Vice President of Engineering
Posted on 3/2/2023
Sanctuary AI

51-200 employees

Human-like intelligence general-purpose robotics
Company Overview
Sanctuary’s mission is to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. The company is committed to augmenting human creativity and has experience launching market-defining innovations rooted previously unsolved and deep scientific problems. Sanctuary hopes in the not-too-distant future, robots will help us explore, and prosper in outer space.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Hardware Engineering
  • Bring hands on experience leading processes that develop an iterative series of prototypes
  • Manage scaling from our current state through all of the transitions necessary to reach our future mass-production targets
  • Develop and own budgets for the Hardware Team and all related processes
  • Own and be the point of contact for all relationships with hardware supply partners
  • Build and manage an internal team to support and scale your plan
  • Work with leadership to communicate your plan to company stakeholders
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Manufacturing, Software Engineering, Customer Success, and Business Development to understand constraints and objectives of each team
  • Your Experience
  • Skills & Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and deploying a complex hardware/software system, likely either in the automotive, computer systems, or electronics industries
  • A track record of developing/mentoring great talent, building and motivating high achieving teams, and growing from 50+ to 100's of engineers
  • At least 10+ years executive-level management experience; ideally from new-to-world innovation, through New-Product Introduction (NPI) and scale to change the world
  • Demonstrated executive-level communication of engineering strategy, project execution, budget control, and product demonstrations
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain schedule integrity, with ability to operate a complex concurrent engineering program, that shows demonstrated evolution to customers, investors, and internal business stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate in both technology and engineering practices in multiple disciplines
  • Demonstrated the ability to engineer for scale & serviceability from prototypes to production
  • Traits
  • Will thrive in a zero-politics environment focused uniquely on our world-changing mission
  • Highly competitive and driven to succeed
  • Professional, calm, and consistently optimistic in the face of adversity and difficult challenges
  • Excited about the opportunity to play a critical role with a visionary company taking on the dual grand challenges of building human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots
  • Entrepreneurial and goal-driven with a high level of energy
  • Motivated and effective in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Charismatic and inspirational leader
  • Ideally this candidate will be based in Vancouver, BC, able to relocate; we will consider exceptional candidates who are able to frequently travel for work in Canada
  • In this role, you will be responsible for delivery of all hardware aspects of our products. This includes responsibility for overall delivery & execution of the hardware systems design, architecture, actuators, sensors, networking, mechanical and electrical systems for a graceful human-like bipedal general-purpose robot
  • You'll work with our VP Manufacturing to develop Design For Manufacture processes, and with our VP Software Engineering to define systems-level requirements for implementing a complex control stack, managing supply chain, budgeting, and more. Reporting to our Chief Product Officer, this is an important and demanding role requiring someone with a world-class understanding of successfully creating breakthrough transformative systems. This is an opportunity to help grow an entirely new industry that could surpass the automotive industry in size, scope, and importance
  • You will work closely with Product Management, Manufacturing, Software Engineering, Customer Experience, and Business Development leaders to design, implement, and execute the processes and systems necessary to ensure that we can field a transformatively better humanoid than current state-of-the-art prototypes