Hardware Designer

About SmartICE: SmartICE is an award-winning technological innovation for the North. SmartICE offers a suite of climate change adaptation tools that integrate Indigenous and local knowledge of ice with advanced data acquisition, remote monitoring and satellite mapping for ice travel safety. Our community-based services provide invaluable, data-driven insights into ice thickness and local ice travel conditions, in near real-time. We embrace a social enterprise business model that aims to expand opportunities for economic and social development in northern Indigenous communities while supporting cultural practices and livelihoods. Our tools offer information that support better decision-making across numerous industries. From mining, shipping and fisheries, to emergency response and national defense – SmartICE offers enhanced clarity for environmental monitoring and situational awareness in the north. To learn more about what we do visit www.smartice.org. To help us facilitate our rapid growth, we are hiring a Hardware Designer

Hardware Designer
The Hardware Designer will be responsible for leading all electronics development for new and existing SmartICE technologies. They will be integrating into a small engineering team and will be expected to collaborate with software, mechanical, and logistics to meet project requirements. This position will be based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and will report directly to the Engineering and Production Manager. SmartICE offers industry competitive salary and benefits packages.

Key Responsibilities:
Engineering Development:
• Lead the design of electronics for new and existing SmartICE technologies including PCBs, wiring harnesses, and custom cables.
• Develop requirements for equipment in cooperation with the business team and engineering team.
• Create and maintain project and design documentation for new and existing equipment.
• Maintain and upgrade existing SmartICE technology to mitigate operational risks.
• Participate in in-house electronics

Stock and Supply:

• Assist in managing inventory of electronic parts and of spare equipment.
• Assist in procurement of electronic equipment.

• Lead staff to develop hardware.
• Supervise and support skill development of electronics interns.

Academic and Functional Requirements:
• 5-7 years of experience in electronics development, testing and troubleshooting.
• Will consider less experience for specialized product design work (3+ years minimum)
• Experience in completing product design
• Experience using KiCAD or other PCB design software
• Hands-on electronic assembly skills including soldering, PCB assembly, circuit troubleshooting, and safe handling of electronics parts.

• Knowledge of remote sensing technologies.
• Knowledge of Asana or other project management software
• Certification in Project Management.
• Experience in embedded systems.
• Experience in design for manufacturing (DFM).

Other Skills:
• Proficient managing multiple and changing priorities in a fast-past, dynamic, and geographically dispersed environment.
• Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
• A desire and willingness to discover and learn new skills and technologies.

Please direct all applications to hiring@smartice.org. Please include your resume and a design portfolio (if available).

We will be considering applicants as they apply, so don’t delay in sending in your application.

SmartICE embraces diversity and a culture of belonging in the workplace. Applications from Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, Black, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities are encouraged.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


Interested in joining our team?

Tyler Spurrell