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Principal Electrical Engineer

Company: Playground Global LLC
Location: somerville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Principal Electrical Engineer at Owl Labs

Owl Labs is seeking aPrincipal Electrical Engineer to join our product development team. This person will join a growing Electrical Engineering team to help bring new video conferencing & remote collaboration products to market.

In this role you will be a key member of the hardware development team with responsibility for the core of the electronics design. Your primary focus will be to lead the development of the computing and communication systems that enable our intelligent collaboration products. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team including other Electrical Engineers. Your responsibilities will range from helping to define future products through supporting production of current products.

What Youll Do

  • Electrical Technical Leadership
    • Own the electrical design and its interfaces with the system design.
    • Run review processes to solicit and provide technical input and feedback.
    • Ensure best design practices are followed and drive process improvements.
  • Support Development Project Management
    • Create and maintain electrical design portion of project schedules.
    • Identify and manage internal and external resources necessary for success.
    • Develop and maintain potential technical approaches.
  • Select appropriate system designs to meet system requirements and project goals.
  • Implement detailed designs based on analysis, simulation, and best practices.
  • Identify and select components that meet cost and sourcing requirements.
  • Design and run tests to troubleshoot problems and validate systems.
  • Generate and maintain design, test, and process documentation.
  • Manage testing required for compliance in various countries.
  • Support Operations
    • Generate and maintain production documentation.
    • Troubleshoot production issues.
    • Help with managing supplier relationships and sourcing components.


The ideal candidate is a motivated and experienced electrical engineer with relevant experience with processor systems, communications, low noise signals, system integration - and - a candidate who is excited, flexible, and able to work effectively in a rapidly changing organization.

  • 7+ years of experience leading electrical designs including:
    • Application Processor Systems
    • Image Sensing and Processing
    • Networking and Radios
    • High speed digital signals
    • HDI printed circuit boards
    • Low noise analog signals
    • Power electronics
  • Experience with product development for volume production.
  • Experience with working with suppliers to identify solution opportunities and source components.
  • System thinker.
  • Skilled at measurement and troubleshooting techniques for electronics.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • BSEE.
  • Able to travel to China.

Owl Labs is over 40% remote and headquarters are based in Boston, MA. This role can be either an on-site or remote position. Our team is currently working 100% remote due to COVID-19.


Owl Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to our values of embracing inclusivity and creating a culture where everyone feels respected and connected, no matter the location of their work environment. We invite applications from people of all walks of life and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need accommodations due to a disability, please let us know.


Who We Are

Owl Labs is a collaborative tech company, creating an equalized meeting and learning experience for all, wherever participants may be. Powering hybrid teams and remote work is in our DNA. Owl Labs has been a leader when it comes to celebrating and connecting hybrid teams and classrooms -- meaning both in-office and remote workers, in-room students and at-home learning. Were best known for the Meeting Owl product line, a smart 360 camera, mic, speaker all-in-one solution. Sitting in the center of the table, the Meeting Owl uses vision and voice recognition to shift the camera to focus on whos speaking, giving all participants a feeling as if theyre in the same room. With the continued rise of hybrid teams and remote workers, our products allow for better collaboration and productivity no matter your location.

Our award-winning product, the Meeting Owl Pro, has been recognized by CES Innovation Awards 2020, Red Dot Design Awards 2020, SXSW Innovation Awards 2020 and our team recognized as an Inc. Best Workplaces 2020 and the esteemed Inc.s Editors List.

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