Smartgro is a revolutionary indoor agriculture company that is transforming the industry through our proprietary ultra-high efficacy horticultural lighting. Our cutting-edge technology utilizes significantly less electricity than the top LED lighting products in the market, as well as HPS lights. Moreover, our broad-spectrum lighting enhances flavor, nutrition, and phytochemical composition through innovative AI-based technology. With a team of biologists and engineers, our system offers an intuitive CEA platform and autonomous AI-enabled crop optimization, resulting in reduced labor costs.
We are seeking a highly skilled Manager, Electrical Engineering Service, to oversee all aspects of Embedded Systems Engineering and Product Development at Smartgro. The candidate will undertake a high-level project management role, focusing on electrical engineering and embedded system development for our Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and NRC-IRAP clean-tech demonstration project.
- Manage all aspects of Embedded Systems Engineering and Product Development at Smartgro.
- Streamline and oversee project management for electrical engineering and embedded system development in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and NRC-IRAP.
- Collaborate closely with key project stakeholders at the University of Windsor, Turbulence and Energy Lab to ensure project success.
- Conduct electrical engineering research and product development of smartGRO embedded systems, building upon prior work on our proprietary ultra-high efficiency horticultural clean tech products.
- Design innovative electrical schematics and layouts for proprietary product development.
- Assemble prototypes, conduct testing, and lead agile design iterations with our development team.
- Collaborate with third-party product safety testing firms to ensure safety compliance.
- Develop a Canadian manufacturing facility, including the selection and design of electronics assembly line equipment.
- Utilize knowledge and experience in electronics production equipment, assembly line management, PCBA assembly line practices, and clean room workflow.
- Create and implement assembly workflows, quality control, and quality assurance programs that align with ISO requirements.
- Prepare R&D technical reports for company stakeholders and other relevant R&D activities.
- Develop and optimize firmware for embedded systems, focusing on seamless integration of automatic facial recognition, machine vision, and image processing algorithms.
- Leverage expertise in openCV or equivalent tools to design, implement, and enhance advanced features for image recognition and edge detection in our product.
- Contribute to AI model development and integration, utilizing machine and deep learning techniques to improve product performance and capabilities.
- MSc degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Embedded Systems is mandatory.
- Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in firmware development for IoT products.
- Proven experience in managing embedded systems engineering and product development projects.
- Strong knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices, with a focus on designing innovative schematics and layouts.
- Proficiency in assembling prototypes, conducting tests, and leading agile design iterations.
- Familiarity with safety evaluation and compliance with third-party product safety testing firms.
- Experience in developing and managing manufacturing facilities, including the selection and design of electronics assembly line equipment.
- Strong understanding of assembly line management, PCBA assembly line practices, and clean room workflow.
- Knowledge of ISO requirements and experience implementing relevant manufacturing standards.
- Excellent project management skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at varying levels.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to prepare detailed technical reports.
- Previous experience in the agriculture industry or clean-tech sector is preferred but not required.
At Smartgro, we offer a dynamic and innovative work environment where ideas are encouraged, and creativity is rewarded. If you have a passion for electrical engineering, project management, and cutting-edge technology, we invite you to join our team as a Manager, Electrical Engineering Service. Together, we can revolutionize the indoor agriculture industry and contribute to a more sustainable future.
While we appreciate your interest in this role, please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest in Smartgro.