Totem seeks a talented hardware engineer who will report to the CTO and be part of a cross-functional team developing our network-enabled products and peripherals. This position will be responsible for driving technical design and execution across the company’s product portfolio. As Totem grows, this individual will also be responsible for leading multiple development teams, delivering best-in-class, carrier-grade hardware solutions.


  • Passion for hardware development and being a “maker" from design to successful delivery
  • Product and customer focus, with a quality mindset and commitment to solutions that stand the operational tests of time
  • Experience shipping innovative hardware products on time and at scale
  • Experience with root cause analysis and resolution of issues that arise during hardware prototyping, testing, regulatory and approval processes
  • Curiosity of an active learner who thrives on tinkering with new open source hardware and learning unfamiliar technologies
  • Creative problem solving to identify innovative solutions
  • Participation in a technical communities or public speaking experience about technical ideas
  • History of collaboration across teams to ensure alignment and successful delivery
  • Exceptional communication skills with ability to explain complex technical issues simply and influence senior business executives
  • Motivation of a self-starter who can work independently
  • Experience accurately estimating level of effort required for specific projects
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage expectations effectively


  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or equivalent area
  • Deep understanding of hardware design and development
  • Experience in electrical systems involving battery architectures
  • Ability to design, analyze, and debug electronic circuits and create schematics
  • Experience with EMI/EMC compliance requirements, as well as those from UL
  • Strong command of English language (both verbal and written)
  • Start-up experience and new venture savvy preferred