About Us

NuCurrent was founded out of a graduate-student project at Northwestern University that focused on powering implanted neurostimulation devices wirelessly. From 2009-2013, NuCurrent focused exclusively on wireless power for implanted medical devices. We were challenged to develop a new type of antenna technology to deal with complex issues like transmitting power through inconsistent human tissue, Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) limits, tissue heating, implant variability, and significant size restrictions.

These challenging constraints led to the development of our patented MLMT technology, which provides higher Q in smaller spaces to yield greater efficiency, faster charge speeds, lower heat and unbeatable form factors.

Moving beyond medical implants in 2013, NuCurrent has developed multiple breakthroughs in wireless power systems, components and integration processes. Today, we supply our NuIQTM Technology Platform and wireless power solutions worldwide with unmatched speed, certainty and performance.

Experience How

Key Accomplishments

  • 85+ patents granted or pending in China, EU, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and US
  • Invented and patented industry-leading magnetics technology producing the thinnest, smallest and highest Q printed antennas in the world, routinely achieving 20-70% higher Q/lower ESR
  • Co-developed with Texas Instruments the A21 coil for the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard
  • Developed and certified the highest Q and best uniformity resonators in the world for Airfuel standard
  • Enabled industry's first through-table 16w charger with FCC and CE approval
  • Designed industry's first through-metal wireless charging applications
  • Engineered full system designs for products with power needs ranging from 1 milliwatt to 300 watts
  • Developed hyper-accurate hardware simulators providing +/-2.5% real-world accuracy, enabling faster time to market with fewer hardware spins

Our History

2009

Company founded

- Company originally founded as “NeuRDS Inc.” by a team of Northwestern University graduate students following a course entitled “NuVention: Medical Innovations”

- Initial focus addressed a problem that surgeons faced when implanting spinal neurostimulators: unreliable power wires

- Challenges led to invention of NuCurrent's MLMT antenna technology, which was subsequently patented

2013

Early innovation

- Intel asks NuCurrent to help with consumer electronics charging. NuCurrent’s antennas provide 10x larger charging area with 50% thinner receiver antennas and 70% thinner transmitter antennas.

- Texas Instruments asks NuCurrent for a more durable, PCB-based version of the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC) A6 coil for automotive applications. NuCurrent outperforms the next-best solution with a 20% greater Q factor, and Texas Instruments submits the technology and design to the WPC to become the A21 standard.

- NuCurrent works with Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Nevro to remove wires from neurostimulators after lead wires produce failures 40% of the time.

- NuCurrent named as one of the Top 50 Influencers in Wireless Power by Wireless Power World.

2014

Fueling growth

- Molex becomes first large licensee of NuCurrent’s patented technology

- NuCurrent raises Series A financing from private investors including Independence Equity, Hyde Park Angels, and Harvard Business School Angels.

2015

Broader commercialization

- NuCurrent magnetics technology launches in industry-leading mobile phone

- NuCurrent announces world’s first 15W dual-mode (Qi/AirFuel) single-structure FPCB coil

- NuCurrent patents next-generation magnetics technology, including single-substrate multi-mode coils

- Broadcom selects NuCurrent as provider of all antennas for evaluation kits

- NXP uses NuCurrent resonators for A4WP demos

- Gill Electronics launches world’s first FCC-approved through-table charger, featuring NuCurrent’s industry-leading magnetics.

- Crain’s Business Journal names NuCurrent the #1 Most Innovative Company in Illinois in its 2015 “Eureka! Index"

2016

Continuing innovation

- NuCurrent announces world’s smallest 200KHz receiver coil for wearable and hearable applications (10mmx6mm)

- NuCurrent announces proprietary vertical charging capability allowing devices to charge at 90-degree angles

- NuCurrent provides wireless power for diabetes pump application

- NuCurrent's technology enables infrastructure installations in hotels, airport lounges, office furniture and sports stadiums

- NuCurrent patents novel and efficient model of through-metal charging systems

Today

Advancing systems design


- NuCurrent develops miniature transmitter/receiver wireless connector system to replace physical connectors in medical instruments and in challenging connector environments (1.5W delivered in 10x4x4.5mm SMT package)

- NuCurrent provides proprietary systems enabling loose coupling, 1:multiple charging and wide z-gap variance for multiple applications, including durable computing, shoes, hearables and textiles

- NuCurrent provides plug-and-play modules for Qi Transmit modules for seamless integration into customer products

- NuCurrent is driving the bleeding edge of wireless power technology innovation and supporting global customers on the most interesting, challenging and important wireless power systems

Partners

NuCurrent works with leading IC companies, developing expertise in their devices in order to provide optimized, lower-cost, space-efficient and fully-integrated designs for our mutual customers.

Integrated Circuit Partners

  • Broadcom
  • EPC
  • GaN Systems
  • IDT
  • Microchip
  • Nordic Semiconductor
  • NXP
  • Texas Instruments

Channel Partners

  • Amphenol
  • Flex
  • Jabil
  • Molex
  • Visionox

Standards Bodies

  • Wireless Power Consortium
  • Airfuel Alliance

Software Partner

  • ANSYS

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Careers

At NuCurrent, we work incredibly well and incredibly fast. As a result, we’re growing quickly.

