Hardware Engineer

Austin, TX, 73301

Posted on 02/21/2019

Position Details




Consumer Products and Services / Other



Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree

Reference ID:


We are seeking an experienced Hardware Engineer. This position is based in Austin, TX. Company is open to relocation.


You will work in a startup environment developing different smart connected products for the commercial and high-end residential markets.


  • Drive IoT product development from initial design and bring up to mass production
  • Create low-cost and robust schematics for our connected systems using ZigBee/Mesh, Bluetooth, proprietary or Wi-Fi protocols.
  • Create and maintain automated test systems and plans.
  • Work with firmware engineers to develop, test and troubleshoot prototype designs
  • Work with factory to bring products into MP stage



  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Embedded Hardware design.
  • Experience developing cost-sensitive, high-volume consumer electronic products
  • Experience working with offshore manufacturing partners
  • Proficient with hardware design and layout tools such as OrCAD Capture, PADS PCB, Allegro PCB or Altium Designer
  • Experience with 32 bit ARM microcontrollers and in-circuit debugging.
  • Strong technical skills including schematic design, high speed signal propagation, power delivery, Ethernet, USB, thermal analysis, ESD, EMI …
  • Strong knowledge of various networking and hardware communication protocols such as SPI, UART, I2C, JTAG
  • Hardware prototyping and debugging experience with use of debuggers, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and serial protocol analyzers.
  • Ability to write low level test software for HW validation highly desired
  • Software code management tools such as GIT, Mercurial, etc.
  • (RF) DFx (Design for cost, test, manufacturing) experience
  • Design for FCC and UL/ETL type approvals
  • Desire to work in a fast paced startup environment.
  • Excellent technical documentation, writing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Process-oriented and creative problem solver.
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills. Mandarin is a plus.
  • International and domestic travel as necessary.


Preferred skills ( or what you’ll learn on the job )

  • Analog hardware design and understanding of RF and antenna basics
  • Experience with Wireless protocols including ZigBee/Mesh, Bluetooth, proprietary and Wi-Fi.
  • Solid programming experience in C/C++, Assembly and Linux kernel and drivers.
  • Experience interfacing embedded devices with cloud (AWS) environments
  • Experience working with embedded Linux and RTOS systems.
  • Experience with Home Automation product development
  • Automated testing experience with embedded C firmware.
  • Experience working with third party developers

About the Company:

  • Established company with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strong history of helping employees develop and grow their careers.
  • Industry technology leader.
  • Products are used for hospitality, commercial and retail applications.
  • Socially responsible company.
  • Responsible manufacturing practices.
  • Cutting edge energy saving technology.
  • Position offers a strong base + bonus + good benefits package.