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Hardware Design Engineer

Location: Madison
Office: Madison
Department: Engineering
Many patients have forgotten what it’s like to not have trouble breathing. We’ve created a unique technology that combines hardware sensors and software to digitally guide the course of therapy for patients and physicians managing respiratory diseases. Our small team enjoys working together to create and apply technology to challenging problems that have enormous social costs. Inhalers come in all shapes and sizes, so we leverage off-the-shelf chipsets to deliver custom sensors for each medication delivery system. You work from the lowest levels of circuit design, all the way through to large-scale manufacturing. This role is an opportunity to shape the devices that help patients live life without the limits of their asthma or COPD.

Propeller’s mission is to make the disease experience different. How do we bridge the information gap between someone’s inhaler and the software that helps them use it better? Hardware. Our Hardware team designs and develops the technology that make our user’s interaction with Propeller’s software more powerful, and completely passive. Whether it’s finding new ways to capture and sense the world around the patient, advancing existing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Hardware team is making patient’s lives better through wireless technology.

With your technical expertise, you lead programs from inception to launch. You’ll design new prototypes and refine well-established models, with full ownership of the outcome with our large-scale manufacturing partners. Starting at concept creation, our Hardware team architects, designs, develops, validates, and supports Propeller’s sensors through the end of life. As a Hardware Design Engineer, you’ll be an integral part of the entire process, especially focusing on patient usability and form-factor design, mobile integration, and minimizing COGS.

If you’re ready to pour your passion into something that directly improves people’s lives, we want to meet you.

You Will:

  • Combine clever sensing techniques to design low-power, low-cost medical devices that can be manufactured in large volumes.
  • Utilize Bluetooth Smart chipsets to communicate with mobile phones and other transmission systems to push and pull data from the Propeller cloud infrastructure.
  • Work with cross-functional teams including Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, Product Design, Operations, Usability, and Finance to deliver a successful product to market.
  • Plan and support validation of your designs in partnership with Propeller’s regulatory and quality assurance teams: functional verification, signal characterization, power modeling, coexistence testing.
  • Bring your design to market by setting factory test requirements, and coordinating manufacturing.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with supplies and manufacturing partners, keeping them strong for future product designs.

Things We’re Looking For:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering (EE), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or equivalent practical experience. MS in EE or ECE preferred.
  • 5+ years of work experience in consumer electronics/embedded systems design.
  • Expertise in schematic capture, component selection, placement and PCB layout.
  • Expertise in embedded systems, processor selection, wireless communication protocols, and low power design constraints.
  • Experience in rapid prototyping and debugging board designs.
  • Experience managing assembly BOMs and workflows to facilitate build documentation for contract manufacturers.
  • Someone who enjoys working with a close-knit team, and getting their hands dirty in the lab. You’ll be involved in the details: soldering, oscilloscopes, data acquisition, and performance analysis.
  • A high sense of ownership regardless of whether the problem originates in an area under your direct or indirect control.
  • Track record of motivating teams and achieving aggressive performance goals.
  • Ability to motivate, drive towards consensus, communicate clearly and effectively in person, in writing or by phone.
  • A desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; start-up experience is a plus.
  • Someone who will live in / near our office in Madison, WI



Go the Propeller careers page and look for the Apply Now button.

Full-Stack Developer

Location: Madison

Office: Madison
Department: Engineering

Why This Job Is Important
We empower people with asthma and COPD to lead their lives  without limits; we do this by combining technology, education, and empathy to improve decision-making and guide therapy. You’ll create software that conquers respiratory disease.

Achieving a life without limits is an ambitious promise; it demands bold ideas and new viewpoints on old problems. You will learn something new every day as you pioneer new digital health solutions.

