Hardware Engineering

Analog Electrical Engineer

Chicago   |   Full Time

At Tanvas, our mission is to make your interactions with touchscreens more interesting, more natural, and more engaging. 

We have developed a novel “haptic” touchscreen technology that not only tracks the fingertips, but controls what they feel: 

textures, edges, collisions, and even the illusion of shape on a featureless glass panel. Tanvas is based in downtown Chicago's 

easy-access west loop neighborhood. If you’re looking for a vibrant, growing company whose culture is one of open debate, 

continual learning, independent work and peer-to-peer accountability, we are the right choice for your next career move.

The Challenge: 

We are seeking a full time Electrical Engineer to advance the state of the art of the TanvasTouch electronics architecture. He/She 

will develop and test new electronics platforms and circuits which will expand TanvasTouch capability and enable TanvasTouch to 

be introduced in new markets.

The Job: 

  • Design and delivery of electronic control boards that are tailored to new custom TanvasTouch panels.

  • Prototype and demonstrate new core technology features, for example: new actuation/sensing strategies, reduced power  consumption, improved power supply performance, reduced RF emissions, improved SNR, improved platform reliability.
  • Working with mechanical and firmware engineering teams to deliver new TanvasTouch enabled hardware platforms, specifically trackpad or automotive platforms.
  • Contribute to a team atmosphere that values open, spirited debate, accountability, and a focus on company goals. 

The Candidate:

  • BSEE or BSCE minimum 5+ years experience in hands-on electrical engineering

  • ECAD: experienced with all stages of PCBA design, manufacture, assembly, and test. This includes schematic capture, BOM creation, and layout. Autodesk Eagle familiarity is a plus. 

  • Understanding of embedded analog circuit design such as:

    • analog to digital conversion 

    • positive and negative boost conversion

    • power budgeting and regulation

  • Familiarity with high voltage challenges (100-300V) is a strong plus.

  • Instrumentation and measurement capability: oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, differential probing, and other high voltage or less common probing techniques. 

  • Comfort with functional prototyping, proof of concept, or designing for production.

  • Familiarity with capacitive sensing and digital signal processing is a plus, especially any background in multi-touch panels.

The Benefits:  Full time Tanvas employees are eligible for paid vacation, full health coverage, dental, vision and other benefits including HSA, commuter benefit plan, and 401K.

Note: You must have valid U.S. work authorization

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