Electrical Hardware Engineer

| Chicago
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We’re not your traditional tech company and we don’t aim to be. Going against the grain is in our DNA. Building a revolutionary product begins with revolutionary thinking. That’s why we value diversity of 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. 

Bready* to make a change?

As an Electrical Hardware Engineer, you participate in the design, analysis, and prototyping of new products. You’ll work in a product-oriented development environment and collaborate with suppliers and outside sources to design and deliver products through production.

We are in a very competitive field, so we need you to innovate and develop iconic computing devices for the fast-paced POS hardware field. You’ll need to have a solid electrical design background, as well as familiarity with fast-paced development lifecycles. You will be expected to work closely with cross functional teams in operations, product development, program management and hardware to define and deliver outstanding products. We empower small teams to do a lot in a fast-paced work environment.

About this roll*:

  • You will design and develop electrical hardware components used within of our next generation POS devices and subsystems.
  • Oversee suppliers and design partners in developing designs and electronic systems from concept to production.
  • Collaborate with a cross functional team to deliver world class devices.
  • Develop and test electronic hardware against requirements with high accountability while managing risks and minimizing changes to the design.
  • Contribute expertise to the electrical hardware selection process to meet overall product goals.
  • Support reliability issues related to products that are in the field and being used by our customers.
  • Diagnose electrical systems failures using established procedures or by creating new means of addressing customer technical issues.

Do you have the right ingredients?

  • BS degree in electrical/computer engineering.
  • Demonstrated excellence collaborating across project teams.
  • 8 years of relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience with consumer, enterprise, and/or handheld product design.
  • Strong hands on experience debugging system-level issues.
  • Knowledge of embedded system design and hardware components such as: signal integrity design and validation, ARM based chipsets, touch screen display types, LCD/LED touchscreens, system power design, analog and audio components.
  • Experience with 3G, 4G, Wi-fi and BT systems
  • Understanding of various communication channels, including but not limited to RS232, USB, Ethernet, SPI, I2C, I2S, and SDIO.
  • Experience with oscilloscopes, waveform generators, laboratory power supplies is required.
  • Ability to supervise, review, and influence PCB designs.
  • Experience with data collection/analysis methodologies and tools.
  • Proven track record as a hardware design engineer on projects that were successfully released.
  • Expertise in all phases of systems analysis, the hardware development process and functional engineering principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong technical leadership skills.
  • Experience with EE CAD tools for schematic design, simulation, and PCB layout review.
  • Experience supporting overseas manufacturing builds.
  • Knowledge of the POS industry is a plus.
  • Experience with Android based devices is a plus.
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Location

We are located in the trendy, downtown area of Streeterville on Michigan Avenue. You can find us next to the Wrigley Building!

An Insider's view of Toast

What's something quirky about your company?

Our sticker obsession! We love collecting and trading them.

Eric

Manager of Snacks

What does your typical day look like?

6 cups of coffee, a Cliff bar, lunch at 2, and on my way home by 7!

Shawn

Operations Specialist

How does the company support your career growth?

I meet with my manager every week to review my personal goals and discuss how I want to grow as a developer. We also get a yearly stipend that we can use to attend conferences and purchase books that expand our knowledge base.

Biz

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've been extremely fortunate to have great mentors and managers who encouraged me to look at situations through different lenses. This has helped me identify opportunities to carve out new career paths. Four of the six roles I've held did not exist before I stepped into them.

Krystal

L&D Specialist

What are Toast Perks + Benefits

Toast Benefits Overview

Like most tech companies, we offer commuter subsidization, full health coverage, endless snacks, and collaborative workspaces. But what makes us unique is our offerings beyond the standard spread of perks and benefits: unlimited PTO, 401(k) match, sabbatical after five years, $500 wellness stipend, fun company events, employee-led communities, peer-nominated Toasty Awards and most importantly, an environment where you can truly be yourself. If you want to get the inside scoop on what it's really like to work here, check out our instagram @lifeattoast and follow the hashtag #WeAreToasters.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get a summer of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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