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Director, Hardware Engineering



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024
At Reach, we are delivering technologies to enable the long-range, wireless transfer of power. We believe wireless energy can be as liberating for power systems as WiFi was for data systems, and are busy creating the energy infrastructure that will one day replace the aging electrical grid. We have raised funding from top tier VC's, have real world customers deploying our technology, and are continuing to build out the exceptional team that is making our vision a reality.
As the Director of Hardware Engineering, you will lead a group of electrical and mechanical engineers developing state-of-the-art wireless power delivery systems. Your technical know-how, innovation and managements skills are key to designing cutting edge products in a fast-paced environment. You will work with other leaders to define our roadmap.
This position requires system thinking and strong planning and integration skills of a complex first-of-its -kind system, as well as experience managing a team of experts from concept through implementation and integration with firmware and software components.

Key Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of hardware engineers to deliver products from concept to mass production.
  • Architect and design high-volume low-cost products.
  • Investigate, study, and introduce new components and subsystems.
  • Supervise and perform schematic capture, PCB layout design, integration hardware and software and product design documentation using our PLM system.
  • Ownership of design for manufacturability.
  • Support product manufacturing bring up.
  • Manage mechanical (packaging and thermal) engineering.
  • Guide and perform certification testing. Support field testing.
  • Develop documentation and processes to ensure high product quality in conjunction with effective development process.
  • Lead the development of hardware and system test plans.


  • Electrical Engineering degree or Master (preferred).
  • 10–15-year experience in hardware development.
  • 5–10-year experience in management of a hardware development team.
  • A system thinker that can define and guide a platform definition and design.
  • Familiar with the design process from concept through board development and system integration for high volume production.
  • Hands-on experience with bring up and troubleshooting of boards and systems.
  • Low-cost electronics design experience integrating RF, MCU interfaces, and low and high-power high efficiency systems.
  • Strong experience in development with ARM and other MCUs.
  • Experience is developing hardware and testing for some or all of the following: Bluetooth, BLE, Wi-Fi, power management, power conversion, camera interface, I2C, SPI, JTAG, UART, USB, battery charging and networking.
  • In-depth understanding of safety EMI and EMC compliance and certification.
  • Design experience with portable battery-operated devices, and power management.
  • Ability to work cross‐functionally.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Results and deadline driven.
  • Able to work independently with little direction and multi‐task.
  • Takes great pride and ownership in developing products.


  • Flexible working hours
  • Discretionary time off policy
  • High degree of autonomy and work ownership with strong action-to-impact relationship
  • Dental, Vision, and Medical coverage, with HMO, PPO, HDHP options
  • 401k, HSA, FSA offerings
  • Long-term Disability, Short-term Disability and Life insurance offerings
  • Equity as part of a total comp package
Reach - Who We Are
Reach is a pioneer in a new frontier of technology. Born out of MIT, incubated in YC, and developed in an "office space" that was once the oven of a cookie factory, we are a group of curious, passionate, and creative problem solvers, and we approach our work with vigor and humility.
Much has changed since our cookie factory days, but our core philosophies have remained. Decisions are made quickly, meetings and politics are kept to a minimum, and everyone here does high-visibility work that has considerable influence on our product and company. We have weekly team lunches, quarterly offsite company events, and often spend time together outside of work bicycling, rock climbing, playing music, and hosting happy hours.
We highly value diversity at our company - in not only professional capabilities and experience, but also in personal interests, schools of thought, musical tastes, and walks of life. We prioritize inclusivity, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.