We’re always looking for qualified candidates with drive and vision to add to our team. And we’re a pretty fun bunch to work with.

If you’re interested in a career that’s both challenging and rewarding, send us your resume. And make sure to include your vision for what you’d like to see without a cord.

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Life at NuCurrent

One word can describe it all: Extraordinary

  • 85+ patents granted or pending worldwide
  • Fourth Revolution Awards Finalist (Product Design) 2017
  • Flexi Award Winner (Product Innovation) 2017
  • Chicago Innovation Awards Finalist 2017
  • “#1 Most Innovative Business in Illinois” – Crain’s Chicago, Eureka! Index 2015
  • Chicago Innovations Awards Winner 2015
  • Market-competitive salaries
  • Equity for all employees
  • Health insurance
  • Funded 401(k)
  • We believe in hard work that leads to exceptional rewards
  • Prime location in the West Loop neighborhood in Chicago
  • Local coffee, craft beer and organic produce onsite
  • Individual accountability with true team support
  • We delight our customers with speed, performance and innovation
  • All jobs are “customer facing”
  • We believe in great talent and exposing that great talent to our customers
  • 30+ years of cumulative wireless power expertise
  • Representative universities: Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, Indian Institute of Technology, Northwestern, Purdue, Tsinghua
  • Alumni from: 3COM, Baxter, Blackberry, Freescale, Intel, Motorola, NXP
  • Your work has direct impact on company success
  • Work on the bleeding edge of technology in the emerging field of wireless power
  • Be an early part of the team that is enabling wireless power
  • Work with Directors, VPs and Executives from Fortune 500 companies

Local beer on tap

  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
  • Allagash Saison
  • Baderbrau Chicago Pilsner

Local coffee in grinder

  • Dark Matter Ninja Blend
  • Big Shoulders Uganda Bulaaga
  • Dark Matter A Love Supreme

Foosball leaderboard

  • Jacob
  • Jason
  • Mary
  • Alberto
  • Mike
  • (NOT ROB)

"I'm excited to be working on a cutting edge technology at a critical time in its development. I'm motivated by knowing that my job is very relevant and that my decisions and voice matter to the team and to our customers."

Alberto, Lead Hardware Engineer

"I took a risk. I had the option to go the blue-chip company route or take the risk and work for NuCurrent. Something felt right and I couldn't be happier!"

Jason, Field Applications Engineer

"I started working at NuCurrent as an intern and received great mentoring from my colleagues which helped me grow in my career. The team here is dedicated, enthusiastic and supportive, and I love working on a cutting edge technology. I couldn’t have found a better place to start my career than NuCurrent."

Unnati, Hardware Engineer

"After more than a decade at large engineering organizations, I'm so happy to be at NuCurrent where innovation and energy combine with a customer-first mentality."

Pavel, Lead Engineer

Job Openings

Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Position Title: Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Experience: 5+ years relevant experience with BS Computer Science/Computer Engineering, or equivalent

Location: Chicago, IL USA Company Headquarters

Supervisor’s Title: VP Engineering

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent is a fabless technology company with a robust network of certified manufacturers and is an active leader in specification development across multiple industry standards bodies. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

  PRIMARY FUNCTION:
  • Develop embedded software to operate wireless power systems in industries spanning consumer electronics, automotive, industrial and medical.
  • Lead or co-lead the software development effort – from spec development to software delivery – of product-ready software code in wireless power embedded systems.
  • Interact with key IC partners to allow for seamless integration of embedded code into wireless reference platforms.
  • Interact with key customers to integrate NuCurrent’s solution for embedded systems.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with hardware engineering team to integrate features that have high degree of hardware/ software interaction
  • Work with other key senior software engineering resources to develop re-usable, modular, scalable embedded software that can be easily adopted into a diverse range of products.
  • Work with product manager & technical program management to establish software timelines and ensure timely delivery of products.
  • Work closely with key IC partners to integrate embedded software solutions.
  • Work with VP Engineering to drive the development and formalization of Intellectual Property.
  • Review new product or process designs to ensure software needs are appropriately addressed into business plans.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Candidate must have strong programming skills with C, specifically writing & optimizing software for 8 to 32 bit embedded systems.
  • Track record of shipping mixed-signal hardware including embedded micro-controllers.
  • Understanding of embedded software architecture is a must.
  • Machine Language/Assembler experience.
  • Firm understanding of writing structured code and coding standards
  • Good written & verbal communications skills, good interpersonal skills, and comfortable talking in front of management, key partners, and key customers.
  • Ability to read an electrical hardware schematic.
  • Experience with standard hardware bus structures, such as UART, I2C and SPI.
  • Firm understanding of common digital hardware elements, such as timers, oscillators, edge interrupts, etc.
  • Able to use diagnostic electrical engineering hardware (logic analyzer, oscilloscope, etc.), with hardware "bring up" experience.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering results on technical challenges with strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong documentation experience with ability to define design outputs and sub-system definitions.
  • Ability to work individually and in small teams that may include contractors working remotely.
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible to evolving specifications and project dynamics.
  • Experience using source code version control systems (SVN, Git)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of software verification & testing is a must.
PREFERABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Experience with NFC or Qi wireless power standards a plus
  • Experience with NXP microcontrollers a plus
  • Linux kernel / driver experience is a plus.
  • C++ CLI/.Net experience
  • MATLAB experience
  • Scripting (shell, batch, python) experience
  • Hardware design experience
  • MISRA/Safer C familiarity
  Apply Now
Senior Electrical Engineer
Experience: 20+ years relevant experience with BS EE, 15+ years with MS/PhD EE

