Embedded Hardware Developer (TR-RD-2021-005)

Job Description

Tactile Robotics is looking for an embedded hardware developer (full-time basis, 40 hours/week). As a member of the engineering team in Tactile Robotics LTD., the embedded hardware designer will work closely with the R&D team to design, build and test high reliability custom-integrated system in the field of robotics as well as to write interface-required programs using IDEs such as Arduino IDE and CLion.

The candidate should have experience with embedded system design, and should be able to capture design requirements, perform system level design as well as PCB design, prototyping and testing. In this role, he/she is responsible for providing the best approaches to realize hardware designs using their board level skills and in-depth knowledge of signal integrity, analog and digital design, system interfacing.



  • Capturing project-specific design requirements and identify appropriate hardware design architecture;
  • Designing custom-integrated embedded platforms based on the identified hardware architecture considering design-cost tradeoffs;
  • PCB designing, prototyping and testing;
  • Firmware development for the processors;
  • Seeking/providing consultation to the rest of the engineering team (e.g. mechanical designers, software developers);
  • Provide guidance on electronic component/device selection and purchasing.


* More specifically, the candidate needs to have the knowledge of:

1) PCB design software such as Eagle.

2) Different interfaces such as USB, UART, I2C.

3) Different processors such as Microchip, ESP and NRF52.

5) Programming skills in Arduino IDE.


Position Qualifications

  • Proficiency in C/C++ programming.
  • Understanding circuitry system of motor drivers, sensors, BLE and ESP Wi-Fi modules.
  • Design experience Microprocessor/Microcontroller interfaces such as USB, I2C, memory interfaces such as SDRAM controllers, Flash, SRAM;
  • Hands-on hardware build, test, and integration experience.
  • Experience with benchmark circuit design tools.


Anticipated start date

  • ASAP

Anticipated start date

The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


*This opportunity is offered as part of the Government of Canada’s Digital Skills for Youth Program.

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