Vispero is the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired and owner of the brands Enhanced Vision, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, The Paciello Group and Interactive Accessibility. All the Vispero brands have a long history of developing and providing innovative solutions for blind and low vision individuals, helping them to reach their full potential.
Hardware Engineer The Hardware or Electrical Engineer role will work closely with the system architect and product management to develop innovative products for the low vision and blind markets. In this position you will be expected to apply your knowledge and experience to turn creative ideas into impactful products. You will be actively engaged in all phases of the development lifecycle from inception to service.
The preferred candidate will have experience designing Class I and/or Class II medical devices which utilize embedded technologies such as ARM based processor systems, Lithium Ion battery chargers, AC Mains connected devices, CMOS imaging sensors and LCD displays. The candidate will need a demonstratable understanding of analog and digital design principles with the ability to troubleshoot down to the component level. The candidate will need a solid understanding of pertinent regulatory and safety standards. The candidate should have a basic understanding of optics for imaging devices, PCB design, manufacturing and DFM design rules.
Excellent decision making and analytical skills
Excellent written and oral communications
Reliable, dependable and trustworthy
Detailed oriented with ability to pay attention to minute details for a project or task
Interested in conceptual as well as executing hands on tasks
Collect requirements, write specifications, estimate scope and schedule for design activities.
Perform design verification, test planning, qualitative and/or quantitative tests or evaluations of products, processes, equipment, and systems.
Apply documentation guidelines and design processes per ISO 13485
Perform ISO 14971 based Risk Management activities and documentation
Create and maintain Technical File for Regulatory Filings
Upholds internal Regulatory compliance policy in coordination with PRRC
Research and develop digital and analog circuits that meet design guidelines
Troubleshoot, test and develop embedded firmware and hardware.
Document and publish Patents and algorithms that are developed as a result of the research and development of hardware designs.
International and Domestic travel is required for this position, estimated at 10-12 wks per year.
Advanced level knowledge of safety and regulatory standards related to medical devices
Intermediate level understanding of ARM Cortex A and M Series processor
Intermediate with schematic capture tools such as OrCad
Intermediate organization and communication skills
Intermediate problem-solving skills
Novice level understanding of CMOS sensors, LCDs, LEDs and sensors
Novice with PCB layout tools such as OrCad/Allegro PCB
Novice level skills with embedded software languages C/C++
Novice level skills with structured PLM environments and version controls systems
BSEE and minimum of 5 years’ experience as Hardware Engineer or Electrical Engineer
MSEE and 3 years’ experience (preferred)
5+ years’ experience , or formal training/certification, on ISO 13485 and ISO 14971 standards
If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.