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Senior Electrical / Hardware Engineer

Job Title: Senior Electrical/Hardware Engineer

Location: Brooklyn, New York

About Us
Farmshelf’s mission is to enable anyone to grow food where they live, work and eat by providing the hardware and expertise. We seek a Head of Product / Director of Engineering to to help lead our rapidly growing company and drive meaningful impact.  


We Have

  • An amazing team of motivated, fun and intellectually curious individuals to support you

  • A focus on improving our food system to better the world

  • An installation in Grand Central Terminal with Claus Meyer co-founder of NOMA - we are growing food in the heart of NYC!

  • Located at hardware co-working space New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

  • Backing from multiple Fortune 500 CEOs, BMW, Hax and other strategic investors

  • Recently named #1 of 40 new hot things in food by Food and Wine Magazine

The Role

We're looking for an outstanding Senior Electrical/Hardware Engineer who combines superb technical, research and analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to get the right things done quickly and effectively. An ability to embrace uncertainty and continued learning is vital to this role.  We’re looking for people who innovate and love solving hard problems! This person will be charged with directing and executing on the development of electrical product designs, and the completion and implementation of improvements for existing products.


  • Design and deployment of PCBs and electrical systems for proof-of-concept experimentation to production systems.

  • Translate system requirements into board or firmware requirements, and independently drive projects/features to completion.

  • Design testing plans for prototype systems, collect data, and analyze results.

  • Identify enhancements to existing products and formulate ideas for new products that fulfill customer needs.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in an Electrical Engineering field or related experience

  • Experience with electronics roadmap management, including creating detailed hardware test plans and driving products through verification and early manufacturing runs

  • In-depth knowledge of various appliance type controls and components.

  • Strong analog, digital, and high-speed circuit design

  • Excellent written and verbal communication; ability to explain complex concepts and designs to colleagues across disciplines

  • Experience in communicating with end users, business teams and management to collect requirements, describe product features and refine technical designs

  • Expert with industry standard PCB design tools

  • Experience managing vendors locally and abroad; driving fast development cycles

  • Experience taking a product through UL and/or CE certification process

  • Experience as a technical lead designing hardware systems/products that have been deployed to customers at scale

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field

  • Experience as a technical lead managing small teams of engineers; ability to mentor and guide junior engineers

  • 5+ years of experience designing AgTech or connected kitchen appliances that have been successfully deployed at scale

  • Excellent end-to-end system debug skills; ability to operate a broad range of electronic test equipment

  • Experience working/partnering with mechanical engineers, botanists and industrial designers to design hydroponics, indoor farming and/or refrigeration hardware


Farmshelf is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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