Location: Chicago, IL

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent is a fabless technology company with a robust network of certified manufacturers and is an active leader in specification development across multiple industry standards bodies. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

Supervisor’s Title: VP Engineering

Key Words: HF DC-DC Converters, power conversion, mixed signal design, Class-E, Class-D, power management

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
  • Be the technical authority for internal discussions and external engagements
  • Develop systems for applications in industries spanning consumer electronics, infrastructure, industrial and medical.
  • Lead the entire development cycle – from spec development to delivery – of product-ready prototypes and BOM
  • Mentor engineering team comprising experienced engineers, PhD’s, mid-level and junior engineers
  • Work closely with Product Manager & Technical Apps/Marketing to manage projects, ensure timely delivery of high quality products and high quality technical support to customers and partners
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Understand the wireless power space including standards and regulatory challenges.
  • Understand NuCurrent’s technology and processes, and institute best practices where needed.
  • Create detailed device hardware and sub-system specifications based on user needs, use cases and system requirements.
  • Lead the design and development of wireless power systems based on developed specifications
    • Design will utilize simulation tools such as SPICE (or equivalent) for circuits, EM simulation software for antennas, and analysis using Matlab (or equivalent)
    • Development will include extensive testing on boards developed either in-house or by partners/customers/vendors
  • Influence management, and partners and customers to support successful implementation of design (and spec) changes and improvements
  • Review new product or process design initiatives to ensure engineering needs are integrated into business plans
  • Work with VP Engineering to drive the development and formalization of Intellectual Property
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Essential
  • Demonstrated success in delivering results on technical challenges that included strong problem solving skills
  • Track record of shipping mixed-signal hardware including embedded micro-controllers.
  • Circuit design and PCB design including designing for manufacturability & EMI/EMC
  • Strong documentation experience as related to design outputs and sub-system definition
  • Strong understanding of electromagnetics and magnetostatics (10 KHz – 100 MHz)
  • Experience with power electronics (mW to 100s of W), including design, component selection and implementation
    • DC-DC Converters from LF to HF (up to 10 MHz preferred)
    • Experience with designing high efficiency Class-D, E, F amplifiers (ideally in the 1 – 50 MHz regime)
  • Ability to work individually and in small teams that may include contractors working remotely
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible to evolving specifications and project dynamics.
  • Experience with designing for low cost, high production volume consumer products.
Good to have
  • Experience with wireless power applications
  • Knowledge of FCC regulations (e.g. Part 18, part 15) and CISPR
  • Experience with integration of 3rd party Bluetooth stack and middleware
  • Experience in hardware development for mobile devices with WiFi/GPS/NFC
  • Knowledge of thermal management materials and experience in designing for thermal management
  • Knowledge of battery charging circuits and batteries
Apply Now
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Experience: 10+ years relevant experience with BS ME

Location: Chicago, IL

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent is a fabless technology company with a robust network of certified manufacturers and is an active leader in specification development across multiple industry standards bodies. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

Supervisor’s Title: VP Engineering CTO

Key Words: mechanical design, design for manufacturability, design for reliability, design for assembly

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
  • Lead all mechanical design related projects and activities for NuCurrent’s product portfolio
  • Develop systems for applications in industries spanning consumer electronics, auto, infrastructure, industrial and medical
  • Lead the entire mechanical development cycle – from spec development to delivery – of product-ready prototypes and BOM
  • Work closely with Product Manager & Technical Apps/Marketing to manage projects, ensure timely delivery of high quality products and high quality technical support to customers and partners
  • Work closely with suppliers and contract manufacturers (CM’s) to coordinate new product launch initiatives
  ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Understand NuCurrent’s technology and processes, and institute best practices where needed
  • Product design and development starting from concept to production
  • Create detailed device hardware and sub-system specifications and drawings based on user needs, use cases and system requirements.
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Design for reliability
  • Design for assembly
  • Thermal analysis
  • Injection molding design
  • Perform tolerance analysis
  • Design tests for reliability
  • Analyze test results and make required modifications
  KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Demonstrated success in delivering results on technical challenges that included strong problem solving skills
  • Strong documentation experience as related to design outputs and sub-system definition
  • At least 5 years of experience designing high product volume, low cost consumer products
  • Experience in electronic packaging (small devices) and PCB design using Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Altium, etc.
  • Injection molding tool design
  • Experience with Pro-Engineer (or another similar CAD tool)
  • Familiar with high volume manufacturing processes
  • Familiar with application of adhesives and potting materials
  • Experience in rapid prototyping
  • Ability to work individually and in small teams that may include contractors working remotely
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible to evolving specifications and project dynamics.
  • Knowledge of thermal management materials and experience in designing for thermal management
Apply Now
Sr. Power Electronics Engineer
Experience: 10+ years relevant experience with BS EE, 8+ years with MS/PhD EE

