Senior Electrical Engineer

    • Chicago, IL

Kforce has a client in search of a Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, IL. Summary: This is an opportunity to lead the electrical engineering efforts from concept to product launch of first to market products. The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for designing electrical hardware for consumer electronic products. You will collaborate with cross-functional internal and external teams to develop amazing products that meet or exceed customer requirements. This will require a deep understanding of the user experience in order to develop features that are simple, elegant and that delight our customers. Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with marketing and cross-functional engineering teams to define product features and requirements
  • Play a lead role in defining electrical platform architecture to implement new product and product features
  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to propose, negotiate and design electrical hardware that meets or exceeds product specification requirements of life safety products; This includes, but is not limited to schematic design, PCB layout design, prototyping, testing and debugging digital and analog electrical hardware
  • Lead the electrical bring-up, debug, and validation of analog and digital designs
  • Work with internal teams and external contract manufacturers to bring products to mass production
  • Define and implement electrical hardware release and revision control best practices and policies

  • Engineering degree is required; B.S in Electrical Engineering or related field; Master's degree in related field is a plus
  • 10 to 15 years of related industry experience
  • 7 to 10 years of experience designing electrical hardware for consumer electronic products
  • 2 to 5 years of experience designing IoT products is a strong plus
  • Experience designing electrical systems utilizing 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit MCU's, ARM processors and FPGAs
  • Experience in processor peripheral interfaces (SDIO, I2C, SPI, RS232, Parallel and Serial/UART, storage)
  • Experience with analog and digital electrical design
  • Experience with sensors and transducer design
  • Proficient in power supply design
  • Strong working knowledge of signal integrity and power integrity
  • Experience designing low cost, reliable electrical platforms
  • Proficient in PCB layout using PADS, Altium and/or OrCAD; Strong working knowledge of best practices for PCB layout and construction
  • Design for Manufacturability and Assembly experience; Proven track record of taking designs through manufacturing
  • Ability to perform simple mechanical/electrical assembly for quick prototyping
  • Experience with lab equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and multi-meters
  • Proficient in status reporting, communicating technical data/results and issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Experience designing products to meet UL2034 and/or UL217 a strong plus
  • Experience in Waterfall and/or Agile NPD processes is a strong plus
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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