PCBA Engineer-Contract-Santa Clara, Ca

As a PCBA Test Engineer – Contract, you will work closely with the Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Design Team with the development and deployment of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) test to contract manufacturers.

In This Role You Will

  • Work closely with the Electrical Engineering and Manufacturing teams to transfer in-house developed PBCA tests to Contract Manufacturers (CM).
  • Convert engineering developed draft-level test methods into production level test documentation suitable for execution at contract manufacturers and assist in the release of documentation.
  • Work as a point of contact for PBCA Contract Manufacturers (CM).   Deploy tests to CMs and train personnel.   Support issues that arise related to deployed tests.  
  • Work independently and contribute to all aspects of test development, coverage, drive execution and test results documentation.
  • Opportunities to assist in the develop test algorithms, automated test scripts, data acquisition and measurement systems to support prototype and enable verification testing with focus on repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Opportunities to build and influence instrumentation design to for manufacturing test of electrical subsystem involving analog, digital and power electronics.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related is required
  • A minimum of 4 years experience with a BS or a minimum of 2 years experience with higher education is preferred
  • Prior experience with test equipment and test fixture design at the Printed Circuit Assembly (PCA) level for functional checkout is required
  • Ability to read schematics and perform electrical debug using oscilloscopes, DMMs, multi-meters, TDRs, VNA, spectrum analyzer etc. is required
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently within a team. Demonstrate task ownership in multi-functional environment; ability to serve as a domain specialist and own cross-functionally for testing/verification is required.
  • Shown problem-solving capability with excellent hands-on ability to build, debug, and modify the system and perform system failure analysis is required
  • Produce high quality documentation that is clearly understandable by internal and external personnel is required
  • Basic understanding of electrical systems and experience working with EtherCAT, RS422/RS485, RS232, I2C, SPI, SSI, BiSS, USB and/or etc is preferred
  • Experience developing electrical board level test and experience with instrumentation automation using scripting languages such as Python, Shell, Batch, Bash or Linux commands is preferred.
  • Experience in Product Lifecycle Management systems such as Agile is preferred.
  • Experience with medical devices and testing electronics in safety-critical applications is preferred.
  • Experience in Medical Device Design Control for IEC 60601, CISPR 22, UL in an FDA environment is preferred.
  • Experience defining/developing ICT/ FCT testers with external vendors for printed circuit board testing is a preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to contract manufactures located within the San Francisco Bay Area is required

Up to 75/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer-Contract-Medical Device-Santa Clara, CA

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for new product introduction and identifying and implementing continuous process improvements. The position will be responsible for on-demand production line support, define manufacturing driven metrics (cycle times, capacity, bottlenecks etc.), design, duplicate and/or deploy manufacturing fixture and tooling, develop and train on manufacturing processes and perform equipment qualification and process validation activities.


  • Provide daily support to troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing production issues following GMP and company Quality Management System.
  • Identify root cause of operational failures and support Corrective and Preventative Action plans by provide solutions using problem-solving skills including Fishbone, 5 Whys or Pareto Charts.
  • Define and implement continuous process improvements to existing manufacturing operations including process verification, MFG documentation updates and process validation.
  • Design, document, assemble, qualify and release custom and off the shelf manufacturing and testing tooling, fixtures and equipment. Create and release associated maintenance and calibration procedures.
  • Perform routine equipment preventative maintenance and/or repair and serve as manufacturing liaison for external calibration activities.
  • Author and execute manufacturing documentation, including protocols, reports, manufacturing process instructions, standard operating procedures and equipment/fixture specifications.
  • Generate production metrics including yields, scrap rates, capacity/bottle necks and cycle times and routinely present to management.
  • Other manufacturing engineering duties or support as assigned or requested.
  • This role requires the use of varying levels of personal protective equipment (including, gowns, masks/face shields, gloves, and safety glasses).
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds and perform repetitive bending and lifting motions over a period of time.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


  • Bachelor’ Degree in Engineering: Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, Biomedical or related field and 3 years experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product development or production lines.


