Electrical Prototype Engineer

East Bay, (none selected) | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/23/2016 Job ID: 3028 Industry: Manufacturing

Position: Electrical Design and Prototype Engineer

Reports To: Director, R&D / Engineering

Position Description:

The Electrical Design and Prototype Engineer will be responsible for developing and testing prototype proof of concept systems using custom PCBs and off the shelf components. The development will include working with mechanical engineers on physical interfaces for prototype devices, and soldering together various parts of the system, to create functional prototypes. Work may include interfacing with potential customer groups to obtain system requirements for new applications. Documentation of schematics and connections is required, and interfacing with board fabrication and assembly vendors is expected. Responsibilities will also include testing audio interface systems and documenting results. This engineer will interface closely with firmware and mechanical engineers, as well as other electrical design engineers to develop new exciting products.


Required Background:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience as an Electrical Engineer

  • Familiarity with electro-mechanical interfaces (buttons, switches, connectors, enclosures)

  • Ability to create working prototypes of new system configurations, quick-turn boards

  • A "maker" attitude to develop proof of concept systems for new applications

  • Experience with battery powered designs, with space and cost constraints, preferably audio

  • Schematic capture and Layout capabilities (Altium preferred)

  • Lab equipment experience, and prototyping/soldering experience

About Our company :

This company is a small start-up environment, where individuals can have a large impact. Our product is a novel communications device which utilizes bone-conduction audio and allows for open-ears and hands free communication in extreme environments. With deep interest and commitments from government entities, first responders, and sports applications, Our company  is ready to execute on a revolution in communication technology. If you are a motivated self-starter ready for a great opportunity, we look forward to bringing you on board!

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