Hardware Lead

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Closes: November 30, 2023
Nova Scotia

Hardware Lead

Marine Thinking is seeking an individual looking to join an agile, dynamic, and motivated team in the artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic technology industry. Our technology aims to help protect the environment by supporting the sustainable development of the marine industry. We are looking for an experienced Hardware Lead who is a self-starter, critical thinker, and highly interested in the application of new technologies and methods for monitoring ocean health, to join our on-site operation team in Halifax, NS. The Hardware Lead will oversee the design, development, and implementation of all hardware components for our USV control system and USV solution.


Key Responsibilities:

· Lead and manage the hardware team in designing and developing USV systems, including selecting hardware components, designing, and testing hardware, and integrating hardware components into the USV systems.

· Work closely with the software team to ensure seamless integration of hardware and software components and troubleshoot any hardware-related issues.

· Develop and maintain hardware design documentation, specifications, and provide technical support to the manufacturing and testing teams.

· Ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations, and work with the legal team to obtain necessary certifications and approvals.

· Participate in system testing and debugging and identify areas for improvement in the hardware design.

· Collaborate with other teams within the company, including project management, business development, and customer support, to ensure successful delivery of USV systems to customers.



· Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

· Minimum of 5 years of experience in hardware design and development, preferably in the field of autonomous systems or robotics.

· Strong knowledge of hardware design principles, including power management, signal processing, and control systems.

· Experience with CAD tools, such as Altium Designer or Eagle, Solidworks or other related tools.

· Familiarity with industry standards and regulations for safety, electromagnetic compatibility, and environmental testing.

· Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

· Knowledge of marine electronics and communication systems, including NEMA 2000 equipment, GPS, radar, and AIS.

· Understanding of mechanical design principles and experience working with mechanical design teams to ensure proper integration of hardware components.

· Experience with USV systems is a plus.

· Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of local production and manufacturing resources in the marine industry in Halifax.

· Familiarity with mainstream brands of marine electronic and electrical equipment, including Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad, Lowrance, Furuno, etc.

· Familiarities with commonly used hardware platforms and development boards, such as Raspberry Pi and Jetson, and knowledge of commonly used interfaces and communication protocols, such as CAN and Mavlink.


We hope to attract candidates who are knowledgeable in a wide range of hardware design principles and techniques, as well as have experience working with marine electronics and communication systems. In addition, candidates with a strong understanding of mechanical design principles and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams will be given preference. Our company offers a competitive compensation package, a comprehensive benefits program, and the chance to work on exciting, cutting-edge technology in the rapidly expanding field of autonomous systems. We encourage all those who have a passion for hardware design, development, and experience with USV systems to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.