Hardware Design Manager Silver Spring Networks
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As Hardware Design Manager in Hardware Engineering, you will play a key role in the release of SSN?s Smart Grid Networking solutions. You will work closely with our hardware and manufacturing teams to develop, test and qualify products to verify functionality, robustness, and compliance with SSN product requirements. You will manage the hardware development team to meet product schedules, ensure timely completion of deliverables, submission and posting of related documentation, meet robustness requirements, etc. This will involve working with other cross-functional groups such as mechanical, product management, test, compliance, project management, etc. to develop development and test plans and ensure the product meets all requirements.
The Manager will be responsible for successfully completing related project tasks, such as the design, analysis, documentation, verification, and release for a variety of products in the Smart Grid technology industry incorporating a variety of technologies, such as wireless RF, analog, embedded processors, network interfaces, and AC and DC power supplies, and batteries.
? Contribute to all phases of product development lifecycle (requirements, design, validation, production, support). Work with interdisciplinary marketing, engineering, and manufacturing teams to design and implement architectures and circuitry to support complex Smart Grid end points, infrastructure, and access point products.
? Manage group of hardware engineers; assign resources, create budgets, resolve technical and personnel issues, prioritize projects and tasks, manage workload.
? Review, recommend, and direct the architecture and implementation of hardware circuits consisting of an optimal configuration of microcontrollers, digital logic, memory, ASICs, analog circuits, wireless RF, filters, Ethernet, while meeting mechanical, software, testing, cost, performance, time, and manufacturing constraints.
? Responsible for the successful implementation of wireless RF interfaces (such as Zigbee, 802.15.4, or WiFi) meeting controlled impedance and low noise requirements.
? Approve the selection of components, review electrical schematics (OrCAD), layout (PADS), ensure the completion of bill of materials for Agile PLM, incorporate DFM feedback, and release controlled engineering drawings and documents that capture design intentions, fabrication or assembly methods, test requirements and acceptance criteria.
? Ensure design meets a variety of stress conditions, such as industrial temperature range (-40 to +85 deg C), and outdoor exposure (UV and salt fog), and also meet EMI / EMC requirements, and protect electronic circuits from overstress.
? Coordinate with embedded real-time software engineers to optimize system operations, debug hardware, implement communication interfaces and signals, and release robust systems to meet schedule constraints.
? Coordinate with mechanical engineers to develop reliable PCBA interconnect schemes, mounting mechanisms, enclosures, and thermal management solutions
? Accommodate and ensure ICT or functional test methods that enable test coverage to achieve the corporation?s quality, yield, and throughput goals
? Converse with integrated circuit suppliers, applications engineers, contract manufacturing engineers to swiftly optimize and verify the performance of prototype systems and release into production.
? Conduct and participate in concept, design and continual product improvement projects and reviews
? Coordinate completion of engineering and device verification test reports that illustrate conformance to circuit and product design goals
? Coordinate or calculate MTBF for new hardware designs
? Execute processes as needed to assess and proactively manage and systematically reduce design risks to achieve quality objectives
Must be well organized and be able to work with minimal supervision
? Must be able to coordinate internal and external resources
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills
? Excellent technical problem solving skills, and ability to identify/mitigate potential issues before they occur
? Solid understanding of product development tasks, including design, test, calibrate, troubleshooting, characterization, and documentation
? Familiar with AC-DC or DC-DC power supply circuits and sequencing requirements that result in robust start-up, regulation, and excellent transient stability
? High volume product design experience highly desirable
Education, Training & Certification Requirements:
? BS in Electrical Engineering required. MS in Electrical Engineering highly desirable
? Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
Redwood City, California, United States
||575 Broadway Street |
Redwood City, CA 94063
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We are a highly innovative, committed team, collaborating to make a difference in the world. Our rapid growth, passion and high energy create a somewhat chaotic and intense environment, yet we are very focused on our customers and meeting our commitments. We are smart, creative and hard-working, and believe the work we do and the people we work with are fun. Silver Spring Networks had their IPO in March of 2013 and we are not looking back.
Investors: Foundation Capital All Jobs: at Silver Spring Networks
|Headquarters:||555 Broadway Street|
Redwood City, CA 94063
|Industry:||Cleantech / Energy|
|Company Profile:||With more than ten years of experience, Silver Spring Networks is the leader in networking technologies that modernize today's power grid. We have delivered more than 16.5 million Silver Spring-enabled devices, which our utility partners rely on, in concert with our software and services, to improve energy management and efficiency. Silver Spring securely connects consumers and utility providers through powerful and proven energy networks that can be easily expanded as needs evolve.
Our open, standards-based networking solutions enable all energy devices, from in-home energy devices to smart meters to load control devices, to connect together to deliver the highest performance possible. By connecting homes and businesses directly with their local utility, we help everyone manage and integrate renewable energy sources better, bringing greater energy efficiency to the planet and our world - brilliantly.
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