Electrical Engineer - X-Biomedical Inc
August 15, 2020
Bryn Mawr, PA, Pennsylvania
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Electrical Engineer

Bryn Mawr, PA


Interested in a career in a med tech startups?  Are you willing to work hard in a team environment to develop breakthrough technology? If you answer yes to these questions, then X-Biomedical Inc might be the place for you.  X-Biomedical Inc is a mission-driven medical device startup based upon patented surgical visualization technology developed in labs at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Joining X-Biomedical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by disrupting the status quo and democratizing medical care.

Primary Function of Position

Engineers at X-Biomedical will help design innovative surgical visualization systems and other emerging product lines. Electrical engineers at X-Biomedical are very hands on, helping to translate real user insight into actionable design opportunities and successful user experiences.  As a natural collaborator and strong communicator, the electrical engineer will work with executives, engineering, clinical development, human factors, user research and marketing on the framing and defining of the future in surgical visualization systems. With an ability to explore, prototype and test a wide range of new ideas, the electrical engineer visualizes opportunity and helps build consensus on the right path forward.  Focusing on the physical aspects of the product, she/he/they will employ an understanding of user needs, device function, strength, durability, failure analysis, materials, and manufacturing processes that transform complex mechanical designs into elegant forms that are usable, beautiful, and manufacturable.

Roles and Responsibilities

The electrical engineer will be responsible for defining and contributing to the design of new products at X-Biomedical. Working with internal and external company stakeholders, the electrical engineer will be responsible for the electrical and electromechanical design and development of surgical visualization systems and other emerging products.  Such development activities will include defining constraints and system architecture, determining applicable regulatory standards, and conducting testing using the scientific method to evaluate performance.

The Electrical Engineer at X-Biomedical . . .

Is organized, precise, and takes pride in their work.
Is reliable, timely, and willing to contribute to cross-functional brainstorms and meetings.
Employs a user centered design process to help teams frame and define opportunities.
Is a highly creative problem solver.
Has understanding of the scientific method and knows how it applies to testing.
Works with designers and mechanical engineers early in product development lifecycle to generate conceptual product designs and system architecture.
Takes ownership of the design, development, and testing of all electrical components in X-Biomedical’s next-gen surgical tools.
Knows when it is best to use an off-the-shelf part versus designing a custom solution.
Is knowledgeable on the latest embedded computing and imaging platforms.
Collaborates with mechanical engineers and industrial designers on power systems, heat dissipation, enclosures, electromechanical couplings, assembly process, durability testing, and off-the-shelf component selection.
Creates prototypes early and often to inform concept development.
Embraces failure as a learning opportunity.
Is able to utilize CAD tools to build schematics, route PCBs, track BOMs, and generate design files for manufacturing.
Has knowledge of firmware development for both embedded computing and microcontroller systems.
Contributes to and often leads the design and fabrication of compelling functional and/or appearance prototypes for review by team members, end users and human factors experts.
Is familiar with (or willing to dive deep into) IEC 60601 in order to define system requirements.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

An incurable engineering curiosity.
A passion for developing and manufacturing meaningful, revolutionary products that make an impact on people’s lives.
A bias toward action and an eagerness to support the team and the project.
Excitement for working on difficult problems with a dedicated team of high-energy, high-caliber people.
An ability to take direction from a senior team of experienced scientists and engineers.
A natural aptitude for teamwork, thriving on brainstorming and presenting.
The ability to work independently, solve problems, and seek out information as needed.
Professional email and corporate instant messaging communication habits indicative of a responsive team player.
Experience and passion for developing products with a high degree of technical complexity.
Ability to learn from and inspire other mechanical engineers on the team.
A comprehensive set of prototyping skills including circuit breadboarding, soldering, and cable assembly.
Experience with microcontroller programming languages (C/ C++, Arduino framework) and controlling electromechanical actuators such as solenoids, stepper motors, pumps, and valves.
Experience with electrical component selection, procurement from distributors, and cost tracking of PCB BOMs.
Experience with low latency, high mega-pixel image capture from MIPI CSI CMOS camera sensors and supporting optical lens systems.
Experience with SMPS design, LDO regulators, and the tradeoffs associated with both of them.
Experience with I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, Ethernet, and USB for sensor and debugging communication.
An understanding of IPC standards for PCB DFM.
Ability to combine electrical engineering objectives with the objectives of other team members.
Experience working successfully with engineering teams to develop designs and bring products to market.
A solid baseline understanding of electrical engineering principals such as Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s laws, RC circuits, digital logic design, transistors, operational amplifiers, and filters.
Medical device and packaging design experience a plus.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field of study.
5-8 years experience in the product development industry.
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

Applicants should send a email describing how their capabilities and experiences align with the aforementioned qualifications, along with a current resume, to jobs@x-biomedical.com.   Please include the following in the subject line:  EE-ADA

X-Biomedical Inc is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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