Your Role

If you aim to make valuable contributions within a multidisciplinary team to help conceive and design solutions for our clients’ project needs, Synapse’s Electrical Engineering team is interested in talking to you. Your primary focus would be to contribute to early systems architecture, power budget development, circuit design, PCB implementation, and develop mature designs that are ready for production and testing. Throughout the process you will have opportunities to work collaboratively with our Mechanical, Firmware and Systems engineers as well as communicate with vendors and clients.

In this role, you would be working collaboratively with the EE Technical Lead to deliver circuits and PCBs that meet the goals of the various client projects you are assigned to. A successful candidate can act independently but reach out for direction and support as needed. You would have the agency to balance the following responsibilities for maximum contributing impact:

  • Evaluate product requirements and generate System and PCB implementation solutions to those requirements
  • Conduct further investigation—which could involve modeling, simulation, prototyping, and testing—as well as detailed circuit design and analysis, including schematic design and simulation
  • Oversee PCB layout in cooperation with our in-house PCB design team, then work with contract manufacturers to have the PCB fabricated and assembled
  • Perform initial electronics bring-up, debugging , and functional verification, according to the test plans you helped create
  • Ensure success of product assembly builds and manufacturing processes in coordination with our New Product Introduction engineers

 

A Little About You

In order to thrive as a Synapse EE, you should demonstrate a passion for problem solving through the application of technology, specifically circuit design and PCB design; embrace opportunities to make decisions around solution trade-offs; enjoy the process of debugging and improving on designs; and maintain a high standard for quality of work. 

Requirements: 

  • Some hands-on experience in hardware architecture, schematic design, PCB layout, bring-up, verification, and debug, preferably in Allegro/OrCAD or Altium
  • Interest in interfacing with clients as a technical contributor and working within a multidisciplinary development team
  • The ability to keep calm and laugh even when things don’t go as planned

A Little About Us

Synapse Product Development works with the world’s leading brands and most ambitious startups to bring to market products and technologies that have a positive impact on people and our planet. Our team of engineers, project managers, and business operations professionals tackle seemingly impossible technical challenges for our clients and bring cutting-edge solutions to reality. We work on a variety of projects, find fun in solving hard problems with great coworkers, and understand the value of cross-discipline collaboration to provide stellar client service. Synapse supports an environment of openness and trust where employees work hard to get the job done and still have time to maintain active and meaningful lives.

Synapse's headquarters in the heart of downtown Seattle maintains many of the hallmarks of the company's start-up roots. Virtually when we must and in person when we can, our project teams, departments and disciplines, and entire office regularly come together to celebrate successes and navigate shared challenges.

 

Synapse is an Equal Opportunity Employer (“EOE”).  We value diversity and strive to promote an inclusive culture.  We are committed to a work environment that respects and supports individuals and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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