Senior Electrical Engineer

San Francicso, California 94107 Work Remotely
  • Job Type
    Employee, Contract
  • Job Status
    Full Time, Part Time

Jara is an award-winning growing international education technology startup based in San Francisco that is working towards providing emergency education through the Jara Unit to children whose education is disrupted due to natural disasters, pandemics, conflict, and more.

Who We Are: We are creating the Jara Unit, the first off-the-grid powered low-cost IoT-enabled education device that can enable a child to learn anywhere, anytime in low-internet low-power communities. The device runs on solar and crank power with geographically customized content that is updated through IoT technology. The Jara Unit is a long-term viable alternative learning solution, so every child on this planet can get access to the quality education they deserve. We are currently signing agreements with Governments/Education Ministries globally and customers. We have received continuous support from Cisco and recognition from the United Nations, Samsung, ASME, and more.

Who You Are: We are looking for an experienced Senior Electrical Engineer to join our agile, close-knit team and to become a leader in the technology-for-good industry. You will drive innovation of our core technology from the current stage of our product to launch. You will run hardware development, testing, and launch of the Jara Unit. Be part of the change that enables learning anywhere, anytime, to reach hundreds of millions of children globally.

This role can be part-time or full-time, in the Bay Area, California or possibility for remote.


  • Full life cycle development from architecting and productizing our core technology
  • Design, build, and debug complex electrical systems
  • Work with global manufacturers
  • Contribute technical solutions, feedback, and new product ideas with team members and with the broader team through design, POCs, and code reviews


  • Experience with hardware production cycles
  • Hands-on experience with consumer hardware and embedded systems
  • Extensive understanding of CPU Architectures, BIOS, Android, Linux platform
  • Proficient in C programming
  • 5+ years experience in hardware development
  • Strong leadership, verbal, and collaboration skills
  • You have 2 or more production cycles of a hardware product

You have experience in most of the following:

  • Consumer Hardware
  • R&D
  • Prototyping
  • Embedded Systems
  • Battery powered devices
  • Battery management
  • Charge circuits
  • System integrator experience (someone who can work closely with mechanical)
  • Cost-sensitive design
  • Designing for harsh environments
  • Working with Global Manufacturers
  • System & Digital Design

Applications and interviews are being done immediately, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. To apply, please email us your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn to, with the subject line Application: Senior Electrical Engineer. Due to a large number of applications, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Jara does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


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Senior Electrical Engineer

San Francicso, California 94107

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