Hardware Lab Technician (Contract)

Sunnyvale, CA (Hybrid)
Operations /
Contract /
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.

Sonatus is seeking a highly motivated Hardware Lab Technician to support the Sunnyvale engineering lab, responsibility includes hardware board bring up, assembly and testing of prototypes and test components.  Participate in installing, maintaining, and repairing lab systems and equipment. Individuals must be organized and able to follow directions.  A team player, yet able to work independently, good communications skills, a positive and can-do attitude and be able to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment.

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).

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assemble and hardware bring up, including test verification, debugging and rework of boards
    • Ability to carry out soldering tasks to install power relay, build and verify boards, cables and adapters
    • Install, maintain, repair, calibrate and upgrade lab equipment
    • Conducts physical inventory tracking
    • Installs, configures test stations,  devices under test, monitors and supports users
    • Debug and fix hardware testbed issues
    • Build cables, connectors and simple board assembly

Qualifications and Experience

    • AS degree in Electronics or equivalent field is necessary
    • Minimum of 5 years related experience as a hardware technician
    • Knowledge of basic electronics, digital and analog theory is required
    • Experience with failure analysis and troubleshooting skills of simple circuitry to component level is required
    • Able to perform soldering rework, including fine pitch SMT components
    • Experienced with power and hand tools, including drills and wire crimping tools for pins, connectors, lugs, etc
    • Skilled in testing and debugging equipment, ability to use oscilloscopes, various meters, and power supplies
    • Familiar with Document Control and CAD tools for viewing schematics, BOMs, ECOs etc
    • Able to work  with Linux, Windows and GSuite or Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat or similar backoffice tools

Work environment and physical demands

    • Lab environment
    • Occasional moves of hardware and equipment up to 30 lbs

Bonus Points

    • Python or Bash script or other language 
    • Basic TCP/IP networking knowledge
    • Some understanding of automotive internal architecture

$35 - $47 an hour
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.
Sonatus is a tight-knit team aligned around a unified vision. We put progress ahead of politics and are not afraid of asking tough questions. Sometimes we get too busy to say it, but you can be confident that you and your contributions will matter every day. We embrace diversity in all regards because respect is ingrained in our every fiber.

Other benefits Sonatus offers include:
Complimentary lunches, snacks & beverages, when in the office.

To all recruitment agencies: Sonatus, Inc. ("Sonatus") does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Sonatus' employees. Sonatus is not responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited activities.