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You:

  • Engineer who builds quad copters and programs Lego robots for fun
  • Have found a way to excel in the most challenging circumstances
  • Like to work around smart people
  • Are not a fan of bureaucracy or office politics
  • Do not quit until a job is well done
  • Like to take the weekend off for a favorite outdoor activity

We:

  • Believe in utmost integrity
  • Pursue excellence until we have produced our best work
  • Do not work on projects that harm people
  • Focus on making our clients wildly successful
  • Appreciate taking the time to enjoy life

Do we have a match?

Most important of all, are you ready to be responsive to some of the brightest, most demanding clients working in engineering today?

If your answer is "yes", or even better, "darn right", we may need your talents — send us your resume.

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We are currently seeking Embedded Firmware Engineers with exceptional skills and talents to perform the following duties:

  • Write embedded firmware for a variety of customer products
  • Develop associated tools for testing and validation of product code
  • Develop solutions as part of a cross discipline team (EE’s, ME’s, Systems Engineers) 
  • Work effectively in a team setting and collaborate openly with other engineers
  • Work through the product lifecycle, including design, implementation, and validation
  • Design and execution of acceptance criteria
  • Interface with the customer and write succinct and clear status reports 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Science or Master’s of Science degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited four-year university, with a minimum of 2 years of experience for staff-level position or 10+ years of experience for a senior-level position.
  • High level of proficiency in C programming, and experience in either C++ or C#
  • Experience with
      • At least 1 scripting language (Perl, Python, TCL, etc.)
      • Use of an embedded RTOS (ThreadX, VxWorks, Integrity, uC/OS, …)
      • Embedded processors, preferably ARM
      • Peripheral buses (I2C, SPI, Serial, PCI)
      • Device IO (Serial, USB, Ethernet, Wifi, Bluetooth, Zigbee)
      • Analog and digital sensors
  • Have a command of software engineering fundamentals and modern SW development processes
  • Ability to communicate clearly, write detailed and thorough reports, and exceed clients’ expectations with knowledge, hard work, and positive attitude
  • Ability to quickly learn existing customer code base and new technical skills
  • Develop an understanding for customers’ products and needs
  • Ethical and honest in every part of the job

Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer:

  • Healthcare plan (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Long-term and short-term disability, AD&D and Life Insurance
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO) per year, increasing after 2, 5, and 10 years of service

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply:

To respond to this opportunity, please send your resume to jobs@simplexitypd.com. 

Position location is in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR Metro area).  Some travel and/or on-site work at client sites may be required for this position.

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We are seeking a Mechanical Design and Test Engineer.  The primary part of the job will be designing and overseeing tests of prototype printer mechanisms.  Additional and future workload will include mechanical design.  Specific technical responsibilities vary by project, however it is imperative that you have command of all mechanical engineering fundamentals and understand how they are applied to simple, reliable design. 

 

Job duties for the Test Engineering portion of the job include:

  • Proactively seek out information from design engineers to understand functions of the mechanisms
  • Design individual tests to validate basic functionality and evaluate limits of the design
  • Design and document test plans for the mechanical system
  • Execute test plan procedures by directly supporting logistics of testing – equipment, people, scheduling, budgeting for external resources
  • Establish processes for collecting error rates
  • Process data to summarize and report

 

Job duties for the Design Engineering portion of the job include:

  • Design injection-molded plastic parts, machined parts, and sheet metal parts in 3D CAD
  • Discover creative, yet easily manufacturable solutions to difficult problems
  • Design and analyze mechanical systems and mechanisms
  • Create 2D drawings using correct GD&T standards and perform tolerance analyses
  • Assemble parts to test how they fit together and then improve upon the design

