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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.

Systems Engineer

Job Title: Systems Engineer
Job Reference: 125643IM1
Regular/Temporary: 6+ Months Contract
Job Location: Madison, WI
Pay Rate: 39.29 to 57.14 $/hr

Job Description:

A producer of specialty pharmaceutical products is currently seeking 2 System Verification Engineers in the Madison, WI area. These are 9-month CONTRACT assignments, with the possibility of extension. No per diem available.


  • Define and implement system and software verification testing of embedded microprocessor-based medical device products
  • Create test plans and protocols, execute tests and report test results, and collaborate with development engineers
  • All test activities shall be in accordance with established test processes, consistent with medical device development


  • BS Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or equivalent education and work experience
  • 2+ years experience in Design Verification
  • Experience with testing techniques and processes for embedded microprocessor-based medical device products
  • Familiarity with integration of testing with lifecycle management tools
  • Medical Device experience is very desirable


  • Health Insurance
  • 401K

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)


Optical Engineer

Job Title: Optical Design Engineer
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Location: Middleton, WI

Job Description:
Join the exciting world of *SHOWBIZ*!!

ETC, the world leader in Theatrical Lighting, has an immediate opening for an Optical Design Engineer. Join the team that will bring the next generation of LED lighting products to a theatre near you!

The ideal candidate will have a B.S. in Optics along with some hands on experience designing optical systems. Familiarity with optical design programs like Zemax and TracePro and a good understanding of optical component design tolerances are a plus.

Come join a company with a refreshing work environment, great benefits, and a close knit family of the best coworkers around!



Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory

Job Title: Director of Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory
Job Location: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Position Vacancy Listing: PVL # 87471
Official Title: DIR, UNSPECIFIED (7)(M93DN)

Degree and area of specialization:
Advanced degree in engineering or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum of five years of experience in engineering design and/or design-related instruction.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL# 87472, please note only one vacancy exists. The two position vacancy listings represent the interest of the College of Engineering to interview candidates with both faculty and non-faculty credentials for this new position.

Principal duties:
The Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory is responsible for the management of a new facility currently planned for the College of Engineering. The facility is being designed to provide an accessible, safe, and broad opportunity for students to create prototypes and final products based on their engineering design ideas. Major capabilities will include 3D printing, electronics, including circuit board fabrication, and small machining. Students will use the facility for both curricular and extra-curricular activities.

The Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory is responsible for developing, supporting, and promoting programs offered by the facility.

The Director will perform the following duties:

– Develop policies for the use and management of the facility.
– Develop a plan for staffing the facility, in conjunction with existing facilities, such as the machine shops.
– Manage the permanent and student staff employed within the facility.
– Manage the supervision and training of users of the facility.
– Manage maintenance programs for all hardware in the facility.
– Manage the budget.
– Explore opportunities for the acquisition of new equipment.
– Develop and lead educational programs in the facility, including outreach and summer programs.
– Explore the development of design-related degree programs for engineering students.
– Encourage and manage user-led workshop and training programs.
– Establish a user community through social media and other means.
– Form an advisory group consisting of College of Engineering faculty and staff as well as local industry and alumni.

Additional Information:
The Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory reports to the Executive Associate Dean.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates that apply by the ensured consideration date will receive priority in the screening process.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Department(s): ENGR/ACAD AFFRS
Full Time Salary: Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Rate: Depending on Qualifications
Term: N/A
Appointment percent: 50% – 100%
Anticipated begin date: NOVEMBER 01, 2016
Number of Positions: 1
Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Apply Online
In order to apply, applications must be submitted online at
To apply, upload your CV and a cover letter explaining your relevant professional experience. Please reference PVL #87471 in your cover letter.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Jason Jankoski
1415 Engineering Dr
2620 Engineering Hall
Madison, WI 53706-1607
Phone: 608-890-0921
Fax: N/A
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Job Title: Senior Electrical Engineer
Job ID: 050616
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Location: Madison, WI

bb7 is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer/Physicist to join our client’s growing R&D Team. Our client, located in Fitchburg, WI, is a fast growing company specializing in accessories for spectrometers. This position will be responsible for research, development, and testing of new optical/electromechanical accessories for spectrometers for petrochemical, food, forensic, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, agriculture, government and the material science industries as well as many academic and government institutions around the world.


  • Participate in the development of optical instrumentation and precise measuring devices
  • Participate in the development of control algorithms, including firmware development and hardware design
  • Participate in the development of communications interfaces
  • Will be required to use schematic capture, PCB layout and routing tools
    • Experience with Mentor Graphics – PADS tool a plus
    • Develop BOMs and documentation
  • Provide documentation for assembly of existing products
  • Assist in software testing
    • C#, .Net and Java coding experience is helpful
  • Use of agency compliance guidelines when designing products (UL, CE, CSA, etc.)
  • Request and organize subassembly diagrams
  • Assist Manufacturing Engineer in support of new products
    • Build and test hardware prototypes, failure analysis, write ecns
    • Assist in defining test specifications
    • Develop documentation for new products including testing, alignment, configuration and BOMs
    • Assist with user manuals
    • Assist in the development of test fixtures to aid in alignment and testing of products


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics and a minimum of 5 years of experience required; Master’s degree in Engineering or Physics and 10+ years of experience desired
  • Knowledge of analog and digital control systems including microprocessors and supporting hardware, PWM controllers, A/Ds, D/As, servo motor drivers and amplifiers
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio development environment and .NET is a plus
  • Experience with USB, RS232 and RS485 communications
  • Automation, optics and amplifiers experience is highly desired
  • An individual that knows how to get things done independently but is also comfortable working with others and communicating clearly through verbal and written skills
  • Client-centric approach to the R&D process, including ability to present and interact with an international client base
  • Ability and interest in international travel is ideal but not required

Our client offers a fun, casual work environment with Free Lunch Wednesdays, and a great benefits package including Medical/Dental, vacation, holidays, 401(k) – there is even a company dog!

To apply for this position, please send a resume to

bb7 and its Clients are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We participate in E-Verify