Staff Electrical Engineer | Fender | $84k-$168k | Remote (US)

Staff Electrical Engineer | Fender | $84k-$168k | Remote (US)

84,000 - 168,000 / year
Remote US
Application ends: August 23, 2024
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Job Description

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is a world famous brand with offices across the globe. Within Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s (“FMIC”) R&D Electronics team, we design products that employ audio electronic technology ranging from vacuum tubes to advanced microprocessors. Our Electronics Team is responsible for the design of industry leading guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers, audio interfaces, studio monitors, mixers, and other MI equipment.

An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

We are searching for a Staff Electrical Engineer, Mixed Signal.   This position will be responsible for the design of audio equipment from initial circuit and mechanical concepts through release to manufacturing. Works with others inside and outside R&D to resolve any issues, technical or non-technical, that arise. Provides technical support to manufacturing & works with some supervision. Provides leadership and guidance to other engineers and helps to review the quality of their work. Plays an active role as a staff member, helping to develop and implement department procedures and design standards. Develops new ideas for low-cost design principles and practices.

This role may be based in Scottsdale, AZ, Baton Rouge, LA or remote.

Essential Functions:

  • With minimal supervision, design, analyze, construct and evaluate electronic audio products, ensuring that all design standards and product requirements are maintained.
  • Take the lead role in the design of electrical systems for audio products, making sure that all electronic and mechanical components and assemblies interface correctly.
  • Communicate with product and manufacturing team members regarding design decisions and trade-offs. Obtain appropriate input to ensure the quality of the product design.
  • With minimal supervision, devise solutions to technical problems that arise in products in production. Create engineering change notices as necessary.
  • Use CAD tools such as PCB layout software, schematic capture software, circuit simulation software, etc., to expedite and improve product designs.
  • With minimal supervision, plan and schedule the activities necessary to complete complex long-term projects.
  • As a staff member, help create and implement R&D procedures and design processes. Provide leadership and guidance to less experienced engineers. Review the work of less experienced engineers for accuracy and quality.
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • At a minimum, a BSEE/BSET or equivalent is required.
  • 7+ years of experience in related electronics design required
  • Musical background is a plus. –  A strong desire for continuous process and product quality improvement
  • Strong task management skills
  • Advanced technical skills sufficient to independently design audio products and solve difficult technical problems.
  • Experience with complex MCU/MPU systems.
  • Experience in high-speed digital circuit design (ethernet, USB, etc).
  • Experience with digital audio protocols.
  • Proficiency with standard electronics test equipment.
  • Ability to construct electronic circuits using basic tools.
  • Good technical and non-technical communications skills.
  • Project planning and management skills, Leadership and supervisory skills.

About Fender Musical Instruments:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Presonus®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel®, Bigsby®, and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Fender is required by law in certain jurisdictions to include a pay scale in the job posting for this position.  “Pay scale” means the salary or hourly wage range that Fender reasonably expects to pay for this position; it is neither a promise nor a guarantee of the compensation that the successful candidate will receive.  The pay scale for this position takes into account the wide range of factors that Fender considers in making compensation decisions, including, without limitation: skill set, experience, and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.  If this is a remote position, the pay scale disclosed herein may be adjusted further based upon the applicable geographic differential associated with the location from which the successful candidate will work.  Please note that it is not typical for a Fender employee to be at or near the top of the pay scale for their role – especially as a new hire – and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.  Subject to the foregoing, the current pay scale for this position is $83,800.00 – 167,600.00