Consider Joining Us If You Are

  • Eager to work at a fast-paced startup company on a 5 to 7 person self-governed, cross-functional team.
  • Passionate about eliminating waste, and getting stuff done.
  • Not afraid of changing requirements, even late in development.
  • Bold. You embrace risk, and want to solve the tough problems that other organizations fear.
  • Naturally curious, and believe in lifelong personal growth.
  • A believer that technology can help solve hard problems and change the world.
  • Aware that technology, by itself, does not delight customers; the sweet spot is when we combine technology with practical solutions, surprises, utility, and social interaction.

Experience We’re Looking For

  • 3-5 professional years creating and maintaining large-scale HA cloud applications.
  • Proficiency creating and supporting hosted software products using: NGINX, Node.js, AngularJS, React, MongoDB, Redis, JSON and third-party APIs. Hadoop and machine learning experience would be a bonus.
  • Proficiency creating and maintaining automated unit tests, load tests, system tests, and builds/deployments.
  • Familiarity with enterprise hosting concepts such as domain naming, load balancing, encryption, and AWS.
  • Experience supporting the operations of production software including proactive monitoring.

What You Will Do

You’ll imagine, develop, document, support, and maintain full-stack hosted software. You will:

  • Write elegant and functional code
  • Ship features often
  • Communicate regularly, and overcome “blocks”
  • Create software you’re proud of, and that consumers love

Who We Are:

Propeller empowers people with asthma and COPD to live measurably better lives. In 2010, Propeller set out to modernize respiratory medicine, empower people to minimize the impact of asthma and COPD on their daily lives, and connect them to their physicians, environment and community. Our information-powered approach to respiratory management guides physicians and patients to the optimal path of therapy for each individual. With connected inhalers, digital interfaces, and real time personalized insights, participants receive personal guidance and expert direction anytime. Backed by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE), Social Capital and other investors, Propeller has been used by patients with asthma or COPD in over 45 commercial programs across the US at major healthcare systems, payers, employers and other commercial partners. The company has been recognized as the recipient of the Fast Company Most Innovative Companies of 2017, the American Telemedicine Association’s 2016 President’s Award for Innovation in Remote Healthcare, and one of the top “Fierce 15” medical device companies in 2015 by FierceMedicalDevices. For more information visit:


Go to the Propeller Careers page and look for th Apply Now button.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Job Description

This company combines Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Software under one roof to create the most efficient product development lifecycle possible. We complete over 100 projects each year that span many different industries such as: medical, agriculture, consumer goods, industrial and sports and fitness. If you get bored looking over the same projects day after day, this is the job for you!

They need a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our product development team. The individual should have a strong background in electrical engineering fundamentals coupled with a desire to develop new and innovative products in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Concept development and functional requirements generation
  • System architecture, design and development of systems for a wide range of applications
  • Firmware development to enable control, communications & test.
  • Component and hardware selection for motion control systems, microcontrollers, power conversion, etc.
  • PCB architecture, design and development for both low volume and high volume applications
  • Schematic development and PCB layout
  • Development of electrical manufacturing documentation as needed
  • Interacting with our team and clients to deliver superior product solutions
  • Assisting with product validation and production launch

Qualifications and Skills

  • A BSEE and minimum of 4 years professional experience in a product development environment (experience to include at least 3 years of PCB development and circuit design).
  • Proven track record of EE leadership in a multidisciplinary, team-based environment with ability to effectively envision and communicate concepts.
  • Hands-on experience using analytical methods as well as prototyping as a problem solving tool.
  • Test and debug skills using common lab equipment coupled with a “persist till you persevere” attitude
  • Proficiency with EE CAD software (Altium, Orcad, PADS, Eagle, Expedition, or Cadence)
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes and creating electrical engineering documentation
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to thoughtfully articulate and present technical ideas
  • Experience with UL, FCC and CE certification processes
  • Although not required, the ideal candidate will have experience in medical device product development and exposure to FDA, ISO and ASTM standards and global regulations for medical device technology.


