The Principal Electrical Engineer is responsible for leading the electrical and electronic packaging design and development for state-of-the-art hearing aids and accessories. S/He will work with the latest low-voltage DSP chips, Bluetooth radios, transducers and sensors and combine innovation with engineering rigor to create premium, direct-to-consumer hearing aids and sound amplification products. S/He should relish the challenges of getting technology to work and demonstrate unwavering tenacity, creativity, and problem-solving skills to create and deliver products that improve people’s lives and provide the best user experience imaginable.
- Lead electrical architecture design.
- Lead and perform electrical design, schematic, circuit layout and simulation activities.
- Perform electrical component evaluation, selection and product integration.
- Create electrical design requirements and develop associated test methods.
- Lead electrical design risk analysis and mitigation strategies.
- Create electrical design verification test plans and execute tests and reporting.
- Lead electrical DFM/DFT and component calibration activities.
- Support relevant compliance activities (e.g. IEC 60601-1).
- Lead testing, troubleshooting and resolution of electrical safety and performance issues.
- Establish and evolve electrical design, simulation and test capabilities and tools.
- Stay current with advances in electrical design, components and electronic packaging.
- Mentor and coach junior electrical engineers.
Education and Experience Required
- MSEE and 8 years of experience or BSEE and 10 years of experience required.
- Experience designing and manufacturing Class II rechargeable wireless hearing aids and accessories or related battery-powered consumer electronics highly desired.
- Experience in electrical system safety and performance design, characterization and optimization for body worn medical devices highly desired.
Skills and Knowledge Required
- Advanced knowledge of low-power, analog and mixed signal design.
- Advanced knowledge of DSP, microcontroller, memory, PMIC, sensor, transducer and discrete components.
- Advanced knowledge of schematic and layout CAD packages such as Altium or Mentor Graphics.
- Advanced knowledge of multi-layer rigid and flexible circuit board design, layout and technology.
- Advanced knowledge of electrical test equipment and methods.
- Beginner to advanced knowledge of hearing aid performance and safety standards.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Working Environment & Culture
Normal office and laboratory conditions with mobile work flexibility.
Some company financial, intellectual property and trade secrets.
Some US or international travel may be required.