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4 Sep 2020

Full-Time Senior PCB Layout Engineer

GoPro – Posted by GoPro San Mateo, California, United States

Job Description

Senior PCB Layout Engineer

About GoPro

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equality. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From Bucharest to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

Senior PCB Layout Designer will be responsible for consumer grade high density PCB board development within GoPro. The Senior PCB Layout Designer will work closely with the Mechanical and Hardware teams to deliver physical and electrical requirements. In addition, this position will review component footprint symbols/library together with San Mateo PCB layout engineers.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to work cross-functionally and strong interpersonal and communication skills.


  • PCB layout design on different core material substrate, component placement, impedance matching and routing analysis studies.
  • Work closely with cross functioning team such as electrical hardware, mechanical, program manager, PCB commodity , and operation team during product development phases.
  • Create PCB design package including Gerber files, fabrication drawings, and releasing to manufacturing database management system.
  • Maintaining libraries and PCB footprint corresponds design rules and manufacturing capabilities. Driving PCB DFM reviews and closure to ensure design is ready for high volume fabrication and comply with GoPro quality requirements.
  • Collaborate closely with vendors from volume manufacturing and fast prototyping vendors.
  • Continue improving layout design rules corresponds to manufacturing processes and machine capability. Ensure changes and information synchronization with PCB layout team at HQ San Mateo.

Skills We’re Stoked About

  • Bachelor of science or degree in Electronics or equivalent
  • At least 8 years of experience in PCB layout design and development
  • Experience in ORCAD Capture CIS and Allegro.
  • Experience in cost effective and high density consumer electronics board development.
  • Experience in PCB layout design constraints for mixed signal, RF signal, high speed signal impedance control, memory interfaces, heat dissipation, and optimizing traces for better EMI performance.
  • Experience in designing layout and defining stack-up for various material such as FPC, Rigid FPC, FR4, and BT. Familiar with PCB fabrication process, SMT assembly machine capabilities and process.
  • Competent in reading schematics, generating netlists, and using schematic for layout and routing reference.
  • Ability to work cross‐functionally along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge in environmental safety compliance will be added advantage.
  • Proven ability to work independently with little direction and multi‐task

GoPro Highlights

  • Fully-stocked kitchen with snacks galore
  • Get your very own GoPro (Mounts and accessories included)
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) options
  • Discretionary Time Off
  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave for new parents
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Employee commuter shuttles
  • LiveHealthy gym reimbursement
  • Innovative wellness programs and on-site fitness classes

GoPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 21 days.

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