  • Master’s Degree Engineering: Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, Biomedical or related field and 1 years experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product development or production lines
  • Experience with GMP/GDP
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment design and development
  • Experience with process validation planning/execution, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols and reports.
  • Understanding of statistical methods
  • SolidWorks Experience
  • Proficient with standard business software (MS Office, Excel, Outlook etc.)
  • Prior experience in medical device, working in regulated environment in compliance to ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820.
  • This is a full-time position – First shift days and hours of work are flexible
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
  • Ability to travel (10%) to and from headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.


  • Advanced Degree
  • Agile PLM experience
  • CAMSTAR experience
  • Understanding of engineered materials and fabrication methods
  • Experience with robotics or large capital equipment assembly

Pay Rate-60-70/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Software Test Engineer- Contract-Santa Clara, Ca

Our Software Test Engineer will drive exceptional product quality, safety, design and reliability through the R&D/Software Development and Quality teams and into the product. As Software Engineer you are responsible for unit and integration testing of System Software. This important technical position will have direct influence on software and system product quality for R&D/production builds and release to market. This individual will work closely with software development engineers to define test strategies, write and execute test cases, and build automated test routines. They will actively participate in the software development lifecycle through review of requirements, risk management and maintaining traceability in an agile software development environment. The Software Engineer is part of the agile sprint team for their assigned software code base(s) and interfaces with software developers, engineers and other team members regarding SW test and quality to ensure compliance to external standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement automated unit and integration tests for testing System Software using Python, C++ and Google Test.
  • Improve our automated test infrastructure.
  • Help to structure new software and refactor existing software for testability.
  • Review software requirements and software design specifications.
  • Perform code reviews.
  • Perform black box tests during V&V cycle.
  • Defect Tracking and Control – Find, investigate and report product problems, representing the customer’s interest in R&D.
  • Assist with Software Risk Management efforts in accordance with ISO 14971.
  • Assist with Design Control efforts in line with IEC 62304, ISO 13485 and 21CFR 820.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • B.S. or higher in Science or Engineering or equivalent relevant work experience is required
  • 2 + years and/or demonstrated proficiency of C++ or Python software development in Linux/Unix environment is required
  • Experience developing software unit tests preferably using Python, C++ and Google Test or any other unit test framework is a requirement
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git, Subversion or similar is required
  • An appreciation for reliable, maintainable code
  • Ability to travel up to 10%, domestic and international, is required

Data Annotation (Labeling and Tagging) QA-Contract-Autonomous Vehicle Co-Santa Clara, Ca

The Data Annotation Specialist position, we’re looking for someone who loves data and annotation to help improve our autonomous system. Even when you’re in a rhythm, you have a keen eye for detail and always maintain a passion for making machine learning models better, smarter, faster, and stronger. You’re eager to learn and grow with a small, diverse, and passionate team of the best of the best.

About the Work

  •  Work to solve problems involving complex driving scenarios and corner cases, improve autonomous system’s ability to detect vehicle, pedestrian, cyclists, motorcyclists in that scenario 
  • Hands on data annotation to provide high quality labels to train machine learning models 
  • Perform QA on labels delivered through third party vendors
  • Collaboration and communication
  •  Work together with other software engineers and team members to solve tough problems

Pay Rate-$25/hr.

