Principal Hardware Design Engineer - (Electrical) ONSITE

Join a fast growing technology start up company serving the automotive data communications field!

  • Boston, MA
  • $140,000 - $165,000
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A bit about us:

This Jobot Customer is a fast-growing silicon photonic technology startup known for making the world's best optical phased arrays. We use our proprietary silicon photonic platform to serve the automotive lidar and data communications markets with innovative, chip-scale solutions.

Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing start up company with around 50 employees.
This Boston based high technology company has expertise in advanced, large-scale and high-performance silicon photonics integrated circuits and derivative products. We specialize in the development of process design kits, photonic integrated circuits that are targeted for LiDAR and Optical Communications. We are engaging with customers worldwide in growing markets such as automotive and datacenter interconnects.

Optical Communications, Process Design Kits, Semiconductors, Nanotechnology, Research, LiDAR, Silicon Photonics, and Optical Phased Arrays

Why join us?

Start Up Atmosphere
Health and Dental
Unlimited PTO

Job Details


This Client is seeking a self-starting hardware design engineer for our automotive LiDAR business area. As Principal Hardware Design Engineer (Electrical), you will be responsible for growing the EE team, mentoring junior engineers, interfacing with other engineering disciplines, and communicating with customers while you also capture electrical requirements and design/test complex mixed-signal PCBs.

The candidate brings technical experience in digital design, analog design, low-noise design, experience with FPGAs, experience in controls, and some knowledge of electro-optics. This person is also an effective communicator, keeps an open mind, and is interested in both learning from and teaching colleagues who are experts in their field.

Join our team if you are:

interested in working in a fast-growing early-stage startup
enthusiastic about working on disruptive silicon photonics to shape the automotive LiDAR space
a team player who thrives working in a dynamic environment


Mixed signal PCB board design
Design and test of low-noise circuits
Experience with high-speed ADCs and DACs
Experience with FPGAs
Excellent debugging skills
Basic knowledge of control systems
Managing manufacturing and production of boards and modules
Experience designing complex systems despite risk and uncertainty
Required Qualifications:

Strong hands-on engineering and prototyping skills
Schematic capture and layout of analog, mixed signal and high-speed designs (Altium preferred)
Comfortable identifying and choosing ICs as well as guiding architecture decisions
Knowledge of SPICE, Matlab or other simulation programs
BS Electrical Engineering 10 years / MS Electrical Engineering 5 years’ experience

The ideal candidate will have experiences in several of these areas:

Mixed signal PCB design
Low-noise PCB design
Electro-optic systems, especially LiDAR
Digital communication protocols, such as USB, Ethernet, RGMII/SGMII, I2C, SPI, UART, etc.
Designing for and debugging FPGAs, especially Xilinx devices
Digital signal processing
The position is full-time, on-site, and available to be filled immediately. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
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Job Details
Boston, MA
Job Type
$140,000 - $165,000