SMART Technologies is hiring a

Senior Systems Designer

Calgary, Canada

SMART is helping educators and businesses succeed all over the world. Our technology empowers teachers, students and teams to learn and collaborate in innovative ways, inspiring breakthroughs – from improved learning outcomes to moving businesses forward.


Reporting to the Manager, Systems Design, you will lead the architecture and high level system design of SMART products


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leading the effort to gather and create system requirements from various stakeholders, including the Program Managers
  • Heading the architecture development and high level design of SMART products
  • Driving and developing specifications for the systems with the various functional groups
  • Defining the comprehensive test plan for the system, including verification and validation procedures, to ensure that the product meets the specifications and requirements
  • Directing SMART’s suppliers and ODM’s to ensure that they understand and are delivering to SMART’s requirements
  • Working with SMART’s functional teams to bring a product from concept to volume production
  • Working with the various teams to execute verification and validation testing of the product
  • Leading the Root-cause Analysis of product during the development process, to ensure that the issues are delegated to the right functional owner
  • Directing design changes through required approvals, ensuring that the appropriate departments and stakeholders are aware of them, and agree to the potential impacts to their area of the business
  • Working with stakeholders to define the configurations of the systems, and creating the high-level bill-of-materials
  • Tracking and reporting the state of progress on the system design, including bug reports, requirements compliance, and bill-of-materials status
  • Performing other duties as required


Education and work experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to lead, drive, collaborate, and influence people in a constructive team environment
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for technical and business reporting
  • Being able to manage product verification and validation
  • Bachelor of Science in engineering, preferably in the field of Systems Engineering
  • 10 years’ experience in a system engineering or similar role
  • The ideal candidate will have a broad technical knowledge in a variety of disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Firmware Development, Image Processing, Mechanical Design, Software Development
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, being able triage a problem to the appropriate functional owner
  • Knowledge of System Architecture and system design principles



  • This position does not have any direct reports


Additional Details

  • Office-based role, fast-paced work environment
  • Travel will be required on occasion for attending manufacture or test of prototype designs.
  • This role may require a background check to confirm engineering credentials


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