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Senior Electrical Engineer



PCH International



San Francisco, CA, US


Driving innovation since 1996.
When PCH International was founded it quickly began making waves in China's manufacturing industry as a back-end partner helping companies mass-produce their products more efficiently. In 2012, those waves reached the shores of California's Pacific Coast -- the company's namesake -- and we set out to make our mark on Silicon Valley.
We are proud to say we're still here -- and growing. PCH is looking to add talented, passionate, and driven members to our exceptional team in San Francisco. Our spacious Potrero Hill office is home to our product design consultancy -- a team of mechanical, electrical and firmware engineers, program managers and operational staff that partner with our clients to guide their product ideas from concept to manufacturing. Our U.S. team works closely with our Shenzhen office to integrate our product designs into a custom manufacturing process that serves the needs of our clients.
Who are we?
Our staff in San Francisco is creative, quirky, and collaborative. We take pride in our work and we have a lot of fun along the way! As an employer, we offer:
- An exceptional team of people that care about our work and each other in equal measure
- A commitment to your personal and professional growth
- A healthy work-life balance in a positive and inclusive work environment
- Competitive compensation and comprehensive life benefits, including generous parental leave options
- Monthly barbecues, regular after-work outings, and engaging in-house activities to foster relationships across disciplines and departments
- Weekly lunches and a well-stocked kitchen to fuel your creative ideas
- An in-house product realization lab to bring those ideas to life
Does this sound like the place for you? Please read through the job description carefully and submit all requested application materials. We have openings for various degrees of expertise, so please apply to the posting that most closely matches your experience level. We are thrilled to be growing our team and can't wait to meet our newest colleagues and collaborators!
The Opportunity
Are you capable of designing electrical solutions to complex engineering challenges? Can you work with intensity and friendliness alongside designers from a broad range of disciplines? Are you looking for a position that will challenge and grow your current skill-set every day?
As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you are responsible for leading electrical engineering product development from concept through test to mass production of a high-volume consumer product. Our ideal candidate has a well-rounded background in all aspects of electrical design including an in-depth knowledge of systems architecture, low-level software, board layout and design, power management, and RF design. We are not only looking for a candidate that excels in skill, but also someone excited to be a productive and integral member of our close-knit team.

As a Senior EE at PCH, you will...

      • Experience the life cycle of designing a product at a fast-paced consultancy
      • Partner closely with the mechanical design and program management teams to ensure beautiful designs that also provide a seamless and intuitive user experience
      • Interact with third-party teams (ex: industrial design firms) to deliver designs that meet client expectations
      • Work both behind the scenes in the lab and, at times, be center stage with clients to present your team’s progress
      • Travel occasionally to China to collaborate with our manufacturing team on bringing a product successfully to market
      • Contribute not only to PCH’s portfolio of work, but also to our workplace culture of inclusivity, creativity, determination and fun! 

As a Senior EE professional, you bring...

    • A BS or MS in Electrical Engineering and 6+ years of professional experience
    • Technical ability to act as lead on projects and support teammates in brainstorming and collaborating to solve problems quickly
    • Experience shipping products multiple and exposure to full hardware development cycle
    • In-depth knowledge of all aspects of electrical design including analog/digital circuit design, schematic capture, and debugging
    • Knowledge of low-power, battery operated and wireless portable devices
    • Circuit design experience with emphasis on mixed signal and embedded system design (including ARM-based controllers, power management, firmware/device drivers, electrical signal characterization, and interfacing environmental sensors)
    • Extensive experience with board bring-up, debug and validation
    • Proven collaborative skills to work with cross-disciplinary teams
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to explain high level concepts to our clients
    • Enthusiasm for your craft and a desire to expand your skill-set
    • Flexibility and positivity to every challenge

Priority technical skills include:

      • RF design, antenna simulation and tuning using a VNA
      • Audio design
      • Familiarity with display driver ICs
      • WiFi and cellular experience
      • Electrical motor and motor drivers
      • Production and performance testing
If it can be imagined, it can be made.
At PCH, we push past the accepted standards for customer satisfaction, engineering ingenuity, and what it means to be a collaborative team.
We work with companies that are passionate about design, brand, and the consumer experience. We help guide product creation through all phases of the product journey -- from concept to development, and from manufacturing to pack out and fulfillment. That journey through the hardware world is fast-paced and challenging and we tackle those challenges -- and celebrate our successes -- together.
If you are an imaginative, thoughtful, and open-minded innovator, we'd love to meet you.

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