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Science or Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited four-year university
  • 2-10 years of experience
  • Experience with Excel pivot tables and data plotting
  • At least 1,000 hours of CAD experience, especially SolidWorks and/or PTC Creo Direct Modeling
  • Thorough understanding of GD&T and how it is applied to design and manufacturing
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills combined with attention to detail. Ability to prioritize and plan effectively.
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to observe mechanical differences and capture details to solve defects as they occur.
  • Experience with getting to the root cause of defects.
  • Understanding of statistical reporting Cp, Cpk. 
  • Understanding of how environmental conditions affect mechanical systems
  • Ability to communicate clearly and write detailed reports
  • Have a positive attitude and focus on client success
  • Ethical and honest in every part of the job
  • Work effectively in a team setting and collaborate openly with other engineers

Other Experience:

  • Prior experience with printer design or testing preferred
  • Design of Experiments (DOE) or knowledge of how to set up effective tests for equipment and electro-mechanical systems preferred
  • Prototyping and machine shop experience is a plus
  • Mechatronics, robotics, and programming experience a plus
  • Finite Element Analysis, Computation Flow Dynamics, or experience in other simulation packages a plus
  • Knowledge of stepper and dc motors, solenoids, gear and belt drive systems, bearings, sensors, and electronics a plus

Benefits:

In addition to competitive pay, we offer:

  • Healthcare plan (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Long-term and short-term disability, AD&D and Life Insurance
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO) per year, increasing after 2, 5, and 10 years of service

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply:

To respond to this opportunity, please send your resume to jobs@simplexitypd.com.

Position location is in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR Metro area).  Some travel and/or on-site work at client sites may be required for this position. 

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We are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer.  The primary part of the job will be designing printer mechanisms.  Additional and future workload may include mechanical design in other areas.  Specific technical responsibilities vary by project, however it is imperative that you have command of all mechanical engineering fundamentals and understand how they are applied to simple, reliable design. 

Job duties:

  • Design injection-molded plastic parts, machined parts, and sheet metal parts in 3D CAD
  • Discover creative, yet easily manufacturable solutions to difficult problems
  • Design and analyze mechanical systems and mechanisms
  • Create 2D drawings using correct GD&T standards and perform tolerance analyses
  • Assemble parts to test how they fit together and then improve upon the design

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Science or Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited four-year university
  • 2-15 years of experience
  • At least 1,000 hours of CAD experience, especially SolidWorks and/or PTC Creo Direct Modeling
  • Thorough understanding of GD&T and how it is applied to design and manufacturing
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills combined with attention to detail. Ability to prioritize and plan effectively.
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to observe mechanical differences and capture details to solve defects as they occur.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and write detailed reports
  • Have a positive attitude and focus on client success
  • Ethical and honest in every part of the job
  • Work effectively in a team setting and collaborate openly with other engineers

Other Experience:

  • Prior experience with printer design and Creo CAD preferred
  • Prototyping and machine shop experience is a plus
  • Mechatronics, robotics, and programming experience highly desired
  • Finite Element Analysis, Computation Flow Dynamics, or experience in other simulation packages a plus
  • Knowledge of stepper and dc motors, solenoids, gear and belt drive systems, bearings, sensors, and electronics a plus

Benefits:

In addition to competitive pay, we offer:

  • Healthcare plan (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Long-term and short-term disability, AD&D and Life Insurance
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO) per year, increasing after 2, 5, and 10 years of service

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply:

To respond to this opportunity, please send your resume to jobs@simplexitypd.com.

Position location is in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR Metro area).  Some travel and/or on-site work at client sites may be required for this position. 

