Electrical Engineer, Appliances

Location: Vancouver, BC
Date Posted: 03-26-2018
On behalf of our client, Affinity Staffing is seeking an Electrical Engineer on the Video Appliance team to work on the research, development, and manufacturing of embedded computers (mostly based on x86 architecture) with specific custom features to adapt them to security surveillance environment (ex. Including PoE ports for cameras.) This person will also work on the development of rackmount enterprise systems for use in large-scale, enterprise environments. We’re looking for an electrical / computer engineer to work with ODM manufacturers. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Work with ODMs to:
    • specify product features
    • define system architecture (Intel)
    • Evaluate mechanical and thermal solutions
    • Review electrical design and PCB layout
  • Work to define and review product testing
  • Review and verify technical issues. Suggest, test and approve improvements.
  • Work with SW, product management, compliance, quality and manufacturing teams to release a high quality product on budget and on schedule
  • Submit ECOs and BOMs into a PLM system
  • Work with internal engineering team (Electrical and Mechanical) to evaluate and approve ODM proposals.
  • Work with internal device testing team to define test requirements on final product (appliance)
  • Work with internal software team to support integration to ODM hardware
  • Be willing to travel to ODM locations as required to resolve issues
  • Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing products for manufacture
  • Extensive knowledge of EMC and safety standards and design requirements to ensure that the products meet these standards
  • Hands-on testing and troubleshooting experience
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for electronics and a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to learn quickly and independently, and work within a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:
  • Experience working with Surveillance products – IP Cameras, Network Video Recorders, etc.
  • Experience working with OEM and OEM companies, especially off-shore companies
  • Experience in the design and development of Intel x86 based products
  • Experience working with Mechanical and Thermal design team
  • Experience working with manufacturing and/or CM
  • Experience with product compliance and safety certification
  • Experience with Linux OS
About Affinity Staffing:
Affinity Staffing is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility.
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