Electrical Engineer

Downers Grove, IL
Job Requisition: 6837

Electrical Engineer 

(Direct Hire)

Downers Grove, IL

Job Requisition: 

Description for Electrical Engineer :

The electrical engineer will be responsible for end to end designing and delivery of connected electromechanical products with embedded Linux software. This position will act in a lead capacity for designing and developing of electricals and electronics, PCB Design, analysis, testing and manufacturing process of our next generation connected electro-mechanical devices. This position will support product development through collaboration with product, mechanical engineering, software engineering and testing teams

ResponsibilitiesElectrical Engineer:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Developing PCB Design, layout, and routing of digital, analog, RF signal and balancing power dynamics of printed circuit boards (PCB) with KiCad 
  • Layout and routing of active passive electronic components, mounting, RF integration etc. 
  • Build and maintain component database of schematic symbols and component land patterns according to industrial standards with KiCad 
  • Create PCB design packages (Gerber files, fabrication & assembly drawings, etc.) 
  • Interface with PCBA contract manufactures, battery vendors, and regulatory (EMC/FCC) test houses 
  • Familiarity with variety of interfaces including but not limited to I2C, SPI, QSPI (Flash), UART, SDIO, SD via SPI, USB Host, USB Client, SAI (audio), LVDS, JTAG, WiFi/BT module, USB PD · Model and simulate data rate signals, power distribution and RF signaling on PCBs 
  • Measurements, simulation correlations and continuous refinement Power/signal integrity simulation and analysis 
  • New PCB bring up activities and system performance validation 
  • Test Planning, Testing and analysis to assure compliance 
  • Create statements-of-work and technical and performance specifications 
  • Collaborate inhouse and with vendors to assure timely and compliant design, development, testing and delivery 
  • Create DFMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) guidelines 
  • System Analyses, Design, development of C/C++ based embedded software, and its integration, and performance & stability tuning. 
  • Assess and use third party proprietary and open-source software 
  • Develop and integrate low level device drivers within an embedded Linux environment as well as small microcontrollers 
  • Create Linux device trees for custom hardware, configure and recompile kernels, apply patches, and tweak drivers 
  • Strong familiarity with Linux, uboot, bash scripting, networking, and interfacing with various sub systems 
  • Interface with mechanical hardware design and development 
  • Mitigate silicon supply chain issues with alternative parts research, custom complex rework, and hand-on requalification 
  • Maintain current product line by investigating hardware issues & software bugs, finding root causes, and implementing mitigations 
  • Identify, document, and balance design risks 


  • Requirements for Electrical Engineer:
  • Experience in creating and or leading a company project from concept to finish 
  • BS degree in electrical/electronic engineering or related fields; Master’s Degree strongly preferred 
  • Professional engineering (PE) license helpful 
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in performing highlighted key responsibilities. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence and negotiate 
  • Team leadership experience with proven ability to communicate with key customer and internal stakeholders

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