Hardware Engineer

Department: Engineering

Location: San Jose

Who is Outward Inc?

Outward Inc. is a visual transformation technology company. Since 2012, our team of inventors, technologists, brand experts, and changemakers, have been reinventing the retail customer shopping journey through innovations in product visualizations.

Using cutting-edge 3D, AR/VR, and web technologies, Outward is bringing the advantages of automated, AI-perfected product photography to our clients — allowing them to produce a large volume of product images at the push of a button and publish them in any format — from e-commerce to traditional media. 

These innovations enable a breadth of digital experiences and meaningful interactions between manufacturers and retailers of all sizes, and their customers.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc. (www.outwardinc.com).  Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Hardware Electrical Engineer

You will join another electrical engineer and a firmware engineer developing PCBs to control LED lights for camera flashes, motor control electronics, camera interfaces.



  • Design, schematic entry, and layout for PCBs
  • Coordinate with purchasing, PCB fab, and assembly vendors
  • New board bring-up and debug
  • Work closely with firmware engineers to ensure microcontroller pinouts meet requirements
  • Perform analysis to determine cause of failure of boards in the field and fix them
  • Maintain component libraries and generate Bill of Materials, Gerber files, and assembly drawings



  • BSEE or equivalent and at least 3 years industry experience
  • Experience with standard PCB CAD tools, preferably Altium
  • Ability to remove and solder small components during debug
  • Experience with debug tools such as oscilloscope and logic analyzer
  • Experience designing digital electronics including microcontrollers (STM32Fxxx series preferred)
  • Experience designing simple analog circuits such as DC/DC converters and current sinks
  • Experience designing boards with standard interfaces such as USB 2.1, SPI, and i2c

Benefits Just for You

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Paid time off
  • Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties
  • Friendly, caring co-workers and management

Why you will love working at Outward, Inc.

  • We’re a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
  • A technologically and data-driven business
  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
  • We’re at the forefront of tech and eCommerce, redefining technology for the next generation
  • We’re passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
  • We get to be creative daily
  • A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
  • We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
  • We have fun!