Electrical Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States Full Time
Main Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
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PAX Labs is an award-winning consumer technology brand with a mission to establish cannabis as a force for good. Our products set a high bar for quality and, together with the PAX App, offer unique features such as safety locking, adjustable temperature and draw control. As millions of consumers try cannabis for the first time or return to it after a long hiatus, PAX believes that quality, transparency and predictability are the keys to safe, responsible use by adults. 

Headquartered in San Francisco, PAX is backed by leading technology investors including Tiger Global and Tao Invest (Pritzker family fund). We are an exceptional team with hardware and software backgrounds in consumer technology, healthcare, and biotech, and are growing rapidly to deliver on our mission. Our internal culture values diversity, integrity, having an impact, and passion for the larger movement that PAX is a part of.

Check us out: LinkedIn | The Muse | Key Values


As an Electrical Engineer at PAX, you are responsible for designing new products that are innovative, cost-efficient, reliable, and ship on schedule.  Electrical Engineers at PAX work with product development teams to support high-value engineering activities. You'll interact with all engineering design disciplines and reliability, manufacturing, component engineering, and other resources inside and outside PAX. This important, highly technical position reports to the Senior Electrical Engineer in the Engineering organization at PAX Labs.

As an Electrical Engineer at PAX, you will:

  • Design, build, and verify PCBAs
  • Create, modify, and update schematics, BOMs, and PCB layouts for new and existing products
  • Write test specifications and procedures for electrical and electromechanical assemblies
  • Provide test fixture repair support for manufacturing, QA, and contract manufacturers during NPI
  • Troubleshoot product failures on PCBs, power supplies, and electromechanical assemblies during initial ramp
  • Document new product releases or corrective actions (NCR, CAPA) by creating DCNs (ECOs)
  • Write embedded or PC-level software to control PCB test fixtures
  • Execute verification and validation protocols for test fixtures, procedures, and software
  • Follow PAX Labs’ design control and documentation procedures
  • Create meetings, document action items and maintain project schedules and progress within the development team
  • Travel to support manufacturing builds
  • Report and present to management on project status and schedules
  • Support New Product Introduction
  • Support Sustaining Engineering


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant Electrical Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: product design, new product release, test engineering, manufacturing support
  • Experience with hardware test automation and/or data analysis (Python/R/etc.)
  • Previous experience with medical devices or other regulated products is desirable
  • Strong analog, digital, and power circuit design, test, and debugging capabilities.
  • Schematic and PCB layout experience, preferably with Altium Designer
  • SMD and through-hole soldering
  • Experience with embedded microcontrollers and low power devices
  • Familiarity with wired/wireless communications (I2C, SPI, USB, Bluetooth)
  • Electromechanical design, assembly, and troubleshooting skills
  • Software Experience -  C is a requirement; Python is a plus
  • Other required or beneficial knowledge:
    • BLE (beneficial)
    • Real-time Operating System (RTOS) (beneficial)
    • Understanding of serial communication protocols I2C, SPI, UART (required)
    • Working with EE to bring up a PCB (required)
    • Experience with sensors or other ICs communicating over SPI and/or I2C
    • PLM Experience (beneficial)

Key attributes necessary for success:

  • Self-motivated, team player, and strong desire to learn new skills and grow
  • Ability to multi-task or focus on detailed problems, and tenacity to drive issues until resolved
  • Strong communication skills, the ability to work effectively with peers and management alike in a high-paced global environment 
  • A sense of flexibility and an ability to respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to changes.
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills and experience


  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or related field. Associate’s degree with significant experience will be considered. Master’s degree is a plus.


  • Competitive compensation, equity & bi-annual performance reviews
  • Fully funded comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401K plan
  • Generous PTO policy 
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Cell Phone reimbursement
  • Employee Purchase Program for discounted PAX devices
  • Weekly catered lunch, endless snacks and beverages
  • Dog Friendly HQ in the Mission District of San Francisco
  • Employee Assistance Program including access to online legal support

Don't let the confidence gap get in the way of applying! We'd love to hear from you.


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