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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures

Senior Systems Integration & Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

We are looking for a passionate Senior Systems Integration and Test Engineer to join our team. In this role, your primary responsibility will be designing, implementing, and executing integration and testing strategies for a complex manufacturing machine. We’re looking for someone with experience in HW/SW system integration and testing who is excited about the risks and rewards of joining an early-stage startup.

About us

unspun is a robotics and digital apparel company, with a mission to reduce global carbon emissions by 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing.

Included in Time's Best Inventions & Fast Company's World Changing Ideas, unspun aims to rapidly transition the trillion-dollar apparel world into one that is more intentional, inclusive, and efficient by focusing on the overlap between sustainability and profitability.

We’ve developed a proprietary and patent-pending technology at the crossroads of 3D printing and automated textile manufacturing. By skipping the flat 2D fabric stage, we can additively build custom apparel products from the ground up- straight from yarn to final product. If additive manufacturing, industrial automation, and synchronized systems of hundreds of sensors & actuators gets you excited, we’d love to talk!

About You

As the first Systems I&T engineer on unspun’s hardware team, you will play a critical role in diligently and thoroughly completing the verification and validation process of Vega™, our revolutionary new textile manufacturing process. You will work with hardware & textile engineers, technicians, and our product development team to achieve company goals via requirements definition, integration planning, and acceptance testing.

What You’ll Do

  • Define and manage a path to full system integration by developing tests to inform requirements discovery, establishing success criteria, leading design validation, and regularly communicating system requirements updates
  • Define the integration plan of subsystems and ensure system performance meets the required specifications and standards
  • Own testing schedules and lead on-machine verification and validation testing with a team of engineers and technicians
  • Align cross-functional teams toward the successful realization of integration & testing milestones
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop, review, and execute test plans for prototype builds
  • Create technical reports detailing test results, findings, and recommendations
  • Analyze issues and provide support in the definition, prioritization, and testing for proposed solutions
  • Communicate identified improvements and new capabilities to the Vega™ Design team
  • Engage with project stakeholders to ensure all integration and testing requirements are met and aligned with overall project goals
  • Identify potential risks and issues early in the integration and testing process and develop mitigation strategies
  • Work onsite Mon - Fri from our Emeryville microfactory