Embedded Hardware Engineer

Stratos Card
 Ann Arbor, MI

What are we up to?

Stratos, Inc. is the creator of the Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform that combines plastic cards into a single, smart, dynamic card. Credit, debit, loyalty, membership and gift cards can be loaded into one mobile-connected card, empowering people to make better, more informed payment decisions while simplifying transactions through a familiar, reliable form. Stratos allows merchants and card issuers to strengthen brand loyalty with better data and improved communications to card users without infrastructure change.

A day in the life

  • Design and implementation of the hardware platform for a new payment technology, including MCU, FPGA, Bluetooth Smart, touch sensors, encryption, security, extreme low power, etc.
  • Collaboration with firmware engineers on design, self-test, and implementation.
  • Collaboration with manufacturing and mechanical engineers - design for test, design for manufacturing, failure analysis, support for manufacturing testing and yield improvements.
  • Design of programming and manufacturing jigs for uncommon form factor.
  • Support and review of 3rd party design projects.
  • Root cause analysis for initial design and for issues found in manufacturing.
  • International travel on occasion.

Your creds

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering or similar degree or equivalent experience.
  • 3 years of relevant industry or personal experience.
  • Experience in generation of design specification documentation, schematic capture, and circuit analysis.
  • Experience with verification, test, and quality assurance of deliverables against specifications and requirements.
  • Experience with board bring up and programming and debugging microcontroller based systems.
  • Experience with debugging tools like bus analyzers and oscilloscopes.
  • Knowledge of flexible electronics design.

We want you to have opinions on

  • Altium Designer.
  • PCB layout and design.
  • SPICE analysis.