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Momentum Machines

Test Engineer Intern at Momentum Machines

San Francisco · Internship

Momentum Machines combines culinary arts with engineering smarts to serve up automatically prepared gourmet burgers from scratch.

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Job Description

About the role:
The Test Engineering Intern will act as a critical feedback mechanism to our design process and operations. By subjecting our electromechanical systems to a battery of tests, you will help us learn about the limitations of our design and uncover areas of growth.

You are:

Organized and detail orientated: You make lists in your sleep and have great fun playing with spreadsheets. You can keep track of numerous tests and keep meticulous records of data and results.
Analytical and data driven: You are experienced with spreadsheets (Excel and Google Sheets) and mathematical computing software such as MatLab. You enjoy crunching numbers to solve problems.
A Problem Solver: You’ve used or been trained in problem solving and process improvement techniques like Root Cause Analysis, Analytical Troubleshooting, Control Plans, Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA.)
Experienced with measuring equipment: Experienced with test equipment such as meters, oscilloscopes, data loggers, etc.
A great juggler: Solid history of solving complex problems while being able to work collaboratively while handling multiple projects on various timelines. Actual juggling is always a plus.
Collaborative: You can clearly express your needs and timelines and you actively listen for others’ needs and timelines. You are diligent about communicating with stakeholders about meeting and missing deadlines.

You will:

Plan: Create, enhance, and execute manual and automated test plans to ensure that electronics, mechanical hardware, and software meet specified quality standards.
Explore new products: Perform exploratory testing on new-to-world designs to identify unanticipated problems and test need.
Find out if stuff works: Conduct functional tests on electrical, mechanical, and software to ensure products function as anticipated.
Find out how reliable things are: Conduct tests to gauge reliability and durability of designs.
Make cool stuff: Build experimental circuitry or complete prototype models according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronic systems and components.

To apply:
Please apply via Lever:
Please include in your application a resume and cover letter addressing why you think it would be good for us to collaborate.

Momentum Machines doesn’t discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We’re committed to being a team that reflects a broad range of experience, thought, geography, age, background, gender, sexual orientation, language, culture and many other characteristics.

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What We're Building

Momentum is revolutionizing the way food is prepared with technology that allows for gourmet quality food to be sold at fast food prices.

We have created a robot that makes customized hamburgers from raw ingredients to packaging, with zero human intervention. Not only does our technology prepare food in a more sanitary, expedient, and with customizable way but, it also makes the freshest burger possible.

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Alex Vardakostas
Founder, @Momentum Machines. Invented hamburger making robot. Was an engineer at STA. B.S. in physics with research in algorithms for quantum computers.
Steven Frehn
Co-founder @Momentum Machines, revolutionizing fast food. @Darko Bijelic, @Armageddon Energy. @Stanford University Mechanical Engineering.
Anastasia Gamick
Studied at @UCLA • Chief of Staff @Momentum Machines
Jeff C. Jensen
I build amazing robots.
Oshin Nazarian
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. Strong research background with product design experience (Raytheon, Momentum Machines).

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Our Investors

Joel Poloney
Co-Creator of FarmVille. Investor in @Momentum Machines, @Famous.AF / Stolen, and @smashgg. Sold @Toro to @Google in 2015. Sold @MyMiniLife to @Zynga in 2009.
Shantanu Talapatra
Founder @smashgg • Worked at @Zynga • Studied at GaTech
Leo Polovets
2nd non-founding engineer at @LinkedIn => Engineer at @Google => Early engineer at @Factual => Partner at @Susa Ventures.
Justin Waldron
Co-Founder @Zynga • Angel Investor @Gigster, @YourMechanic, @HOOKED ++ • Advisor @Kik Interactive
Sam Teller
Currently @SpaceX and @Tesla Motors / Previously Managing Director and Co-Founder of @Launchpad LA / Harvard BA / LA born and raised
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