Location: Chicago, IL

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent is a fabless technology company with a robust network of certified manufacturers and is an active leader in specification development across multiple industry standards bodies. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

Supervisor’s Title: VP Engineering

Key Words: HF DC-DC Converters, power conversion, mixed signal design, Class-E, Class-D, power management

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
  • Lead system development for applications in industries spanning consumer electronics, infrastructure, industrial and medical
  • Work closely with Product Manager & Technical Apps/Marketing to manage projects, ensure timely delivery of high quality products and high quality technical support to customers and partners
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Understand the wireless power space including standards and regulatory challenges.
  • Understand NuCurrent’s technology and processes, and institute best practices where needed.
  • Create detailed device hardware and sub-system specifications based on user needs, use cases and system requirements.
  • Lead the design and development of wireless power systems based on developed specifications
    • Design will utilize simulation tools such as SPICE (or equivalent) for circuits, EM simulation software for antennas, and analysis using Matlab (or equivalent)
    • Development will include extensive testing on boards developed either in-house or by partners/customers/vendors
  • Review new product or process design initiatives to ensure engineering needs are integrated into business plans
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Essential
  • Demonstrated success in delivering results on technical challenges that included strong problem solving skills
  • Track record of shipping mixed-signal hardware including embedded micro-controllers.
  • Circuit design and PCB design including designing for manufacturability & EMI/EMC
  • Strong understanding of electromagnetics and magnetostatics (10 KHz – 100 MHz)
  • Experience with power electronics (mW to 100s of W), including design, component selection and implementation
    • DC-DC Converters from LF to HF (up to 10 MHz preferred)
    • Experience with designing high efficiency Class-D, E, F amplifiers (ideally in the 1 – 50 MHz regime)
  • Ability to work individually and in small teams that may include contractors working remotely
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible to evolving specifications and project dynamics.
  • Experience with designing for low cost, high production volume consumer products.
 
  • Good to have
  • Experience with wireless power applications
  • Knowledge of FCC regulations (e.g. Part 18, part 15) and CISPR
  • Experience with integration of 3rd party Bluetooth stack and middleware
  • Experience in hardware development for mobile devices with WiFi/GPS/NFC
  • Knowledge of thermal management materials and experience in designing for thermal management
  • Knowledge of battery charging circuits and batteries
Apply Now
Technical Business Development Manager
Position Title: Technical Business Development Manager

Experience: +5 Years’ experience in a Business Development / Channel Management / Technical Sales role in the electronics technology field. Experienced working with a variety of Partners serving diverse customer segments that generate leads, drive mutual share expansion, and expand company growth (Start-up experience preferred). Experience managing partners / channels and influencing collaborative efforts of resources within diverse organizations.  Proven ability to achieve business objectives, manage through change, resolve conflicts, ensure collaboration within teams and use solid business judgement to keep aligned with Company strategy; includes maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity, and appropriate levels of urgency. Comfortable working in a global company with cultural diversity and fast pace growth. BS Eng / Bus or equiv. Willing to travel as required (10-30% expected).

Location: Chicago, IL USA Company Headquarters

Supervisor’s Title:  VP Sales and Marketing

Company Description: NuCurrent Inc. is a venture-backed company and technology leader in wireless power systems design and High-Q antennas for wireless power transfer. NuCurrent’s culture of innovation has led to over 85 patents granted or pending and cutting-edge technology that is featured in some of the world’s first wireless power products for Tier 1 and Tier 2 OEMs in consumer electronics, medical and industrial devices, and automotive segments. Crain’s named NuCurrent as the Most Innovative Company in Illinois in the 2015 Eureka Index. NuCurrent is a team of high performance individuals with exceptional drive and passion for creating, and we hire candidates that exhibit these same qualities. For more information, visit http://www.nucurrent.com/aboutus/careers/

Key Words: Wireless Power, power electronics, technical sales, semiconductor, NXP, IDT, TI, Microchip, Jabil, Flex,  Business Development China, EMS, ODM, venture backed start-up

