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Senior Embedded Hardware Engineer



Other Engineering
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Embedded Hardware Engineer

Transaera, a VC-backed startup based in Greater Boston, MA, is looking to hire a Embedded Hardware Engineer to support the development of a novel air conditioning technology. Transaera is a fast-growing startup from MIT developing affordable, efficient and sustainable air conditioning technologies. For more information about Transaera’s revolutionary approach to cooling the world, go to: www.transaera.com

Transaera is an early stage startup working to revolutionize Air Conditioning. We're looking for a hardware engineer to validate our systems and ensure we’re achieving appropriate energy efficiency. The ideal candidate will be comfortable constantly learning, repeating, and iterating on new processes. We are looking for a candidate who can work collaboratively, while also independently, and excited about working in climate tech.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creating hardware design requirements for electronic architecture across prototypes and products.
  • Designing and developing user interface, sensor integration, and HVAC control schemes.
  • Managing and developing firmware architecture across prototypes and products.
  • Building out and managing a firmware release process.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electromechanical Engineer or a related field
  • Industry experience with product design and product certification.
  • Familiarity with C/C++, and Python.
  • Familiarity with KiCAD or other schematic capture and PCB layout tools.

Bonus but Not Required:

  • Familiarity with HVAC controls or thermodynamics.
  • Familiarity with LabVIEW.
  • Familiarity with Modbus, CAN Bus, and BACnet protocols.
  • General machine shop skills.

If you're comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment, appreciate the upside of early-stage stock options and have an entrepreneurial spirit, we encourage you to apply for this position.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to: elexa@transaera.com. Please include “Hardware Engineer” in the subject line.

Transaera is located at Greentown Labs in Somerville, MA a startup incubator and community of cleantech entrepreneurs who are building a sustainable, clean energy future. Transaera offers a competitive salary and equity grant commensurate with an early-stage employee along with a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance.