At Mira, engineering is of paramount importance to our success as an organization. We strive to design the most simple and cost-effective hardware, which requires minimizing complexity and production lead times. Our development process is highly iterative and often requires low-volume production of prototypes for internal product testing and customer pilots. As the Senior Hardware Engineer at Mira, you will collaborate closely with the mechanical, software, and product teams to help build the next generation of augmented reality hardware. You'll solve challenging problems on a daily basis and work with the latest in immersive technologies.

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-manager, able to take direction from Mira leadership and translate that into an effective plan of action resulting in a robust electrical system.

Responsibilities:

  • Own and drive electrical designs from concept and prototype through to mass production
  • Develop and implement electrical design, review, and release processes
  • Manage suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure on-time delivery of electrical modules into system builds
  • Coordinate with PM team to ensure product certifications are on time for production runs
  • Understand and implement designs for compliance with IP67, UL62368, and other PPE requirements
  • Select components within budget and volume projections for existing and new electrical designs
  • Design/modify connectors, cables, accessories, and system modules according to product requirements
  • Produce test plans to validate all hardware designs
  • Coordinate test plan execution with internal and external teams
  • Refine designs based on DFM and DFA feedback
  • Work closely with Mechanical Lead to address EFFA, DFM, ESD, EMI, thermal and reliability concerns
  • Work closely with CPO, CTO, Director of Software, Mechanical Lead, and Embedded Software Lead to ensure a tightly integrated product experience

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in EE, Computer Engineering, or Mechatronics
  • 7+ years work experience related to electrical engineering, systems engineering, or systems integration
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Experience working at an early-stage startup
  • Team leadership experience (technical or managerial)
  • Experience guiding novel commercial products through the NPI process from concept through mass production as EE or Systems Integrator
  • Experience designing systems for manufacturing, reliability, thermal performance, EMC/ESD, safety, security, or cost
  • Experience designing electro-mechanical modules
  • Experience designing power-management (PCM) or battery-management (BMS) circuitry
  • Experience working through electrical certification processes (e.g., FCC, CE, UN38.3, UL)
  • Strong skills in PCB design and schematic capture
  • Ability to use commercial schematic design software, such as Altium, OrCAD, or Cadence
  • Experience overseeing and reviewing PCB layouts
  • Strong skills in debugging, root cause analysis, and corrective action planning for electrical hardware designs
  • Experience with selecting components used in an electrical design and working with suppliers to source them
  • Experience with hardware build planning and management
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers and managing subcontractors
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in a fast-paced, flexible, collaborative environment
  • Eagerness to grow electrical and leadership skill sets and drive development decisions to closure

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience developing AR or VR hardware technologies
  • Experience designing flexible PCBs (flex)
  • Experience developing UL compliant hardware
  • Experience designing electronics rated for IP54 or higher
  • Experience in Systems Engineering or Systems Architecture
  • Experience designing opto-mechanical modules