Overview: We are looking for an experienced Technical Business Development professional who is self-motivated, analytical, and detail and action-oriented to help accelerate our growing wireless power business. Working through established partnerships and establishing new ones, the selected candidate will help us accelerate our existing business by raising awareness at partners, developing strategies to increase lead generation, engaging with partner management and executive teams to develop market expansion projects. and closing. Works closely with sales, marketing, engineering and operations teams to create develop leads, create proposals, manage contracts, and uses company tools to manage and report activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lead and coordinate NuCurrent Partner activity using a win-win approach.
  • Develop, Support and track programs that lead to Design Wins with Partners
  • Prioritization programs that deepen relationships, accelerate business, satisfy customers and maximize team efficiency
  • Work closely with Partner sales and marketing teams to prioritize and schedule visits from the NuCurrent Sales, Engineering, and Executive teams, maximizing their time to assist in driving business objectives
  • Provide support to partners for opportunity qualification during the pre-sales phase. Assist in revenue attainment through direct customer interface
  • Engage new and existing contacts within assigned customers at various levels and throughout the sales lifecycle to ensure NuCurrent’s business objectives are achieved
  • Assist in developing Partner targeted sales and marketing materials, track and communicate business progress, manage escalations internally and with the Partner effectively
  • Log Partner and program data using company CRM, forecasting and reporting tools
  • Generate / translate Partner specific presentations to clearly communicate company offerings, proposals, and partner communication


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Ability to effectively balance strong technical skills with solid relationship-building capabilities
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication skills (oral, written, presentations, CRM/reporting tools)
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with people across various functions
  • Strong time management skills that enable on-time delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, influential relationships
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Business acumen to prioritize actions correctly and influence customer stakeholders
  • Ability to take the initiative and drive for results
  • Exceptional multitasking abilities within and across different activities – this is a fast paced company and industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (engineering, business, technology management), MBA or MS Engineering is a plus, or equivalent combination of education/training and experience
  • 5+ years related industry and work experience in Technical Business Development / Sales / Marketing in the electronics industry
  • Functional familiarity with electronic product manufacturing, test, equipment and design process
  • Experience with one or more market segments including consumer electronics, mobile, wearables, medical, industrial or automotive
  • Proven partner relationship experience
  • Ability to travel as required


CULTURAL FIT:
  • All NuCurrent Employees are: mutually supportive, resilient, solutions focused, impactful, curious and relentless in pursuit of success
  • This role also requires someone who is: entrepreneurial, an excellent communicator, highly organized, collaborative, and a self-starter.
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Wireless Power Antenna Design Engineer
Experience: MS required +5yrs experience, PhD preferred

Location: Chicago, IL

Duration: Full-Time

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent is a fabless technology company with a robust network of certified manufacturers and is an active leader in specification development across multiple industry standards bodies. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

Supervisor’s Title: VP Engineering

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND FUNCTION:
  • The Wireless Power Antenna Design Engineer will participate in all aspects of the electromagnetic design of inductively coupled antenna coils for use in wireless power systems. The design engineer needs to be skilled in the use of 3D EM simulation tools, and use those tools to aid in the design of optimized parameters such as winding configurations, mutual inductance, resistive losses, and field uniformity across intended charging volumes. The design engineer should have familiarity with real world impacts of materials on wireless power systems, such as effects of permeable materials used to aid wireless power designs, as well as skin and proximity effects due to interwindings and interaction with magnetic and conductive materials.
  • Hands-on design, significant efforts in simulation, and troubleshooting will be required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The Wireless Power Antenna Design Engineer must understand the wireless power space including standards and regulatory challenges.
  • Understand product requirements via research and customer-engagement. Work closely with internal design engineers and other RF/Antenna Engineers to ensure Design for Manufacturability (DFM).
  • Stay abreast of manufacturing techniques and new high-performance cost-competitive technologies applicable to NuCurrent’s antenna structures. Engage with vendors (e.g. PCB and ferrite) to understand their capabilities, limitations and cost drivers.
  • Conduct complete antenna integration process including antenna selection, placement and in-situ testing.
  • Build simulation model templates that correlate accurately with measurements and are readily available for other antenna
  • Translating customer’s requirements into magnetic parameter constraints for proper coil design and material selection.
  • Prototype proof-of-concepts including hands-on testing.
  • Develop and evaluate novel and realistic ideas to grow Intellectual Property.
  • Brief the company management on a regular basis on goals and achievements.
  • Have fun! Few people get an opportunity to work in an awesome startup at the cusp of a revolutionary market.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
  • The Wireless Power Antenna Design Engineer must posses:
  • MS in EE + 5 yrs experience.
  • Familiarity with EM simulation tools such as ANSYS (HFSS and Maxwell), CST, or equivalent EM tools.
  • Very comfortable with hands-on lab testing (applications related to wireless power, RFID, NFC a bonus).
  • Strong understanding of electromagnetics and magnetostatics (100 KHz – 100 MHz ideally).
  • Competent with PCB layout.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work individually and in small teams
  • An ideal Wireless Power Antenna Design Engineer should posses:
  • PhD in EE, with a firm background in electromagnetics
  • Experience in wireless power applications, knowledge of inductive coupling systems, RF antenna design.
  • Knowledge in modeling magnetic and conductive materials within magnetic coupling systems on EM software and assessing their impact on performance.
  • Knowledge of thermal management materials and experience in designing for thermal management.
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Technical Sales Engineer
Position Title: Technical Sales Engineer

