Principal Electrical Engineer / Technical Lead


This early stage company, still in stealth mode, is hitting stride with an impressive investment profile and outstanding leadership team. We are looking for a Principal Electrical Engineer / Technical Lead who will assume EE architecture responsibility for full life cycle product development of a next generation medical device.


– Serve as Lead Electrical Engineer responsible for full life cycle development of electrical systems in new diagnostic equipment product line.

– Lead system architecture development, technical specifications definition, DFMEA, design, testing, analysis, prototyping, costing, verification & validation, test certification, DFM/DFA, manufacturing, and NPI support.

– Lead integration of sensors, actuators (VCM, stepper motors, piezo) in precision motion, imaging and automation systems.

– Lead development of Mixed Signal, High Speed Data PCB layouts for data processing and communication.

Experience/Education Requirements Minimum qualifications:

● BS in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent; advanced degree strongly preferred

● 7+ years of experience in hardware development.

● Hands-on experience designing complex electromechanical systems.

● Experience designing real-time embedded electronics, microprocessor based controls, digital and analog IO circuitry, PID and precision motion controls.

● Demonstrated expertise in using PADS or Altium.

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

● Proficiency in the creation and maintenance of project documents.

● Experience with FMECA and designing and testing for IEC 60601-1.

● Experience working in FDA regulated environment (ISO 14971, ISO 13485).

● Working knowledge of CE, RoHS and regulatory requirements for low voltage control products

Preferred qualifications:

● Experience in one or more of the following areas: CMOS, GPU, high speed data hardware development, robotics, diagnostic equipment, imaging, etc.

● Familiar with MATLAB/Simulink, C/C++, Python, CUDA.

● Familiar with Solidworks, Arena BOM Control or similar.

● 3+ years of experience in Start-up.

● Familiar with UL 61010-2 standard.

About the Author
John Compton
John has served as a Medical Device Industry Executive Recruiter, building relationships specifically in New England since 2002. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, NY and is a Babson MBA. John is also a former Army Officer and US Army Ranger School Leadership Award Recipient.