Hardware Engineer (m/f/x)

Job description

Next Big Thing is a company builder focused on the machine economy. We are building a series of fast growth ventures that will transform the way the world works for decades to come. Our multidisciplinary team with deep expertise, from engineers in hardware and software, designers, startup entrepreneurs and industry specialists develop in collaboration and with a clear vision, the Next Big Thing.

About our Venture:

Raw material manufacturing industries such as the chemical industry as the backbone of most end consumer oriented industries, play an important role in modern societies. With multinational and complex supply chains, traditional concepts are exceeding their limits. 

Our goal is to create visibility within supply chains, aiming to improve transparency and efficiency for the B2B industry. Consequently we aim to improve several process steps and achieve a level of predictability enabling data driven business management. The core of the business is an IoT solution and management platform that enables the needed visibility within a modern supply chain.


As our Hardware Engineer (m/f/x) for our IoT startup in the field of industrial supply chains, you will play a key role in ensuring the deployment and further development of our IoT hardware devices.

Job requirements


  • Design and build devices, from low-power IoT devices to high-power industrial systems
  • Make use of analog and digital design techniques, utilizing professional lab equipment, signal generators, oscilloscopes, VNAs, spectrum analysers etc.
  • Run simulations of analog/digital circuits and entire systems using industry-standard software tools
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout to IPC, IEEE norms, using professional EDA software tools
  • Boards bring-up testing
  • Design for manufacture, considering the production requirements and limitations, BOM costs at higher quantities, supplier and distributor liaisons, Certifications and manufacturing
  • Mechanical 3D modeling to produce prototypes and functional models for MVPs, which can be taken directly to manufacture
  • Engineering degree in Electrical or Electromechanical engineering

  • Very good theoretical and practical knowledge of hardware engineering

  • Understanding of radio communications

  • Professional PCB design, 3D modeling and EDA tools

  • DFM, physical and financial requirements of hardware devices

  • Experience with hardware manufacturing and certification process under consideration of common norms

Nice to have

  • Experience with narrow-band wireless technologies, BLE, NB-IoT etc.

  • Knowledge of embedded software tools

  • Familiarity with simulation tools, such as Matlab, Spice

  • Fluent in englisch, german is a plus

A sweet deal 

  • Full-time unlimited contract

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible working hours

  • Free drinks & fruits

  • Hardware of your choice

  • New and well-equipped office directly at S Bahn Tiergarten in Berlin

  • Work with the best

  • Join an agile, cross-functional, dedicated team

  • Take responsibility for your projects

  • Work within a flat hierarchy among international team members

We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation and identity.

We look forward to receiving your application.