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Senior Hardware Engineer

Job Title: Senior Hardware Engineer

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Type: Full-time

Experience: 6+ Years

Industries:   Technology Start-ups, Computer Products, Display Technology

Compensation: Market Based Salary and Benefits


Job Description

zSpace is looking for a Senior Hardware Engineer for the design, development and qualification of zSpace 3D Virtual Reality display platforms. This individual must bring a passionate and collaborative approach to hardware development and have the technical experience and knowledge to lead architecture, execution, and validation of complex hardware products from initial concept to production.

Primary duties include the design and development of new system board designs to enable the unique capabilities of the zSpace platform and driving innovation for the company through constant participation in research and development around the 3D/VR/AR and immersive experience space. Good communication skills are important and the ability to articulate proposed architectures and solutions (both verbally and in writing) is mandatory. Position will require domestic and international travel.

Job Responsibilities

  • Defining and creating next generation 3D Virtual Reality display platforms
  • HW concept studies, hardware architecture, schematic design/capture, manage PCB layout, signal characterization, FPGA development
  • Documenting hardware design and board test/validation strategy
  • Proto bring up and test/validation, system integration and debug (Including SW and FW)
  • Hardware issue, root cause, corrective action tracking
  • Support manufacturing team


  • BSEE or related field with 6 to 8+ years overall experience in HW engineering design (prefer consumer electronics experience)
  • Experience with Cadence (Orcad, Allegro) design tools
  • Experience with schematic capture, PCB design and manufacturing, SI simulation, and lab equipment
  • Experience with PLDs and FPGAs (completed FPGA designs is a plus)
  • Hands-on experience with proto bring-up and debugging, design verification and manufacturing test support
  • Experience with various communication protocols (I2C, SPI, USB 2.0/3.0, display interfaces)
  • Experience with embedded systems (microcontrollers, ARM processors, high speed memory interfaces)
  • Experience in display and/or web camera technology 
  • Documentation of hardware specifications, test plans/reports,
  • Strong technical understanding of firmware, and hardware interaction
  • Experience in managing and developing with ODMs
  • Understanding consumer electronics development processes and methodologies from concept to mass production
  • Work in lab environment with hardware and software experts to root-cause board and system-level issues and drive to resolution.

Company Description

zSpace, Inc.® is a leading-edge technology provider that enables natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery through it’s flagship product, zSpace®.  Targeting markets including, education, medical and research, manufacturing, architecture, engineering and government, zSpace aims to accelerate learning, design and development processes and increase creativity and productivity through interactive 3D visualization.  zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit www.zspace.com.

To apply to this position please send your cover letter & resume to abarlaan "@" zspace.com with the subject "Senior Hardware Engineer".