Turning breath into insights
At Halitus, we’re passionate about building diagnostic technology that frees humanity from debilitating diseases. We aim to make diseases from COVID-19 to cancer detectable within less than a minute, conveniently and non-invasive. If you get excited about shaping a future of healthcare that is proactive, intuitive to use, sustainable, and cost-effective, we'd love for you to join us. We’re an award-winning, purpose-driven Berlin-based DeepTech Start-up led by engineers and a doctor, supported by Roche’s RoX and backed by renowned investors. Halitus is looking for a talented Сircuit Engineer to develop a cutting edge, non-invasive breath analyser. Come join us to be involved in state-of-the-art technology and an exciting new medical R&D project.
We’re looking for a Сircuit Engineer who leads the design, integration, and continuous improvement of the circuit solutions in the Tuneable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) medical diagnostic device. We strongly believe in engineering teams being responsible for the operations of their services in research, development, and production. In this role, you’ll work closely with fellow engineers and broader team members, including medical doctors, laser engineers, and molecular physicists in a fast-paced environment.
Aside from the technical aspects of the design, this role also has aspects related to cost-effectiveness, reliability, availability, and serviceability. Your responsibility is to take ownership of the circuits and PCB scope of the Halitus project and drive the deliverables towards the completion within the requirements of medical device-related industry standards. This includes documentation, specification, qualification, integration, and driving issue handling.
To fulfil this role, you need to align with the multi-disciplinary teams in the project on technical and functional aspects, scope, planning, and progress. Using your technical knowledge and analytical thinking, you take technical ownership of various deliverables that need to be developed for complex electronic modules.
Circuit designers are given certain specifications and descriptions regarding a product or project. These are used as a guideline for designing circuits and circuit boards. Designers are given conceptual designs and specifications that they can turn into real-life, working circuits. Other responsibilities may include designing different types of circuits and boards, such as amplifiers and multi-chip modules (MCM). Additionally, circuit designers create signal processing filters, which extract information from electrical currents and voltages.
Typical tasks include:
Specifies, designs, and documents electronic circuit boards and PCB subassemblies of technical solutions to meet specific application requirements
Designs the structural circuit diagrams
Develops power supply circuits for laser systems, photovoltaic sensors, and peripheral systems
Programmes microcontrollers and creates automated measuring systems
Specifies development, design, implementation, support, and integration of new gas sensor functionality for breath analysis
Acquires knowledge on the mechanisms related to measuring gas-dynamic parameters (flow rate, pressure, temperature, humidity) for the application of this knowledge in the device development and modernisation
Contributes, in a team, to the development of a TDLAS-based medical diagnostic device that requires a mix of hardware and machine learning developments
Contributes to diagnosing, resolving, and preventing technical issues. This involves analysing data, connecting the results to physical phenomena, and steering toward ideal solution directions
Prepares research and development reports
Documents in compliance with ISO 13485 and related norms
Participates in tests and experiments
Translates performance requirements into technical designs supported by multi-disciplinary specifications as input for detailed designs
Designs, develops, and maintains the experimental setup
Adjusts high-precision sensors
Conducts reviews on gas-dynamic sensors portfolio to evaluate and recommend alternative plans, improve systems engineering programs/processes, manage/sustain program technical baseline, and design/perform system-level tests to assure that subsystems and system performance are achieved
Consults extensively by associates and other specialists
Anticipates and resolves complex issues in creative and effective ways, developing standards and guides for gas analysers including experimental setups
Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments, and makes decisions and recommendations as part of the development of the device
Maintains a current knowledge of developments in the field of speciality and other related electrical fields to recommend innovations to improve the quality and effectiveness of company product
Creates signal processing filters, which extract information from electrical currents and voltages
Provides direction to layout technicians regarding circuit implementation through the use of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software
Designs and develops control electronics subsystems and systems
Generates, selects, and tests electronic component requirements
Mentors and guides junior-level engineers in the design, building, and testing of sub-systems
