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Principal Electrical Engineer



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
At Forest Neurotech, we're not just creating devices; we're building a deeper understanding and personalized treatment of the human brain. Our mission is to pioneer the next frontier of neurotechnology, and we're looking for passionate and experienced people to be a part of this journey.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Electrical Engineer to join our team, focusing on the design and testing of the electronics systems and infrastructure of the device and equipment used in manufacturing and clinical environments. The successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding of electronic systems development, FPGA design, firmware, PCB design/layout and test development/infrastructure. This role requires leading internal and external cross-functional efforts as well as managing vendor relationships.


  • Lead all electrical systems initiatives, ensuring our products are safe, effective and secure and delivered on time and on budget
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define detailed technical requirements for electronic systems and components
  • Define and design the system architecture for the electronics in our ultrasound neurotechnology platform
  • Develop and implement printed circuit board (PCB) designs, ensuring they meet all necessary requirements for scalability and reliability
  • Design and program field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to support complex electronic systems
  • Lead the development and integration of embedded systems, ensuring seamless functionality within the overall device architecture
  • Lead the initial bringup, testing, and characterization of new electronic designs, ensuring they meet performance and reliability standards
  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines and scientific teams to ensure cohesive integration and alignment across all project facets

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or a related discipline
  • At least 10 years of experience in electronic product design, with some experience in medical devices or high-reliability applications
  • Proficiency in PCB design software and a strong understanding of best practices in PCB layout and manufacturing
  • Extensive experience in FPGA development, including VHDL/Verilog programming and debugging
  • Proven experience in developing and integrating embedded systems, with strong programming skills in C/C++ and assembly language
  • Strong understanding of system architecture principles, including hardware-software integration and signal processing
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, define, and manage technical requirements in complex engineering projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams
  • Expertise in bringup, testing, and characterization methodologies for electronic systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on innovative and efficient solutionsProven capability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Benefits we offer

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and the most talented experts from different fields
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance; parental leave
  • 401k with 6% salary matching
  • Generous time off + paid holidays
  • Wellness allowance for fitness and wellness activities

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law or company policy. We strive for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibit harassment of any kind.