Embedded Systems / Electronic Assembly Assistant
at Narrat1ve in New York
I’m a contract electrical engineer who works with embedded systems. That means (usually) small devices which use a microcontroller to interface to the real world — via motors, sensors, analog circuits — all that good stuff.
Fairly often I need help assembling PCBs, testing circuits, drilling and tapping holes, and that kind of thing.
I’m looking for an assistant to do some of this stuff for me. There are no pre-requisites for this job, but you MUST be excited to learn about electronics**, and you must be willing to spend time doing it. It’s fine if you are in school or have a work schedule to accommodate, but preference will be given to candidates who would rather drive a scope than go to band practice, play xbox, lurk on OK Cupid, etc.
Troubleshooting / Repair
C / Assembly Programming
Test equipment usage
Ability to read/understand binary/hexidecimal
GCC / GNU Linux experience
I’ll provide tools and a bench for you to work at. This is a paid gig, dependent on experience. If you don’t know anything (yet) that’s fine, but you may not get paid too much until you do. You may also have to do shipping or something less fun than electronics from time to time.
If you tell me you know Arduino, expect to be asked about your program’s logic and the hardware architecture of that platform.
If you tell me you’ve fixed a Fender Twin, expect to be asked about feedback, how a push-pull amp works, etc etc.
Lastly, if you tell me you’re enthusiastic, then I expect you to want to work a lot and/or read datasheets / Horowitz and Hill on the can, etc etc.
In addition to getting paid, you get a full electronics workstation complete with meters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, irons, hand tools, and a Linux box. You also get to pick my brain about stuff you might be working on, and you get to be in the cool nerds’ club.
And hey, the coffee is free :-)
Feel free to check out http://blog.narrat1ve.com/ for some personal projects of mine. Most of the NDA’d stuff (client work) is not on there, but perhaps this will help you get the idea.
Thanks for reading,
**Actually, you can be totally jaded and a jerk if you are a wizard with tweezers and can quietly place 1000 SMT parts an hour, so this is partially a lie.