Electrical Engineer

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At Valve, electrical engineers deliver world class hardware products, such as Steam Deck, Valve Index, and Steam Controller. Across the electrical engineering group, we contribute in a variety of ways:

  • Collaborate to define product goals
  • Conceive, design, evaluate, and produce novel gaming hardware
  • Work closely with contract manufacturers to prototype and produce hardware at scales from tens to millions of units
  • Electrical engineers at Valve have significant industry experience. We usually don’t hire recent graduates. Members of our team typically have the following skills:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Our team includes individuals with expertise in 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
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    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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