Sr Electrical Hardware Engineer

Nortek Security and Control
Carlsbad, California 92010
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    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Summary: Nortek S&C is actively seeking an experienced Sr. Electrical/Hardware Engineer to work as part of the Hardware Product Development team. The individual will be responsible for designing, developing, bench testing, modifying, and evaluating analog and digital integrated circuitry for wireless IoT devices.



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead project engineer responsible for the hardware design of high volume wireless products utilizing WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, or sub-GHz technologies.
  • Translates product marketing requirements into hardware technical specifications and provides clarity on the system architecture.
  • Works with supply chain and vendors in component selection and timely resolution of issues.
  • Generates documentation for products including, but not limited to, bill of materials and test procedures.
  • Writes test cases to exercise every aspect of a design.
  • Coordinates with local fabrication and assembly shops to build PCBA prototypes and uses Design For Manufacturability (DFM) best practices.
  • Tests and validates designs (DVT) to ensure they meet the technical specifications and product requirements.
  • Operates basic lab equipment including, but not limited to, multimeters, power supplies, electronic loads, function generators, and spectrum analyzers.
  • Effectively communicates in cross-functional design reviews to remove technical roadblocks.
  • Coordinates with other groups including Test Engineering, Software, Supply Chain, and Operations.
  • Achieves deliverables on time and is responsible to meet group commitments.
  • Supports manufacturing of existing product lines by communicating issues, generating engineering change orders, collaborating on process improvements, evaluating End-of-Life component replacements, etc.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • BSEE (MSEE Preferred) with minimum of 5 years in relevant industry experience required.
  • Prior experience in managing hardware designs from concept to production; includes generating block diagrams, schematic capture, layout, and Gerber generation.
  • Experience with circuit schematic and layout tools (e.g. Altium/Cadence/Mentor Graphics etc.) is required.
  • Experience with Altium Designer highly desirable.
  • Proven background in analog and digital circuit design is a must.
  • Strong background in consumer product design, high volume manufacturing, or wireless transmitters used in conjunction with microprocessors, memory, power management, battery charging, audio, display, camera sensors, and USB circuits.
  • Regulatory certification experience (FCC, CE, UL, etc) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of RF/wireless considerations is highly desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, set project priorities, and establish discipline goals and objectives for self.
  • Strong presentation and computer skills, including Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, Word, PPT, etc.)
  • Superior problem-solving skills at board and system level a must.


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