Volta Labs, Inc. is hiring a

Senior Electrical Engineer

Cambridge, United States

Volta Labs, Inc. (https://www.voltalabs.com/) is an MIT spin-off that has unlocked powerful new capabilities with our proprietary fluidic technology. Working at the intersection of engineering and biology, we are developing the future of automation and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in life sciences. We are at an exciting inflection point as we emerge out of stealth mode and scale up. Alongside our collaborators, we have demonstrated powerful and unique competencies that are now being developed into robust products for the decentralization of Next Generation Sequencing. This beachhead application is on the bleeding edge of innovation and adoption, and we intend to shape the future with our paradigm shifting platform. 

Working at Volta Labs means having big ambitions for solving the world’s most challenging problems. We take pride in having a wealth of internal knowledge and experiences across all aspects of technology, and we hope that you can add fresh perspectives to that! We strive to build a community of collaborative, disruptive, and respectful team members who feel empowered to be themselves every day.


  • Design and build prototypes and production electronic systems, including circuit design, PCB layout, embedded firmware development, bring up and validation
  • Go beyond the board -- design sensing, motion, electrowetting, magnetic field actuation and thermal management systems around off-the-shelf and custom components
  • Back up your design decisions with data gathered through simulations and experiments
  • Grow into owning system-level architecture and mentoring other engineers


  • M. S. or B. S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Physics or a related field with 4+ years of relevant experience in an industry / research position. If you are exceptional, we can skip this requirement. 
  • Strong systems level thinking in designing complex electrical systems.
  • Experience with designing mixed signal circuits, high voltage systems, power electronics.
  • Experience developing systems with digital logic and embedded processors (ARM, AVR, Raspberry Pi).Design, layout and fabrication of printed circuit boards using Altium Designer, KiCad, Eagle or similar tool.
  • Programming in one more languages C, C++, Python.
  • Ability to work in a fast based start-up work environment with ability to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate ideas and concepts with biologists, engineers and non-scientists.
  • Excellent organization and task planning skills and capability for multi-tasking.
  • Self-starter who requires minimal supervision.


  • Strong knowledge of electromagnetism and draw toward solving physics problems.
  • Experience with CAD systems such as Fusion 360, Solidworks and COMSOL (physics simulation).
  • Experience in developing life sciences tools, medical instruments and laboratory hardware or similar hard technologies.


  • Robust equity program to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Access to 401K
  • Generous paid Parental Leave (up to 12 weeks)
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Healthy on-site lunches, snacks, beverages, & treats

Volta Labs offers both competitive cash and equity compensation, as well as health, dental, and vision coverage, and unlimited paid time off. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and actively seek out and value diverse perspectives. Women, people of color, people who are differently abled, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!

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