Electrical Engineer

Whisker is the maker of Litter-Robot, Feeder-Robot, and Litterbox.com. At Whisker, we believe pet parenthood can always get better.

As leading innovators in pet tech and refined pet accessories, we work tirelessly to solve problems and deliver smarter insights for pet parents while enriching the lives of pets. Whether it’s a self-cleaning litter box that automates scooping, an automatic feeder that helps pets develop healthier eating habits, or a modern cat tree that delights both humans and felines, we strive to deliver better solutions for consumers while transforming pet care along the way. To us, having a pet is the best thing ever. At Whisker, life together just keeps getting better.

Whisker is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Juneau, Wisconsin with 450+ passionate team members.

What You’ll Do:

The Electrical / Electronic Engineer will design SOC and MCU based products that include but are not limited to: analog front-end circuitry, high-speed digital interfaces (LCD, digital Camera, etc), Bluetooth, WiFi, system level integration, analog power systems including SMPS, illumination, user interface, sensors (gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, hall effect, magnetometer), sensors and motors. The EE will work with the engineering team and product managers to drive the electrical engineering projects within existing and upcoming connected pet care products. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as deemed necessary.

  • Designs electrical circuits and systems from concept to product:
    • ideation
    • project timing
    • schematic design & Layout
    • prototype build
    • test fixturing
    • production oversight 
  • Conducts design reviews 
  • Development of design verification specifications
  • Perform digital and analog hardware verification in the lab and writing test reports
  • Collaborate with firmware engineers
    • design validation
    • provide breadboards for early software functionality confirmation
  • Responsible for all aspects of ensuring a quality design 
  • Ensure design is optimized for performance and cost
  • Mentoring and supportive role to Jr. engineers
  • Will perform additional responsibilities when required

What You’ll Bring:

  • BS in Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • 8+ Years Embedded Experience
  • Understanding of Embedded Systems at a very low-level
  • Understanding of Low-Level Hardware (discreet inexpensive sensors)
  • Understanding of Low-Level Software (bare metal on MCU, CPU registers)
  • Understanding of digital and analog components and circuits
  • Understanding of networks (UART, I2C, SPI, BLE, WIFI)
  • Experience with PCB CAD (Schematic, PCB Layout, and Trace Routing)
  • Experience with Power Supplies, Meters, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, etc.
  • Experience with soldering and basic electronic hand tools
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary information
  • Ability to maintain a professional atmosphere in a fast-paced environment with numerous interactions and interruptions
  • High degree of initiative, self-motivation and ability to motivate others
  • Ability to provide a working atmosphere that is positive and productive
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with team members and colleagues

Not Required but nice to have!

  • Experience leading or mentoring a team of engineers 
  • Experience with IOT Consumer Product Design
  • Experience in high volume product design and development
  • Understanding of EMC/EMI design
  • Understanding of compliance requirements for 47 CFR Part 15 and CE.
  • Experience with PIC development systems, or similar systems for R&D of sensors, motors and basic I/O
  • Basic understanding of mechanical systems

Benefits & Perks:

Join a tenacious, inventive company that empowers team members to chart their own path, lead by grounding decisions in the “why”, and has a strong sense of empathy and openness to new perspectives. Be a part of exciting growth, work with incredible people, and create tomorrow’s pet products—plus a whole lot of extras. You will also be provided with:

  • Premium Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • PTO
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401K with 4% Match
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Top of the line equipment

Statement of Inclusivity:

We believe different perspectives make Whisker better and strive to create a place where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

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