustrators, editors, and the like
  • A portolio of prior brands or projects

Desired Experience

  • Experience with front end web design (HTML, CSS3, jQuery, Rails)
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere
  • Related prior work or significant interest in nerdy/geeky/tech/sci-fi brands
  • Experience ordering from and working with manufacturers and distributors for toys/merchandise/apparel/etc.

This is a salaried full-time position with full benefits including 401k & health insurance. This position reports directly to the COO and CEO. No relocation assistance will be provided.


Electrical Technician

Hayward, CA Engineering Full-time

Think of a giant fighting robot as a human body. You can imagine the steel and hydraulics as the bones and the muscles, and the wiring and electronics of the robot as the nerves and the brain of the robot. That makes you, future Electronics & Wiring Technician, a giant robot brain surgeon. Not only will you have the coolest job of all your friends, you'll be doing something incredibly rewarding. You'll be the one who actually constructs the world's most advanced multi-ton mechs. As an Electronics & Wiring Technician, you'll be responsible for the integration and assembly of a multitude of sensing, control, and actuation systems. You'll be hands-on and get to use some of the most advanced tools and diagnostic systems in the industry. This position requires you think quickly on your feet, and spring into action when systems fail or get damaged during weapons tests.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with electrical and mechanical engineers to build next generation wiring and electronics for 15+ foot tall, 10+ ton humanoid combat mechs designed to fight similarly-sized mechs while keeping pilots and audiences safe.
  • Read and provide feedback on electrical drawings and systems to ensure manufacturability and serviceability of designs.
  • Build, install, and maintain electrical systems in large robotic systems.
  • Build, install, and maintain custom wiring harnesses and custom cabling in large robotic systems.
  • Build, install, and maintain electrical enclosures in large robotic systems.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair wiring, enclosure, and electrical system problems as they arise.
  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot COTS control components such as, cameras, UI components, linear sensors, servo drives, tachometers, and encoders.
  • Assist mechanical technicians and fabricators to repair and maintain robotics systems.
  • Track and store electrical components inventory, including spare parts and travel kits.
  • Working with facilities to maintain electrical benches for wiring harness development and electronics testing.

Required Experience

  • Electrical knowledge of basic components
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in automotive wiring and electronics integration
  • Deep familiarity with electrical systems and electronic principles
  • Can read and implement electrical drawings
  • Extensive soldering and rework experience
  • Experience designing and building wiring harnesses
  • Experience with electrical test equipment such as oscilloscopes, bench sources, multi-meters, current meters, etc.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Vocational electronics training or other technical training
  • Experience with Manual/CNC, lathes, and machine shop equipment
  • Surface mount troubleshooting and soldering experience
  • Experience with firmware programming and PCB production
  • Knowledge of the Ethernet/EtherCAT communications.
  • Knowledge of industrial electrical concepts, 3 phase, AC/DC, PWM control, etc
  • Experience with CAD suites
  • Experience with ECAD suites (Eagle, Altium, Orcad, Mentor, ect.)

This position is a full-time salaried position in Hayward, CA that comes with health insurance and a 401k. Relocation assistance is not provided.


Fabricator - Welder

Hayward, CA Fabrication Full-time

MegaBots, Inc. is looking for a full-time (permanent or contract) master or mistress of sparks and fire to bring the dream of giant fighting mechs to life in our super-secret fortress in the Bay Area. Your job will include all areas of fabrication typical to an industrial welder's position, but will also include collaborating closely with the engineering team to optimize design for manufacture and assembly, working on fun and exciting destructive testing methods that may or may not involve heavy machinery and explosions, doing lots of hands-on learning about how to build things that nobody has ever built before, and looking really cool climbing around on actual combat mechs with oversized wrenches. Only team players and problem solvers need apply. Major bonus points for machining, rigging, electronics technician, hydraulics technician, and heavy equipment operator experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively with a small fabrication team to optimize workflow in a fast-paced, agile manufacturing environment.
  • Work from design drawings with minimal oversight, know when to seek clarification on design or process.
  • Explain your work and process on-camera during a fast-paced design and build. Try not to cuss too much.
  • Generate materials orders from drawings and help manage inventory.
  • Assist facilities management in maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly shop.
  • Provide feedback to engineers to ensure reasonable manufacturability of designs.
  • Learn new skills as appropriate to assist other technicians.
  • Work with design/build team on testing scenarios.
  • Test things until they break into small pieces, then put them back together again.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of technical steel fabrication/welding experience.
  • Proficiency with short arc and spray MIG required on plate weldments in excess of .5" thickness, pulsed MIG experience highly desirable.
  • Proficiency with steel TIG required, titanium and aluminum desirable.
  • Proficiency with all relevant steel fabrication support tools and techniques.

