Embedded Hardware Engineer

Job Position: Embedded Hardware Engineer

General SODAQ Introduction

SODAQ started out in 2013 developing and deploying weather stations across Africa. The necessity to transmit sensor data from remote locations produced one of the first global Internet of Things (IoT) development boards. From the start, SODAQ has focused on low-power, sustainable technology, and has experienced significant growth thanks to its high degree of innovation. SODAQ’s products and service offerings have diversified into solutions for a wide range of applications for a variety of industries. The developed IoT solutions make it possible for companies to automate data collection in a sustainable and reliable way. 

SODAQ continues to grow and has set itself the goal of becoming the global market leader in the field of “low-power sensing and tracking”. In order to realize our vision and objectives, we are looking for a Hardware engineer.

Job Profile: Embedded Hardware Engineer

As an embedded hardware engineer you’re responsible for designing embedded systems by yourself and within a team. You will work closely with the other embedded hardware, software, and mechanical engineers. A certain level of flexibility is required as you will be working on multiple projects simultaneously, and on occasion will be required quickly switch between tasks. 

Your tasks will range from testing small and simple circuits/boards to designing complex innovative products for clients or for internal use. This also includes creating schematics, PCB layout, developing test plans, testing & troubleshooting prototypes, and producing manufacturing documentation. You need to have a good understanding and experience with microcontrollers, and analog & digital circuits, in the context of a low-power setup.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience (embedded systems)
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in embedded system engineering (or similar)
  • Experience with Arduino (hardware & software) 
  • Proficient in designing PCBs and schematic layouts 
  • Capable of building and testing electronic prototypes 
  • Experience soldering SMT components (e.g. 0402, QFN, LGA) 
  • Experience with RF and antenna design is a bonus 
  • Experience with LoRa, NB-IoT, LTE-M, 2G, WiFi, and Bluetooth is a bonus
  • Flexibility to switch between projects
  • Capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Experience in selecting components with the right specifications and availability 
  • Experience in designing low-power circuits 
  • Experience with using lab equipment (oscilloscope, bench multimeter, etc)
  • Capable of preparing and maintaining technical documentation 
  • Capable of creating and performing test plans, documenting, and analyzing results
  • At least 3 years of experience with ECAD tools for designing PCBs (board & schematic). Experience with Altium Designer is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with programming in C/C++ 
  • Knowledge of and experience with RTOS is a bonus 
  • Capable of writing simple software (e.g. sketches for Arduino) for testing hardware and assisting the software engineer with small tasks.
  • Some experience with creating files for Electronic Manufacturing Services (generating Bill of Materials, gerbers, etc) 
  • Some experience with EMC and LVD standards (design for and testing them) 
  • Professional proficiency in English (speaking & writing), Dutch is a bonus
  • Capable of working within a team and providing/receiving constructive feedback during design reviews
  • Open to learning new skills, using new tools and technologies

What we offer

SODAQ is a young, dynamic and innovative company. We have grown into a team of forty professionals who are dedicated to our vision and mission. We offer a motivating, entrepreneurial, and social work environment. As an embedded software developer you will enjoy freedom and autonomy in managing your own activities and you will be able to provide direct value through your own effectiveness. We provide a good starting package with an emphasis on rapid growth opportunities. At SODAQ we are currently working on professional development plans for our people and offer the opportunity to continue learning through training and courses. 

Interested? 

Then please feel free to send your resume and motivation letter to Gregory Knauff (gregory.knauff@sodaq.com)! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

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