Writes technically sound proposals and estimates related design costs and schedules
Plans and implements world-class characterization facilities for present and future generation products
Identifies and reduces to practice novel approaches with superior product attributes
Identifies and integrates world-class talent for our growing team, and provides technical and professional leadership to them
Develops and efficiently executes test plans
Verifies the functionality and robustness of electrical designs
Liaises with potential manufacturers
Ensures power electronic system designs comply with the relevant health & safety, International standards, and class society rules
Development of signal preprocessing and amplification tools for further transmission to the microcontroller
Calculation and description of the required components (preparation of the component library)
Requirements, education, and skills
Bachelor's Degree in engineering or technical related curriculum applicable to the respective job position required
Master's Degree in engineering or physics with knowledge of electronics
7 years in a specific technical discipline or 10 years of broad engineering experience in several technical disciplines with Bachelor’s
Living in Berlin or be ready to relocate to Berlin
Ability to calculate and simulate a variety of electrical processes
Deep understanding of and experience in gas sensors and measuring technologies
Hands-on experience in the design and analysis of low power circuits is required
C/C++ proficient programming
Good communication skills, including preparation and presentation of briefings on technical results for different levels within the organization
Experience in working self-driven and in a multi-disciplinary team
Microcontroller skills (AVR, ARM or the same)
PCB design skills
Experience in laser technology
PhD in engineering or physics with knowledge of electronics
Proficient in one or more programming languages to generate tools and scripts in support of the work. Options include (but are not limited to): Python, Matlab Simulink, Maple
Understanding of Design-for-test (DFT) and logic design
More than 3 years in medical device development
Prior leadership experience
Managerial experience or training
Experience with TDLAS development, signal processing and mathematical optimisation techniques
Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:
Experience in low voltage automated electronic circuit design
Able to work in a changing environment
Adjusting and connecting laser systems
Ability to organize and plan effectively
Hands-on experience in the design and analysis of low power circuits
High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
Dev skills in Analog and Digital Design, Power Supplies, and wireless technology.
Knowledge of all aspects of electronics PCB circuits design for electronics systems. This requires semiconductor device domain knowledge of Diodes, Thyristors, IGBTs, GTOs, IGCT, MOSFETS, SiC, GaN, etc.
Affinity with working in a multidisciplinary environment related to complex systems
Affinity with electronic and software disciplines
Affinity with hardware aspects such as pressure, humidity, temperature, flow rate sensors, lasers, IR sensors
Ability to think on a functional level and in design details
Works without appreciable direction; work is reviewed from a long-range perspective for desired results.
Good understanding of transistor-level analog integrated circuits and device physics
Design experience with analogue modules such as ADC, DAC, comparators, amplifiers, bandgap reference etc.
Ability to integrate, test and troubleshoot functions on module or system level
Good communicational skills
Good verbal and written English skills
Ability to switch between complex matters and high-level conclusions and convey these understandably
Team player with the ability to build networks with other departments and suppliers
Self-propelling, showing initiative and drive, pragmatic attitude
Strong analytical skills and drive for quality
Problem-solving skills, as circuit designers will need to troubleshoot and fix a whole range of problems
Analytical skills, since circuit designers must be able to use advanced techniques to research and solve problems with circuits
Solid knowledge of EDA design tools
Understand the ESD/latch-up mechanism and be capable to debug the issue
Data analysis (using MatLab / Excel / Python) and lab testing experience are highly desired
Extensive experience in battery system design for consumer electronics and will have worked as a hardware design engineer
Experience with charging stations
Strong proven ability in electronic design with a broad range of analogue and digital electronics design experience
Ability to accurately plan the electronics development portion of projects, estimating development costs and timescales as well as final product costs
Diversity & Inclusion
Halitus GmbH is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that everyone in our tribe shares the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in freeing fellow humans from some of the most feared diseases.
Halitus does not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Halitus is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.
Halitus is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please let us know how we can help.
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