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Hardware Developer (RF)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Oakville, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, March 9, 2023
Who we are:
Geotab ® is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.
Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Geotab Marketplace ®, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.
Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram. Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.
Who you are:
We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Senior Hardware Developer who will assist with selection, testing, certification, and design of modules and chipsets for wireless communication. If you love technology, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!
What you’ll do:
As a Senior Hardware Developer your key area of responsibility will be to develop hardware specification, design schematic, printed circuit board (PCB), and prototype; verify and certify telematics/auxiliary devices.
To be successful in this role you will be a self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to quickly understand complex, technical concepts. In addition, the successful candidate will have strong analytical and project management skills with an ability to identify needs, develop effective solutions, and manage projects through completion. The successful candidate will also be able to manage multiple timelines and contrasting priorities to ensure timely results.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Develop hardware specification, design schematic, printed circuit board (PCB), and prototype; verify and certify telematics/auxiliary devices.
  • Assist with selecting, testing, certifying, and designing modules and chipsets for wireless communication (e.g. LTE CAT-1, LTE CAT-M1).
  • Assist with selecting, designing, and verifying GPS/GNSS module/chipsets for telematics devices.
  • Assist with selecting, designing, and verifying WiFi/BT module/chipsets for telematics devices as well as RF-ID and near-field communication where applicable.
  • Accountable for developing Geotab as an industry leader in designing and building wireless communication modules.
  • Assist in managing external contract manufacturers worldwide.
  • Lead the prototyping and testing of new hardware designs and troubleshoot hardware issues on the existing platforms.
  • Utilize Git version management system with valid and descriptive comments.

What you’ll bring to this role:

  • 5+ years experience in embedded hardware design or a similar role.
  • Experience RF front end design (transmitter and receiver front end).
  • Solid understanding of hardware peripherals, such as CAN, UART, SPI, I2C, SDIO, USB, depending on experience level.
  • Experience with PCB EDA/CAD tools (e.g. Altium Designer).
  • Experience with oscilloscope, logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer, VNA vector network analyzer and temperature chamber.
  • Experience in signal integrity simulations is an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of High speed digital design, depending on experience level.
  • Experience with antenna design would be a plus.
  • Experience with coexistence issues would be a plus.
  • Experience with LTE, GNSS, WiFi/BT, NFC circuits would be a plus.
If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role! Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply.
Please note: Geotab does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Geotab employees.
Why job seekers choose Geotab:
Work from home and flex work arrangements
Home office reimbursement program
Baby bonus & parental leave top up program
Online learning and networking opportunities
Electric vehicle purchase incentive program
Competitive medical and dental benefits
Retirement savings program
*The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only
How we work:
At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible first working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!
We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.