Careers2022-06-21T19:03:17+00:00

Careers at Ekso

OUR CULTURE

Building products to help humans as one team.

At Ekso Bionics, we work as one collaborative team. Eliminating silos and promoting transparency, we recognise how every member of Team Ekso plays into supporting our mission.

We have started groups like the Fun & Culture Committee and Diversity & Inclusion group, do weekly activities like virtual quizzes, and host monthly barbecues at our dog-friendly waterfront headquarters in the SF Bay Area. With a partially-distributed workforce, Team Ekso spans across the US, Europe, and Asia.

We use technology to empower human mobility.

Our mission is to amplify human motion by enhancing strength, endurance, and mobility across medical and industrial applications with advanced robotics.

JOBS

Current Openings

I.          Job Summary:

Contract Trainer is a part time position that is responsible for providing training/education to current/future Ekso Bionics customers while facilitating use of our product in healthcare settings ensuring competent and safe operation of Ekso devices by all physical therapists at customer sites. The activities needed to support these objectives include, while not limited to: improving the quality, efficiency, and productivity of the physical therapy/clinical team, facilitating patient use of our products directly and through others, and complying with Ekso Bionics quality management system.

II.          Principle Duties:

  • Onsite Training, Demonstrations and Conferences
    • Travel to current and future customer locations to provide new or ongoing demonstrations and trainings for all Ekso Bionics mobility related devices.
    • Comply with Ekso Bionics Clinical Competency and Training Outline to complete education and training
  • Communicate timely and effectively with all members of Clinical Team and Engineering Team
    • Report status of training weeks
    • Collect feedback from customers and circulate to Clinical and Engineering Teams
    • Notify Clinical Manager with concerns for site competency
    • Notify Engineering Team and Clinical Manager with concerns for device function

III.          Key Competencies/Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Must be a licensed physical therapist with at least four (4) years of experience treating in an inpatient and/or outpatient rehabilitation setting, with at least a two (2) year focus in spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation, stroke/CVA rehabilitation, acquired brain injury (ABI) rehabilitation, or other neurological conditions that require gait training.
  • Must have thorough understanding of and demonstrated experience working with SCI, CVA, and ABI or other neurological conditions at all levels. Must understand clinical risks and complications associated with diagnosis, and have experience gait training patients with spinal cord injury or other neurological conditions.
  • Have exceptional physical evaluation skills.
  • Experience as a Clinical Instructor to physical therapy student(s) or other applicable healthcare instruction.
  • Additional experience in neurological rehabilitation and teaching rehabilitation professionals preferred.
  • Comfortable using tools to adjust devices (Similar to wheelchair adjustment skills).
  • Robotic experience preferred
  • Provides excellent verbal and written communication to various team members in a timely manner. Requires effective communication to convey, develop and implement ideas to various customers and teams.
  • Possesses a high sense of urgency, initiative and effective decision-making skills. Must present a professional demeanor and demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Is energetic, works quickly and efficiently with detail and accuracy; able to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Proficient with computer use including Microsoft office suite and databases used by the business.

IV.          Key Competencies/Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate degree from accredited Physical Therapy program and be a licensed physical therapist.
  • Must be CPR and first aid certified.

V.          Contact:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Adam Kesten at AKesten@eksobionics.com and Mike Glover at MGlover@eksobionics.com

I.          Position Summary:

As a key member of our Engineering team, this new Mechanical Engineering position will be the product owner for all mechanical systems for Ekso’s existing medical products.  Specifically, you will work closely with a small team of engineers to continually improve the functionality, reliability, and cost of Ekso’s leading product, EksoNR, while also expanding your domain expertise in both robotic exoskeletons and medical devices. As part of the broader project team, you will also have a strong voice in new product design.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a passion for robotics and electromechanical systems in general, as well as a strong desire to develop domain expertise in robotic exoskeletons.  While this position works as part of a team, you should be prepared to take on a range of activities anywhere from joining a conceptual brainstorming session, to redesigning components or systems for lower cost, to running a accelerated life fatigue tests, among many others.

To successfully perform in this role, you will need to be an engineer with excellent design and analytical skills and a high level of creativity. Over time, you will also be expected to develop a working knowledge of all aspects Ekso’s products and how they are used.  If you are interested in becoming an expert in exoskeletons with broad exposure to multiple engineering disciplines this is an excellent opportunity at one of the world’s leading companies in the space.

II.      Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and own mechanical design efforts for Ekso’s existing medical exoskeletons.
  • Analyze product performance in the field to identify areas of improvement.
  • Continually improve the products to be more reliable, cost effective, and manufacturable.
  • Manage and drive product cost reduction and roadmaps.
  • Develop complete design documentation consistent with medical device requirements.
  • Design and build prototypes and test systems.
  • Work with the broader team to specify and define new products and roadmaps.
  • Present updates and design progress to executive management and the broader company.
  • Support supply chain and contract manufacturing partners
  • Perform accelerated life testing, including for fatigue and other cyclical failures.
  • Manage the product BOM while working with Manufacturing on change management process.
  • Contribute to new product design and development.
  • Lead a cross functional team to get projects completed on target and on time.

III.        Position Skills / Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience as an Engineer working in robotics, electromechanical systems, or mechanism analysis and design.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience with fatigue-based design and analysis strongly preferred.
  • Expert level knowledge in 3D solid modeling, preferably in Solidworks.
  • Working knowledge of a wide range of materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrated experience transitioning product from design to manufacturing.
  • Medical device industry experience preferred.
  • Data-driven problem solving with excellent analytical skills.
  • Hands on mentality with desire to build things. Hungry to learn new skills.

