Electrical Design Engineer, Bitcoin Hardware

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Reporting to the BTC Electrical Engineering Lead, you will have ownership of one or more projects and their bring up through all phases of the product design lifecycle. This requires project ownership from the conceptual to detail design and subsequent prototype and production builds at the factory. You will evaluate early field failures and implement engineering solutions throughout the sustaining engineering phase until the conclusion of the product's life cycle.

You will:

  • Design circuits for Blocks's Bitcoin hardware products

  • Collaborate with firmware, mechanical, and factory test engineers, developing cohesive, elegant solutions

  • Design low-power, low-cost embedded systems optimized for volume production from "cradle to grave"

  • Travel 10~20% only as essentially needed.

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years experience as an electrical engineer in embedded systems

  • Experience designing and shipping high-volume consumer products

  • Expertise in the hardware lab with test, measurement, and prototyping

  • Expertise in developing schematics and leading PCB layout activities

  • Familiar with standard communication interfaces such as SPI, USB, I2C, RS232, etc.

  • Hands-on experience designing for EMC and debugging associated issues

  • Experience with power management and power optimization

  • On-site factory experience with contract manufacturers

  • BS in electrical engineering or related field

  • Experience with electrical simulation (i.e. SPICE, electro-magnetic, etc.)

Even Better:

  • Experience in board-level analog design

  • Familiarity with Altium Designer

  • Understanding of near-field and RF design fundamentals (i.e. NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc)

  • Experience writing embedded firmware

  • Automated lab instruments with Python

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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