ABOUT THE POSITION:
Mattel, Inc. is seeking a Sr. Level Electronics Engineer to join its team of innovative Electronic Toys Product Development professionals at its Design Center in El Segundo, CA.
Are you an engineer working in a corporate environment, who yearns for more creativity in their work?
Are you an engineer working in a startup or small company, who wonders where your ideas might go with the proper funding and infrastructure support?
Are you a maker, an inventor, a tinkerer, an electronics hobbyist or an R/C vehicle enthusiast?
Are you involved in new technology sharing communities such as Instructables, Maker, Dorkbot, or Hackerspace?
Are you excited by the possibility of seeing your creative efforts result not just in a one-off custom object, but reproduced and multiplied on a world-wide scale?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, this may be the position you’ve been looking for!
ON THE JOB:
Here’s an opportunity to work with some of finest designers and engineers in the toy industry, supporting all Mattel brands including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Radica (Mindflex game) and our Entertainment properties. Be part of the design teams that create some of the world’s coolest electronic toys!
YOUR TYPICAL DAY:
Managing dozens of new electronic items every year makes this position both challenging and rewarding. You’ll communicate effectively with other engineers in the Design Center and around the world. You’ll translate technical concepts to and from Mattel Brands Toy Design teams. You’ll routinely collaborate in brainstorming new product concepts. You’ll bring your inquisitive mind, inventive instinct, enthusiasm for electronic toys and gadgets, and expertise as an electronic design engineer to fascinating projects on a daily basis, for the world’s largest toy company.
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