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Everywhere Ventures
Everywhere Ventures

Senior Safety Engineer



Other Engineering
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Burro is the leading robotics company in the world by number of robots working outdoors in the field with real customers. Our mission is to free people from tedious work and solve the critical labor shortages faced by farmers and others that work outdoors.
To accomplish our mission, we need a world-class, diverse team where everyone feels comfortable sharing their ideas. With this in mind, we strive to create a work environment where every employee can be themselves and express their perspective – this enables us to deliver the most creative and innovative solutions to problems our customers face.
Headquartered in Philadelphia with an office in central California, and backed by top Agtech and autonomy investors, including S2G, Catalyst, Translink, Cibus, FPrime, Toyota Ventures, FFVC, Xplorer, and Radicle, Burro was created to solve the labor shortages facing farmers using robotics.
Burros can be described as Disney's Wall-E for agriculture and work outdoors, in a 1.0 format. They function, today, as computer vision based autonomous ground vehicles for carrying, towing, and scouting, and are designed to lay the base for the fully autonomous future of work outdoors. We have a growing triple digit fleet deployed in paid commercial use within vineyards, nurseries, berries, and beyond, and demand for our product is accelerating, so we are growing our team.
We are seeking a Safety Engineer to drive and execute our Safety roadmap. The ideal candidate will be in charge of the safety activities and certifications to open up new market possibilities.


  • Conduct thorough risk assessments of all Burro products in use and planned (Ex: HIRA).
  • Ensure our products comply with all relevant safety standards
  • Implement safety measures to ensure customer (and employee) safety
  • Develop training and other tools to ensure safe operation of Burro robots
  • Collaborate with Engineering team to understand all robot functionalities and provide guidance throughout product development lifecycle
  • Drive the implementation of countermeasures when the risk assessment requires
  • Manage all certifications required to sell our products in different geographies.
  • Plan and execute all necessary tests required for various certifications
  • Stay up to date and be the go-to company expert on on industry safety standards and regulations which could impact our products
  • Investigate and analyze any incidents involving Burro products


  • Masters degree in Engineering, robotics, safety, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in safety engineering, preferably in the field of robotics
  • Experience in risk assessment and safety planning
  • Experience in CE certification or similar certification, as well as relevant regulatory requirements
  • Experience in designing and implementing safety mechatronic tests
  • Embraces collaboration and a fast paced work environment
  • Travel required (20%). Location: Philadelphia


  • Experience in functional safety for agricultural, warehouse, or other robotic field
  • Experience in a fast paced startup environment


  • Competitive salary and benefits package (medical/dental/vision)
  • Early-Stage Equity
  • 401K Plan
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid parental leave
RECRUITERS: We are not accepting agency resumes for this position. Please do not forward or submit resumes through our website or to any of our employees directly. Burro is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.