Nest - Sensor Design Engineer - Palo Alto, California

Description - Sensor Design Engineer (Palo Alto, California)

Product: Smart thermostat and smoke & CO alarm

Nest is seeking an exceptional sensor engineer to design end to end sensing technologies, including sensor, electronics, firmware and algorithms. This individual will be a leader in multi-disciplinary development of cutting edge technology.

The work:

End to end design of sensor systems including sensor, electronics and firmware
Design, prototype, debug, and validate designs in preparation for high-volume production
Specify factory test systems and collaborate with test engineers on their implementation
Lead multi-disciplinary team (mechanical, electrical, firmware) on implementation of sensor design
Documentation of sensor design, test, and manufacturing requirements

Minimum qualifications:
BS/MS/PhD in relevant field (EE, ME, Optics, Physics) or equivalent experience
Ph.D. or 5+ years of work experience

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with optoelectronic sensors (proximity, smoke, particle counting)
Design and implementation of sensor embedded systems, both analog and/or digital
Design and test of various sensors including but not limited to: temperature, humidity, ALS, smoke, CO, PIR, and proximity
Electronic circuit design and test. Analog: signal conditioning, opamps, and filtering. Digital: SPI, I2C, and UART.
Schematic capture and PCB layout for creating proof of concept designs
Familiar with using and writing firmware for embedded processors
Manufacturing processes, testing, and calibration of high-precision, high-volume products
Data analysis and statistics using Python, Excel, or other analysis software
Ability to travel overseas for development and preparation for mass production (10-20%)
Experience developing mission critical systems a plus

About Nest:

Nest reinvents unloved but important home products, like the thermostat and smoke & CO alarm. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, beautiful and thoughtful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning Thermostatâ„¢ and Nest Energy Services offerings address home energy consumption, and the Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxideâ„¢ alarm helps keep people safe. Nest products are sold in the Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Netherlands, U.K. and U.S., and are installed in more than 120 countries. The Nest Learning Thermostat has helped save more than 2 billion kWh of energy to date. The Nest Developer Program makes it possible for Nest devices to interact with other products to help people save energy, improve their safety, and stay comfortable in their homes

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