Hardware Engineering Lead

Telecommute · San Francisco, California, United States · engineeering


We’re looking for a hardware engineering lead who can help scale our manufacturing to tens of thousands of units per month. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background, is detail oriented, and is ready to grow into a larger role as our company scales.

We're currently shipping ~500 units / month, but we want to grow that by 10x in the next 6 months, and 50x in the next year. We have existing customers (large B2B fortune 500 companies) who are paying us for product and expanding us across multiple locations / globally.

Establishing testing processes and procedures & systems test engineer that can create system & subsystem level test plans to evaluate functional performance, reliability & robustness. This is a multi-faceted role that includes elements such as:

-Working with our contract manufacturers & operations leads to scale up production / manufacturing. Develop scripts, test programs, and procedures at the unit and system level to ensure we ship quality product consistently.

-Design & conduct tests of systems composed of software, hardware, and optical components

-Help support on-site deployments of products & network at customer locations (limited travel required)

-Design test scripts for the purpose of automatic test procedures for new software / firmware versions

-Document test results, test plans, and present to engineering & product teams along with recommended fixes & improvements

-Coordinate with cross-functional team

-Create & maintain records of test results & conclusions

-Coordinate test processes, including training new team members, providing project support, and scheduling.

-Write and review documentation related to testing processes & procedures

The successful candidate will be hands on. You should be comfortable with a soldering iron, a drill, and willing to get on a ladder.

Experience with embedded programming (firmware, wireless, microcontroller to full RTOS) is a huge plus. PCB & hardware design is also a nice-to-have. You should know your way around a Unix terminal.


We're open to folks who are earlier in their careers and looking to get hands-on-experience at a rapidly growing startup company. You should be organized, comfortable working with autonomy, willing to ask questions when you hit a wall, and ready to dive into the weeds. Part of this role will include travel to on-site deployments, so you should be comfortable in speaking with end-users and customers. For the aspiring IoT product-manager, this is a great opportunity to get hands on experience and mentorship.

Note that this role will require occasional travel.


What You Get

We’re working out of Bolt’s brand new facility in SOMA (10 min walk from Caltrain), which is sort of a paradise for hardware. You’ll have everything you need on-site - including:

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