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Seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer to define initial project scope including proposal composition, lead and deliver presentations, estimate and stabilize the most appropriate process and deliverable to satisfy client needs. This position will be a senior member of the electrical engineering team and the primary lead on multiple projects, responsible for managing and leading groups of engineers, advising/assisting in the design and execution of all projects from initiation to completion, and ensuring on-time submission of deliverables.

In this role, we will ask you go:

  • Take every care, regard, action, and ability to keep all privileged information not yet know to other individuals, companies, public, or other entities private and confidential in all regards.
  • Conduct and lead interviews of additional teammates with expectations of growing and developing a cohesive design team.
  • Work with and lead teams to create electrical/ electromechanical concepts for overall packaging strategies, mechanisms, and parts. These concepts are expected to balance function, appearance, form, and budgetary requirements.
  • Work with clients on individual projects or as a team lead, team member, or support member on larger projects.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with your team and the client throughout the project.
  • Strive for the right balance between strategic planning and tactical execution.
  • Be a motivating, positive, and success-oriented individual who is familiar with the latest development/production/electrical methodologies.
  • Manage and facilitate client interactions with strong, clear communication as it relates to deliverables, design reviews, deadlines, etc.
  • Work with Sales to establish, locate and procure perspective clients, perform initial contact and assessment of new projects, go on road trips with sales to establish contact, and instill confidence in client of our company and our engineering abilities.
  • Work with team members to estimate resource requirements, monitor progress, and balance and reallocate resources as needed.
  • Be responsible for resolving conflicts among resources and between clients and engineering teams.
  • Serve as a mentor for other engineers.
  • Communicate to senior management any significant deviations from project plans.
  • Assist in coordinating internal team staffing and budget requirements for projects.
  • Travel as-needed (valid driver’s license and vehicle required).

You should be familiar with:

  • Wireless technology: Familiarity with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, LoRa and other low power wireless standards. Familiarity with cellular technologies, particularly 4G technologies targeting IoT.
  • Microcontrollers: Experience in designing micro- controller and microprocessor-based systems including ARM Cortex M series microcontrollers. C-programming expertise desired.
  • Low power: Ability to design a system to minimize power consumption for portable battery-operated devices.
  • Battery: Charging and fuel gauging of lithium chemistry batteries for portable applications.
  • Sensors: Familiarity with various sensor types including MEMS sensors and ability to design them into a system.
  • Cloud: Familiarity with connecting devices to the cloud and issues related to security such as authentication and encryption. Familiarity with protocols such as MQTT is helpful as is knowledge of JavaScript and JSON.
  • GPS: Familiarity with GPS technology and incorporating GPS capability into a product.
  • Motors: Ability to design in circuits to drive motors including brushed, brushless and stepper.
  • Compliance/Certification/Agency Approvals: Experience with product compliance requirements to include at least FCC Part 15 Subpart B.
  • Expertise out-sourcing for prototype, pre-fabrication/ low volume, high-volume/ production runs.
  • Experience with various cost reduction techniques.
  • Ability to understand and document a theory (sequence) of operations.
  • Familiarity with automation systems using PLC and related software.
  • Ability to create quick prototypes when necessary utilizing Arduino, Raspberry pi or best method given the situation.

Computer & Software Use:

  • Create entire databases describing complete product development and design. These data- bases will be suitable for direct transfer to proto- typing and/or manufacturing and will include all consideration for assembly, tooling and functional design requirements. This work will often be performed as part of a team, which includes electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and industrial designers.
  • Either create or oversee the creation of product documentation for the manufacturing and assembly process in accordance with Goddard’s practices. Use appropriate software as the primary design platforms.
  • Advise, research, and recommend hardware & software applications that will benefit the company by way of efficiency.