Aethera

Careers

Working at Aethera®

Aethera® employs great people, celebrates diversity and supports forward-thinking solutions based on passion, creativity, learning and hard work. We work as a team, listen with an open mind, value alternative ideas and promote open communication with each other and our clients. 

 We are committed to the development and well-being of our team, ensuring we grow together as we move into new markets and expand our operations. You can take ownership of innovative and exciting projects, and work with clients to implement game-changing technology.
At the end of each year, our full-time employees choose a charity that matters to them, and the company donates to each one.

Benefits

Comprehensive co-pay health and dental insurance
Competitive
compensation
Paid Time Off (PTO), including vacation and sick days
Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) matching program
Canadian Pension Plan
(CPP)
Flexibility to work remotely when necessary
Occasional travel for end-customer experience
Aethera employee working on techonologies

Co-op Placements

Aethera® actively participates in the placement of co-op students at our facility. We offer real-world learning experiences where your ideas and opinions are valued and heard. Your mentor will provide guidance and support for assigned tasks. You will benefit from the opportunity to work on real deliverables for our internal or external customers. Many of our former co-op students are now employees at Aethera®.

Career Opportunities

Aethera® Technologies Limited is an advanced electronic engineering company with a principal place of business located in the Bayer’s Lake area of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our team includes leading experts in the field of High-Power Radio Frequency systems with extensive experience providing our global customers with innovative solutions and systems. According to our employees, we are an attractive place to work because …

There is a fresh-feeling environment when you walk into the office.
Our technology is state-of-the-art and is focused on a select customer base (i.e., not a commodity).
The office location is an easy commute for most employees and provides access to the many local businesses and restaurants in the Bayer’s Lake area.
Employees are typically experts in their field or want to become experts.
There are opportunities for personal development and growth, including on-the-job training and structured learning in person and online.
You actually get to use the knowledge, skills, and training you have gained from previous education and work experience.
We offer very competitive pay and benefits package.

The company is growing fast but retains a “startup” atmosphere where everyone is included in decisions, given the authority and responsibility to do their job, and excited about making our customers more successful.

Embedded Developer

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Embedded Developer works independently and directly interfaces with Aethera’s custom equipment and system design teams in all aspects of embedded software development – from concept and implementation to testing, maintenance, and documentation. Following industry best practices, they are responsible for developing the firmware to run on Aethera’s hardware platforms.

Responsibilities 

  • End to End design, development, implementation, and support of firmware and maintaining existing software to current development standards.
  • Control and signal processing algorithm design for custom applications
  • Creation and updating of design documentation as it pertains to embedded systems.
  • System testing and verification (including test documentation)
  • Planning work, estimating effort, delivering on time and on budget
  • Assist in troubleshooting problems at both the software and system levels.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • Experience in embedded software design
  • Proficient in C/C++
  • Familiarity with Python and MATLAB/Octave would be beneficial
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics
  • Experience with assembly programming is an asset
  • Exposure to or experience with industrial control and automation protocols would be of benefit.
  • Experience in digital signal processing algorithms
  • Experience with analog/digital modulation techniques and digital communications standards

Electromechanical Assembler

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, and working alongside operations, engineering, and quality staff, the Electromechanical Assembler participates in the kitting, fabrication, assembly, inspection, and testing of equipment and systems. The Electromechanical Assembler participates in manufacturing reviews and may work alongside electrical, mechanical, and software engineers to determine the best techniques for assembling and testing our products.

Responsibilities 

  • Fabrication
  • Sub-assembly manufacture
  • Use of various chemicals, adhesives, and compounds to encapsulate and bond parts
  • Cable harness assembly
  • Crimping and soldering cable connections
  • Equipment racking
  • Aligning parts on jigs using both templates and fixtures
  • Performing minor part-fitting operations
  • Measuring parts and components against requirements
  • Working from drawings, bills of materials, assembly instructions, and wiring diagrams

Qualifications

  • Knowledge, skills, and experience working in an electronic product development and manufacturing environment
  • You can sit, stand, and lift, and have full visual acuity
  • Your written and verbal communication skills enable you to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • You can monitor and verify quality, document and report issues, and contribute to corrective actions that ensure continuous product and process improvement
  • You enjoy the opportunity to work both as an individual contributor and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with relevant IPC and ISO manufacturing standards is a plus.
  • You must be eligible to apply for and maintain Canadian Controlled Goods, Industrial Security, and other security clearances needed for the company business.
Electrical Engineer/Project Leader

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, and working alongside operations, production, and quality staff, the Electrical Engineer / Project Leader is involved in the design, development, fabrication, testing, installation, and support of our equipment and systems. Depending upon experience and expertise, the Electrical Engineer may also lead a team in developing new technologies or new markets. Project Leads work closely with clients to understand specifications and requirements, develop a product vision; ensure regulatory, reliability, performance, and maintainability standards are met; and manage resources, cost, and schedule against budgeted targets.

Responsibilities

  • Design activities including power electronics, embedded control systems, circuit board designs, and overall electromechanical system design
  • Acting as a technical project lead to move client projects from concept to completion while meeting client expectations and schedule
  • Leading a small team of technologists, technicians, or engineers through various projects and day-to-day tasks
  • Developing test procedures and test fixtures
  • Developing and executing design verification testing and recommending solutions to ensure that the product meets specifications at various electrical and environmental conditions
  • Mechanical and electrical assembly of engineering proofs-of-concepts, prototypes, and first articles
  • Assisting with low volume manufacturing including interfacing directly with suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Communicating directly with and supporting customers with all aspects of the product lifecycle, including requirements gathering, installation, and service
  • Performing as a product expert in support of marketing, pre-sales, and post-sales activities

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role and field
  • Hands on experience with electronics manufacturing, testing, and soldering equipment
  • Experience leading and handling various projects from conception to completion
  • Experience overseeing or managing a team is an asset
  • Knowledge of relevant software tools, such as 3D Mechanical CAD, PCB Design, ERP, Microsoft Office, and/or MATLAB, is an asset
  • Great ability to multitask and perform under pressure
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with systems experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as necessary
  • Able to meet the requirements needed for Controlled Goods registration, Industrial Security, and other security requirements needed for the company business operations

Electronics Technologist/Technician

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Electronics Technologist will assist engineering to build and test high power radio frequency electronics to meet customer, reliability, regulatory and performance requirements within budgeted cost and schedule. You will be a key member of the design team on Research and Development projects related to new products and customized systems.

Responsibilities

  • Developing and executing design verification testing, design evaluation, design margins and analysis of product performance to meet specifications at various electrical and environmental conditions.
  • Developing test procedures and test fixtures
  • Recommending solutions to ensure that the designed product conforms to design requirements.
  • Mechanical and electrical assembly of engineering proof-of-concepts
  • Assisting with low volume manufacturing including interfacing directly with suppliers and contract manufacturers.
  • Communicating directly with and supporting customers with all aspects of product lifecycle including requirements, installation, and service.

 

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional experience in a test or development environment.
  • Experienced in design verification and troubleshooting.
  • Familiar with relevant software tools including 3D Mechanical CAD and PCB Design.
  • Hands on experience with electronics manufacturing, testing and soldering equipment (including SMT) would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with Radio Frequency systems would be of benefit.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Able to travel within North America and abroad, if necessary.