Senior Hardware Manager, Aerial

San Mateo, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document while engaged in sports has become a mobile storytelling solution that helps the world capture and share immersive content.

GoPro offers a fun and fast-paced work environment with passionate and motivated people who have a drive to learn, innovate and succeed

GoPro is looking for a top tier candidate for the Senior Hardware Manager role. The position will be responsible for leading the development of the hardware portion of GoPro aerial devices.

What You Will Do

Build/Manage GoPro’s aerial hardware engineering team that develops state of the art aerial products including drones and accessories. Mentors, grows, counsels, and assesses performance of engineering personnel’s.
Work with cross-functional technical leaders to drive direction, architecture, implementation, and validation of electrical systems on aerial product roadmap for multi-year timelines.
Champions initiatives for continuous improvement of engineering policies, processes, and procedures to ensure quality of deliverables.
Participate in project planning, product architecture design, detailed design, design reviews (such as schematic/layout/test plan), and validation.
Provide expertise to the product definition group during product evaluation.
Collaborate with NPI team and contact manufactures during development phase to ensure smooth product launch.

Skills We’re Stoked About

10+ years of experience in HW development including 3+ years in managing hardware engineering team.
BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering Degree; Masters preferred.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Thorough understanding of product development life cycle and NPI processes. Experience with contract manufacturing is a plus.
Solid hardware board design background and knowledge of system architecture for consumer products. Experience in hardware product development with an organization developing consumer devices is preferred. Previous drone development experience is a plus but not required.
Strong experience in power/battery management and motor driver
Experience in designing digital hardware system with MCU, Microprocessor, highs speed memories, and High Speed transceivers.
Experience in various bus architectures and interfaces such as USB (2/3/Type C), SDIO, MIPI, and HDMI
Technical expertise in some of following areas: WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and EMI/EMC/ESD compliance.


Your own GoPro Camera (Mounts and accessories included)
Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro.
Employee commuter shuttles throughout the Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose)
Employee discounts on GoPro products and other industry discounts
Paid Time Off Programs
Medical, Dental & Vision – premiums are fully paid for employees
Life Insurance & Disability Benefits
Company 401(K) Match
LiveHealthy Program – Monthly benefit toward participation in wellness activities
Awesome wellness program including onsite fitness classes, health screenings, farmers market and more!
Subsidized onsite cafeteria
Fully stocked break rooms on each floor!

GoPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.