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2020-03-12T12:01:33-04:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Hardware Electrical Engineer, Tidal, X

Hardware Engineering

Mountain View, CA

X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, world-changing ideas are developed and taken out into the world. X projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. For X to be successful, we have to repeatedly turn breakthrough technology ideas into products that solve large problems in the world, and create meaningful businesses for Alphabet.

How you would make 10x impact:

  • Translating business requirements into system requirements and integration plans for industrial systems with optics, motion control, and compute
  • Drive the development of schematics, layout, design, and specifications of key subsystems including SOC/ASIC integration, flexible PCBAs, comms and power/battery circuits and management
  • Work with an interdisciplinary development team including mechanical, embedded software, and manufacturing to deliver high quality hardware systems
  • Be responsible for hardware system testing, validation and quality optimization
  • Support the team in debugging, troubleshooting and failure analysis

What you should have:

  • Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or Bachelor's Degree with equivalent industry experience  
  • 3 years relevant work experience in electrical engineering design, validation team leadership 

You should also have these:

  • Experience with End-to-end electronic product design, implementation and delivery
  • Experience with bring-up and design validation against specification and performance improvement
  • Ability to plan, document and execute own work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving abilities and experience in working with multidisciplinary teams in a fast paced and dynamic work environment

About X, the moonshot factory

X creates radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. We believe that a culture of psychological safety creates the foundation of trust and respect necessary to build moonshots. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of Alphabet.

At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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