Sr. Electrical Engineer

Nortek Security and Control | Carlsbad, CA

Posted Date 4/06/2021

Summary: The Sr. Electrical Engineer will work as part of the Access Engineering team. They will be responsible for designing, developing, bench testing, modifying, and evaluating analog and digital integrated circuitry for motor operated appliances.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead project engineer responsible for the hardware design of high volume, low cost AC/DC motorized appliances controlled by WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, or sub-GHz technologies
  • Translates product marketing requirements into hardware technical specifications and provides clarity on the system architecture
  • Works with supply chain and vendors in component selection and timely resolution of issues
  • Generates documentation for products including, but not limited to, bill of materials and test procedures
  • Writes test cases to exercise every aspect of a design
  • Coordinates with local fabrication and assembly shops to build PCBA prototypes and uses Design For Manufacturability (DFM) best practices
  • Tests and validates designs (DVT) to ensure they meet the technical specifications and product requirements
  • Operates basic lab equipment including, but not limited to, multimeters, power supplies, electronic loads, function generators, and spectrum analyzers
  • Effectively communicates in cross-functional design reviews to remove technical roadblocks
  • Coordinates with other groups including Test Engineering, Software, Supply Chain, and Operations
  • Achieves deliverables on time and is responsible to meet group commitments
  • Supports manufacturing of existing product lines by communicating issues, generating engineering change orders, collaborating on process improvements, evaluating End-of-Life component replacements, etc
  • Other Duties as assigned


  • BSEE (MSEE Preferred) with minimum of 10 years in relevant industry experience required
  • Prior experience in managing hardware designs from concept to production; includes generating block diagrams, schematic capture, layout, and Gerber generation
  • Experience with circuit schematic and layout tools (e.g. Altium/Cadence/Mentor Graphics etc.) is required
  • Experience with Altium Designer highly desirable
  • Proven background in analog and digital circuit design is a must
  • Strong background in consumer product design and high volume, low cost manufacturing of products with microcontrollers, power management and wireless circuits
  • Regulatory certification experience (FCC, CE, UL, etc) is preferred
  • Knowledge of RF/wireless considerations is highly desirable
  • 10+ years of experience using Microsoft applications (i.e., Excel, Word, PPT, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail and written/verbal communication skills
  • Superior problem-solving skills at board and system level a must
  • Proven ability to multi-task, set project priorities, goals and objectives for self
  • Ability to effectively & professionally communicate with co-workers, customers and vendors

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