Jawbone - Principle Hardware Engineer - San Francisco, California

Description: Principle Hardware Engineer (San Francisco, California)

Product: Wearable Fitness Trackers & Wireless Audio Products

As Principle Hardware Engineer you will lead design and development of our next generation wireless audio and related products. You will work closely with our ME, Embedded S/W, DSP, acoustics and product marketing teams to architect and implement high quality, cost effective wireless audio designs into volume production. You will be responsible for key decisions as it relates to overall system architecture and will be responsible for delivery of the product’s EE sub-system into volume production with our manufacturing partners.


Own the design and implementation of overall EE product architecture, including MCU, DSP, RF and Power management sub-systems.
Collaborate with the embedded system software team and the DSP team to make forward looking platform design decisions that meet overall system requirements over the lifespan of the product.
Work with Jawbone Product Marketing to define solutions to customer needs and integrate into product definition.
• Complete schematic capture and work with our PCB Design team to deliver gerber files for manufacture.
Run comprehensive design reviews of your product with SW, FW, ME, Compliance, QA, Test and Manufacturing to ensure a quality design that can be successfully released into high volume production.
Support product bring-up and qualification. Work with the Hardware and Software validation team to ensure high quality and comprehensive test coverage to Jawbone requirements
Ensure product compliance with all regulatory requirements and certifications
Research new technologies, processes to meet our strategic goals
Design documentation, BOM generation and release
Support of engineering builds at our Manufacturer partners.


B.S.E.E (M.S.E.E preferred) or equivalent and 10+ years experience as a system designer including high performance CPU, DSP, RF, power management and analog design.
Detailed knowledge of circuit schematic entry tools and SI (signal integrity) principles. Ability to run PSpice or other SI analysis tools.
Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality products with demanding delivery schedules.
Bench skills and debugging experience with industry standard T&M equipment is essential.
Proven knowledge of ARM architecture and ARM based MCU’s, instruction set, and developing and debugging with ARM tools is desirable
Knowledge of the fundamentals of RF design. Experience of having designed sub-systems in radio products e.g. WIFI, LTE, Bluetooth strongly preferred.
Knowledge of the fundamentals of EMC included radiated/conducted emissions and ESD/EFTB. Experience with very low noise or low power subsystem design.
Experience in high volume consumer electronic designs and proficient in working with external ODM, JDM and CM suppliers/vendors in Asia
Willing to travel to suppliers and manufacturing partners worldwide as needed.
A self-starter, highly motivated, with excellent organizational skills, and must have excellent communication skills both verbal & written.

About Jawbone: https://jawbone.com

Jawbone® is a world-leader in consumer technology and wearable devices, building hardware products and software platforms powered by data science.

Jawbone’s UP® system helps people live better by providing personalized insight into how they sleep, move and eat. Its open API – the UP Platform – includes an ecosystem of apps and services that integrate with UP to offer new, customized experiences. The company’s approach to lifestyle tracking is unique, with over 600 patents granted or pending related to its ecosystem and wearable technology manufacturing processes.

Jawbone is also the creator of the best-selling JAMBOX® family of wireless speakers, the award-winning Jawbone ERA® Bluetooth® headsets, and NoiseAssassin® technology.

Headquartered in San Francisco with offices globally, Jawbone products are available in over 40 countries around the world.

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