Us

Cooper Perkins, part of PA Consulting, is a unique technology development and engineering practice dedicated to the design of highly integrated electromechanical systems. We partner with clients across many industries, collaborating to develop solutions to vexing business challenges.

We are a close-knit team of engineers with an uncommon combination of backgrounds, skills, and cross-discipline expertise. We are constantly challenged with finding solutions to problems that have no clear answers, often needing to avoid existing patterns and beliefs in order to find the best path forward. We admit when we don’t know something and are energized by learning it. We have a passion for science and design. We are innately curious, and we are steadfastly committed to intellectual honesty and integrity.

We understand the importance of creating a culture that provides the perfect blend of continuous development, flexibility, risk-taking, and collaboration.

You

You care deeply about solving technical problems and thrive on channeling your inner curiosity.  Your unique perspective, enthusiasm, and skills will be invaluable as we grow together. You are dedicated to the practice of engineering and you apply your combined technical knowledge and creativity to develop innovative solutions. You speak the truth, even when it’s difficult.

What you'll do may include a combination of the following:

  • Collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams to develop integrated technological solutions for clients across multiple industries.
  • Conduct research, brainstorm, prototype, test, and analyze, and then document and present your work clearly to promote team and client understanding.
  • Turn innovative ideas into inventive products.
  • Devise technical strategies to meet project and client goals.
  • Serve as a key member and leader of cross-disciplinary technical teams.
  • Share your passion for engineering by guiding and mentoring junior engineers.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and clients to set objectives, schedules, and deliverables.
  • Facilitate clear communication with the project team, management team and the client on status, progress, etc.
  • Provide technical insight in new business development activities.
  • Design, analyze, and validate electrical hardware and firmware including integration with complex mechanical components, for both low volumes and mass production.
  • Write robust embedded firmware and connect it with user-facing software in Python, C# or similar packages to enhance early version hardware. 

What you bring to the table:

  • BS (MS preferred) in electrical engineering or a related field and 12+ years’ experience in an engineering or design-related industry.
  • Successful experience in the development of complex, technical, or integrated products.
  • An irrepressible zeal for and solid skills in engineering principles, applied science, mathematics, and analytical thinking.
  • Experience solving tough engineering problems in several of the following areas: analog and digital electrical design, RF design, firmware architecture, embedded systems design, firmware or software development, controls, instrumentation and measurement, and power supply engineering. Mastery in a few is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication, team building and leadership skills, and an inherent love of interdisciplinary collaboration, with the ability to work independently to achieve team success.
  • Experience in consulting or in creating, communicating, and executing project plans and budgets.
  • Proficiency with development and/or design for manufacturing of embedded systems.
  • Proficiency with firmware development tools (CCS, MPLAB or similar), software development tools (C#, Python, or similar) and/or electrical hardware design tools (Altium, PADS, EAGLE, or similar).
  • Hands-on skills coupled with an instinct for experimentation.

We look forward to hearing from you. In a cover letter please tell us why you would like to work for Cooper Perkins. A portfolio or selected work examples are necessary to ensure proper consideration.

Cooper Perkins is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people can excel. You do not need to match every expectation above to apply for this position. We believe bringing together diverse perspectives yields innovative ideas, supporting our objectives to create exceptional value for our clients and exceptional experiences for our engineers. 

We recruit, promote, and reward our people based on their contribution, without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or marital status.

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