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Principal Hardware Engineer

As our Principal Hardware Engineer, you will provide design, development, and analysis capabilities for hardware development. You will engage with technology partners to drive innovation with a focus on performance, power, integration, and cost. In this position you will lead the process of defining technical requirements that drive the product roadmap. You will be working closely with software, operations, program management, product marketing, and executive management team and will have the opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know. We are looking for a talented and passionate new team member.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform schematic design and work with the CAD team on PCB layout
  • Responsible for component selection, schematic capture, layout oversight, bring up and debug
  • Manage the eBOM within the PLM system
  • Work with Firmware and Software teams on device bring-up and development
  • Work with the operations team on manufacturing test development and Contract Manufacturers: Directly support engineering builds
  • Be accountable for delivering on schedule and meeting the performance, features and quality requirements for the project
  • Define EE architecture and execute EE product development through the entire life cycle
  • Collaborate closely with ME and ID on mechanical integration and on decisions that affect performance of ESD, EMI, RF

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field.
  • 10+ years of hardware design experience as Electrical Engineer on portable consumer electronic devices, with proficiency with digital embedded systems and analog design. 
  • 8+ years of experience performing bring-up, debug, validation and optimization of systems.
  • Working knowledge of RF communications: Bluetooth and WiFi
  • Knowledge of standard network communication topologies including Ethernet, I2C, RS232, RS485/422, and TCP/IP
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Familiar with compliance standards such as FCC, EMC, ESD, 3GPP, CDG
  • Have experience in writing system specifications (SPEC), product requirements documents (PRD) and prototype test plans (TP)
  • Tools experience with one or more schematic-PCB design tools
  • Deep knowledge in some of the following areas: batteries, power supplies, displays, touch, wireless protocols, RF & antennas, MCUs, signal integrity, mixed signal analog & audio, power management, biometric sensors

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong debugging/trouble-shooting skills of embedded systems
  • Proficiency with Design for Cost and Design for Manufacture
  • Knowledge of FDA quality system and requirements for design control
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