Insteon Sale - April 2017
Sustaining Hardware Engineer


Sustaining Hardware EngineerSmartLabs, Inc. is the world's leader in home automation and approaching our 15th birthday. Through our three divisions we retail over 6,000 products (, manufacture a wide range of remote control lighting products, and develop cutting edge technologies like INSTEON ( Uses for our products include remote control lighting, whole-house automation, security and surveillance, home entertainment, and pet care. We are currently recruiting for a Senior Sustaining/Continuation engineer to resolve field escalations and manufacturing issues. You will also project manage external/offshore technical teams to qualify new components in revenue-released systems. Lead board re-design efforts are also part of the responsibilities.The ideal candidate will have a solid engineering background including expertise in a medium-to-high volume production environment. Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills are a must. Some travel is required. A demonstrated ability to deliver innovative, cost-effective and timely solutions in a multiple project environment is important.This position emphasizes analog and digital board-level design. Other responsibilities include circuit design & analysis; schematic capture; signal integrity and timing analysis; review of simulation results; board placement studies; analyzing industry specs & data sheets; component & vendor selections; hardware bring-up, debug and test; design documentation; interfacing with post silicon validation and silicon design teams. Must have a demonstrated track record of successful designs with chipsets, microprocessors, networking components, logic gates, and programmable logic devices (CPLD, FPGA, etc); and a good working knowledge of design and analysis of analog circuits. Responsibilities
  • Actively involved with all phases of electrical engineering, with majority of tasks of moderate to high complexity. Conduct functional and environmental tests of new designs to evaluate performance against criteria.
  • Generate complete electrical drawing package including detailed specifications, board level schematics, board lay out and simulation, test and verification support documentation, and bills of material.
  • Resolve engineering and manufacturing issues by providing appropriate design solutions. Apply creativity, innovation, and new ideas where necessary to solve difficult problems. Support contract-manufacturing partners during design transfer and production, as necessary.
  • Review development of manufacturing test procedures and fixtures as well as the analysis of test and field returns.
  • Work closely with other groups (SW, Operations, and Suppliers) to accomplish electrical tasks. May provide guidance to more junior engineers and technicians.
  • Ensure product design accounts for compliance with applicable safety and technical standards.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement product and process cost optimizations.
  • Identify, evaluate, and select vendors, subcontractors, service providers, and consultants.
  • Understand and communicate the economic impacts of product and process changes.
  • Design and conduct experiments for troubleshoot, failure analysis, and root cause identification. Job Requirements:Education:
  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent industry experience, is required Experience:
  • 5+ years experience in roles related to developing, manufacturing, and supporting complex electronic products in a medium-to-high volume production environment. A proven track record of results.
  • Experience with full life cycle of bringing product to market with a record of successful completion of products and introduction into the marketplace.
  • Familiarity with microprocessor, memory (SDRAM, DRAM), DSP, and RF design, especially related to rugged, mobile, battery operated devices.
  • Experience in low-powered, battery device design.
  • Familiar with PWB layout as it applies to signal integrity, high density interconnect, and EMI, ESD issues.
  • Practical experience with failure analysis and troubleshoot to the component level.
  • Practical experience with formal design and development methodologies, including configuration management and engineering change control.
  • Practical experience with the use of CAE schematic capture software: Orcad preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with electronic and environmental test equipment.
  • Practical experience with regulatory approvals (UL, FCC Part 15, CE Mark, etc.) a strong plus.
  • Experience with design or integration of mobile or wearable devices in rugged environments a strong plus.
  • Practical experience with DFM/DFT methodologies in an electronic manufacturing environment a plus. Skills:
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, especially related to production, logistics and supply chain management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to 'think outside the box' and generate innovative ideas for strategic decisions.
  • Ability to establish rapport and communicate with people at all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources into robust solutions.
  • Ability to organize and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to execute several projects at once without supervision.
  • Some travel (up to 5%) may be necessary. Overseas travel possible. Benefits:
  • Medical & Dental Plans
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Wellness Program
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Friendly, casual environment with emphasis on teamwork
  • Significant employee discountsPlease forward your resume, along with your salary requirement (or history) to [email protected].Smarthome is an equal opportunity employer.


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