Bonus Experience

  • Previous experience with roll cages and tube weldments
  • Technical vocational education
  • Certification in MIG/TIG welding
  • Manual/CNC lathe and mill operation
  • Carpentry
  • Hydraulic technician experience
  • Electrical technician experience (for mobile equipment/vehicle wiring harnesses and electronics enclosures)
  • Computer-aided design (Solidworks or Inventor preferred)

Note: Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.


Mechanical Engineer

Hayward, CA Engineering Full-time

Tony stark once said "The truth is... I am Iron Man."

It was a great last line of a movie, and just short of cramming an arc reactor into your chest, being a Mechanical Engineer at MegaBots is about as close as anyone could get to becoming one of the most incredible engineers from science fiction. As a Mechanical Engineer, you'll be responsible for designing some of the most awe-inspiring mechanical contraptions the world has ever seen. You'll be tag-teaming a 4-ton leg joint layout for a mech one day, and sizing up plate steel armor to take a beating from a 5-foot-long 50HP chainsaw the next. Additionally, you'll be doing this with some of the most incredible engineers and designers in the world, working in an agile, fast-paced environment. Added bonus: You will always have something ridiculously cool to talk about when you come home and get asked "So, how was work today?"

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Mechanically design 15+ foot tall, 10+ ton humanoid combat mechs designed to fistfight similarly-sized mechs while keeping pilots and audiences safe
  • Independently and collaboratively take designs from concept to CAD, FEA, fabrication, assembly, and testing
  • Design high-force, high-power, position-controlled linear and rotary hydraulic degrees of freedom
  • Design structures, roll cages, canopies, and pilot seats that can survive 15 foot falls, melee attacks from similarly-sized combat robots, and impacts from high speed projectiles
  • Design high-strength, lightweight, bolted, welded, cast and laid-up structures out of a variety of advanced materials as requirements dictate
  • Develop test procedures for new weapons concepts including giant drills, chainsaws, and ripping claws
  • Continuously balance design time, fabrication time, part cost, design elegance, visual aesthetic, and effectiveness, and be willing to optimize your designs for any of those priorities as needed by the project
  • Interface directly with outside vendors and communicate your designs to fabricators for prototype production 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Proficiency developing designs using 3D CAD modeling software packages
  • Ability to perform computer-based Finite Element Analysis (FEA) accurately and effectively
  • Design and analysis of high-strength structural weldments
  • Design and analysis of bolted joints for critical assemblies
  • Documentation of engineering designs by creating production drawings, analyses, and assembly procedures
  • Willingness to be on-camera throughout the design and build process
  • Ability (and willingness) to learn new methods and processes
  • Effectively complete tasks in a sometimes fast-paced, high-stress environment
  • Ability to ALWAYS perform in a safe and professional manner
  • Ability to receive and act on feedback about work processes, designs, and the like

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • 2-3 years of work experience as a Mechanical Engineer
  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Fusion 360, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Experience with CAD management systems (Autodesk Vault, Solidworks PDM, etc.)
  • Design of large-scale structures and mechanisms
  • Design for vibration and shock loads
  • Design of enclosures or lifts for human safety
  • Design and assembly of hydraulic power transmission systems
  • Routing design for electrical wires and hydraulic hoses
  • Electrical component layout, mounting, and enclosure design
  • Design for ergonomics and human factors
  • Maintenance and repair of gas/diesel engines
  • Metal fabrication (machining, welding, cutting)
  • Electrical fabrication (soldering, crimping, wiring harness fabrication)
  • Rigging and material handling experience (forklift/crane/boom lift certification)
  • Design of compressed air cannons, model rocketry, flame poofers or other 'Backyard Ballistics'-style projects
  • Artistic portfolio including work with metal and/or fiberglass 

This is a full-time position that offers 401(k) and health insurance. Relocation costs will be considered.


Office Administrator

Hayward, CA Office Management Full-time

Great companies can only function with great office environments. As our Office Administrator, you'll be part of the strong foundation that lets MegaBots operate at maximum efficiency to bring giant fighting robots to reality. This position is part financial accounting, part purchasing, and part administration. You'll be the entire company's go-to person. You should be a person who gains an immense amount of satisfaction from keeping MegaBots, Inc. a well-oiled machine - that makes well-oiled giant fighting robots.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Operations Manager of the day to day functions of the operations departments (accounting, purchasing, and office management).
  • Handle day-to-day accounting tasks (tracking company-wide receipts, giant robot parts inventories, etc.)
  • Keep Quickbooks Online up-to-date and reconciled
  • Maintain purchase orders system and track inventory as product comes in
  • Create accounts and supplier contracts with vendors
  • Pay invoices and issue checks
  • Manage digital service subscriptions (google apps, shopify, dropbox, ect.)
  • Order office supplies, coordinate lunches, restock fridge, assure order in office spaces
  • Travel coordination, light event planning, managing calendars and schedules
  • Handle a wide range of day-to-day tasks on an as-needed basis
  • Help manage the culture of a company making giant fighting robots

