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As a Hardware Reverse Engineer, you will perform product teardowns and competitive analysis on the latest electronic gadgets to understand sub-system and IC functions and collect measurement data to determine key behavior and characteristics. You will provide a complete analysis of the overall system, subsystems, and specific IC’s, for electronic devices in categories such as smartphones, tablets, hearable, wearables, smart home, and automotive infotainment.


  • Provide detailed product information by identifying areas of interest, selecting analytical techniques and evaluating results
  • Compose and perform test experiments to understand system and IC performance
  • Work closely with domain specialists in Systems, Design, and Marketing teams to analyze results to determine relevance to product developments
  • Deliver comprehensive assessments of electronic, electro-mechanical, and mechanical sub-systems and components in a product, including diagrams for system connectivity and circuit schematics
  • Assess product architectures and provide recommendations for design choices
  • Provide material lists, including estimated passive component and IC costs/pricing
  • Assess competitive IC’s capabilities and physical analysis for analog/digital/memory structures
  • Provide HW/FW/SW interaction analysis, algorithm functional analysis, and protocol analysis
  • Develop equipment and techniques for the analysis of devices and technologies; perform experimental research to identify and define solutions
  • Engage external data sources/services/contractors or outsource functions as the need arises
  • Produce reports and build a competitive database
  • Keep up with news about competitors and new electronics products/technology
  • Share ideas and specifications with technical audiences
  • Autonomously handle tasks and priorities

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering with 3+ years of proven experience reverse engineering devices and circuits, with lab experience in system and device-level functional testing
  • Experience with applications/technology used in electronic products such as audio, autofocus and optical image stabilization, voice coil or other motor drive/control, MEMS, sensors, haptics, wireless radios/protocols, USB or other serial bus protocols
  • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills
  • You are highly results-oriented, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and are able to succinctly compile and compose written reports
  • You have a proven aptitude to quickly learn new technologies and are not afraid to ask questions

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of semiconductor device physics
  • Knowledge of closed loop control and adaptive algorithms
  • Understanding of kernel level coding and debugging and device drivers
  • Programming or macro/script development experience
  • Macro photography and photo editing/annotating experience