IOT Hardware Design Engineer

Beverly, MA | Freelance | Job ID #59167 |
Posted Earlier this month

Local Logistics and supply chain company based in the Beverly Mass area is seeking a IOT Hardware Design Engineer to join them on a long term contract engagement.

This position is a senior resource for the Hardware Electronics Design group and will play a key role in designing our next generation of IoT/Cloud based/Cyber secure electronic hardware products from conception to general product availability.

The candidate must have strong electronic design skills as well as being able to manage projects.


  • Working closely with Product Management to help develop product requirement specifications and be able to transfer those requirements into a design specification document
  • Propose concepts for new product designs related to standard electronic instrumentation and investigate patentable ideas
  • Develop or drive the development of electronic instrumentation products such as Temperature Data loggers, RF/Wireless data loggers (using ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, ISM band, Cellular) as well as their supporting hardware
  • Coordinate, specify and validate third party design testing in accordance with applicable standards such as CE, Drop & Vibration, IP rating, DO-160, FCC, ETSI, PTCRB and any other standards as required
  • Lead the Failure Mode Effects & Analysis assessments
  • Interfaces with outside vendors, consultants and customers
  • Actively collaborates with other departments as required based on project requirements
  • Provides sustaining and manufacturing engineering support for internal/external based manufacturing operations
  • Develop and/or lead the development of all of the hardware documentation required to release a product to Manufacturing such as but not limited to:
    • BOM’s
    • Schematics
    • PCB artwork
    • Mechanical drawings
    • Component Drawings/datasheets
    • Test plans
    • Third Party Test Certification Documents
    • Product Risk Analysis Assessment
    • Product Validation Test Summary Document
  • Provide escalated tier 3 support for existing and newly-released products and have solid product troubleshooting/debugging skills paired with the ability to resolve product issues
  • Have basic skills for mechanical design techniques
  • Highly skilled in the use of complex lab instruments and equipment (DVM, Oscilloscopes, RF Power Meters, Spectrum Analyzers, Data BUS Analyzers, Data Acquisition Units, Environmental Temperature Chambers
  • Develop or drive the development of electronic instrumentation products such as Temperature Data loggers, RF/Wireless data loggers (using ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, ISM band, Cellular) as well as their supporting hardware
  • Work with procurement in qualifying component suppliers, defining special component requirements or testing
  • Assist and/or coordinates continuous process/product improvement and cost reduction initiatives along with other tasks as assigned
  • Domestic/International travel will be required while working with external resources – up to 20%
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • BSEE with 5+ years relevant experience or ASEE with 7+ years relevant practical ‘hands on’ experience or equivalent degree
  • Background in electronic instrumentation design engineering and Wireless product design
  • Experience with the design of cellular based GSM/GPRS products and cellular based protocols
  • Experience implementing SMS, TCP commands & TCP/IP protocols
  • Experience in designing GPS positioning products
  • Experience with RF/wireless hardware and network protocols associated with ZigBee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and cellular data is HIGHLY desired
  • Experience working with Microcontrollers and the ability to lead Firmware Engineers in the development of code for a product
  • Experience using sensors such as Temperature, Humidity, Light & accelerometers
  • Working knowledge of (C, C++, C#), LabVIEW, and/or Visual Basic is plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Project
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Solid works, Pads, or similar CAD tools
  • Experience creating BOM’s, Schematics & PCB Design
  • Previous ISO 9001 work environment experience
  • Selected individual should have at least 5 years of technical management experience combined with excellent project management and people leadership skills
  • Capable of driving and working with design partners & suppliers on time critical projects
  • A clear/proven ability and/or willingness to accept accountability for his/her organization and its team members in terms of providing leadership and being able to delegate effectively while accepting full responsibility for the team’s results
  • Must possess excellent communication (verbal, written, listening) and organizational skills, and be comfortable addressing groups and executives as a speaker/presenter
  • Able to apply applicable technology to provide practical solutions while fostering innovation, problem solving, and creative solutions in the disciplines specific to the Electronic Design function described herein
  • As a plus, familiarity of securing embedded systems and experience in protecting electronic hardware using the latest cybersecurity techniques


  • Up to 10% travel – both domestic and international travel required


  • Comply with the EH&S Policy and applicable regulatory and company EH&S rules and requirements
  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are either unsafe or that may adversely impact the environment, to ensure prompt resolution of potential hazards
  • Attend scheduled EH&S training program
  • Actively support the organization’s efforts to meet or exceed EH&S goals and plans
  • Recommend improved EH&S practices

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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