Electronics Engineer in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland at Portescap

Date Posted: 9/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


70% of his time the engineer should learnt about our motors and the best way to drive them. He will develop simple drivers easy to use, and or he will work with external partners for complex motion solution.

He will be part of a team sharing experiences with others electronic engineers based in Switzerland, USA and India.


The other 30% of his time this engineer based in Switzerland will work collaboratively with our encoder specialist and participate to new encoder development.

The engineers will work with our technology team and closely with R&D and Product line managers.



New products definition and development.

  • Passionate for mechatronic solution
  • Understand electronic driver for our electric motor and their applications.
  • Help the team to elaborate electronic product road map.
  • From VOC Define product specifications.
  • From product specifications, develop concept, design a solution, or work with external partners.
  • Ensure new projects are respecting milestones and development process.


Sales support.

  • Work closely with Business development team and Product Line Manager to propose solution. Help them to build product road map.



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Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Electronics with 5+ years of experience OR a Master’s Degree with 3+ years of experience (preferably in analog and digital circuit design for electric motors, drives and feedback sensors or similar products)
  • A very strong candidate would have a Ph.D  or Master Degree with a specialization in electronics, preferably in electric motor or drivers for motor.



  • Passion for learning.
  • Autonomous and excited by new initiatives.
  • Strong analytical / diagnostic and problem-solving ability.
  • Results orientation – must deliver results & have sense of urgency to deliver tasks on time.
  • Ability to anticipate issues upfront and escalate as necessary.


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