Please send resumes to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

UI Software Engineer-Contract-Remote

Job Description

Mission: We are looking for an outstanding UI engineer to scale our digital surgery team. These software solutions are critical to the success of our vision of bringing step change in surgery. You will be working with a multi-disciplinary team of UX and UI designers, full stack software engineers, test engineers, and experts for medical device software to develop software solutions for Digital Surgery. This is your chance to apply your skills to the topic that is going to transform minimally invasive procedures most in the near future, surgical robotics. Our team’s work directly influences the development of our robot platform and the widespread adoption of surgical robotics in medicine.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Implement and maintain UI based on extensive UX studies and detailed UI designs
  • Build strong relationships and operating rhythms with leaders inside and outside their core product team to efficiently implement user experiences that are cohesive, inclusive and well-informed.
  • Collaborate with product managers, UI designers, developers, and business partners to improve the user experience, and plan and design new UI projects
  • Coding and non-coding related maintenance of existing products and new products.
  • Participate in a work environment that cultivates creativity and inspires the best from your team and others


  • 2+ years of experience working on UI creation and implementation with creative individuals and teams
  • Proficient in modern coding languages such as C++ and the use of Qt/QML
  • Validated experience with UI for software applications within an enterprise environment
  • Experience participating in design standards in large organizations
  • Deep understanding of user needs, especially concerning accessibility standards
  • Ability to juggle multiple, complex projects – often under tight deadlines
  • Ability to pursue problems and develop solutions quickly while maintaining a high level of articulate and concise communication
  • Experience translating business requirement documents into designs and mock-ups

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Sketch, Adobe Illustrator and XD, and/or similar tools.
  • Education/ Training/ Certifications: Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Physical Demands: This role does have any physical demand requirements.

Pay Rate- DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

QC Coordinator (AV Engineering)-Los Angeles, Ca- Contract-6 months+

Requirements :
● Strong Project Coordination or Project Management experience
● An ability to translate technical jargon to non-technical partners.
● Strong Background in enterprise construction projects for technological facilities,
specifically corporate spaces
● Onsite, Skilled trade, construction experience
● Ability to read technical drawings; single-lines, elevations, and floorplans
● Have working knowledge of AVIXA Standards
● Ability to remain organized in a fast-paced environment with many competing
● Ability to develop long-standing relationships across teams.
● Capable of working from a construction site with little oversight
● Proficient with Google Workspace including Cal, Gmail, Sheets, Docs, Slides, and
● This is a full-time position with an expectation of onsite (~3 days a week) or offsite
(online) presence, depending on the needs of the project, starting in January 2021.
● Capable of traversing construction sites with multiple buildings.
● Google Meet Systems experience is a plus
● OSHA 10 or 30 certification is a plus
● CTS or CTS-I certification is a plus

Pay Rate-45-60/hr DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Test Technician-Medical Device-Santa Clara, CA


This role is a tremendous opportunity to work on a surgical robotic platform that will require creative and innovative approaches to problem solving while interfacing with Electrical, Mechanical, Quality and Manufacturing engineers all contributing to the project.

Core Job Responsibilities – (Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Assemble products in accordance with standard work instructions, MPIs, and prints
  • Perform factory test processes from component-level assemblies to the overall robotic system
  • Document test results as part of the device history record
  • Troubleshoot failures to module or component level assemblies. Clearly document the issues and communicate them to Test and Integration Engineers
  • Tests functional performance of completed assemblies using established procedures and test protocols
  • Operate and set up test equipment and fixtures
  • Facilitate preparation work such as line clearance, cycle counting and verifying equipment maintenance and calibrations dates
  • Ensure accuracy of documentation. Initiate basic material requests. Report quality or efficiency issues as needed
  • Maintain accuracy of material transactions and cycle count raw material, sub-assemblies and work-in-progress material on the line. Accurately determine and report shortages to the Production Supervisor or Manager
  • Follow all corporate, regulatory, safety and production policies and procedures
  • Assist engineers to build, assemble, test and characterize electronic prototype assemblies, breadboard circuit assemblies, printed circuit assemblies, cable assemblies, subsystems of the robotic platform
  • Troubleshoot failures to module or component level, and clearly document/communicate issues to engineers
  • Execute other duties as assigned

Required Experiences and Qualifications:

