Career Opportunities

Senior Hardware Engineer

Tantalus Systems

Tantalus Systems

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

      About Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID)

      Tantalus is a technology company dedicated to helping utilities modernize their distribution grids by harnessing the power of data across all their devices and systems deployed throughout the entire distribution grid – from the substation to the EV charger located behind the meter. We offer smart grid solutions across multiple levels: intelligent connected devices, communications networks, data management, enterprise applications and analytics.

      Learn more at http://www.tantalus.com/.

      Come join us if you’re interested in being part of an entrepreneurial team, solving complex technical problems and delivering innovative solutions that will directly impact the electrification of everything and the decarbonization of our society.

      We have operations throughout the United States and Canada with offices in Burnaby (British Columbia, Canada), Raleigh (North Carolina, USA), Kanata (Ontario, Canada) and Norwalk (Connecticut, USA).

      This position offers a competitive salary plus variable compensation based on performance targets and business objectives. Tantalus also offers generous benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts and paid time off.

      Location of Position:

      This position will be based in our Burnaby, BC office.

      The Opportunity:

      Reporting to the Director of Hardware Development, the Engineer will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and designers to complete product development, maintenance of line and research tasks throughout the full product life cycle process for volume manufacturing of wireless endpoint and modem products used within the utility marketplace.

      This will include responsibilities related to:

      • Working with the Product Development and Hardware team specifically, to analyze and identify design requirements for minimum viable product and forward looking for complete feature set.
      • Ownership of delivery and support of robust hardware in embedded microcontroller systems including RF, analog, mixed signal and high current load control elements.
      • Thermal design considerations for heat extraction from product level enclosures housing electronics.
      • Rapid prototyping for early design debugging and verification of product requirements.
      • Designs which incorporate principles of design for manufacturability and test.
      • System integration and commercial release validation activities.
      • Interaction with test labs for regulatory compliance as they relate to submissions for wireless, utility and safety regulatory bodies.
      • Sustainability of commercially released product
      • Sourcing and qualifying alternate components through data sheet analysis and test verification
      • Updating schematic and layout with ECO processes
      • Field RF propagation testing

      What you bring:

      Required Education and Experience

      • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
      • Minimum 10 years of previous work experience (not counting co-op experience) in hardware design roles for embedded microcontroller systems and hardware design including memory, and data conversion elements.
      • Design of analog/mixed signal circuitry, and linear and switching power supplies in embedded microcontroller systems.
      • Thermal analysis and heat sinking, extracting heat from enclosures housing heat sources.
      • Testing of designed or maintained products for compliance or continued compliance to regulatory standards and submission of test reports to regulatory bodies for approval.
      • Providing advance insight to firmware developers on the control mechanisms required for performing hardware validation.
      • Use of CAD software for schematic capture and PCB layout.
      • Use of circuit analysis simulation tools such as LTspice to minimize hardware prototype iterations.
      • Working with manufacturing engineers to integrate DFM/DFT principles into designs.
      • Use of test equipment: oscilloscopes, AC/DC voltage sources, thermal imaging instruments.
      • Strong troubleshooting skills, including across multiple OEM platforms.
      • Environmental and reliability testing.

      Desired Experience

      • Experience with safety regulatory bodies as UL and CSA for load control product applications.
      • High current switching circuits and their thermal management.
      • Knowledge of open standard network communications.
      • Altium Designer PCB CAD software.
      • Mechanical design tools/viewers. Solidworks/e-Drawings.
      • Knowledge of shielding and isolation design where low noise RF circuitry coexists with embedded digital circuitry.
      • Current or ability/willingness to attain BC professional engineering certification

      Personal Attributes:

      • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
      • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
      • Have a passion for innovative design, as well as a strong personal commitment to performance and documentation.
      • Self-motivated and able to work independently while exercising initiative, flexibility and good judgement.
      • A demonstrated ability to scope, schedule and monitor individual deliverables within a team environment.
      • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills including: teamwork, respect and courtesy.

      f you possess some of the key skills and experiences outlined in the job posting and are genuinely interested in the position, we invite you to take a chance and submit your application. We value diverse perspectives, unique skills, and believe in the power of potential over specific qualifications.

      Tantalus is committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce. We welcome and encourage indigenous applicants, people of color, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email us at careers@tantalus.com.