Electrical Engineer

April 13, 2021
Ottawa / Remote, Canada
Job Type
Mid-Senior Level


RBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters such as temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, and many others. RBR equipment enables researchers to develop innovative measurement solutions that are deployed in the surf zone, mounted on underwater drones, dropped out of planes, towed behind boats, and sent to the bottom of the deep ocean.

As an Electrical Engineer at RBR, you will have the opportunity to work with an awesome group of R&D gurus in the areas of firmware, electronics, mechanical, software, systems and sensor engineering along with oceanographers. The right person will be a hands-on problem solver who has the ability to work independently, take responsibility, and produce high quality work. As part of small team of technical experts, you must be dedicated, an effective communicator, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Your ability to develop products with mixed signal, very low power circuits, and low noise board level design will allow you to make a real and positive contribution to RBR products and for our customers.

Over the last five years, we’ve grown 20% annually and are now ~70 people. We’ve been recognised for three years by Growth 500 and have won a Best Ottawa Business Award.

We provide a balanced work environment complete with a very competitive compensation package.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and develop mixed signal, very low power, low noise, board level products using analogue;
  • Implementing low power op-amp and comparator based signal processing circuits;
  • Implementing low noise, low power analogue to digital converter front ends and converters;
  • Design, implement and bring through to production, board level electronics in support of RBR's product line;
  • Be accountable for design quality and product integrity for products released to production;
  • Provide first-line support to our Production/Assembly Team for electronics related issues and to provide second-line support in the resolution of RBR customer issues;
  • Work with, develop and enhance microprocessor based product designs;
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team with multiple priorities and product design needs;
  • Create detailed multi-discipline project schedules, technical specifications and prototype verification plans.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with at least four years of work experience in a similar design position;
  • Experience in the implementation of interfaces to sensors such as thermistors, resistive bridge based pressure sensors;
  • Experience in the development of precision scientific or oceanographic instruments beneficial;
  • Experience with the development of battery powered instruments and a range of battery chemistries;
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB board layout. Direct experience with Altium preferred;
  • Demonstrated abilities debugging electronics and system level issues using lab equipment including high speed oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, voltmeters, etc.;
  • Familiarity with embedded firmware development. Direct experience with Arm Cortex and TI MSP430 preferred;
  • Familiarity with "Engineering for Manufacturing" concepts;
  • Experience working in a small company environment;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a cross-functional team.
  • Ability to work in an interrupt-driven environment, managing multiple projects and changing priorities;
  • Experience working in an Agile development process, and familiar with Jira/Confluence.

To Apply

To apply, you must prepare a cover letter that explains why you want to work at RBR and what you can uniquely contribute to the team. Please submit both through our careers website here. In addition, as part of our screening process, we require you to complete a personality profile questionnaire using this link: http://www.profileperformancesystem.com/survey.html?SL=61472

For more information about RBR, visit our website at www.rbr-global.com.