Electrical Developer, Senior

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Research and Development
Education: Bachelor
Experience: 4-6 Years
Employer: Synaptive Medical
Location: Toronto, ON
Posted: August 13, 2019
Ends: September 13, 2019

About Us

Synaptive Medical is a Downtown Toronto based company focused on developing medical equipment and applications for neurosurgical procedures. Together, these devices form a full and complete solution of visualization technologies for the operating room. In the past 20 years, the core members of Synaptive Medical have founded and grown multiple successful medical start-ups into international markets. The company has a number of opportunities for motivated people to join the team and share in the challenges and rewards of developing technologies to improve patient care and outcomes in neurosurgery.

The Opportunity   

The Senior Electrical Developer is required to address the hardware requirements of the MRI team. This is a great opportunity to exercise your breadth of electrical engineering knowledge to help bring the latest MRI technology to market. You will be responsible for the design, prototype, debugging of board and system level designs that enable our MRI technology.

You are experienced in most (or likely all) stages of the PCB and electronics development lifecycle and are comfortable with shopping around for assembly services. You pride yourself with the quality and consistency of your work because this facilitates the communication of controlled documents across our cross functional team.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to see the outputs of your work installed in hospitals and impact the lives of patients around the world.

What You’ll Do 

  • Work with the MRI Team throughout the hardware design process including requirements generation, preliminary design, peer reviews, detailed design, test plan generation, and integration
  • Design printed circuit boards including schematics, stack up, floor planning, layout, and bill of materials
  • System level electrical design including enclosures, cabling, power, and making architectural decisions
  • Validate and verify functionality of engineering prototypes with benchtop testing
  • Ensure functionality of embedded electronics by programming and executing simple test benches
  • Assess and debug design issues, identify and implement solutions
  • Build physical prototypes and perform rework by applying techniques such as soldering (including SMT), crimping, and other assembly methods
  • Devise tests used for design verification and validation and for production use
  • Practice and enforce a high level of engineering standards in their drawings and deliverables
  • Assist with firmware development
  • Collaborate with Quality Engineers to define and perform testing for design verification including EMC testing and other external laboratory testing related to electrical safety requirements
  • Work closely with other team members and the QA team to ensure quality and punctual development
  • Develop and execute test protocols and manage third-party standards testing
  • Work closely with manufacturing team to evaluate design for manufacturability and facilitate design transfer
  • Initiate RFQs with vendors, clarify intent, and negotiating deliverables
  • Assist with other tasks, as required

What You’ll Need

  • 5 years of experience in an electrical engineering role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with electrical design and related tools
  • Ability to work in a diverse team and good interpersonal skills
  • Embedded programming for microcontrollers and working knowledge of embedded buses (I2C, SPI, etc.)

It’d Be Amazing If You Had

  • Medical device development experience including IEC 60601-1
  • Experience with design for manufacturing for electronics
  • Familiarity with material compliance standards such as RoHS and REACH
  • Experience with automated testing of electronics

About You 

  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Drives for consistency
  • Takes personal pride in high standard of outputs
  • Motivated to work with other departments (Software, Manufacturing, Regulatory, etc.)
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-managing
  • Ability to work in a highly technical, fast paced environment
  • Enjoys solving technical problems

The Fine Print

The employee may perform other related duties as necessary to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Synaptive Medical is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities.

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