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Director of Electrical Engineering

Myant

Myant

Other Engineering
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024

About Us

At Myant, we are creating the world’s first expressive and continuous digital presence platform, enabled by integrating technology directly into clothing and augmented by other devices, wearables, and IOT. We see the evolution of society where every member gets to participate from anywhere and anytime through a whole-body experience, mostly in a passive or ambient manner to foster ubiquitous accessibility. Humans have a fundamental desire and need to be connected to our environment, family, community, and technology. This level of connection will create a paradigm shift in the way we deal with each other, especially from afar, allowing for more meaningful relationships, and more in-depth representation of ourselves.

The need for this type of connection is not new. There are many companies working on ways to connect humans in singularity with technology, however most of these technologies are based on devices that are often used in episodical ways hence, leading to poor adoption or reliability. In general, innovation and technology have delivered significant benefits for many members of society. However, there are those who are left behind, namely the very young, the marginalized, the old and the sick. The challenge of inclusion for those left behind requires us to move beyond device focused strategies, towards an interface that we use naturally, every day. We believe that textile is that primary interface, used in clothing, coverings, carpeting and more, we wear and are surrounded by textiles universally, at all times.

Such an interface could fuse data with other devices that we use periodically and data with other IoTs in the environment. People could then leverage their physical presence over their digital presence to communicate and share personal wellbeing. This could unlock healthcare that is proactive and preventative, social connectedness that is more profound, enable care distribution models to be seamless and on demand, better fitness insights, safer working environments and more.

The vision for SKIIN -our first consumer-facing brand- is to enhance human ability through connected clothing and textiles. Skiin is in beta-phase market launch and has been recently granted Health Canada medical device license and submitted to FDA for regulatory approval in the US market. The sensors and actuators embedded within our apparel create your Digital Identity, which will be consumed by those who matter to you - your family members, physicians, trainers, other IoT devices - without you consciously having to think about it. The line between the digital and physical world is becoming increasingly blurry and we believe textile is the next medium to bridge that gap.

We are a multi-disciplinary technology team solving big challenges at the intersection of electronics, deep tech., software, design, advanced manufacturing and data science.

What we offer at Myant:

  • Employee stock options
  • Paid Sick Days and Floating Days
  • Group Health Insurance Plan
  • RRSP matching Plan
  • Corporate Events
  • Exposure working in one of the most innovative and forward-thinking tech company.

Myant is a diversified, equal opportunity employer. People with disability or a special accommodation request may send an email to hr@myant.ca.

The Role:

We are looking for a Director of Electrical Engineering to join our Research and Development team at Myant. reporting to VP or R&D.

The individual will have the opportunity to bring to market wearable biomedical systems while coordinating several design and development efforts for multiple projects, connecting with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure the timely production of the company’s devices as well as learning about and evaluating cutting edge technologies, as per the overall objectives of Myant in the pursuit of creating the next generation of smart clothing products.

This position will be primarily on-site.

Responsibilities:

  • Help plan, coordinate, and supervise efforts from other team members.
  • Meet with CMs, FAEs, sales reps to maintain strong relationships with distributors and manufacturers.
  • Review international standards (IEC, ISO, IPC, etc.) for product specification compliance.
  • Source and evaluate state-of-the-art electronic components.
  • Prepare design, manufacturing, and test documents/procedures.
  • Help in the bring-up of PCBAs, create test plans, generate test reports, perform Root Cause Analysis, and lead new design iterations.
  • Oversee and guide designs from other team members to ensure future manufacturability (DFM, DFA, DFT).
  • Interface and work in conjunction with CMs to bring the products to market and troubleshoot production issues.
  • Guide and mentor other members of the team.
  • Work closely with a variety of people/teams with different disciplines (mechanical, data science, software, industrial design, textile) for system integration.

Qualifications:

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related fields.
  • 10+ years of industry experience in high-volume electronic hardware manufacturing.
  • Very good communication skills, being able to work efficiently in a multi-disciplinary team, as well as taking responsibility for a project and delivering it in a timely manner.
  • Experienced in analog/mixed-signal electronics circuitry including biomedical instrumentation.
  • Experience in ultra-low-power electronics.
  • Experience with high-density, miniaturized PCBs (e.g. 8+ layers, 0201 packages and smaller, 0.4mm WLCSP, and so on).
  • Knowledge of embedded software development concepts (baremetal, RTOS, interfacing prototcols, optimizations for power consumption).
  • Knowledge of ISO 13485 and/or IEC 62304, 60601, etc.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, leadership, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Ability to contribute and work effectively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment.

Bonus:

  • Hands-on experience with designing, assembling, prototyping, integration, testing, and troubleshooting of analog/digital circuits and embedded software is an asset.
  • Experience in sensitive biosignal recording, instrumentation and signal processing techniques (ECG, EEG, EMG, GSR, etc) is a plus.
  • Having worked with Bluetooth Low Energy/WiFi/IoT microcontrolled boards is an asset.
  • RF and electromagnetism design experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency with simulation software such as Tina, LTSpice, and PCB design software such as Altium, Eagle.
  • Proficiency in operating electronics test equipment such as digital multimeters, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzers, power supplies, and typical laboratory instruments.