Electronic Developer 4

  • Location

    Norwood, United States

  • Sector:

    Business Professional

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  • Contact:

    Sonu Chouhan

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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You will lead the design, development and systems integration of electrical sub-systems including electro-mechanical and electro-optical. You will own many critical aspects of electro-mechanical product development including electrical system architecture, circuit design, PCBA layout, component selection (displays, power supplies, sensors, etc.), harnesses, assembly, test and debug. This role will drive the validation of concepts via early analysis, prototyping and testing, and work with cross-functional teams to ensure that product requirements are managed. The role includes working closely with internal and external partners to technically define electro-mechanical designs and ensure that all product and project requirements are met. This is a hands-on role that will be responsible for designing new products through design verification. You will troubleshoot and make improvements to existing designs, and work closely with other members of the engineering staff to create optimal solutions to difficult electrical, mechanical, software, thermal, and elctro-optical and mechanical control issues. You will be comfortable and familiar with engineering best practices, concepts and procedures. Ideally you will have firmware development skills using appropriate programming languages. We are looking for someone who is flexible and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to change. The person in this role should be a strong communicator who is able to lead effectively and work effectively with peers and management alike in a high-paced global environment.


  • Hands-on leadership of the development of electrical systems and sub-systems for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices
  • Analyze existing product requirements and specifications. Generate additional requirements and specifications, as needed
  • Lead or participate in concept and architecture development activities as well as PCBA design reviews, board bring-up, integration, test, debug and verification activities
  • Ensure that all requirements and specifications are being met and that all electrical systems, sub-systems and components are being designed or selected for performance, reliability, cost, manufacturability and serviceability
  • Work closely with FW Engineers to help define FW architecture and facilitate integration/testing
  • Serve as an individual contributor to projects, as needed, by capturing requirements, defining system architecture, creating block diagrams and schematics, performing simulations, building breadboards, creating test plans, writing test protocols and driving systems integration efforts
  • Serve as a mentor and advisor to more junior Electrical/Electronics Engineers


  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 8 years of relevant industry experience in life science instrumentation or diagnostic/medical device development
  • Contributed significantly to the design and development of custom PCBAs for at least two life science instruments or diagnostic devices, from feasibility through manufacturing
  • A solid understanding of physics and electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Proficiency with programming languages: LabView, MATLAB, C
  • Proficiency with major commercial schematic capture and layout tools
  • Proficiency with integrated circuit simulation and analysis via SPICE, MATLAB, Simulink or similar tools
  • Experience with design control under ISO 9001/13485 and knowledge of IEC 60601/62304 standards
  • Knowledge of GD&T as it applies to PCBs and PCBAs
  • Proficiency with test and measurement equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, function generators and spectrum analyzers as well as professional grade hand tools for rework and crimping
  • Experience with analog circuit design (low noise, high bandwidth, low drift, etc.), data acquisition circuits and digital circuits
  • Experience with selecting and implementation of microcontrollers

Must have demonstrated proficiency in PCBA design and development in at least three of the following areas, in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:

  • Motion control systems utilizing stepper and BLDC motors, servos and solenoids
  • Fluidic control systems utilizing pumps, valves, regulators, flow meters, etc.
  • Thermal control systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs
  • Optical systems consisting of lasers, LEDs, detectors (CMOS/CCD/MPPC/PMT) and auto-focusing systems
  • Wireless communication using RFID, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G/4G