About Us

Farmshelf is an early-stage high-growth startup that builds smart indoor farms. Our bookshelf-sized Farmshelfs provide leafy greens and herbs year-round to food halls, corporate cafeterias, schools and restaurants, including those of acclaimed chefs José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, and Claus Meyer. Together, our team of engineers, designers, fabricators, technicians and plant scientists take on the challenges of creating agricultural technology innovations to feed our growing urban populations.

The Role

As an Electrical Engineer, you will work closely with the engineering team to design the overall system and subsystems for the next generation of Farmshelf products. Your day to day work will include prototyping, testing, and implementing solutions. You will optimize designs for manufacturability and assembly. Other responsibilities include managing Bills of Materials and cost, creating specifications and drawings, completing regulatory testing, and engaging with CMs.

Due to the fast-paced nature of the organization, you will need to be able to work on many subsystems simultaneously. This position requires a motivated and enthusiastic individual who cares deeply about their own and their team’s work and who can execute responsibilities with little supervision.

Farmshelf is based in Brooklyn, NY. This position requires you to work on-site.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4+ years of electrical design experience in new product development
  • Proficient in analog and digital designs
  • Familiar with low-voltage microcontrollers, preferably ARM
  • Excellent prototyping skills
  • Proficient use of Altium Designer for schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Test and debug experience with analog and digital hardware (using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, or similar tools)
  • Experience with all stages of electrical design and board fabrication from prototyping through production
  • Experience with product compliance requirements and testing (FCC, UL, NSF)
  • Experience with test fixture design
  • Self-motivating and capable of working without direction or supervision
  • Experience working with small teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Preferred Experience

  • LED lighting, electronics cooling, and fluid systems
  • Hydroponics or similar systems
  • Embedded systems and firmware
  • Consumer electronics design
  • Engagement with a CM from NPI to High Volume MFG