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Senior Hardware Design Engineer in Rocklin, CA at Yamaha Guitar Group

Date Posted: 5/23/2019

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Job Description

The Senior Hardware Design Engineer’s primary responsibility is to take a leading role in the design, development, and testing of electrical hardware designs for wireless audio products used by musicians and performers worldwide. Primary responsibilities include analog/digital hardware system design, electronic circuit schematic entry, PCB layout, expert-level contribution to design reviews, expert-level electrical testing/troubleshooting, achieving electromagnetic and safety compliance, hardware schedule/task development, documentation, contract manufacturer technical support, and technical staff mentoring.  Secondary responsibilities include support for sustaining products and production text fixtures, as well as electronic part approvals.


  • Analyze new product proposals and customer requirements to determine technical feasibility
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines (mechanical, embedded, DSP, software, QA, etc.) and other key stakeholders to determine the optimum approach to meeting the functional and technical requirements for a given product proposal. This includes system architectures, interfaces and development/test methodologies
  • Collaborate with Product Owners to clarify and refine product requirements
  • Design analog and digital hardware systems that meet unique real-time audio processing requirements
  • Develop schematic diagrams and PCB layouts for analog and digital circuits
  • Debug and troubleshoot hardware prototypes.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable international EMC, safety and intentional radiator standards
  • Partner with Project Management to ensure that all project development deliverables are completed within the specified schedules and cost targets
  • Assist in leading team in hardware development process for products from concept all the way into production
  • Analyze and document complete systems
  • Assist in leading team in hardware development process for products from concept all the way into production
  • Work hard with a dedicated team to meet deadlines
  • Learn from experienced engineering staff and help mentor other engineering team members
  • Enjoy your creative development with motivated people



Job Requirements

Experience/Qualifications Required

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent industry experience required.
  • 5-7+ years' experience in audio hardware development.
  • Senior-level experience/knowledge in the following areas:
    • Designing and troubleshooting digital and analog hardware.
    • Developing schematic diagrams PCB layouts.
    • Use of a wide range of hardware and software development tools.
    • Use of analog and digital hardware simulation software.
    • Hardware design, analysis and implementation techniques.
  • Experience in RF design, firmware, gateware or PC application software development a plus.
  • Musical background a plus


Skills Required

  • Ability to use schematic capture and PCB layout software
  • Ability to use lab equipment including spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal analyzers, etc.
  • Ability to work with little supervision and be highly motivated and be able to motivate others
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of individuals both inside and outside of the company
  • Team leading experience a plus
  • Knowledge of product development methodologies, including Waterfall, Agile/Scrum, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a highly-collaborative environment
  • Ability to accurately provide development time/resource estimates for a given set of technical/project requirements


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