Senior Hardware Engineer

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Come work with us on the cutting edge of technology and be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization!


ACLARA understands that a quality team will help us lead the way. We provide an environment that supports professional growth and opportunity for advancement and we offer competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, flex-spending, 401k, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holiday and PTO.


As the leader in smart grid technology and service, Aclara integrates modern communications, electronics and analytics for use by utilities to increase data gathering that enables more refined control, management and automation in efforts to improve efficiency, reliability and overall performance of electric, water and gas networks. 


The Senior Hardware Engineer is responsible for the electronic hardware design and development activities related to metering products associated with the deployment of the nationwide smart electrical grid.



  • Electrical hardware development incorporating all aspects of hardware design from concept to production launch including circuit design, schematic design, PCB design, testing and documentation.
  • Ensure hardware captures and maintains system-level behavior that meets stated requirements.
  • Develop strategy to validate resulting design against requirements including the development of design verification test procedures.
  • Responsible for the overall quality of the hardware incorporated in the system, communicating progress and challenges during development with functional and project management and completing development on the agreed-to schedule.
  • Designs must be compliant with requirements of governing agencies (FCC, IC, UL) and must be capable of achieving relevant agency listings.
  • Capable of interacting in a team environment and working with others to achieve the best possible end product that meets requirements in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Familiar with DFMEA principles and root cause analysis as related to both electronic and mechanical fabrication and assembly processes.
  • Experience working in an environment where design staff and operations interact daily to manage component and product delivery issues.
  • Experience working directly with customers regarding product features and issues.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Motivated self-starter and independent decision making based on data-driven judgment.
  • Creative approach to problem solving.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager





  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering or equivalent engineering degree.
  • Five or more years of experience with electrical hardware design and development activities associated with high volume, cost-sensitive commercial or industrial electronic products.
  • Three or more years designing microprocessor based instruments incorporating wireless and wired communication as well as precision analog circuitry.
  • Working understanding of Design Verification Testing at the circuit level.
  • Experience with board bring-up and solid trouble shooting methodology using common tools such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes and various types of handheld meters.
  • Competent working with Microsoft Office and related software operating on a Windows platform.


  • Experience mitigating immunity and emissions issues in analog/RF designs.

  • Experience in a technical leadership role interacting with firmware, software, hardware and system contributors both onsite and remote.

  • History of successful experiences dealing with subcontractors to manage overflow design and testing work.

  • Experience with simulation tools such as Spice and proprietary vendor tools to simulate analog circuit performance.

Physical Demands:

  • Occasional travel, less than 10%
  • Frequent walking, standing, sitting


Affirmative Action and EOE

Aclara is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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