Hiring engineers

Where to post for EE

Alison Lewis CEO/Creative Director

March 25th, 2014

Where do people put up postings for EE hires besides craigslist. Craigslist brings such a wide range, there must be some recruiting sites for posting? I know they are out there somewhere. 

I could use some real help here and don't know where to start, time is of the essence and we don't want to use a firm. 

Steve Owens

March 26th, 2014

Outsource the work - do not hire a full time person - you will be much better off.  Find a good product development company and build a long term relastionship.

Peter Howell Research Chemist at NIST

March 25th, 2014

It might be worth looking at the IEEE job site. There might be some resources there beyond just a static posting.  At the very least, you've pre-selected career EE's.

Alison Lewis CEO/Creative Director

March 25th, 2014

yes, looking for a firmware/hardware EE. 

Maker Spaces.... check

Meetups ... check

IEEE.... good idea, need to do

LinkedIn ...  good idea, need to do

SnapEDA ... never heard of it, I'll look. 

DICE/MONSTER (probably not right fit for co-founder type ... we need someone willing to take equity or other form of payment deal)


Aren Kaser Founder and CEO at Igor Institute

March 26th, 2014

Agree with Steve 100%

Rob G

March 25th, 2014

We don't hire EEs but when we are looking for any position we use LinkedIn. We have used Dice and Monster in the past for tech related (developers, PMs, analysts, etc.), but in the past year or so we have better results from LinkedIn. 

Aren Kaser Founder and CEO at Igor Institute

March 25th, 2014

I would also try hardware focused meet-ups around your location and comb Linkedin and post to the engineering and IEEE groups on Linkedin.

Anthony Dobaj

March 27th, 2014

Alison, based upon your bio it doesn't appear that what you're trying to accomplish is all that complicated. For a more technically intensive engagement, I would certainly agree with Steve and Aren. I've been in the EE biz for 30 years (yipes!) and have been dabbling in wearables myself, and have a decent network. I also have some ideas around wearables that would give you a competitive advantage. Let me know if you'd like to chat further.

hardwarelover

March 25th, 2014

You can try SnapEDA (www.snapeda.com). Right now we have hundreds of EEs which you can filter down by their expertise (ex: RF Design), software they use (Ex: Altium or Eagle) and location.

Michael Savoie

March 25th, 2014

What kind of EE are you looking for?  I think from your profile it looks like you would need more of an electronics EE for some relatively simple  (to me anyway)circuits, if you're looking to add in sensors and what not you might want to look at embedded design folks.  Aren has you on the right track, look at Makerspaces and hacker groups.  You could also try to recruit on places like Sparkfun and Adafruit message boards.  Lots of people making circuits and willing to offer their services.   

Alfred Wechselberger

March 27th, 2014

Are there any good consumer product development companies in Los Angeles?