Electrical Engineer - Industrial Automation and Control
Cafe X
 San Francisco Bay Area, CA

We augment human productivity and happiness through automation.

For many people, coffee is a daily ritual that sets the tone for the rest of their day. Cafe X offers consistent, premium quality at affordable prices by designing, manufacturing, and operating robotic coffee bars that serve specialty coffee precisely brewed to the roaster’s specifications. 

By automating the mechanical aspects of making coffee, our robots enable our Coffee Bar Specialists to focus on delivering a superior customer experience, setting the standard for human-robot collaboration in hospitality, one cup of coffee at a time.

Backed by Craft Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Social Capital, Felicis Ventures, and The LAUNCH Fund, Cafe X is rapidly growing the founding team to launch more locations, scale manufacturing, and develop next-generation products.

Currently, we operate three San Francisco locations: The Metreon, 578 Market Street and One Bush Plaza. We support our communities by partnering with local roasters such as Equator, Ritual and Intelligentsia, highlighting the Bay Area’s best coffee beans.

We’re looking for diverse, pragmatic, and talented individuals who take initiative, remain humble, and aren’t afraid to get their hands (literally) dirty. 

Automation with a human touch. Join us.

As an Electrical Engineer at Cafe X, you will work on our current and next generation Robotic Coffee Bar systems and accessories. You will have the opportunity to develop your designs from concept, to prototype, to testing & validation, and production. Our Robotic Coffee Bar system involves a multitude of engineering disciplines including industrial automation, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and a suite of software products. You will be responsible for design and validation of the Robotic Coffee Bar electrical system, leading design on areas such as motor and sensor selection, electrical schematics modification/creation, designing to safety stands, electrical enclosure design, and custom electromechanical assemblies.


  • Create and maintain electrical schematics (including, but not limited to: system interconnects, enclosure wiring diagrams, cable harness diagrams, and cable diagrams)
  • Overall system electrical design
  • Work with suppliers to outsource production of cables and harnesses


  • 3+ years experience in electrical engineering
  • 3+ years using Draftsight or Autocad
  • Experience going through DFM process for at least one complete product lifecycle
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with writing technical documentation
  • Mission driven
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.