Hardware Development Engineer

Engineering Montecchio Maggiore, Vicenza



Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

Job Description Summary:

For our Manufacturing Plant in Montecchio Maggiore (VI) with over 700 employees, we are seeking a Hardware Development Engineer that will join a team of 11 Engineers in the R&D department. The person will participate in the design, development, and testing of embedded VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) for pump applications. These products are state-of-the-art microcontrAoller or DSP based embedded systems where the electronic design is typically AC (single-phase or three-phase) powered and must operate in the domestic or industrial environment for 10-15 years


  • Work on the development of embedded drives for 3-phase motors, specifically on the design, implementation and verification of baseband circuitry (including but not limited to microcontroller, power conversion, input & output power management, analog & digital interfaces, communications and sensors).
  • Work on new product development, starting with conceptual definition through transition to high volume production. The product development life cycle includes analyzing requirements, developing concepts and performing feasibility studies, component selection, simulation, schematic capture and PCB layout, product verification testing, reliability, systems and regulatory testing.
  • Work closely with the mechanical and firmware development teams, making architectural and conceptual decisions and design tradeoffs to reach the optimal solution balancing technical capabilities with business requirements.
  • Working in conjunction with the FW and Test Engineering teams, lead the development of Manufacturing Test strategies and write the specification to define the board and systems level manufacturing test procedures.
  • Design products for test and manufacturability (DFT and DFM) to ensure high manufacturing throughput and yields.
  • Provide complete life cycle ownership of products, addressing post introduction field and factory issues as required.

Soft skills:

  • Build through teamwork
  • Needs to have open minded, positive approach and to be inclined to work in inter-functional development environment.
  • He has to be proactive in expressing own opinions and confront with those of others, with good communication skills.
  • Ability to work by objectives is fundamental with particular attention to details and timing commitment.
  • Agile mindset is a qualifying aspect. Availability to travel is required.
  • Inspire commitment
  • Acceptance and mastering of the continuous improvement approach is required.
  • Create the future
  • Curiosity and willingness to bring innovative solutions to his work, in term of product and process, are of great importance.
  • Willingness to develop his carrier in the technical area.


  • At least 2 years of experience in hardware development in the electrical/electronic field. Experience in Variable Frequency Drives development would be highly preferable.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering or equivalent curricula.
  • Experience with analog design and optimizing circuit performance/SNR in mixed signal applications.
  • Experience using schematic capture tools (Altium preferred) , PCB layout, analog simulation, and additional tools as required to design and validate electronic and power conversion designs. Extensive knowledge of electronic lab equipment is required.
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design For Test (DFT).
  • Excellent testing and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to generate clear, concise documentation for test plans/test results.
  • The ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment, interacting across departmental boundaries as needed to create a world-class product. Able to work with a cross-functional team (e.g. electrical, firmware, mechanical, manufacturing, quality, and system test teams) as well as independently as the situation requires.
  • Good level of English and fluent Italian
  • Travel: 5%-10% 
Preferred Requirement (not mandatory)
  • Experience with industry standards for manufacturing (IPC) and regulatory compliance
  • Knowledge of C language (or any other firmware programming language) would constitute a plus
  • Previous experience in the electromechanical industry would be preferred.

LOCATION: Montecchio Maggiore (VI)

SMART WORKING: 2 days per week

BENEFIT: Company bonus + canteen