Help me find a jerb
October 31, 2012 11:29 PM Subscribe
What companies in the SF Bay Area (Preferably close to SF/Oakland) do work that requires electrical hardware design, and firmware programming? Then also produce a product that has a serious positive impact on society?
posted by cman to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been contracting as an electrical engineer but have been considering getting a real job in order to increase my impact and grow my career and character. But the thing is I'm *really* picky about what kind of company I want to work for and what kind of work I want to do. Here are the things I want:
Said company should...
-be located somewhere accessible by BART or Caltrain north of Palo Alto.
-produce a product that matters. No video games or kitchen gadgets. There should be some real positive impact to society. I used to work in solar and that connection was easy to make, but there are plenty of other avenues to make an impact. Batteries and medical are great too. Developing some fucking awesome new technology (like ultra-low-power wireless chips) that will have broad impact would also be pretty sweet.
-need someone interested in microcontroller programming.
-be growing, preferably in the startup phase.
Or let me know if I'm being ridiculous.