Cooper Perkins is a unique technology development and engineering practice. Specializing in the design of highly integrated electromechanical systems, we partner with clients across many industries. Whether designing an x-ray imaging device, a bicycle power meter, or an aircraft grade file server, our team creates solutions to vexing business challenges.

We are a close-knit team of engineers with an uncommon combination of 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 succeed. We admit when we don’t know something and are energized by learning it. We have a passion for science and design. We are pathologically 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 care deeply about solving technical problems, and you are insatiably curious.  Your skills, enthusiasm, and dedication will be invaluable as we grow our company. You are dedicated to engineering, you crave innovating, and you will challenge and enhance our existing team. You speak the truth, even when it’s difficult.

What you'll do

  • Develop integrated technological solutions including new product concepts, prototypes, and test equipment.
  • Create problem statements; research technologies; create and conduct experiments and analyses; brainstorm innovative solutions.
  • Document analyses, designs, and testing and present innovative solutions to clients.
  • Devise technical strategies to meet project and client goals.
  • Serve as a key member and leader of cross-disciplinary technical teams.
  • Determine team member objectives and provide guidance/mentorship throughout projects.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and clients to set objectives, schedules, and deliverables.
  • Ensure clear communication with the project team, management team and the client on status, progress, etc.
  • Serve as a technical expert 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 and an instinct for experimentation.
  • An irrepressible zeal for and solid skills in engineering principles, applied science, mathematics, and analytical thinking.
  • Mastery 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
  • 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.

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