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Applications Engineer

Our vision is beyond a connected home, rather a smarter home where technology is your friend and not an obstacle. Our amazing team is focused on the next generation distributed platforms for the connected home ecosystem; we solve real life problems and bring improvements to the masses. We are infatuated with technology; however only see it as the means and not the goal itself. We accept no boundaries and no problem should remain unresolved.

Our products and technologies are touched by well over 250 million people every week, and we’re just getting started! We design and develop an extraordinary number of products for the connected home, backed by a complete ecosystem of data driven embedded software solutions & cloud services for connected devices from leading brands in consumer electronics, IoT, mobile and gaming segments!

The Applications Engineer is a key technical interface to our customers, working in cooperation with Sales, and taking the lead driving towards the best solution, considering both hardware and software at the device level. The goal is to bring the product to development, utilizing strong technical, interpersonal, and leadership abilities. UEI is a global lead in the design and manufacture of remote controls, sensors, and software and chipsets that detect and determine how to control devices. You will work internally with software teams, product management, Sales, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial design, and other teams to define the product before the start of development.

Key Responsibilities:

Specify and coordinate UEI products for major consumer electronics customers. Collaborate with the customer directly to understand their needs. Collaborate with Sales to promote the most applicable UEI solution. Collaborate with internal engineering and design teams to drive the initial architecture and cost determinations. Lead and author the product specification, and drive the project towards kick-off.

  • Define product requirements based on discussions with the customer
  • Explain performance/cost tradeoffs of various approaches
  • Gather members of UEI engineering team to discuss engineering approaches and tradeoffs
  • Drive progress on design, feasibility, and cost information
  • Communicate needs clearly. Over-communicate so that the understanding is clear
  • Write the engineering product requirements, covering software, electrical & mechanical needs
  • Lead meetings with engineering teams to verify specified product and timeline is feasible
  • Lead unit cost and NRE estimations, and inform Sales
  • Discuss software product details with manufacturers of consumer electronics devices
  • Determine feasibility of implementing UEI software into their product ecosystem
  • Answer high-level questions regarding software integration, OS requirements, etc.
  • Dive into source code when needed to understand software behavior
  • Support the Sales team as the lead engineering expert in key high volume customer meetings
  • Have frequent contact with customer regarding product development and technical questions

Required Skills and Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Hardware and software experience
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and project coordination skills
  • Strong ability to drive progress and ensure deliverables are not missed
  • Knowledge and passion for consumer devices
  • Native level English language ability
  • Willingness and ability to travel. 10% travel estimated mainly in US/Canada

Preferred (Nice to Have) Skills and Experience

  • RF technologies, especially Bluetooth / RF4CE / Zigbee
  • Voice, audio, microphones, audio compression
  • C and Linux experience, have written code on some level
  • HDMI CEC/EDID interfaces
  • Worked on one or more of these product types: IPTV / OTT / STB / IoT / TV / HVAC

We have a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), bonus plan, vacation pay, holiday pay, and tuition reimbursement. 

Universal Electronics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you share our passion for technology, and possess the position requirements listed above, please email your resume and salary history to Mara McElroy mmcelroy@uei.com

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