OVR Careers: Sr. Electrical/Firmware Engineer - OVR Technology

OVR Careers: Sr. Electrical/Firmware Engineer

Careers at OVR Technology

Sr. Electrical/Firmware Engineer

Posted: September 28, 2022
Location: Burlington, VT

Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to: careers@ovrtechnology.com

About OVR Technology:

OVR Technology combines our oldest, most primal sense with today’s most powerful technology to address urgent human needs. Our unique platform marries our sense of smell with Virtual and Augmented Reality to help produce real-world outcomes in the health, therapy, training, education, and federal markets. The platform consists of 3 interconnected solutions: the Software Framework, the Hardware, and the Scentware. Architecture of Scent is a mixture of art, science, and technology that precisely replicate realistic olfactory experiences for the digital world.  We value: social and environmental causes, research, collaboration, futurism, human life, mental and physical health.

Sr. Electrical & Firmware Engineer

We are looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer with 3+ years of experience to join our growing team.  An ideal candidate should be self-directed and have a solid foundation in computer engineering or a related electrical engineering discipline with an equally strong skill set in firmware development.

Job Responsibilities: The Electrical/Firmware Engineer will… 

(including but not limited to):

  • Development of embedded firmware in C and C++ on OVR devices. This will include both code maintenance and R&D
  • Circuit design in collaboration with our lead software programmer, CTO, and necessary R+D staff
  • Circuit simulations including, but not limited to, SPICE simulation and EM simulation.
  • Working with specialized electrical and electromechanical consultants to analyze specific advice around electromechanics for piezo actuation.
  • Specifying and sourcing electronic components/connectors and peripherals from manufacturers and vendors to support or prove circuit designs.
  • Monitoring the execution of test and prototype circuits with R+D staff. This would be accomplished with in-house prototyping tools as well as vendor-supplied short-run PCB boards.  
  • Analyzing prototype circuit tests and subsequent circuit design iterations based on findings and maintaining documentation on R+D results.
  • Helping to locate and communicate with vendors and manufacturers for production runs and scaling
  • Helping to develop quality control standards around electronics, certification processes, in-house testing automation/inspection tools, and in-house manufacturing methods for proprietary elements executed in-house.

Required Skills:

  • ECAD tools for circuit development (we currently use Autodesk fusion 360 electronics for layout but are open to any suggestions). 
  • SPICE simulation software or plugins for ECAD platform
  • Microsoft programs (or equivalents): Word, Excel
  • Google Suite
  • Slack
  • Jira
  • Git
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code (and Platformio plugin)

Bonus skills:

  • ANSYS, OpenEMS, or other EMS simulation software.

Required tools for remote candidates:

  • High-quality digital oscilloscope (must be able to screen share oscilloscope feed on conference calls)
  • Reflow station or an assortment of soldering tools that can be used to solder microchips to PCB’s (hot air torch, high-quality soldering iron with tips for micro-soldering, fume collection ETC)
  • High-quality soldering microscope
  • A collection of parts for breadboarding and prototyping. 
  • Benchtop power supply
  • Bonus Toolset:
    • Logic analyzer/s
    • Digital Signal Generator
    • PCB mill and associated tooling
    • Reflow oven


The position is located in Burlington, Vermont, Remote Candidates will only be considered if they can demonstrate access to necessary equipment and toolsets and a proven ability to achieve outcomes and collaborate remotely. 


The salary range is $90-$110K, for this full-time salaried position, plus benefits including health, dental, and 401k with matching.  

OVR Technology is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to: careers@ovrtechnology.com