Halifax Biomedical’s mission is to protect patients’ health and improve clinical outcomes by providing quality clinical research services and advanced research products. To accomplish this, Halifax Biomedical seeks bright, energetic, motivated individuals dedicated to building premier, technology-driven clinical research services and a research products company.

HBI provides its employees a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive Salary
  • An Employee Share Option Program
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • Four weeks paid Vacation including company closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year

HBI is a strong advocate of a good work/life balance. We settled in Mabou to enable our employees to enjoy a safe and affordable setting while providing challenging and rewarding careers in a continuous learning environment.

Mabou is an idyllic rural setting on the western coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It, and the surrounding areas, have a rich cultural history, with strong community values. It offers a host of recreational and cultural opportunities and has high quality educational facilities nearby. Square dances, ceilidhs, hiking trails, a famous local farmers market and the ‘Red Shoe Pub’ are just a few of the recreational highlights.
An active social committee ensures that not all of our ‘get togethers’ are work related. Lobster boils, BBQ competitions and a multitude of other events make HBI a fun place to grow your career.



Are you good at solving complex problems? Do you want to be part of a tight-knit team?
November 30, 2017

Electrical Engineer

Montréal, QC

Introduction and Company Overview:
Halifax Biomedical Inc. (HBI) is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer to join our small and dynamic team. HBI is an innovative medical diagnostics company, providing leading-edge imaging equipment and research services to customers globally. We are expanding the advanced Biophotonics Product Development division at our Montreal office. We require a full-time Electrical Engineer to design and develop the firmware, hardware and circuit boards for a variety of exciting medical applications. These projects are challenging yet rewarding, because ultimately their clinical use will improve medical care for patients worldwide.

You will join a welcoming group of co-workers who are serious about getting their work done, yet easy going about interacting with each other. You will meet weekly as a group to define the work plan (based on company goals), and then be responsible for independently carrying out your part. You will openly discuss issues, problems and solutions with the team in an intelligent and non-judgemental manner.

Your Role:
As the ‘electronic expert’ within the company, your skills and knowledge will play a pivotal role in bringing a variety of projects to completion. You will be responsible for translating high-level product requirements into technical hardware specifications. On a day-to-day basis, you will design, build and test circuits, as well as source and evaluate electronic components and micro-processors. You’ll get things set up for product manufacturing. You will need to document the processes you develop, and work closely with the QA team to ensure our products are of the highest quality.

We are looking for someone who is:

• Creative
• Autonomous
• Collaborative
• Comfortable working with some uncertainty and ambiguity
• Works diligently and meticulously
• Customer-focused
• Respectful
You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or the equivalent technical degree. A Computer Science degree will also be considered. You must also have:
• 10+ years of experience with system-level design including mixed signal circuit design, firmware programming, system bring-up, integration, and debug
• 7+ years of experience with mixed signal circuit design
• Experience in low-power DC switching power supplies, analog filter design, analog to digital converters
• Experience with micro-processor firmware or driver development, programming in C
• Experience with micro-processor architecture, digital circuit design, and various communications protocols such as I2C, UART, USB, etc.
• Experience with hand soldering and reworking of SMT components
• Experience with schematic creation using PADS, or equivalent CAD tools
• Fluent in English and French, both written and spoken

Desired experience:
• Experience with safety and EMC testing, and development of such test plans
• Experience with IEC 60601 medical device standards
• Experience with RF amplifiers, digital signal generation, and HF noise suppression
• Solid understanding of signal processing
• Experience in medical device design

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with abilities and experience. We offer a flexible work schedule, 4 weeks paid vacation, and an extended health and dental plan. Most importantly, we want to make sure there is the right fit between you, your projects and the team so that you love coming to work every day!

Our office is located in Mile-End Montreal. This is a vibrant, up-and-coming neighbourhood with a mix of artistic and tech companies, excellent restaurants and apartments/condos. The office is close to a Metro stop and is easily accessible with public transportation.

You will also need to travel occasionally to our company headquarters in Mabou, Nova Scotia to collaborate with the team there. Mabou is a rural village located on the western coast of beautiful Cape Breton Island.

How to apply:
Please write to Shauna at and tell her (in 400 words or less) why you are a great match for this role. Please attach your resume. The closing date for applications will be December 18, 2017.

Please note: Only candidates who are currently authorized to work in Canada will be considered. We thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.