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Hardware Engineer
Ref No.: 18-01783
Location: Mountain View, California
Position Type:Contract
Hardware Engineer
Mountain View, CA
6 month duration

 Project Overview
  • This group is a moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses are developed and taken out into the world. Projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. We're a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. Our project exists at the intersection of machine learning and hardware. The project is full of interesting challenges and cool technology and we're a small team with an audacious goal.

Role Overview

You will be the hardware engineer during the period of this assignment and work in conjunction with PMs, UX designers, the X design kitchen (world-class in-house prototyping shop) and will be responsible for the following :
  • Be an active engineer on 1-2 projects. You must be willing to get your hands dirty!
  • Work with PMs to review engineering plans Draft the hardware requirements of each project (concept to mass production)
  • Work with UX designers, SWE, and PM to rapidly prototype hardware to speed up innovation
  • Work with external partners to develop hardware and software for our product offerings
  • Drafting technical and design documents, schematic designs, and prototyping
  • Example project: Developing sensor suites (camera, radar, microphones, others) for various applications
Skill/Experience/Education
Mandatory
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in hardware (devices, sensors etc.)
  • Experience with camera, audio, LIDAR, radar, and/or environmental sensors
  • Ability to craft a work plan for firmware and software / hardware integration
  • Ability to craft computer vision and machine learning work plans Very strong written and verbal communication skills
Desired
  • Experience working with machine learning APIs (Tensorflow)
  • Experience working with our client Cloud
  • Experience with the enterprise hardware market Interest in early stage projects / prototyping ; okay with 'hacking'