Curtis Instruments, Inc.

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Title   Department
Lab Technician Engineering
Project Lead Engineering
Sr. Software Engineer Engineering
Verification Lead Engineering

Lab Technician

  • Location: California

Do you enjoy taking apart electromechanical gadgets to see how they work? Do you like building and testing electronics? If so, we are looking for someone like you!

We are searching for an individual who wants to use your love for electronics every day at work. You know what they say, enjoy what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.

In this role, you will be responsible for evaluating the design and performance of components and circuitry for electronic motor speed controllers.

This NEW technician position will be a part of a multifunctional team for development and ongoing support of a large product base.

What you’ll do:

  • Assist in the evaluation of design and performance of components used for electronic motor speed controllers.
  • Determine methods, operations and sequences for qualification testing of products and systems.
  • Document test data and results for performance validation and proof of concepts.
  • Build prototype assemblies and fixtures to test and troubleshoot product performance.
  • Operate and maintain test and fabrication equipment as needed.

You should have:

  • Two-year technical degree or equivalent experience and training in a related discipline
  • 2 plus years’ experience in lab environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build, test and troubleshoot systems
  • Knowledge of electronic assembly and wiring methods
  • Knowledge of mechanical assembly techniques and a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Some experience in small machine and hand tool operation.
  • Principles of mechanical fastening techniques, sheet metal and machine operation. Light sheet metal fabrication experience for making panels and boxes.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Project Lead

  • Location: California

Are you looking for a position with a proven industry leader? How about a position leading an interdisciplinary team of very smart engineers? Do you have experience designing embedded systems? If so, we are looking for you!

This position, which is located in our Livermore, CA office, is a needed addition to our engineering design team. In this leadership role you will plan, schedule, and execute all phases of product development from design through project release.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience working in a manufacturing environment, and enjoys it as well.
  • Has a strong understanding of digital and analog circuitry and good general engineering practices.
  • Has experience writing and reviewing product proposals, functional specifications and system architecture.
  • Has proven ability to work with design engineers and resolve technical issues.

And much, much more.

Education, Skills & Experience

  • We'd prefer a B.S. degree in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline
  • 2+ years experience leading projects
  • Experience with power electronics or embedded systems is GREAT! In fact, those words get us down-right excited, but you better be able to speak to them!
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial product design.
  • Experience applying current techniques and tools to improve costs, design times, reliability, durability and manufacturability.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practices, including design of experiments.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

Please do not apply if you are a new grad with no work experience yet. Congratulations on your degree! But for this position, we are looking for someone with experience leading projects and at least a 2 year technical background.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Sr. Software Engineer

  • Location: California

Do you want to work in the electric vehicle industry? Our Livermore R&D center offers exposure to all engineering disciplines and really exciting work for engineers interested in the EV industry.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to design, code and debug real-time embedded software/firmware for electric motor speed controllers.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with electronic design teams to optimize logic and microprocessor circuit implementations.
  • Design, setup and run tests to ensure designs meet specifications.
  • Dubug systems from prototypes.
  • Participate in project reviews.

What you need:

  • BSEE or BSCS degree or equivalent; 5-10 years of relevant experience
  • Extensive experience in real-time embedded programming using high-level languages (C/C++) and assembly language
  • In-depth experience working with oscilloscopes, emulators, logic analyzers, and embedded debugging tools/techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of 32-bit microprocessor circuits (ARM Cortex-M) and peripherals (I2C, SPI, PWM)
  • In-depth knowledge of real-time operating systems, task schedulers, and standard libraries
  • Knowledge of control and feedback systems (strongly preferred)
  • Extensive experience in software analysis, documentation and design of experiments
  • In-depth knowledge of modern software methodologies, including Object Oriented Design and Test Driven Development
  • Well-versed in good engineering practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Ability to work effectively in small teams
  • Knowledge of Source Code Control Systems (Subversion, Git)
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Verification Lead

  • Location: California

As our Verification Lead, you’ll be leading verification activities from formulating verification strategies to coordinating and delivering formal qualification tests on all Curtis products. Our verification engineers work with our product development team to ensure product quality before our products are manufactured. Here at Curtis, verification plays a vital role in the development process and throughout the entire product life cycle.

This NEW Verification Lead position is a needed addition to our growing verification team.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead verification projects by running meetings, prioritizing work, writing test procedures for others to execute, reviewing results and helping to maintain verification matrices.
  • Support our design engineering team in the development process and throughout the product life cycle.
  • Develop our verification process.
  • Use and maintain verification test hardware.
  • Identify and estimate costs and tasks durations.
  • Develop tests and test equipment that are maintainable and expandable.
  • Work to automate tests that need precision and repeatability.
  • Assist in the formal improvement of formal procedures that are compliant with external regulatory requirements and execute verification in accordance with those procedures.
  • Work with the development team on the risk management procedures.

You should have:

  • BS in Electrical/Electronic/Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • 3 to 7 years experience with verification
  • 1 to 5 years experience in software development preferred (C, C++, C#)
  • Understanding of verification criteria
  • Understanding of functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Ability to interpret hardware design schematics.
  • Demonstrated understanding of software control diagrams.
  • Experience generating formal test reports.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!