 

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Embedded Firmware Engineering Manager

We are seeking an Embedded Firmware Engineering Manager with exceptional skills and talents to perform the following duties:

  • Manage a team of several engineers, sometimes across multiple geographic locations
  • Create a written list of roles and responsibilities on the project and make sure that the amount of work for each person on the project is well balanced. 
  • Creating a project schedule with milestones that will meet the client’s objectives
  • Generate detailed weekly project status reports that include milestones, budget, and schedule
  • Communicate regularly with clients and senior management and appraise them of the current project status, issues, progress, risks, and budget
  • Part-time effort to write embedded firmware for a variety of customer products
  • Develop associated tools for testing and validation of product code
  • Develop solutions as part of a cross discipline team (EE’s, ME’s, Systems Engineers) 
  • Work effectively in a team setting and collaborate openly with other engineers
  • Work through the product lifecycle, including design, implementation, and validation
  • Design and execution of acceptance criteria

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field from an accredited four-year university, with 5-8 years of applicable programming experience and 2+ years of management experience.
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills combined with attention to detail. Ability to prioritize and plan effectively
  • Formal project management training or PMP certification a plus.
  • High level of proficiency in C programming, and experience in either C++ or C#
  • Experience with:
      • At least 1 scripting language (Perl, Python, TCL, etc.)
      • Use of an embedded RTOS (ThreadX, VxWorks, Integrity, uC/OS, …)
      • Embedded processors, preferably ARM
      • Peripheral buses (I2C, SPI, Serial, PCI)
      • Device IO (Serial, USB, Ethernet, Wifi, Bluetooth, Zigbee)
      • Analog and digital sensors
  • Have a command of software engineering fundamentals and modern SW development processes
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to quickly learn existing customer code base and new technical skills
  • Develop an understanding for customers’ products and needs
  • Ethical and honest in every part of the job

 

Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer:

  • Healthcare plan (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Profit sharing
  • Long-term and short-term disability, AD&D and Life Insurance
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO) per year, increasing after 2, 5, and 10 years of service

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

 

To Apply:

To respond to this opportunity, please send your resume to jobs@simplexitypd.com. 

Position location is in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR Metro area).  Some travel and/or on-site work at client sites may be required for this position.

 

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Electro-mechanical Technician

We are seeking a versatile technician to perform the following duties:

  • Disassemble and reassemble printers and/or test beds using basic hand tools and small power tools.  Experience with printer mechanisms a plus.
  • Assist engineers with printer rework, upgrades, and testing. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical systems and mechanisms
  • Run various tests, analyze plots, and summarize data
  • Collect, document, and report test data and logs of rework
  • Update engineers and predict when tests will complete (be proactive and have the next test set up ready to go)
  • Keep computers current for property/asset tracking and work with IT to improve the system if needed
  • Follow wiring diagrams to build electrical cables (ability to create wiring diagrams a plus)
  • Maintain a safe and organized work space, sort and store test equipment, archive parts, and tools.
  • Make measurements with metrology hand tools (micrometer, caliper, height-gauge)

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in technical area preferred
  • 3+ years of experience assembling and troubleshooting mechanisms or electro-mechanical systems
  • Computer skills using email, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and working with Windows
  • Experience with CAD preferred, especially with regards to opening CAD files to assist in assembling parts
  • Experience with basic soldering, building cables, and building simple PCAs (through-hole and some surface mount components)
  • Basic machining skills for simple modifications using mill, lathe, and/or drill press.
  • Experience measuring current and voltage using a multi-meter
  • Experience using an oscilloscope to run tests (for example measuring current on motors)
  • Experience running test scripts on a computer to control hardware.  Ability to make changes to test scripts as instructed by reading and editing text files.
  • Experience in a mechanical R&D prototyping environment 
  • Good written communication and experience documenting processing (setting up tests, how to run tools/measurements)
  • Work effectively in a team setting and collaborate openly with engineers
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently on a variety of tasks over time with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan time effectively.
  • Ethical and honest in every part of the job

Benefits:

In addition to competitive pay, we offer:

  • Healthcare plan (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Long-term and short-term disability, AD&D and Life Insurance
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO) per year, increasing after 2, 5, and 10 years of service

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

 

To Apply:

To respond to this opportunity please send your resume to jobs@simplexitypd.com. 

Location is at Simplexity’s client’s site in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR Metro area).