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Latitude, Inc. Electrical/Hardware Engineer in Columbia, Maryland

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our cross-functional team to design and implement complex industrial, commercial, and domestic electrical systems, as well as perform risk and reliability assessments and ensure compliance with international standards and codes. The ideal candidate is a motivated and experienced electrical engineer with relevant experience in robust, low-noise audio frequency mixed signal design in a noisy and challenging environment - and - a candidate who is excited, flexible, and able to work effectively in a rapidly changing organization.

What You?ll DoWe are looking for an electrical engineer who will help us advance our IoT products, systems, and applications. On a daily basis, you?ll carry out some of the various engineering tasks as listed below:

  • Participate in the development of exciting new world class video conferencing & remote collaboration products.

  • Learn and bring in new digital and mixed signal technologies to the Owl Labs product development team.

  • Develop and design digital and mixed signal circuits for new video conferencing & remote collaboration products within a multidisciplinary team (acoustics, audio processing, mechanical engineering, testing, etc).

  • Capture schematics and guide PCB designers on optimum circuit layout.

  • Perform circuit simulations and tests for new designs when necessary.

  • Measure and test new prototype designs; debug and improve those designs as necessary - both as an individual and working with lab technicians.

  • Navigate the thin line between the extensive analytical and academic aspects of the job & the fast-pace of development required in a growing startup environment; provide balance between science experiments and getting stuff out-the-door.

  • Ensure design compliance with common IEC and FCC standards and regulatory requirements (including EMC, ESD, safety, reliability, RoHS, and performance robustness).

  • Design and implement thorough ESD (and various other reliability) tests to be performed in-house.

  • Troubleshoot EMC issues during compliance testing.

  • Support the ops team in finding and validating alternative source components and guiding validation efforts as necessary.

  • Coordinate with the testing team to propose validation testing plans; guide the testing team in their setup and execution; analyze and act on the results.

  • Coordinate with the testing team, mfg team, and ops team to propose production line testing plans and fixtures; guide them in their setup and execution.


  • Bachelor?s Degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience. (Master?s Preferred)

  • 5+ years of applicable hardware design experience.

  • Strong understanding of component selection, power profiles and thermal management.

  • Expertise in embedded systems design including MCU, PCB and peripheral selections.

  • Debugging and testing at the board level.

  • Experienced in BOM generation.

  • Experience with Altium Designer.