Staff Electrical Engineer



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Staff Electrical Engineer

Are you bready* for a change?

We are not your traditional tech company and we do not aim to be. Going against the grain is in our DNA. Building a revolutionary product begins with revolutionary thinking. That is why we value diversity background and lived experience. Together, we empower restaurants of all sizes to build great teams, increase revenue, improve operations, and delight their guests. We pair our deep understanding of the restaurant industry with powerful cloud-based software and restaurant-grade hardware to deliver an intuitive all-in-one platform. Join us on our mission to empower the restaurant community to delight guests, do what they love, and thrive.

About this roll*:

Toast’s Hardware team designs and develops world-class hardware devices in conjunction with our JDM & ODM partners. We are a very lean team that focuses on the key elements of Android devices and accessories, and architect our devices to offer the best hardware solutions for our customers. From our close relationships with our customers, we have learned the important design features that make our devices truly restaurant-grade. We focus on the long-term reliability of our devices to ensure our customers do not have to be concerned with their Toast hardware always being ready for another busy day.

Key Responsibilities*:

As a Staff Electrical Engineer on the Hardware Team, you will be laying the groundwork for our future products. You will work closely with Product Management, Product Design Architecture, Industrial Design, and the executive leadership team on new product definitions. You will be responsible for efficiently integrating electrical systems throughout the device to enable target use cases and hit other product metrics such as thickness, weight, and cost. You have the technical experience to discuss engineering tradeoffs across multiple disciplines including antennas, cameras, sensors, displays, and batteries. You will partner with our global Product Engineering teams as they bring these future products to market, offering ongoing support and bringing lessons learned back into the definition process of next-generation devices.

A Staff Electrical Engineer at Toast will be expected to do the following to drive impact within their team and across the organisation:

Do you have the right ingredients*:

  • BS degree/ ME or equivalent practical experience.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of equivalent working experience in design, implement, debug, and characterise Electrical Engineering systems for use in current and future product architectures. Design prototype devices in conjunction with Product Design Architecture to validate new form factors, features, or other concepts.
  • Partner closely with Product Design Architecture on optimizing the integration of electrical systems to benefit one or more key metrics like size, performance, and cost.
  • Plan and lead validation of your designs. Lead complete functional verification, RF testing, signal characterisation, power modeling/test, and system coexistence testing.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as Mechanical Engineering, Layout Engineering, Thermal Engineering, and Signal Integrity.
  • Advocate for new technology and component development that offer clear benefits to future product layouts.

Highly Preferred Skills

  • PCB layout & Schematic using Cadence and Allegro
  • WLAN & Bluetooth connectivity experience
  • Understanding of LTE connectivity
  • Payment certification knowledge
  • Solder skills – assembly and rework
  • Antenna design basic knowledge – need to discuss antenna specification and space with ME team and antenna design house

We are Toasters

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is Baked into our Recipe for Success.

At Toast our employees are our secret ingredient. When they are powered to succeed, Toast succeeds.

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries. We embrace and are excited by this diversity, believing that only through authenticity, inclusivity, high standards of respect and trust, and leading with humility will we be able to achieve our goals.

Baking inclusive principles into our company and diversity into our design provides equitable opportunities for all and enhances our ability to be first in class in all aspects of our industry.

Bready* to make a change? Apply today!

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