Electrical Engineering Lead

Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Department: Hardware Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Job Title:        Electrical Engineering Lead

Location:        Waterloo

Start Date:      Immediately

Job Type:       Permanent, Full-time


We're a hardware company building exciting technologies that will shape the future of human-computer interaction. We won the Digital Trends "Best of CES 2014" Award for Cool Tech, pre-sold over 10,000 Myos within the first 48 hours of launch, and secured $14.5 million in Series A funding led by Spark Capital and Intel Capital. 

We are a tight-knit family with sweet digs. From encouraging unconventional thinking to advocating a healthy lifestyle, we treat our employees as our greatest asset. We have a professionally designed workspace in Kitchener-Waterloo's innovation district with high-tech break-out rooms, modern workstations, and a cozy lounge area that’s perfect for watching movies and playing board games. Join our team and work alongside some of the best and brightest in the industry.


You’re an electrical engineer with years of experience developing technically challenging products. You're hands on with design and are the kind of person who has all the answers to life's toughest electrical engineering problems. You’ve previously held senior roles developing successful consumer technologies and now you’re ready for the next challenge. As Electrical Engineering Lead at Thalmic, you will focus on conceptualizing creative electrical designs for our products, organizing the electrical engineering development functions; delivering manufacturable designs to agreed specifications within time and budget constraints, and fostering an innovative and focused team atmosphere. If you're often compared to Tesla in terms of genius, and are a natural leader who wants to change the future of wearable tech, this may be the job for you!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Pioneering the electrical designs of wearable tech
  • Develop strategic planning for the direction and control of product development activities
  • Formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for the electrical engineering team
  • Assure that the electrical engineering team achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame
  • Be on top of current industry trends, ensuring that Thalmic establishes its technology leadership position
  • Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, recognizing the role as that of both manager and support resource / mentor
  • Assure that product is designed for specific needs, but with wider applications in mind
  • Ensure implementation and refinement as required of formal process to support the product development process
  • Ensure that product development is focused on meeting and exceeding the customer requirements

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum BSEE, 6-10+ years of electronics industry engineering experience
  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills
  • “Out of the box thinker”. Must be key driver contributing to the products roadmap and willing to take innovative product risk while balancing the road map for on time deliverables
  • Expert in electronic hardware and embedded design
  • Strong relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills
  • Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Related computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Schematic capture and layout 

What would give you an advantage:

  • Previous experience in the Consumer Electronics Industry
  • Previous startup experience


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