Experience: +5 Years’ experience in a Technical Sales / Business Development / Channel Management role in the electronics technology field. Experienced working with a broad customer base, partners, and internal technical teams to expand company growth (Start-up experience preferred). Ability to effectively drive opportunities from prospecting and qualification through consultative sales to technical proposal / contract development and closure. Experience managing partners / channels and influencing collaborative efforts of resources within diverse organizations.  Proven ability to achieve business objectives, manage through change, resolve conflicts, ensure collaboration within teams and use solid business judgement to keep aligned with Company strategy; includes maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity, and appropriate levels of urgency. Comfortable working in a global company with cultural diversity and fast pace growth. BS Eng / Bus or equiv. Willing to travel as required (10-30% expected).

Location: Chicago, IL USA Company Headquarters

Supervisor’s Title:  VP Sales and Marketing

Company Description: NuCurrent Inc. is a venture-backed company and technology leader in wireless power systems design and High-Q antennas for wireless power transfer. NuCurrent’s culture of innovation has led to over 85 patents granted or pending and cutting-edge technology that is featured in some of the world’s first wireless power products for Tier 1 and Tier 2 OEMs in consumer electronics, medical and industrial devices, and automotive segments. Crain’s named NuCurrent as the Most Innovative Company in Illinois in the 2015 Eureka Index. NuCurrent is a team of high performance individuals with exceptional drive and passion for creating, and we hire candidates that exhibit these same qualities. For more information, visit http://www.nucurrent.com/aboutus/careers/

Key Words: Wireless Power, power electronics, technical sales, semiconductor, NXP, IDT, TI, Microchip, Business Development China, EMS, ODM, venture backed start-up

Overview: We are looking for an experienced sales professional who is self-motivated, analytical, and detail and action-oriented to help accelerate our growing wireless power business. Working through established partnerships and directly with customers, the selected candidate will help us accelerate our existing business by identifying, qualifying and closing new customer projects.  Works closely with engineering and operations teams to create proposals, contracts, and uses company tools to manage and report activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lead and coordinate NuCurrent sales and marketing activities as assigned
  • Support and track lead generation activities
  • Direct prioritization of multiple fast-paced sales opportunities and programs simultaneously to accelerate business, satisfy customers and maximize team efficiency
  • Leads sales side communication on Customer or Internal program calls – ensures expected business outcomes and works with HQ Engineering to achieve program success
  • Work closely with partner sales and marketing teams to prioritize and schedule visits from the NuCurrent Sales, Engineering, and Executive teams, maximizing their time to assist in driving Regional business objectives
  • Provide Sales support to customers from pre-sales to Design Win and Mass Production phases. Drives revenue attainment through direct customer interface, development and translation of customer proposals, contracts and purchase orders
  • Develop customer specific sales and marketing materials, track and communicate business progress, manage sales progress and business side programmatic level escalations internally and with the customer
  • Act as customer advocate post sales during the design phase, understanding the business relationship, expectations, and enough scope of the customers' requirements to help guide the relevant HQ teams
  • Log customer and program data using company CRM, forecasting and reporting tools


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Ability to effectively balance strong technical skills with solid relationship-building capabilities
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication skills (oral, written, presentations, CRM/reporting tools)
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with people across various functions
  • Strong time management skills that enable on-time delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, influential relationships
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Business acumen to prioritize actions correctly and influence customer stakeholders
  • Ability to take the initiative and drive for results
  • Exceptional multitasking abilities within and across different activities – this is a fast paced company and industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (engineering, business, technology management), MBA or MS Engineering is a plus, or equivalent combination of education/training and experience
  • 5+ years related industry and work experience in Technical Sales / Marketing in the electronics industry
  • Functional familiarity with electronic product manufacturing, test, equipment and design process
  • Experience with one or more market segments including consumer electronics, mobile, wearables, medical, industrial or automotive
  • Proven partner relationship experience
  • Ability to travel as required


CULTURAL FIT:
  • All NuCurrent Employees are: mutually supportive, resilient, solutions focused, impactful, curious and relentless in pursuit of success
  • This role also requires someone who is: entrepreneurial, an excellent communicator, highly organized, collaborative, and a self-starter.
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Jr. Hardware Engineer
Experience: BS Engineering or Physics required, MS EE or ME preferred

Location: Chicago, IL

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent is a fabless technology company with a robust network of certified manufacturers and is an active leader in specification development across multiple industry standards bodies. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

