Electrical Engineer

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For years, Valve has been all about writing software that provides extraordinary gameplay experiences. Now we're developing hardware to take those experiences to the next level, and you can be a key part of making that happen! Join our highly motivated team that's doing hardware design, prototyping, testing, and production across a wide range of platforms. Help us invent whole new gaming experiences built around novel hardware for the living room and beyond.

At Valve, our Engineering staff is highly collaborative; we benefit from individuals with broad skill bases and backgrounds, as well as deep technical experience. We design, test, manufacture and build the hardware that brings new experiences to life. Are you interested in stretching your limits and influencing the future of gaming and entertainment hardware? We look forward to hearing about what you have to bring to the table!

Responsibilities
  • Working with the hardware team to conceive, design, evaluate, and produce new types of input, output, and platform hardware
  • Working closely with contract manufacturers to produce prototype and production hardware at scales from tens to millions of units
Qualifications

Minimum
  • Proven start-to-finish design skills with industry-standard CAD/EDA tools (Altium Designer experience strongly preferred), including schematic entry, PCB layout, component definition, and CAD library management
  • Hands-on electronics prototyping experience, including soldering and rework of fine-pitch SMT components
  • Strong lab skills, including the use of common test and measurement equipment (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.) to debug and characterize complex electronic circuits
  • Experience with embedded systems design and common digital communication interfaces (USB, SPI, I2C)
  • Experience working directly on-site with manufacturing partners
  • Ability to think and work across a variety of subject areas
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) in electrical engineering or a related field
Preferred
  • A proven track record of designing and shipping high-volume consumer electronics products
  • Experience in design for manufacture and design for test (DFM/DFT) of electronic devices
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Analog circuit design and simulation (e.g. SPICE)
    • Low-power design, including battery management and charging circuits for portable devices
    • RF/wireless circuit design, including design of antennas and for EMC
    • Firmware development for 8, 16, 32-bit microcontrollers (e.g. ARM)
    • High speed/HDI board design
    • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
    • High speed video interfaces (HDMI, Display Port, LVDS, MIPI)
    • Regulatory compliance testing (e.g. FCC/CE/UL)
    • C/C++ software development
    • Test automation
    • FPGA/ASIC design

Please note this is a senior role, requiring prior industry experience.
Unfortunately, we do not have openings for recent graduates.

What We Offer
  • An organization where 100% of time is dedicated as groups see fit
  • The opportunity to collaborate with experts across a range of disciplines
  • A work environment and flexible schedule in support of families and domestic partnerships
  • A culture eager to become stronger through diversity of all forms
  • Exceptional health insurance coverage
  • Unrivaled employer match for our 401(k) retirement plan
  • Generous vacation and family leave
  • On-site amenities in support of health and efficiency
  • Fertility and adoption assistance
  • Reimbursement for child care during interviews




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