Lead Hardware Engineer

Montreal

What’s Nectar

Nectar’s mission is to help the beekeeping industry ensure honey bees’ health and secure our food supply. By translating the language of bees, we aim to bring bees, beekeepers, and growers closer together.

Using technology and insights built from the use of its data collection tools, we help beekeepers raise thriving colonies.

Why do we need a Lead Hardware Engineer?

As Nectar connects more and more hives and launches new features on its BeeTrack platform, we are convinced that the next step is to include a robust electronic in-hive sensor system, to provide data in real-time, 24/7, to our customers. This is why we are looking for a motivated Lead Hardware Engineer to continue building Nectar’s hardware ecosystem. You will have the opportunity to further the development and put into production the next versions of our sensors, while having the necessary resources to do so.

This is a unique opportunity to have a concrete impact on the daily beekeeping industry as well as on our food ecosystem. Also, bees being our first customer, expect field visits. Nectar provides all the necessary equipment!

Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in the design of our future sensors and cellular gateways based on user feedback and company objectives.
  • Lead internal and external development teams (firmware, mechanics, etc.)
  • Help certify our equipment across several geographies.
  • Manage the entire life-cycle of our products: prototyping, assembly, QA, production, and end-of-life.
  • Stay up-to-date on new technologies and be proactive about their use internally.
  • Design the hardware test benches for series production.
  • Be responsible for the Nectar hardware roadmap.
  • Manage our production with our suppliers and manufacturers in order to respect our roadmap.
  • Work hand in hand with our development and design teams and our researchers in order to offer the best possible customer experience to beekeepers.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Excellent knowledge of electronics
  • Knowledge of wireless communications protocols (BT, LoRa, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of firmware development
  • Project management experience
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Good level in French and English
  • Attention to detail and ability to document
  • Understanding of the issues related to scaling and manufacturing
  • Ability to clearly identify and communicate risks and challenges to management

Required Qualities

  • Rigorous sense of organization and initiative.
  • Ability to work (and telework) in a team and individually; autonomy is essential.
  • Willingness to learn the business context of Nectar.
  • Start-up experience and interest in sustainable agriculture

Conditions

  • Full time: 40 hours per week, flexible hours
  • Hybrid, Montreal office and telecommuting
  • Remuneration according to experience
  • Additional annual "well-being" budget of $ 500
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