Lead Hardware Design Engineer

Lead Hardware Engineer

About GoPro

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equality. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From São Paulo to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

GoPro is looking for a top-tier candidate for the Principal Hardware Engineer role. This Principal Hardware Engineer will be responsible for designing and developing innovative hardware that complements GoPro eco-system. This position requires expertise in system integration as well as circuit design. The ideal candidate is a system thinker with experience in high-speed wireless data communication and networking for consumer electronics environment.


* Lead the electrical design of low cost portable battery-operated products.

* Work closely with Architecture, Mechanical and Firmware Engineering teams to make design decisions and trade-offs

* Investigate, study, and introduce new designs utilizing "state of the art" components

* Capture and review schematics, guide PCB layout design

* Develop high-volume products designed for manufacturability

* Support products from initial concept through manufacturing bring up

* Work closely with our development partners, including managing technical assignments and providing detailed guidance

* Guide our Testing and Certification teams

* Guide test development. Write product test plans. Perform bench level debugging and performance testing

Skills We're Stoked About

* Bachelors of Electrical Engineering degree is required, Master's degree is preferred

* Over 15-years' experience in hardware development in consumer electronics wireless and networking products

* Familiar with the design process from concept through circuit design and system integration

* Hands-on experience with bringing up and troubleshooting of boards and systems

* Low-cost portable consumer electronics design experience integrating RF, video, MCU interfaces, audio, and wireless low power systems in a space-constrained product

* In-depth knowledge of some or all of the following: Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G, 4G, GPS, audio, power management, display interface, I2C, SPI, SDIO, JTAG, UART, I2S, USB.

* In-depth understanding of safety EMI and EMC compliance and certification

* Design experience with lithium-ion battery charging and power management

* Ability to work cross‐functionally, coupled with strong interpersonal and communication skills

* System thinker; results and deadline driven

* Able to work independently and with little direction in a fast-paced environment

* Consummate team player

* Takes great pride and ownership in designs produced

GoPro Highlights

* Fully-stocked kitchen with snacks galore

* Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro.

* Get your very own GoPro (Mounts and accessories included)

* Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)

* 401(K) matching

* Discretionary Time Off

* 12 weeks paid Parental Leave for new parents

* Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents

* Life insurance and disability benefits

* Employee commuter shuttles

GoPro is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.