Senior Electrical Engineer – BioLite Inc – Brooklyn, NY

Senior Electrical Engineer at BioLite

BioLite is looking for an experienced senior EE to join us in developing our next generation of clean energy solutions for both outdoor recreation and emerging markets. In this position you’ll lead development of electrical hardware for a range of exciting new products with potential for massive global health and environmental impacts.

The Company

BioLite is a for-profit social enterprise that develops, manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for offgrid communities around the world. Our business serves two distinct markets: developing-world families living in energy poverty, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent cooking and electricity.

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-moving startup with both a technical and creative environment in the heart of Brooklyn. If you are looking to work with an agile and ambitious product development team with a passion for the outdoors and a powerful social mission, we’re your company. As an engineer at BioLite you’ll solve challenging and interesting problems, work with an exceptional team, take ideas from concept through to large-scale production, and make a real positive impact on things that matter.

Key Activities

 Hardware Development – Design, simulate, ECAD, prototype and debug new embedded electronics. Designs must deliver high levels of functionality and reliability in extremely price-sensitive markets. Key areas of functionality include low- and medium-voltage DC-DC power conversion, sensing and signal conditioning, data gathering and storage, memory interfacing and management, and wired and wireless communication via USB, serial and other protocols.

 Design for Manufacturing – Execute and deliver production-ready design artwork and Bills of Materials, and production line programming, calibration and testing infrastructure. Travel, manage and liaise with vendors and manufacturing partners.

 Skill Building and Facilities – Build and integrate electrical lab and prototyping capabilities within the company. Procure, maintain, and evolve equipment and software.

 Technology Development – As part of our broader team, identify and develop technologies that can be applied to emerging and outdoor recreation markets in various areas including cooking, energy-access, lighting, and off-grid living.

Key Attributes

 5+ years’ experience in electrical engineering or related discipline

 Strong mathematical and basic engineering foundation

 Demonstrated ability to take initiative and learn quickly

 Enthusiasm for new technology, design, and innovation

 Accountability, sense of humor, proactive nature and work ethic

 Self-managing and motivated; experience in a start-up environment a plus

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Technical skills

 Experience in embedded electronics design and prototyping

 Familiarity with EDA/ECAD software

 Experience with power electronics, control systems, communications preferred

 Experience with high-volume consumer products preferred

 Familiarity with firmware development using C preferred

 Other software development experience with C++, Python, MATLAB, JavaScript a plus

How to apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio to and include “Senior Electrical Engineer” in the subject line.

Company is not accepting candidates via recruiters.