Senior Hardware Design Engineer (Cedar Rapids, US)

Senior Hardware Design Engineer

Job Summary:

As the ideal candidate, you will have a strong educational background in networking and web server architectures. You will have experience with programming and setting up standalone embedded devices that can perform simple tasks, demonstrate a curiosity to how things work and interact with the world, and have a desire to be involved in all facets of product development from concept to long term support.


Job Description:


  • Identify and understand new technologies/trends, assess the implications, opportunities and risks.    
  • Assist in defining, scoping and implementing new designs leveraging IOT concepts and technologies.
  • Lead all facets of new product development from definition of the new product architecture, to design, development, test, support, service.
  • Dissect problems to identify root cause of issue.
  • Provide detailed schedules, task identification and sequencing, test plans, and documentation necessary to yield high quality products that meet the customer needs.  
  • Help increase the technical capability and understanding of the team by mentoring, delegation, lessons learned and design review/oversight.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with internal and external entities.


Critical Requirements:

  • BSEE with 3-5 years of related experience in developing mobile computer systems running Windows and/or Linux operating systems. 
    • Digital and analog embedded system design experience with an understanding of Microcontroller architectures and power managed solutions.    
    • Experience with many standards based communications environments - RS232, J1708, SAE J1939, CAN, USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth, 802.11, Cellular, GPS. 
    • Expertise in design to meet environmental testing requirements including FCC part 15, SAE J1113, SAE J1455, EN 50155, EN 50121, DFM and DFT concepts. 
    • Understanding of the impact of integration of RF modules, and their effects on the PCB design,  noise mitigation strategies, antennas theory and testing through product certification.


Other Requirements:

  • Understanding of product development processes and the necessary components for product completion. 
  • Power systems design for vehicles and outdoors - Design for standalone operations.
  • Familiarity with diagnostics and test tools to quickly get to the root of the issues
  • Ability to identify estimate tasks, define WBS, assess and mitigate risk, maintain schedules and oversight of project deliverables. 
  • Excellent problem solving ability and focus on getting the job done
  • Tenacity and commitment to complete projects on schedule and within constraints agreed upon.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing business requirements and situations. 
  • Mentor Schematic capture and board layout tool familiarity.
  • Understand the interaction between electrical and mechanical interfaces to ensure successful package, heat dissipation, and environmental performance of the final product. 
  • Patent submission experience a plus


Some of the nice things Trapeze can offer:

  • Supportive team
  • Flexible Hours
  • Fun Employee Events
  • Health Benefits From Day One
  • 401k plan
  • Educational Reimbursement for Professional Development

About Trapeze

Here at Trapeze, we strive to ensure that our employees succeed in all aspects of their career. Our culture provides individuals with the ability and opportunity to collaborate, learn and grow. We encourage our employees to openly contribute ideas, whether you are a student, graduate, or current member of the team. From day one, you will be assigned tasks that are meaningful to both the success of our business and your career development.

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