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Data entry or accounting background
  • Mastery of Excel, Word, Quickbooks Online, Google Apps, and related office management software
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills, discipline & trustworthiness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork under pressure
  • Experience with organizing and keeping the books for project teams
  • Knowledge of accounting principles including double entry bookkeeping
  • Willingness to be on-camera throughout our design and build process

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors of Business Administration or Accounting
  • ERP software or suites
  • Merchandise inventory and sales
  • Social media and customer management
  • Press and external media management
  • Exposure to media production (Video/film)
  • Basic IT infrastructure experience. Setting up routers and other networking equipment


This position is a full-time salaried position in Hayward, CA. Relocation assistance is not provided.

MegaBots is looking for an experienced, detail-oriented, organized and flexible Office Administrator who thrives in a startup environment where infrastructure and company culture are being built from scratch. Because we're half robotics company, half entertainment company, and a startup to boot, we expect all of our team members to be able to occasionally pick up odd jobs here and there. As such, applicants who have hobbies or previous professional experience that overlap with our Bonus Qualifications will be looked upon favorably, but these qualifications shouldn't be interpreted as requirements.


Senior Controls Engineer

Hayward, CA Engineering Full-time

We take our engineering very seriously at MegaBots. As a controls engineer, you will be responsible for designing and creating internally-piloted, 15+ feet tall, 6+ ton mechs and robots meant to battle other robots in front of a live audience. Your job will be to make machines that are powerful, agile, and robust enough to live up to the dreams of generations of people around the world, but are at the same time fundamentally safe enough to set the standard for a new sports league for years to come. You will have to work extremely fast and well, make tough calls under pressure, balance design, budget, and time continuously, work on a team seamlessly, be willing to put down your computer and pick up a wrench or a soldering iron if need be, and have a blast while doing so. You can expect once-in-a-lifetime adventures and spontaneous international travel as par for the course. While working with a team of world-class engineers, expect long hours, extreme project responsibility and independence, and a dynamic and unique work environment not found anywhere else.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and bring-up control systems for 15+ foot tall, 6+ ton humanoid combat mechs designed to fight similarly-sized mechs while keeping pilots and audiences safe
  • Work quickly and effectively on a small, agile multi-disciplinary robotics team with 4-9 other engineers and various subcontractors
  • Explain your work and process on-camera during a fast-paced design and build
  • Independently and collaboratively take control systems from concept, to firmware, to actuator control, to top-level control on extremely short timescales (6-9 months)
  • Work with existing complex humanoid control systems and adapt them to our unique hydraulic hardware
  • Develop physical simulations of robot motions, use them to develop movements and gaits, and inform other engineers of resulting system requirements
  • Create and execute a series of test plans for actuator validation and modeling, system bring-up, and live piloting
  • Work with other engineers to develop human-machine interfaces capable of accurately controlling multi-jointed robot motion

Required Experience

  • Excellent teamwork under pressure
  • Willingness to be on-camera throughout the design and build process
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a small engineering team
  • 5 years minimum controls engineering experience, or 2 years DARPA Robotics Challenge experience in a humanoid controls capacity
  • Forward kinematics, inverse kinematics, position and force control in multi-jointed systems
  • Humanoid or inverted pendulum balance control systems
  • Model predictive control , state estimation, and trajectory planning
  • State visualization (3D, real-time)
  • Data logging system design, implementation and use
  • Control system bring-up on untested platforms and test plan development
  • Experience with ROS, C, Java and Python

Desired Experience

  • Camera operation, video editing, photo editing, graphic design, web design, model making or other graphic design skills
  • Hydraulic system control design
  • 3D SLAM
  • Human-machine interfaces
  • Machine vision
  • Mechanical fabrication and assembly skills (machining, welding, and mechanical assembly experience in particular)
  • Electrical fabrication skills (soldering and wiring harness experience in particular)
  • Rigging and commercial transportation experience (forklift/crane/boom lift certification and a CDL in particular)

NOTE: We're serious about requiring 5 years of engineering experience, though we will make an exception if you were specifically involved in the DARPA Robotics Challenge for two years in a humanoid controls capacity. Hands-on Masters and Ph.D. programs count towards this requirement, but undergraduate degrees and internships do not. Sorry, but we're not hiring entry level engineers for this position.