Electronics Engineer

Date:  Nov 14, 2021


Company:  GoalZero

At Goal Zero, an NRG owned company; our mission is to empower people with a bright, safe, connected, and sustainable future by delivering smart, portable power solutions designed for everyone, everywhere.  As the market leader in portable solar power, Goal Zero solar panels, power stations, and accessories give a new breed of consumers and outdoor enthusiasts the power to go farther, regardless of their gear’s battery life. We invite you to join our adventure.

This posting is for an Electronics Engineer to work with us on new product lines, taking our current product offering and innovating beyond today’s features and specifications. We are looking for individuals with a passion for technology and strong skills in electrical design that build help form the foundation of our power electronics products. You will be joining the engineering team within our product development group, working alongside our mechanical, firmware, and electrical engineers to design upcoming innovative products.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Design of circuits for use in DC-DC and DC-AC conversion, max power-point tracking, fault condition protection, charge controllers, and user interfaces
  • Perform component selection through datasheet analysis, part parametrics, and evaluation board characterization as it pertains to various controllers and discrete parts
  • Highly capable at electronic design development, analysis, verification, and troubleshooting. Experience with secondary batteries and/or photovoltaics a strong plus
  • Work tightly with engineering team in developing and defining the specifications for future products, including recommendations on emerging technologies and design best practices
  • Support firmware engineers in development for MCUs and SoCs used as the controllers in our systems
  • Close cooperation with project managers to deliver products within scope, budget, and quality requirements
  • Conduct and participate in hardware and software reviews
  • Document design to facilitate interaction with other developers, manufacturing partners, QA, and product documentation authors
  • Provide technical expertise on compliance matters as it relates to consumer goods.  Experience with UL listing, National Electrical Code conformance, CE/FCC certification, and related standards a strong plus
  • Close cooperation with teammates as well as independent, self-starting individual contributor


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a similar field of study, OR minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience. Strong preference for experience in electrical design as it relates to power electronics, renewables, and consumer goods.
  • Proficient in analog and digital circuit design as it relates to consumer electronics products
  • Experience in electrical schematic capture and PCB layout, 1+ years
  • Experience with firmware design in C or similar embedded language, 1+ year
  • Experience with lab equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power supplies, etc.
  • Familiarity with simulation tools such as SPICE or manufacturer design tools
  • Knowledge of switch mode power supply topologies





Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:  


  • Open office environment – Primary
  • Evening and weekend work as job duties demand, especially in collaborating and syncing up with overseas partners
  • Domestic and International Travel up to 10% may be required
  • Occasionally requires lifting up to 50lbs as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities



Additional Details and Benefits:


We aren’t just a company but a team of passionate people who live life to the fullest, with a shared desire to help others do the same. We’re mountain bikers, skiers, and climbers, world travelers and weekend warriors, technology mavens and creatives, moms, dads, soccer coaches, volunteers, and everything in between. We rely on our products to power the things that matter most in our own lives and are proud to stand behind them.


Benefits include: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401K Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, and more.




Goal Zero is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)


Level, Title, and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.
Official description on file with Human Resources.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City