Mark Udulutch
121 E . Conant Street
Portage, W I 53901

Phone:608-742-7300 Ex. 304
Fax:(608) 742-7737

Senior DRAM Product Engineer

Senior DRAM Product Engineer
Extreme Engineering Solutions is seeking a highly skilled engineer to ensure the successful integration of soldered down DDR SDRAM memory on advanced, ruggedized single board computers. X-ES uses a wide variety of memory topologies and memory controllers from various vendors including Intel, NXP (formerly Freescale), and Xilinx.

Specific duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Responsible for all phases of the memory design and testing process including: signal integrity simulation, 4-corner margin testing, and electrical validation
  • Assist in the debugging of hardware and software applications
  • Define layout rules, JEDEC compliance testing and signal quality measurements
  • Provide technical leadership for a team of simulation engineers, layout engineers, test engineers, and project managers with a primary goal of ensuring robust memory operation
  • Maintain relationships and collaborate with DRAM memory vendors

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering with a background in computer architecture
  • Knowledge in memory test patterns and DRAM reliability
  • Understanding of PCB design and high-speed signal integrity issues
  • Experience with Failure Analysis of DRAM devices
  • Experience with Intel, NXP (Freescale), and Xilinx memory controllers
  • Experience with DDR DRAM signal integrity simulation and timing analysis
  • Experience programming in C/C++ and Python is a plus
  • Experience with Intel MRC a plus
  • Knowledge with electrical measurement tools including oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment

Compensation and Hours:
Extreme Engineering Solutions offers an excellent benefits package, including group health and dental insurance, 401k and paid vacation.

To Apply:
In order for your resume to be reviewed and to be formally considered for this position, please submit an updated resume and brief cover letter through our online application site at this link.

Software Engineer

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Madison, WI

Job Function

  • Embedded Linux kernel software development
  • Software test development
  • Embedded Linux GUI development
  • QT knowledge
  • Development of embedded software with no-OS (“bare metal”)
  • PC software development

Job Tasks

  • Software architecture planning
  • Develop modular software.
  • Develop requirements documents.
  • Develop test procedures based on specifications and storyboards.


  • BS in electrical engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience with ARM, Atmel, or MSP430
  • Fluency in C or C++
  • Proficiency with High Level Language (C#, Python, Java)
  • Knowledge of networks/networking protocols
  • Experience with Git and other source control systems
  • Ability to work multiple unrelated projects


We are a small group of engineers who help companies with electronic product design and testing.

To apply for this job, please send a short note to cgervasi at fourlakestechnology com on how long you have lived in the Madison, WI or on your brief thoughts about relocating here. Include in the note your brief thoughts on working with a small, growing company of four people. We are looking for someone who can work at our site and our Madison-area customers’ sites some of the time.

Electrical Design Engineer

Electrical Design Engineer

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Stoughton, WI (near Madison)

Position Summary
Dairyland Electrical Industries, Inc is looking for an Electrical Engineer with experience in power electronics to work in our Stoughton, WI (near Madison, WI) location. You will be challenged in this role as you lead the development of new products, refine existing products and provide technical support to existing and potential customers.

Education and Experience
A qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in electrical engineering and have a minimum of five years’ work experience in power electronics and printed circuit board design. A qualified candidate will have exceptional technical aptitude and outstanding skills in oral and written communication, team dynamics and customer service.

Engineering is critical to our success. You will have diverse experiences with everything that touches Engineering. In this position you will enjoy regular interaction with engineering team members, company peers, and customers. You will be actively involved in engineering projects that include design, analysis and testing of solid state power electronics and analog and digital control circuits for products used in the oil & gas and power utility industries.

Company Information
Dairyland Electrical Industries, Inc. in Stoughton, WI is the energy industry’s leading manufacturer and resource for solid-state isolation and grounding products used in the corrosion prevention industry. We specialize in applications related to over-voltage protection, safety, grounding and isolation. We distinguish ourselves through providing exceptional technical support, customer service and product quality that have been trusted for over 30 years. We are seeking talented and energetic engineers that enjoy providing solutions that exceed customer expectations. For more information on Dairyland and our solutions, please visit us at If you meet the Education and Experience qualifications and are seeking a challenging career with a company that prides itself in rewarding strong performance and providing opportunity for professional growth in a dynamic and stable industry, you will want to investigate this opportunity further.

