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Hardware Design Engineer

Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, BelgiumProduct Development

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Who you are about to join

  • NGRAVE is a leading blockchain technology provider bringing easy-to-use maximum security solutions to cryptocurrency and digital asset investors.
  • After witnessing with our own eyes and portfolios how several millions of dollars keep vanishing on a daily basis, we just couldn’t sit idly by. So in 2018, we decided to take matters into our own hands and build the most secure solution for digital assets the world has ever seen.
  • In 2021, we launched our award winning 3-tier product offering: “ZERO”, the only crypto (hardware) wallet in the world with the highest security certification (EAL7); “GRAPHENE”, the most advanced key backup in the world; and “LIQUID”, our mobile app where users can see their real-time portfolio, as well as receive and initiate transactions.
  • Selling in 90 countries, we have entered the early scale-up phase with a rapidly growing team and beyond exciting plans for the future.
  • Our partners include the world’s top tier in nanotechnology, applied industrial cryptography and hardware- and firmware- security, as well as thought leaders such as Jean-Jacques Quisquater: one of blockchain’s founding fathers and second reference of the bitcoin paper.
  • Awards include AIBC's "Crypto Wallet of the Year 2021",'s “Disruptive Innovator of the Year 2021”, Google, PwC and Trends' “Digital Pioneer 2020" and several more.

Job Description

As Hardware Design Engineer at NGRAVE, you work at the core of our product offerings. As an ideal candidate, you possess a proven track record of designing, implementing, and deploying hardware solutions that prioritize testability and maintainability.

You work together with software developers to guarantee the secure & robust working of our hardware wallet. You are responsible for managing the implementation of new features according to our ambitious roadmap that is at the forefront of security innovation in the crypto space. You also play a vital role in supporting production by addressing returned products. By being based in Belgium, you are able to readily assist the production site when needed.

Job requirements


  • Designing and developing PCBs and mechanical designs

  • Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to conceptualize, implement, and validate new hardware features and functionalities.

  • Ensuring the security and integrity of hardware systems through rigorous testing and evaluation.

  • Investigating and resolving PCB and mechanical issues through systematic debugging and troubleshooting.

  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation for hardware designs and specifications.

  • Staying abreast of the latest advancements and trends in hardware development and embedded systems technology.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in hardware design engineering.

  • Proficiency in schematic capture and PCB layout tools (e.g., Altium, Cadence, OrCAD)

  • Familiarity with flashing and debugging a firmware using STM32 program tools

  • Strong knowledge of hardware design principles and methodologies

  • Familiarity with microcontrollers and microprocessors

  • Ability to conduct signal integrity and power integrity analysis

  • Experience with security considerations in hardware design.

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills in hardware-related issues.

  • Excellent communication (English) and collaboration abilities, enabling effective teamwork and interaction with cross-functional teams.

  • Nice to have:
    • Knowing hardware interfaces like LVDS, and being able to debug them using logic analyzers (with UART, SPI, I2C...)

    • Knowledge about TrustZone

What’s in it for you

  • Join a promising and award-winning young company backed by top funds from the USA, Europe and Asia, featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Cointelegraph, Crunchbase, Bitcoinist, and others, in its high-growth stage.

  • In our next phase we will expand the R&D and day-to-day IT operations teams, as well as set up hubs in other continents to increase our sales. This creates great opportunities to make your mark, have real impact, and rise to your ambitions.

  • Work on a daily basis with passionate people who love what they do.

  • We are obsessed with lifelong learning. If you are into that too, you’ve come to the right place. We make it our mission to help you become a better version of yourself, starting by setting up a development plan together.

  • Highly competitive and flexible salary package with ample fringe benefits including group- and hospitalization insurance, (optional) company car with fuel card + parking cost and car wash retribution, meal vouchers, mac book, iphone with telco subscription, internet, home working.

  • A flat organization where your opinion matters.

  • 29 official vacation days.

  • A place in our dedicated office at a top location in Brussels with great architecture, food courts, restaurants, parks, and after-work drink occasion; nearby the Brussels North railway station including free shuttle service.

Together, we can empower ever more people and businesses to be the master of their own financial fate, bringing them true peace-of-mind.