Senior Hardware Engineer

Burnaby, BC

On behalf of our Utilities client based in Burnaby, Ignite Technical Resources is seeking an Senior Hardware Engineer to join our clients team on a Permanent basis.

PLEASE NOTE: This will require 5 days a week on-site in Burnaby location.


Summary of the Role:

  • The role will work with engineers and designers to complete product development, maintenance of line and research tasks throughout the full product life cycle process for volume manufacturing of wireless endpoint and modem products used within the utility marketplace. Working with the Product Development and Hardware team specifically, to analyze and identify design requirements for minimum viable product and forward looking for complete feature set.
  • Ownership of delivery and support of robust hardware in embedded microcontroller systems including RF, analog, mixed signal and high current load control elements.
  • Thermal design considerations for heat extraction from product level enclosures housing electronics.
  • Rapid prototyping for early design debugging and verification of product requirements.
  • Designs which incorporate principles of design for manufacturability and test.
  • System integration and commercial release validation activities.
  • Interaction with test labs for regulatory compliance as they relate to submissions for wireless, utility and safety regulatory bodies.
  • Sustainability of commercially released product
  • Sourcing and qualifying alternate components through data sheet analysis and test verification
  • Updating schematic and layout with ECO processes
  • Field RF propagation testing
  • Skills and Experience Required for the Role:10 years of previous work experience (not counting co-op experience) in hardware design roles for embedded microcontroller systems and hardware design including memory, and data conversion elements.
  • Design of analog/mixed signal circuitry, and linear and switching power supplies in embedded microcontroller systems.
  • Thermal analysis and heat sinking, extracting heat from enclosures housing heat sources.
  • Testing of designed or maintained products for compliance or continued compliance to regulatory standards and submission of test reports to regulatory bodies for approval.
  • Providing advance insight to firmware developers on the control mechanisms required for performing hardware validation.
  • Use of CAD software for schematic capture and PCB layout.
  • Use of circuit analysis simulation tools such as LTspice to minimize hardware prototype iterations.
  • Working with manufacturing engineers to integrate DFM/DFT principles into designs.
  • Use of test equipment: oscilloscopes, AC/DC voltage sources, thermal imaging instruments.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, including across multiple OEM platforms.
  • Environmental and reliability testing.


Due to the volume of resumes, only those candidates being considered will be contacted.


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