Embedded Product Engineer

Develop meaningful product outcomes for a diverse portfolio of industry sectors, Advance your engineering expertise via our innovative customer project pipeline, Be a key member in a tight-knit team and steadily growing company.

About the business


NewieVentures is a nimble electronic product development consultancy located in the heart of the Hunter Innovation Precinct. Our speciality is in rapid, high-quality development of internet-connected products, from PCB design to cloud infrastructure.

We care about bringing quick-smart solutions to our customer's projects. Our customers value our proximity to their problems, which is why an ability to empathise and connect with the clients goals is crucial.

Were proud of the work we produce and we want our customers to see that. Strong attention to detail and an ability to communicate ideas and approaches are essential to being an effective NewieVentures team member.

The dynamic nature of our projects and the variety of client requirements means you will be able to thrive in a work environment where no day is like the last.


About the role

As an Embedded Product Engineer, you'll be responsible for delivering a variety of product development projects. As a key part of a small team, your opportunities for growth will not be constrained by a job description. 

Depending on your talents and aspirations, you'll be tasked with some or all of the aspects involved in product development:

  • client liaison, building rapport and getting to the heart of customer requirements;
  • researching solutions to novel challenges in the fields of IoT and related industries;
  • advising on emerging technologies with a focus on applicability and fit for purpose;
  • detailed design of electronic devices, from PCB to firmware;
  • documentation for handover and testing;
  • evangelism of the wonderful opportunities that conscientious electronic product design offers the world.


Day to day, you'll be involved in a variety of tasks:

  • test and verification of new hardware;
  • development of firmware, predominantly using C, on various Cortex-M microcontrollers;
  • printed circuit board design and review using KiCAD and SPICE circuit simulation tools;
  • evaluation of commercial product offerings that complement bespoke solutions to customers' needs;
  • execution of rapid prototyping processes using equipment such as our 3D printer and software tools such as Fusion 360 and OpenSCAD;
  • assembly of test rigs and prototypes using hand tool techniques such as soldering and crimping;
  • embedded software development on Linux based systems using tools such as Python, Qt, Docker, Ansible and Bash;
  • maintenance and enhancement to custom cloud based data ingestion, processing and visualisation systems using tools such as InfluxDB, Kapacitor, Grafana and Linux shell and Python scripting.
  • create and maintain documentation with interface to tools such as Subversion, Confluence, Trello, Slack and AirTable.


Benefits and perks

  • Flexible hours - no timesheets! Work around life, don't live around work. NewieVentures benefits from investing in its people.
  • Modern electronics workshop facility.
  • A workplace where youll never stop learning - a tight-knit team who encourage exploration and rapid learning of new and emerging technologies.
  • Accessible location, close to shops, pubs and cafes. CBD benefits without CBD congestion.


Skills and experience


  • Electronics related tertiary education such as a degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering.
  • At least six years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with electronic design tools such as KiCAD, Altium and LTSpice.
  • Development experience with microcontrollers such as the Cortex-M family from STM, Freescale, Atmel or NXP.
  • Proficiency in an embedded firmware environment such as Eclipse, TRUEstudio, Embedded Studio, IAR, MPLABX or Atmel Studio.
  • Programming experience in low-level languages such as C or Python.
  • Basic competency in hand tools such as soldering irons, drills, hot air guns, pliers and scalpels.
  • Experience in a consultancy or product development environment.



  • Proficiency with the Linux command line.
  • Familiarity with prototyping tools such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino.
  • Knowledge of LPWAN technologies such as Sigfox or LoRaWAN.
  • Experience with IoT platforms and tools such as NodeRED, TICK stack, Azure, AWS, Carriots or Ubidots.
  • Designing and prototyping with 3D Printing technology
  • Competent in technical document writing
  • Experience utilising AR and VR technologies 


What's Next

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, please apply via SEEK. 

Applications close: 5:00pm Friday the 14th of August, 2020. 

Please be advised that applications will not be accepted after the closing date. 

27/07/2020 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Engineering
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