May 13th, 2016

Hardware Engineer

Help a growing San Francisco engineering consultancy expand its services and bring class-leading products to life.

Until recently Alloy Product Development has been focused on delivering exceptional mechanical engineering for high-value consumer electronics, household goods, professional equipment, and medical devices, from concept to production. We’re now building a team to bring the same high level of service to electrical hardware and firmware engineering, allowing us to develop more tightly integrated products and meet the growing demands of our clients.

We’re a group of 20+ bikers, hikers, surfers, tinkerers, diaper changers and car nuts who love to make beautiful objects that work flawlessly. We take pride in our work, strive to constantly refine our professional skills, and help our clients achieve their goals.

As a Hardware Engineer at Alloy, you will:
o Apply your engineering expertise and tenacity to drive projects from concept to production.
o Face challenging engineering problems and solve them with clever, elegant, and robust solutions.
o Select components, design schematics, oversee layout, bring-up and debug PCBs.
o Design, assemble, and debug functional prototypes to test and demonstrate your designs.
o Define test criteria and write test plans.
o Collaborate with internal EE, FW, and ME resources as well as top-tier clients, vendors, and designers.
o Help define product features at concept stages.
o Grow and develop your skills in a fast-paced learning environment.
o Document and communicate your designs to ensure accurate implementation.
o Occasionally travel domestically and overseas to work with clients and manufacturing vendors.

In this role, success means:
o Clients are impressed with both the pace of your results and quality of deliverables.
o Communications with clients, manufacturers, ID firms, and coworkers are clear, concise, and timely.
o Final products further Alloy’s reputation as a top-tier engineering firm.

Qualifications:
– University degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
– 5+ years relevant work experience including leading small teams
– Demonstrated experience with shipping multiple products from concept to manufacturing
– Manufacturing experience should include high volume production in Asia
– Embedded system experience integrating embedded processors, power management, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi
– Solid understanding of signal integrity, high speed design, ESD, EMI, RF
– Proficiency in bring-up, troubleshooting, analysis, and resolution of interdisciplinary issues
– Ability to draft clear requirements, design, and manufacturing documentation
– Hands-on skills with standard lab equipment for prototyping and repair
– Critical qualities include attention to detail, professional demeanor, creativity, efficiency, tenacity, and enthusiasm
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Bonus skills include:
– Experience with sensor-based designs (accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, altimeter)
– Experience with ultra-low-power systems
– Mechatronics/robotics experience
– Experience with Altium Designer
– Prior consulting experience

Compensation: Competitive salary, insurance benefits, 401K, bonus, profit-sharing

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to resumes@alloypd.com. Alloy accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Alloy is an equal opportunity employer. Domestic applicants only. No recruiters.