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Hi Fidelity Genetics Durham, NC

  • Benefits Offered Medical, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Job Summary

Hi Fidelity Genetics seeks an engineer to help build root sensing hardware. The applicant must have a love for physical hacking and be willing to range across many areas including materials, electronics, programming, scientific research.

About us: Hi Fidelity Genetics is a startup that develops hardware and software for plant-breeding applications. Its tools aim to revolutionize the plant-breeding process, an ever more urgent goal as temperatures rise and populations grow. Employees at HFG enjoy flexible working hours, a generous vacation policy as well as an environment that encourages self-motivation and fosters diverse and independent thought.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create innovative mechanical and electrical solutions.

  • Design and execute prototype tests.

  • Analyze and interpret test results.

  • Generate embedded code to run on PIC/AVR microcontrollers.

  • Create and maintain code documentation.

  • Create and maintain database systems.

  • Interface with external suppliers.

  • Acquire and set up new fabrication equipment and create the associated tooling

  • Make improvements to manufacturing processes, products, equipment, tools and product quality.

  • Work with a team and independently while taking on a wide variety of duties.

Skills (Must have 4 from this list)

  • Proficiency with at least 2 programming languages including Python.

  • Experience with PIC/AVR microcontrollers.

  • Experience with analog / digital IC's

  • Proficiency with Linux CLI

  • Experience with Raspberry pi's

  • Working understanding of parametric CAD and PCB layout software.

  • Experience designing, executing, and analyzing scientific experiments.

  • Strong knowledge of scientific principles.

  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude.

  • Ability to provide clear and structured written documentation.


  • BS in engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Preferred: 1-3 years experience in a technical/manufacturing/research lab environment.

  • Ability to independently learn new skills.

  • Ability to self-direct, think creatively and independently manage projects.

  • An interest in an engineering career within the preliminary design branch of product development.

  • Strong awareness of cutting edge technology, current industry trends and practices in sensors, automation and/or robotics.

  • Possess strong communication, verbal, written and analytical skills.


  • Sensor Technology

  • CNC Manufacturing

  • 3D Printing

  • Robotics

  • Web Development

  • Experience with databases/SQL

  • Agronomy / Botany / Horticulture

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Job Type: Full-time

Hi Fidelity Genetics

Why Work Here?

Growing startup, flexible hours, and casual dress!


326 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701
Durham, NC
Posted 24 days ago