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The Hardware Engineer – Embedded Electronics (Telematics) will be a member of an execution-focused hardware team responsible for successful development and productization of in-house designed wireless communications / telematics unit . This candidate will report up to the Manager - Embedded Electronics (Telematics). The new in-house designed wireless communications / telematics unit is one of the key hardware units in Fisker's next generation architecture.
The selected candidate for this role must work with all internal stakeholders as well as external suppliers and partners to drive the product through its design, development, and test cycles as well as HW/SW and vehicle integration. The successful candidate must demonstrate a keen interest as well as broad technical skills and understanding of embedded electronic hardware units in automotive.
Study and understand the system requirements for the unit.
Study and understand the high-level design of the unit from design documents as well as working closely with design engineers, architects, external design partners and suppliers.
Take ownership of specific assigned tasks in the development cycle of taking the hardware unit from design to production and execute successfully all the tasks.
Participate in and support in the detailed design and prototyping of the unit.
Plan and drive the validation process of the unit with the validation team(s).
Plan and drive the qualification tests of the unit with suppliers and validation team(s).
Support the suppliers, partners and Fisker Purchasing team on identifying and securing components for the units.
Support design optimization, functional safety, product quality and cost reduction exercises to continuously improve the unit.
Triage issues reported in validation and qualification testing, identify root causes, and drive the resolution of the issues with the internal and external stakeholders.
Support software bring-up and development of the unit(s) by addressing all hardware issues reported during the software development cycle.
Support optimal packaging of the units into the vehicle, addressing all requirements of power, space, and thermal management.
Support vehicle integration of the unit(s) and address all issues identified during the vehicle integration and testing cycle.
Drive continuous improvement initiatives to improve the units based on all parameters.
Support the identification and ramp-up of volume manufacturer(s) for the units.
Stay on top of all standards, certifications, and regulatory requirements for the unit(s) you are responsible for and ensure that the product meets all criteria for success.
Keep up to date with the latest advancements in the automotive hardware design and development process. Help the team to own these skills over time.
Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience
Bachelor's degree in electronics & communications engineering, electrical or Instrumentation engineering.
8+ years of hands-on hardware design and development experience in a fast- paced, technology-focused organization, preferably in the automotive space.
Strong understanding of the end-to-end development cycle of automotive electronic control unit (ECU) or High-Performance Computing (HPC) hardware.
Experience working with multicore ARM based Processors/SOCs/microcontrollers and High-Speed interfaces such DDR3/DDR4, PCIe gen2/gen 3, XFI, USB 3.0, etc.
Experience in Design and Analysis of Analog circuits using OPAMPs/ discrete components and ADCs/DACs.
Experience in RF communication protocols, wireless interfaces, RF Antenna design parameters for 5G/4G communication, RF circuit Simulation, Antenna simulation, RF standards, etc.
Experience in Reviewing and Analyzing high speed PCB Layout based on Signal Integrity, Power Integrity and EMI/EMC compliant design practices following IEC standards.
Strong experience in hands-on debugging of embedded electronics hardware issues.
Hands on with Hardware testing and using Lab equipment like MSO, Logic Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Network Analyzer, Signal Generator, Power Meter, VSWR meter, etc.
Proven expertise in successfully taking new hardware from design to production.
Good understanding of vehicle integration processes for embedded electronic systems.
Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong familiarity with emerging connected, software-defined vehicle technologies.
Must be comfortable with operating in a fast-paced, startup environment.
Preferred Attributes/ Competencies
Strong hands-on experience in the development of ECU/HPC units at a global Tier1/OEM.
Strong understanding of packaging and operating constraints for hardware components and wiring harnesses in the automotive environment.
Good understanding of automotive safety system design and safety levels.
Strong understanding of ISO26262 and relevant automotive safety and cybersecurity standards.
Proficiency in design software such as Cadence, OrCAD/Allegro, Altium, PADS.
Proficiency in using simulation software like – ANSYS, HYPERLYNX, ADS/AWR, HFSS, etc.