Senior Electrical Engineer


Burlingame, CA, US / Cambridge, MA, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 02/07/2024
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , Burlingame, CA 94010, US

About Butlr

Butlr is the world’s first and only 100% anonymous people sensing and occupancy detection platform that helps enterprises all over the world improve their workplace planning and optimize their operations. Using just body heat and advanced AI technologies, Butlr understands presence and traffic without capturing any identities—ever.

Job Description

About Us

Butlr is on a mission to make the built environment people-aware. We live and work in houses and buildings that aren't aware of their inhabitants. We heat and cool spaces when no one is in them, clean areas that haven't been used, and lease office space. Our vision is to enable smarter buildings and increase the quality of life.

Spun out of the MIT Media Lab in 2019 with offices in Silicon Valley and Boston, Butlr was founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs Honghao Deng and Jiani Zeng. Butlr's People Sensing Platform anonymously infers human presence and activity via its thermal, wireless sensors to deliver rich spatial insights at a fraction of the cost and time of legacy alternatives.

Since 2019, we have been working with dozens of top occupiers, landlords, and service providers in North America, Europe, and Asia, in addition to partners in senior living and retail. We are operating in three of the FANG companies, along with some of the largest brands in the world. As we’ve been growing considerably yearly, we’re hiring talented and passionate people to join our team to help us continue our growth.

About the Role:

This role aims to enhance the innovation, performance, and reliability of our hardware systems. The ideal candidate will be an expert in electrical engineering with a focus on hardware design, system integration, and testing, driving forward our capabilities in these areas. Key responsibilities include hardware design and review, with a strong emphasis on translating system-level specifications into actionable project plans and submodule designs. The successful candidate will possess the ability to parse complex system requirements into detailed hardware solutions, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance of each component within the broader system architecture.



  • BS/MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or a related field, with a focus on hardware design, system integration, or a related specialization.
  • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in hardware design and testing, preferably in an embedded systems environment.
  • Proficiency in hardware design tools such as Cadence, Altium, and Pads, with a strong track record of developing efficient and reliable hardware solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in circuit design, power design, sensor integration, and noise filtering techniques.
  • Solid experience in troubleshooting and resolving complex hardware issues at the system level.
  • Expertise in developing and testing firmware, with proficiency in programming languages such as C or C++.
  • Familiarity with IoT system design and common interface protocols like I2C, SPI, and RMII.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Optional: Experience with RF and wireless communication technologies.
  • Optional: Knowledge in electrical or mechanical test harnesses, control code, and fixture design for hardware development and debugging.
  • Optional: Certification or training in hardware design, testing, or a related field.


Location: This is a remote position however we have locations in San Francisco and Boston.

Salary: $140,000-160,000 base salary 


  • World-class team with low ego.
  • World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2022
  • A work environment that is flexible
  • Supportive investors such as Founder Collective, Hyperplane, E14 Fund and 500 Startups, including amazing angel investors such as the founders of Whoop, Simplisafe, and the Chief Product Officer at Adobe.
  • Generous paid time off
  • Premium / Gold Medical, dental, and vision insurance. 100% coverage for employee and dependents.

Why working at Butlr is great!

We are building a culture that puts people first! We’re a team of engaging, motivated, and intelligent problem-solvers who are committed to making an impact. We believe in fostering a culture of healthy work-life balance, and we encourage an inviting, collaborative, fun work environment.

Butlr is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage and embrace applicants of all backgrounds to apply!


Butlr provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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