IV.     Additional desirable skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively across all operational levels of the organization as well as with suppliers and customers.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills.
  • Must be able to wear and operate Ekso Bionics products safely.

IV.     Company Benefits:

  • Ekso Bionics offers Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plan, plus a bonus program.

V.     How to Apply:

I.          Position Summary:

Ekso is hiring a Director of Engineering to lead its Engineering and R&D activities.  This is a key role in the company with the ideal candidate bringing a combination of technical expertise in robotics, medical device product development, and strong leadership skills. In addition, in alignment with the mission of the company, the ideal candidate will bring a passion for building great products and experiences, the primary purpose of which is to improve the lives of patients, as well as their families and clinicians who care for them.

The Director of Engineering manages the entire Engineering and R&D department at Ekso. The team includes approximately 10 people with expertise in mechanical and electrical design, mechatronics, embedded software, control systems, and human-machine interfaces.  The team responsibilities encompass both sustaining engineering for existing products as well as new and advanced product R&D. In addition, the Director of Engineering manages some aspects of Ekso’s quality system, such as document control and design controls.

While this is management position, the Director of Engineering should expect to provide a significant amount of technical input for new product development, including driving platform, system architecture, and technical roadmap decisions.

Due to the flat management structure at Ekso, the Director of Engineering is a high visibility position that works directly with the executive team on a regular basis.  In addition to regular updates on development progress, the Director of Engineering is expected contribute to the overall management and provide input to critical strategic initiatives.

II.      Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities: 

  • Manage Ekso’s talented Engineering team to deliver critical new products while also providing sustaining support to existing products
  • Provide technical leadership for the team and Ekso overall
  • Own product system architecture and technology direction in collaboration with the broader team
  • Maintain and ensure adherence to Ekso’s Product Development Process
  • Recruit and hire exceptional talent to build on the existing engineering team as need to deliver on product initiatives
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Marketing and Sales to develop long term technical roadmap
  • Actively contribute to strategic initiatives, including identifying potential M&A opportunities and performing technical due diligence.
  • Manage the Ekso’s extensive IP and patent portfolio.

III.        Position Skills / Requirements:

  • 4-year Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Biomedical Engineering or Computer Science. Advanced degree strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of experience working with robotics or complex electromechanical systems, preferably for medical device applications
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing projects and/or teams to deliver advanced products to market
  • Experience developing products in a structured development process (stage gate or similar)
  • Ability to hire and manage quality team members, including outside developers
  • Experience identifying, working with, and managing external development teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization as well as with suppliers and customers
  • Willingness to delegate or get hands dirty as dictated by the situation
  • Comfortable presenting to, working with, and influencing Executive Management team.
  • Can work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines
  • Data drive problem solving skills using analytical tools (Excel, Python, etc.) as appropriate
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong team player who can incorporate input from others and can generate consensus through inclusion
  • Ability to travel potentially 10% time, both in the US and internationally

IV.     Company Benefits:

  • Ekso Bionics offers Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plan, plus a bonus program.

V.     How to Apply:

I.          Position Summary:

This Customer Experience Specialist position is an opportunity for an intelligent, positive, responsible person with high initiative, strong written and verbal communication skills, meticulous attention to detail and can wear multiple hats to have a positive impact with all our customers.   Someone who enjoys working with customers, is good at troubleshooting, goes above and beyond, has a pleasant and friendly style as well as having an intimate knowledge of the customer’s needs with empathy for the customer’s situation.

II.      Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate customers through the organization – “One Face to the Customer.”
  • Provide all needed response and communication directly to the customer either via own knowledge base or obtained from other pertinent support areas
  • Manage and update the complaint database according to Ekso Bionics quality management process
  • Manage and communicate to customers on expectations, needs, problems, and updates on product availability, special requests and new developments
  • Document all activities involving customers in the CRM system
  • Ability to handle high volume of telephone and email communication
  • Frequent customer contact with production plants and to coordinate scheduling, order fulfillment, pricing and delivery
  • Research and confirm results to customer inquiries that may include: expediting, billing problems, change order requests, quality, engineering and compliance issues
  • Processing customer orders, returns, and requests in a highly technical environment
  • Assist multiple departments with various requests

III.        Position Skills / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years’ experience as a customer service representative
  • Dependable with strong organizational skills and detail oriented perspective
  • Ability to work extended hours/ shifts as needed and able to keep scheduled hours
  • Proficient in: MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point- knowledge of Salesforce.com a plus
  • Pleasant phone demeanor and solid communication skills in both written and in speech
  • Good at troubleshooting and problem solving, and analytical in nature
  • Results oriented, focused and assertive in meeting commitments
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Entrepreneurial, driven by a new challenge
  • Self-motivated, energetic and tenacious
  • Flexible and responsive to changing situations
  • Handle pressure-filled situations in a professional and customer friendly manner
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work in a task oriented environment
  • Handles issues in the best interest of both customer and company
  • Able to suggest improvements to the various communications & processes (e.g., website, FAQ, etc.)

IV.     Company Benefits:

  • Ekso Bionics offers Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plan, plus a bonus program.

V.     How to Apply:

INTERNSHIPS

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