Jay Warner Engineering Manager jay (at)

Verification and Validation Engineer

Job Type: Contact, 8 month duration
Job Location: Madison, WI

Job Description

Responsible for defining and implementing system and software verification testing of embedded microprocessor-based medical device products. This includes creation of test plans and protocols, execution of tests and reporting of test results, understanding product requirements, and collaborating with development engineers. All test activities shall be in accordance with established test processes, consistent with medical device development.

Job Functions

  • Develop system and software verification tests. Executes tests and generate test results. Assist with test reports and traceability matrices
  • Work closely with software, mechanical, electrical and systems engineers to incorporate testability into medical device designs. Collaborates with engineering teams to define and review testability requirements
  • Assist in the oversight and maintenance of system test setups and the integration with application lifecycle management tools (ALM)
  • Work with manufacturing and device engineering to oversee of final software release


Leah Turner at BB7.
p. 608.224.0377

Electronics Engineer

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Madison, WI

Four Lakes Technology is looking an Electronics Engineer to help with development and testing of products for industrial, medical, and commercial applications.


  • Select PCB-level components and make design tradeoffs.
  • Write and run verification and validation plans and assist technicians with verification/validation
  • Help clients develop and modify product architecture.
  • Set up software development platforms by connecting evaluation boards and prototyping circuits.
  • Make minor modividations to existing embedded software
  • Enter schematics
  • Place and lay out PCBs
  • Write a few lines of code to test hardware.


  • Fluency in at least one schematic entry and PCB CAD package
  • Strong basic electronics labs skills
  • Ability to task-switch between multiple projects efficiently
  • Basic familiarity with DOS and Linux commands
  • Basic familiarity with a software development environment.
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with routing issues associated with high-speed digital signals, EMC, analog signals, and/or RF

Send resume to cgervasi (at)


Electronics Design Engineer

Job Location: Sheboygan, WI
Job Type: Full-Time
Position Title: Electronics Design Engineer

The Electronics Design engineer is responsible for designing analog and digital circuits for a variety of products. Responsibilities will include capturing requirements, and translating them into engineering specifications, component selection and qualification, schematic design and entry, PCB layout, and overseeing prototype fabrication. In addition, abilty to troubleshoot and bring up hardware is expected.

1. Perform electrical engineering design, analysis & testing for a wide range of electronic and electro-mechanical plumbing products and subassemblies.
2. Work with electronic and electromechanical suppliers and development partners in the management of outside design & manufacturing activities.
3. Work with and provide direction and mentoring to analysts and technicians.
4. Under guidance of senior-level engineering and/or management; juggle multiple projects and priorities, with the ability to switch focus as priorities change.
5. Work with marketing, project manager and other team members to develop specifications for product or process systems from customer requirements.
6. Coordinate activities with other functional areas, suppliers, contractors and consultants.
7. Work with team, suppliers and others to establish project schedules and budgets. Establish and review plans for multiple activities/projects; monitor and take corrective action as schedule impacts occur.
8. Determine technical feasibility of new electronics product concepts.

Supervisory Relationships:
• Reports to Supervisor or Manager – Electronics Engineering
• Receives general direction but exercises discretion as to personal work details.
• May coordinate work to designers, technical writers, analysts, engineering technicians and CAD designers/drafters.

Organizational Relationships:
• Frequent contact with Program and Project leadership, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Marketing, Purchasing and Manufacturing Engineering.
• Moderate contact with the client international divisions in the collaboration & development of global products.
• Occasional contact with Accounting, Consumer Affairs, Corporate Management, Legal, and other company groups as required.