Supervisor’s Title: VP of Engineering

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND FUNCTION:
  • Develops wireless power systems and modules for a diversity of applications, including hand-held devices, automotive, medical and other consumer applications.
  • Execute entire development cycle; starting from obtaining spec from customer, to delivery of product-ready prototype and BOM.
  • Designs charging circuits based on available components and reference designs from partner companies.
  • Extensive hands-on design, troubleshooting and modeling will be required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Understand product requirements via research and customer-engagement. Work closely with Antenna Engineers to translate product requirements into engineering specifications.
  • Execute the design and development of wireless power systems (including circuit and antenna design) for a variety of projects in parallel.
  • Devise timelines and work with internal team, partners and vendors to ensure smooth progress of project, and adherence to timelines:
    • Design will include using simulation tools such as SPICE (or equivalent) for circuits, EM simulation software for antennas, and mathematical analysis using Matlab (or equivalent)
    • Development will include extensive hands-on testing with RF boards developed either in-house or by partners/customers, using oscilloscopes, VNA’s and other test equipment
  • Invent and develop intellectual property.
  • Brief the company management on a regular basis on achievements and goals.
  • Have fun! Few people get an opportunity to work in an awesome startup at the cusp of a revolutionary market.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Must Have:
  • BS in Engineering or Physics
  • Relentless and enterprising approach to solving problems
  • Passion for developing hardware (boards and/or consumer product)
  • Strong understanding of electromagnetics and magnetostatics (100 KHz – 100 MHz ideally)
  • Experience with PA’s (1 W to 50 W), tuning/impedance matching circuits, voltage regulators
  • Strong understanding of Bluetooth and connectivity protocols
  • Ability to work individually and in small teams that may include contractors located in different locations
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible
Good to Have:
  • MS in EE/ME
  • Experience in wireless power applications
  • Experience with integration of 3rd party Bluetooth stack and middleware
  • Antenna/RF simulation, optimization & testing (applications related to wireless power, RFIDs, NFC a bonus)
  • Experience with PCB layout software and concepts
  • Experience in hardware development for mobile devices with WiFi/GPS/NFC
  • Knowledge of thermal management materials and experience in designing for thermal management
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Sales
Required Experience:
  • Experience selling electronic components in automotive, mobile and/or consumer electronics sectors
  • Direct responsibility for closing sales in past 12 months (not sales manager)
  • Technical sales ability with preference for BSEE or BSME background
Location: Chicago, IL

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent is a fabless technology company with a robust network of certified manufacturers and is an active leader in specification development across multiple industry standards bodies. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

Reports To: VP, Sales & Marketing

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND FUNCTION:
  • Responsible for growing the company’s revenue through design wins and production wins in multiple segments including, but not limited to, consumer electronics, automotive, mobile and furniture.
  • Works with the VP, Sales & Marketing on setting and executing strategy related to revenue generation and growth.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Systematically identifies, qualifies and closes deals with customers.
  • Experience working at all levels within customer hierarchy: C-level, engineering management, engineering, and purchasing
  • Navigates complex organizations and relationships to deliver NuCurrent’s wireless power solutions to customers via established sales channels, distribution channels and partnerships.
  • Works with VP, Sales & Marketing on developing strategy related to revenue generation including licensing, product mix, distribution networks, technology development and marketing.
  • Travel to client sites.
  • Negotiate and close technology licenses and product sales.
  • Have fun! Few people get an opportunity to work in a high-octane startup at the cusp of a revolutionary market.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Mandatory:
  • BA or BS with 7+ years of electronics industry experience with an excellent sales track record.
  • Exemplary, demonstrable track record of generating sales and revenue growth.
  • Solid knowledge of the Sales Cycle
  • Ability to understand and communicate high tech electronic components and value propositions.
  • Passion for developing relationships and winning opportunities.
  • Strategic ability to set vision and execute within multiple competencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work individually and in small teams that may include direct-report sales and marketing personnel in the future.
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible.
Preferred:
  • Experience in wireless power applications.
  • Track record of selling antennas or other wireless electronic components.
  • Experience growing an early stage, venture-backed company.
  • Engineering background and capabilities.
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Marketing Manager
Position Title: Marketing Manager

Location: Chicago, IL (West Loop) - Company Headquarters

Position Summary: The Marketing Manager will be responsible for day-to-day operations of NuCurrent’s outbound/digital marketing, content publishing and sales enablement activities. This is the second full-time marketing hire at the company and is ideal for someone with 3-5 years of experience at a digital agency or brand-side marketing role. Key ingredients include:
  • Ability to thrive in an evolving entrepreneurial environment on a fast-paced commercialization team
  • Engineering background and/or strong aptitude to learn, interpret and communicate technical engineering concepts across a variety of media (white papers, videos, PPT, etc.)
  • Technical versatility to advance company’s use of CRM, marketing automation, search, and other tools to develop/implement/track/optimize our digital marketing campaigns across all digital channels.
  • Desire to develop experience in and support all aspects of the company’s marketing and communications activities
Experience: Candidates with the following experience will receive priority consideration:
  • Proven working experience in digital marketing, including leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns
  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising outbound campaigns that engage, inform and motivate
  • Critical thinker, strong writer and problem solver, capable of identifying, synthesizing and reporting on market activities
  • Versatile, hands-on doer with an interest in expanding into other areas of responsibility as the company grows
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Solid knowledge of Google Analytics
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, HTML also helpful
  • Experience in optimizing landing pages
  • Up-to-date on best practices and emerging trends in online marketing and measurement
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Execute all digital marketing, including SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and display advertising campaigns
  • Update marketing roadmaps, storyboards and tactical calendar
  • Coordinate and support development of content / thought leadership activities
  • Advance and manage our social media presence
  • Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs)
  • Identify marketing trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights
  • Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies
  • Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion tests
  • Collaborate with agencies and other vendor partners
  • Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
Supervisor’s Title: Director of Marketing

