Electrical Design Engineer

Less than 5 years experience  •  Financial Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Southfield, MI
Less than 5 years experience
Financial Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Who We Are

You have an opportunity to become one of the first employees in fast growing startup aspiring to bring latest IoT and wearable technologies to the world of industrial safety and worker productivity. Guardhat is developing an industrial wearable that uses IoT technologies to protect and empower industrial workers. Guardhat blends existing and emerging technologies to prevent safety incidents and to intervene more effectively when incidents happen. Beyond safety, the Guardhat open platform can deploy additional applications involving real-time access to the front-line workforce. Guardhat market includes all workers in industries with a hard hat requirement. There are over 13 million workers in relevant industries in the U.S. The global market is estimated at 150-200 million users.

What You'll Do/Need

The Guardhat Senior Electrical Design Engineer leads the team’s hardware development efforts. The Design Engineer uses prior electrical hardware design experience and ability to design, build and implement new products. This individual has hands-on experience with creating new schematics, PCB layout, board bring-up and testing.


  • Provide electrical schematics creation and validation
  • Develop component selection and BOM creation
  • Create PCB design and verification
  • Assist with board bring-up
  • Design for reliability and manufacturability
  • Test electrical systems


  • Electrical engineering degree
  • Three years of electrical hardware (digital and analog) design and validation experience
  • Experience with schematics creation, PCB layout and verification experience
  • Knowledge of electronic design tools – in particular, Altium Designer and OrCAD Allegro
  • Design experience with MCU- and SOC-based systems, 
  • Create RF/wireless design experiences

What’ll Make You Special

  • Prior startup experience and/or ability to work in small, agile teams to design new products and make improvements to existing products
  • Understanding of ATEX standards and experience in ATEX-compliant product development
  • Experience in battery system and antenna design
  • Knowledge in programming (C language) in real-time Linux for embedded system

What You'll Get

  • Excellent benefits package that includes a 401(k) match, medical/dental/vision, and much more
  • Opportunities to participate in professional and personal development programs, including personal empowerment coaching, leadership training and ongoing personal growth training
  • Other incentives, contests and rewards, including trips, event tickets, cash prizes and more
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