External Business Relationships:
1. Frequent contact with suppliers, consultants, contract manufacturers and product development firms regarding product specification, design and manufacturing.
2. Occasional contact with outside legal and market research firms.
3. Occasional attendance to engineering & product trade shows and seminars to investigate new products, technologies & processes.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program, with 4-5 years of experience.
2. Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program, with 2-3 years of experience.
3. Experience with circuit design and analysis tools, schematic capture and PCB layout tools (Altium is preferred).
4. Experience designing with 8/16/32 bit microcontrollers/processors.
5. Experience in high speed digital systems design
6. Experience with design for EMC.
7. Experience in complete development cycle – requirements to qualification and release.

Paula Zachowicz
pzachowicz (at)
Technical Recruiter
p. 608.224.0377

Electrical Design Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineering Manager
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Reports To: Senior Director, Product Development
Scope of responsibility:  loT connected products, garage door openers, wet/dry vacs, lighting, power tools

Job Summary:  Create meaningful innovative and product solutions to targeted problems.  Lead engineering of products from ideas and concepts.  Direct, create and manage conceptual ideation, proof of concept building and testing, and prototype design engineering.  Create and manage circuit designs, microprocessor code and functional algorithms, PCB/gerber design files, related IP documentation and supporting assets.  Provide technical guidance of product definition and specification creation

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Generate new designs from ideas and concepts or direction and vision.  Manage iterative design process implementing changes, improvements, and feedback to accomplish objectives.
  • Develop and evolve existing products implementing new advancements, improvements, cost-outs or innovations.
  • Continuously seek meaningfully innovative technologies and contribute to product and technology road mapping process.  Participate in cross functional product team meetings.
  • Responsible for creation and testing of prototypes – directly fabricating bread board / rapid prototype PCB, coding and programming, contracting outsource, or collaboration with manufacturing vendor partner.
  • Manage transitioning conceptual designs to external manufacturing vendor partners, facilitating vendor based engineering’s effort to develop production assets from concept designs.
  • Work crossfunctionally with mechanical engineering to achieve proper integration between electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Work crossfunctionally with product management ensuring full immersion in product essence and strategy.
  • Work with product managers, legal, and vendors to develop and substantiate performance claims to support the marketing of our products
  • Utilize project management tools including detailed timelines and other tools to deliver on-time product introductions
  • Coordinate and execute competitive product evaluations in the laboratory to fully understand the design, performance, usability and industry best practices for the product category
  • Conduct regular product development update or prototype presentations
  • Study competitive market, evaluate product and become an expert in the space.  Stay aware of current trends and notable product or market moves

Education Experience: Bachelor’s Level Degree
Years of Related Experience: 5-10 years
Travel Requirements: 25%

Job Requirements:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering required, MS degree preferred.
  • 5+ years experience directly designing electrical aspects of elector-mechanical consumer durable products.  Solid understanding of Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA)
  • 5+ years direct experience creating complex, mass production-grade, microprocessor based circuits and code relating to electro-mechanical consumer products
  • 5+ years’ experience creating advanced development grade proof of concept PCBs and related code
  • Direct experience with rapid prototyping technologies and services
  • Design knowledge of wireless communication technologies and best practices
  • Thorough understanding of product development, testing and manufacturing processes
  • Solid understanding of value proposition need vs want design prioritization, factoring performance, complexity, reliability, timing and cost
  • Team player with proven ability to excel in a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to manage working on multiple projects across various product categories with     varying priorities. Ability to change directions quickly without emotion
  • Leadership attitude, self-starter ambition, strong work ethic, energetic enthusiasm
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Superior project/program/time management skills
  • Superior ability with word/excel/PowerPoint/image manipulation and digital file management
  • Intuitively mindful of expenses with ability to be resourceful, ensure proper value from expenditures

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience designing or using power and hand tools
  • Experience designing or knowledge of lot and connected products and building block technologies
  • Mechanical engineering knowledge or experience
  • Advanced development product engineering
  • Product management experience
  • Experience managing engineers or designers

Salary range: $100,000-150,000/year (+/-) based on experience

Contact / Inquiries:Jim Levin / email: jameslevin (at) or jameslevin (at)
Telephone:  262.468.4893 / 720.841.3981