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

Cultural Fit
  • All NuCurrent Employees are: mutually supportive, resilient, solutions focused, impactful, curious and relentless in pursuit of success
  • This role also requires someone who is: entrepreneurial, an excellent communicator, highly organized, collaborative, and a self-starter.
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Electrical Engineering Intern (Paid)
Experience: Minimum: 3+ years undergrad study plus lab experience towards B.S. in Electrical Engineering; Preferred: BSEE & progress towards MSEE or PhDEE

Location: Chicago, IL

Duration: Full-Time

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent is a fabless technology company with a robust network of certified manufacturers and is an active leader in specification development across multiple industry standards bodies. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

Supervisor’s Title: VP Engineering

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND FUNCTION:
    • Perform modeling, testing and other hands on work to develop and qualify NuCurrent’s products, support the sales process and improve efficiency of the engineering process. You will focus on fundamental research supporting wireless power antenna and circuit testing that leverages NuCurrent’s proprietary antennas and state of the art equipment and tools.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Learn and understand NuCurrent’s technology
  • Work with full time engineers to assist in testing and research projects
  • Learn from full time engineers and through personal initiative
  • Assist in design, implementation and troubleshooting of circuits
  • Assist in extensive hands on testing with prototypes and production boards
  • Assemble, solder and organize components for testing and sampling to clients
  • Learn about the wireless power industry
  • Have fun! Few people get an opportunity to work in an awesome startup at the cusp of a potentially revolutionary market
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
  • Essential
    • Min: 3+ years of coursework towards BSEE; Preferred: BSEE pursuing MSEE or PhDEE
    • Lab experience and competence in soldering and utilizing test equipment
    • Ability to multitask on multiple projects
    • Experience with numerical computing software (e.g. Matlab)
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Passion for innovation
    Good to have
    • Experience in wireless power applications
    • Tinkerer mentality
    • Experience in developing products
    • Experience with electronic circuit design using common software tools (e.g. Altium)
    • Experience in hardware design and development in antenna/RF
    • Experience in troubleshooting circuit boards using lab equipment (e.g. signal generators, oscilloscopes, analyzers)
    • Good understanding of electromagnetics (especially the behavior of magnetic fields in the range of 100 KHz 100 MHz)
     
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Marketing Intern (Paid)
Position Title: Marketing Intern (Paid)

Location: Chicago, IL (West Loop) - Company Headquarters

Position Summary: The Marketing Intern will support day-to-day operations of NuCurrent’s outbound/digital marketing, content publishing and sales enablement activities. Successful candidates will have:
  • Desire to thrive in an evolving entrepreneurial environment on a fast-paced commercialization team
  • Engineering background and/or strong aptitude to learn, interpret and communicate technical engineering concepts across a variety of media (white papers, videos, PPT, etc.)
  • Solid research, writing and project management skills
  • Desire to develop experience in and support all aspects of the company’s marketing and communications activities


Experience: Candidates with the following experience will receive priority consideration:
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Office
  • Solid research, written communication and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with digital marketing tools, processes and techniques
  • Strong analytical skills with a goal-oriented attitude
  • Working towards Bachelors or Associates degree in Marketing or relevant field


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage daily administrative tasks to ensure the Marketing department runs smoothly
  • Conduct market research to identify new opportunities
  • Gather and analyze customer behavior data (e.g. web traffic and rankings)
  • Create reports on marketing and sales metrics, like conversion rates
  • Assist with organizing promotional events
  • Coordinate with internal and external teams to create advertising material (e.g. brochures and newsletters)
  • Keep organized records of marketing metrics and results of past campaigns
  • Monitor and document competitors’ marketing activities


Supervisor’s Title: Director of Marketing

Company Description: NuCurrent is a leading technology and IP company in the high growth field of wireless power and is emerging as the go-to provider of wireless power solutions for the world’s leading product companies. Spanning across industries including auto, consumer, industrial, IoT, mobile, wearables and more, NuCurrent designs systems and key components for Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders to enable wireless power transfer in new product releases. The Company supports product teams within large companies to bring wireless power innovations to market faster, with fewer risks, lower costs and better technology, while pushing the boundaries of system performance, charge speed, user flexibility and form factors. NuCurrent has an energetic, purpose-driven work environment built by phenomenal people who go beyond expectations, are highly curious, deeply innovative and, above all, put customers first.

Cultural Fit: All NuCurrent Employees are: mutually supportive, resilient, solutions focused, impactful, curious and relentless in pursuit of success This role also requires someone who is: entrepreneurial, an excellent communicator, highly organized, collaborative, and a self-starter.

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