Hardware Test and Bringup Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA (Hybrid)
Operations /
Full Time /
Sonatus is a well-funded, fast-paced, and fast-growing company whose technologies and software help automakers build dynamic software-defined vehicles. With two generations of solutions already on the road with a top global OEM, our vehicle and cloud software solutions are at the forefront of the digital transformation of vehicles. The Sonatus team is a talented and diverse collection of technology and automotive specialists hailing from many of the most prominent companies in their respective industries.

We are looking for a hardware test engineer who will help us advance our testing environments, evaluate specifications, and debug automotive electronic systems. On a daily basis, you’ll carry out various engineering tasks, such as performing calculations to ensure our systems meet the global safety standards and collaborating with technicians and computer programmers to solve emerging issues. Individual must be self sufficient and able to work independently with minimum supervision. Be passionate about working in a fast paced startup and enjoy the opportunities to wear multiple hats. Taking initiatives to improve product quality and process efficiency.

Location-wise, candidates should already reside within the SF/Bay Area, CA region as we promote a hybrid work model with 2-3-days in office requirement (for synergy, collaboration, engagement, and camaraderie with peers and management).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Bring up, test, and debug automotive electronic systems with both compute and network components, drive issues to closure
    • Evaluate specifications and establish optimum test method & required equipment to complete system function verification and performance characterization.
    • Build hardware set-up and assist in end to end software testing, document and communicate setup, debug procedures and test results with other team members
    • Setup and maintain lab space, tools, and materials of a hardware R&D lab; Responsible for inventory management of prototype devices.

Qualifications and Experience

    • BS or MS in EE/CE or related fields
    • 5+ years of bring up and validation of complex compute and/or network systems
    • Experience with equipment used in lab testing such as power supplies, scopes, network traffic generators (e.g. CANOE, Spirent), JTAG debugger, etc.
    • Able to under hardware schematic, design simple breakout board
    • Some experience in Python or other scripting languages
    • Familiar with Linux or similar operating systems
    • Team player with excellent verbal & written communications skills

Bonus Points

    • Experience with communication networks, including terminologies, configurations, and protocols
    • Experience with bench level repair of hardware
    • Experience with high-speed digital design and signal integrity
    • Experience with developing and executing test plans for complex electronic systems
    • Experience with firmware development
    • Solid understanding of automotive EEA
$178,000 - $241,000 a year
The above salary range is a general guideline and represents a good faith estimate of what Sonatus ("Company") could reasonably expect to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs. The Company reserves the right to modify this range in the future, as needed, as market conditions change.
Consider being part of the Sonatus team and receive the following:

Benefit Offerings includes:
- Competitive compensation and equity program
- Health care plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
- Flexible and Dependent Care Expense program
- Retirement plan (401k)
- Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
- Unlimited paid time off per year
- Hybrid office work-arrangement/flexibility

Perk Offerings include:
- Complimentary lunches, snacks and beverages during on-site working days
- Wellness benefit allowances (towards gym membership and fitness programs)
- Internet reimbursement
- Computer Accessory Allowance

Employee Engagement Offerings:
- Departmental team building and outings
- Employee Referral Program
- Culture/Employee Satisfaction Surveys - Feedback matters!
- Peer Award Program (monthly)
- Innovative Award Program (annual)

Sonatus is a fast-paced and innovative company and are seeking team members who are passionate about making a difference. If you are ready to take your career to the next level, we highly encourage you to apply.

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