Hardware Specialist
TrygTech - Bellevue, WA

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We are looking for a highly motivated and seasoned Hardware Design Engineer to develop, design, and maintain mobile device automation test equipment, including robotic testers and other test automation infrastructure through fast-paced product development cycles. You absolutely must be able to "think outside the box" and be resourceful enough to rapidly develop your ideas in working prototypes, often without assistance or specifications. The successful candidate will join a team of Hardware Design Engineers to design, develop, maintain and troubleshoot automation hardware and test appliances that enable automated testing of devices not normally designed to be tested thorugh automation. The automation systems include robotic tester, custom power supplies, specialized signal switching circuits, and many other kinds of hardware, some of which is black-box and may be completely undocumented.
    Job Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop and maintain robotic test automation systems. This will include electro-mechanical systems such as synchro/servos, conduction bearings, flex cables, solenoid, power supplies, gearing, plastic assemblies and a wide variety of other components
  • Be readily able to examine a problem and create a conceptual design that could be developed into a working solution in sort order
  • Design, develop, integrate, debug, document, and support functional test solutions for complex printed circuit board assemblies and systems
  • Partner with internal teams to develop and support test solutions for new product testing. Leverage existing solutions as appropriate
  • Design and develop schematics, state diagrams and drawings to support design and development of a given solution
  • Assemble prototypes, solder circuit boards and perform testing to verify operation
  • Design test automation solutions to enable work on a black-box hardware, often requiring reverse-engineering
  • S kills Required:
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and documentation skills
  • Strong and reliable work ethic; able to drive a project to completion, often without access to management
  • Experience building or servicing robotics or other devices that use synchros, servos, motors and solenoids
  • Be able to create (from scratch) and edit existing circuit board designs and schematics (in EagleCAD initially, and Altium for more complex designs)
  • Ability to troubleshoot to root-cause and solve complex problems, and rapidly design viable and cost effective solutions
  • Demonstrate knowledge with USB technology and specification for USB 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0
  • Job involves very detailed technical tasks - must understand project specifications as well as test equipment operation, including load meters, oscilloscopes, current loops, multi-meters and power supplies
  • Must have expertise in SMD soldering and Circuit Board QA
  • Knowledge on standard communication protocols including RS-232 and RS485
  • Experience in hardware prototype bring-up debug, fault detection, failure analysis, and yield improvement
  • 4+years of experience developing and supporting test solutions for electronic products
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (MSEE preferred) or equivalent work experience

    • Desired Skills:
    • Experience with Orcad, SPICE, Cadence Allegro, and Altium is preferred (Experience with EagleCAD is required)
    • C/C++ coding skills are desirable, to the point of being able to write automation hardware test applications
    • Experience with AutoCAD or Solidworks
    • Past experience with Smartphone, PDA or other Windows Mobile device highly desirable (repair and/or test)
    • Experience with mobile device battery technology
    • Demonstrated troubleshooting, problem solving and analytical skills