Principal Electrical Engineer at WHOOP | Powderkeg

Location: Boston, MA

Team: Hardware

At WHOOP, we're on a mission to unlock human performance. WHOOP empowers members to perform at a higher level through a deeper understanding of their bodies and daily lives.

As a Principal Electrical Engineer at WHOOP, you will work with teams that are committed to delivering an extraordinary product experience to our members,such as Electrical, Mechanical, Firmware, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Software teams. You will drive the design, validation, and continuous improvement of complex and highly integrated human performance optimization products. You will be the subject matter expert for the electrical engineering discipline and you will interface with all internal stakeholders as well as directly with suppliers and contract manufacturers (CMs), evaluate engineering requirements, design robust electrical hardware, and support the production scale up from prototype quantities to millions of units per year. You are deeply familiar with electrical concepts and best practices and have the vocabulary required to work with technical and non-technical cross-functional disciplines.


  • Ownership of electrical architectures decisions, development of electrical specifications, and the execution of associated project plans
  • Performing detailed trade off analysis and collaboratively evaluate design options that deliver the best option for meeting all product requirements
  • Support of manufacturing and supply chain, including developing partnerships, selecting and qualifying suppliers, developing functional tests, selecting and evaluating second sources, and guiding the design of automated electrical test platforms
  • Development and execution of validation plans to test features, performance, reliability, and regulatory compliance with support from cross-functional development teams
  • Contribution to product brainstorming and roadmapping discussions that guide the research and development of new technologies and manufacturing techniques
  • Technical mentorship of junior engineers, including the direct management of some
  • Prototyping, debugging, lab analysis, schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Up to 20% travel domestically and internationally to partners, suppliers, and contract manufacturers


  • BS or greater in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years experience in relevant fields
  • Extensive electrical engineering skills including a deep familiarity with circuit design, component fundamentals, power supply design, RF layout, digital communication protocols, manufacturing processes, automated test, and debug of sophisticated systems
  • First hand experience with international CMs and suppliers, product development, designing for manufacturing/assembly/test, and technical project management
  • Lab experience including soldering and the use of multimeters, oscilloscopes, SMUs, VNA’s, impedance analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and similar equipment
  • Familiarity with ECAD tools such as Altium and PLM tools like Arena
  • Experience in designing and developing high reliability battery-powered consumer electronics at scale preferably with integrated biomedical sensor technologies such as ECG, PPG, SpO₂, GSR, or similar

** This role is based in the WHOOP office located in Boston, MA. The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate if necessary to work out of the Boston, MA office.**

_WHOOP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E- verify _ to determine employment eligibility.

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    Principal Electrical Engineer
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