  • Required: Familiarity with basic hand tools and common electronic test equipment (multimeter, power supply, oscilloscope, etc)
  • Preferred: AA or AS degree or equivalent work experience. 2 year technical degree or equivalent experience or training.
  • Preferred: 3 years of minimum experience as a technician for a medical device company or complex electromechanical capital equipment manufacturer.
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Familiarity with anti-static/ESD principles and controls.
  • Comprehension in reading mechanical drawings and technical writing.
  • Ability to understand detailed schematics, system interconnect diagrams, and test procedures.
  • Adept at working in group settings or individually with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Has a positive attitude and is flexible to changes in work assignment.
  • Trade school, junior college certification in appropriate program or military specialist training (preferred)
  • Preferred: ERP experience (SAP or QAD)
  • Proficient in inventory tracking and order fulfillment systems.
  • Strong understanding of shipping and receiving, inventory management and dispensing of materials in a GMP regulated environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to exercise sound independent judgment with minimal supervision.
  • Basic computer skills such as Outlook, Microsoft Word/Excel are required maintaining accurate records and files.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted during work.
  • Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.

Pay Rate-$25-34/hr. DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

IT Support- Part-time Remote but local to the SF Bay Area

The employee will be primarily tasked with assisting the Data Systems and Reporting Administrator with the coordination of IT systems which include computers, networks, internet access, telephone lines and other technology and software in partnership with our contracted IT management provider. Primarily the role will oversee the ongoing assessment, troubleshooting and maintenance of our remote workplace IT infrastructure and needs.

● Bachelor’s Degree in any field or equivalent work experience.
● At least 1+ years experience managing and troubleshooting IT systems within an office environment..
● At least 1+years experience diagnostic/troubleshooting issues for the following:

Wifi, workstations (including desktops, laptops with multiple OS, both Mac, PC, Chrome, Windows 10 & Windows for servers), Networks/Servers, Cross platform connectivity.
● Experience working with diverse colleagues and clients.
● Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
● Excellent attention to detail.
● Must own your own vehicle and possess a valid California driver license. In the rare event you have to drive to an employee’s home to service equipment.
● Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
● Have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Please send resumes to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Cloud/NOC Technician-C2H-Onsite Role in Littleton, Co

We are currently seeking Cloud & Network Operations Center Technicians to be part of our team in an office based environment in Littleton, CO. These team members will provide 24/7 operational support for our global networks. We are looking for individuals who are technologically proficient, eager to continue learning and able to communicate well with internal teams, external vendors and customers when needed.


  •     Monitor and Maintain Joyent Cloud Networks
  •     Monitor and Maintain Joyent Cloud Computer & Storage Systems
  •     Identify, categorize and respond to Network & Computer system events
  •     Participate in Incident Management, Problem and Change Management
  •     Participate in 24/7 shift or shift/rotation schedules, in an office environment
  •     Provide Level 1/ 2 server support as needed

Required Qualifications

  •     1 – 3 years of system administration and/or networking operations experience desirable, with increasing responsibilities.
  •     Intellectual curiosity with a desire to learn is a must.
  •     A self-starter who is willing to learn advanced cloud-computing technologies.
  •     Ability to work in a 24/7/365 environment, in a office/NOC setting.
  •     Functional knowledge of incident handling for IT related issues.
  •     Understanding of IP networking protocols: IPv4/6, TCP/UDP, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, etc.
  •     Strong analytical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  •     Experience with systems UNIX/Linux.
  •     Experience with basic switch commands.
  •     Experience performing system and network maintenance tasks in a highly available data center environment.
  •     Experience with device health monitoring software, e.g.; OpenNMS, Zabbix, Circonus.
  •     Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  •     Ability to establish documentation for procedural tasks.
  •     Recent college graduates in applicable fields of study encouraged.
  •     This position is located in Littleton, Colorado

Additional Competencies

  •     Shell scripting and/or additional scripting languages, e.g.; Python, Perl, Ruby, Node.js
  •     Experience with the following is advantageous: Automation/Scripting, Server and Network
  •     Virtualization Technologies, Hypervisors and cloud platforms.

Contract to Hire

Pay Rate-22/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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