Hardware Design Engineer

Title: Hardware Design Engineer
Location: Sunnyvale, CA or Westminster , CO
Sector: Autonomy
Division: Advanced Automotive Positioning
Trimble’s Autonomy Sector
Trimble recently formed the Autonomy Sector, combining multiple divisions with technology solutions for autonomous vehicle applications.  Trimble has developed considerable IP suited for autonomous vehicles and the Autonomy Sector is poised for incredible growth.
Advanced Automotive Positioning
This Division is focused on the automotive and adjacent transportation segments.  Trimble has served the automotive positioning market since 1990 and has numerous design wins associated with ADAS and autonomous vehicle applications.  Our customers include both established and emerging vehicle OEMs and their Tier 1 partners developing technology stacks for autonomous vehicles.
Job Overview
This role designs positioning solutions combining GNSS, inertial sensors (IMU) and an application processor hosting Trimble’s positioning software.  Our products range from coin-sized surface-mount modules for integration in customer systems to self-contained positioning systems suitable for a wide variety of aftermarket positioning applications.
For success in this role, the designer has both the energy and focus to drive multiple projects to a successful conclusion and assumes ownership of the entire process.  Trimble, and this Division in particular, is a highly collaborative environment much like a startup, but with the resources of a $3B+ highly-profitable corporation backing you up.  With design teams and technical experts around the globe, a successful design engineer will both leverage these resources and become a contributor across the corporation.  The Division’s roadmap includes products that will find purchase outside of the immediate Division and Sector. 
Our products are small embedded systems. A jack of all trades with a broad knowledge base covering RF, analog and digital design is a great background for this role.  A collaborative individual can easily find assistance when needed. 

Successful design engineers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and no single formula for success exists.  However, self-starting team players really do well here.
  • BSEE or MSEE background with 5+ years of broad-based embedded systems experience would fit well in this role.  This particular role is not suited for a recent college graduate.

Preferred Skills:
  • Development of embedded systems running embedded firmware.
  • A combination of digital, analog, and RF (e.g. BT, WIFI, GNSS) hardware design
  • Experience debugging embedded systems, solving complex system-level issues and analyzing data..
  • Comfort with a collaborative, matrixed and decentralized organizational structure.
  • Development of high-volume products for harsh environments with high quality expectations.
  • Serving as consultant/design expert to both internal and external engineering organizations.

About Trimble
Trimble is the leading provider of advanced positioning solutions that maximize productivity and enhance the profitability for our customers. We are an exciting, entrepreneurial company, with a history of exceptional growth coupled with a disciplined and strategic focus on being the best. While GPS positioning is at our core, we have grown beyond this technology to embrace other sophisticated positioning technologies and, in doing so, we are transforming the way the world works.  

Trimble is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.  EOE/M/F/V/D

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