Instrumentation Engineer

South Bay, CA

Posted: 08/08/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Consumer Electronics Job Number: JOS000005176

Instrumentation Engineer

  • Job Number: 38757563
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: Mar. 6, 2015
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

company designs consumer electronics that have touched millions and changed the way people interact with electronic devices around the world. The Sensor Calibration & Instrumentation Group is looking for an engineer directly responsible for the design of systems which carry out calibration and performance validation of the various motion sensors within the company’s products. This engineer works closely with the Sensing Hardware group to ensure the success of current and future the company's products.

Key Qualifications

  • *3+ years of professional experience
  • *High volume consumer electronics manufacturing experience
  • *Experience debugging and designing simple electrical circuitry
  • *Experience with hardware automation and motion control
  • *Experience with databases such as MySQL/PostgreSQL/NoSQL
  • *Experience with plotting and processing data in Matlab/Perl/Ruby/Python
  • *Experience data mining large data sets in Matlab/Perl/Ruby/Python
  • *Mac OS X experience
  • *Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Our systems have to perform at a high level of accuracy in non-ideal factory NPI conditions. You should be someone that is excited about: *Re-writing existing motion sensor software in order to squeeze those last optimizations out of the software and algorithms *Working with motion sensor equipment vendors to design the perfect equipment from scratch for calibrating and verifying the performance of company products *Coming up with new and optimized ways of calibrating and verifying motion sensor performance of company products *Experience with hardware automation and motion control specifically for use in MEMS sensor testing and calibration, acoustic calibration and testing and optics (proximity sensor/ ambient lights sensors) calibration and testing. Specification, development and deployment of motion sensor calibration and performance verification stations for use during company new product introduction (NPI). Responsibilities include: *Develop, optimize and debug software in C/C++/Objective-C *Specify and acquire equipment, components and tools for use in a NPI environment *Specify and validate the required fixturing for measuring and calibrating devices *Deploy calibration and performance verification stations throughout the NPI cycle *Generate reports that analyze large amounts of NPI motion sensor performance data *Debug devices from the system level down to the component level


*BS in CS/EE. MS preferred. *1+ years of professional experience *Knowledge of accelerometer and gyroscope functionality and implementation *Experience programming in one or more of the following: C/C++/Objective-C

Additional Requirements

Estimated Travel Up to 25% international travel

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