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Lead Electrical Engineer - Greater Boston Area

Lead Electrical Engineer - Greater Boston Area

About the role:

Elemental Machines is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer to lead our electronics team in the creation of new IoT sensors and modules.  We are looking for someone who is excited about the challenges that come with the development of high-volume electronics that are used in life changing applications.  The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the entire development process that includes working with product management to understand and  create the product requirements, developing architectures that are scalable and allow for rapid development, and the entire process of moving concepts into volume production.

In this role you work closely with embedded software and firmware developers, applications software developers, product owners and our operations team.

This is a full-time, salaried position.  We prefer the candidate to reside in the Greater Boston area and operate out of our Cambridge, MA office. 

About us:

Today’s research, clinical, and quality control labs are expected to discover and produce at a pace once considered unimaginable. Now, to lead is to be led by data. The Elemental Machines platform elevates LabOps teams in charge of machines, instruments, data, facilities, training, quality, and compliance to lead data-driven discovery, development, and delivery. But there are over 300 Million physical instruments, devices, and machines not yet connected to the cloud. We are simplifying the connection between the physical and digital worlds using IoT and AI-driven insights. The result is a lab united by a universal cloud-connected dashboards and operations.

Excellence in LabOps is a connection away.


What do we do?

We elevate LabOps teams to lead data-driven discovery, development, and delivery.

How do we do it?

We simplify the connection between the physical and digital worlds.

Why do we do it?

Optimizing the operations of research, clinical, and quality control labs has an exponential impact.


The Culture:

Elemental Machines is a startup company based in Cambridge, MA, and we love it here! Being right next to some of the most innovative companies in the IoT and Biotech industries gives us drive and passion to pursue our own big goals, while enabling other companies to pursue theirs. 


We are committed to delivering on our promise to our customers: accelerate how they get science done. This commitment touches every level of our culture because we are excited every day to stretch our creativity in balancing the needs of our customers with the resources at our disposal and to thoughtfully interact with our peers to keep our mission on track.



  • Lead a team of Electrical Engineers, Electrical Technicians and Mechanical Engineers in the development of IoT devices and gateways
  • Drive the architecture of the devices to create a scalable platform that is both low cost and robust
  • Work closely with the Data Science team and Cloud Software teams to create solutions that are compelling for our customers
  • Work closely with the Operations team to ensure successful transfer of completed products into production
  • Work closely with the Product Management team to create requirements for hardware devices that will meet the user's needs


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 10 years of experience in electronics design
  • At least 3 years of technical leadership
  • A keen understanding of embedded software development on both microcontrollers and ARM microprocessors running embedded Linux
  • Experience with WiFi, Bluetooth, Cellular
  • Experience taking products through compliance and gaining certifications
  • Experience taking products from concept all the way through to production

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter & resume to and be sure to put the job title you are applying for in the subject line. 


Also, please answer the following two questions in your email:

  1. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  2. Will you now, or in the future, require sponsorship for Employment VISA Status (e.g. - H-1B VISA Status)?

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