Electrical Engineer

About Us

Shearwater Research is a privately held, profitable technology company which is the world leader in the field of technical diving computers and rebreather oxygen controllers. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, we have dealers in over 70 countries, and service centers in Canada, USA, UK, and New Zealand. We take pride in our corporate culture of high energy excellence, with self-managed professionals who thrive in delivering results in a tangible, visible manner. We are a fast growing company with a very bright future.

We provide a culture that embraces innovation, passion, and performance excellence. We offer professional growth opportunities and a dynamic, informal, and engaging workplace. Join our team and enjoy an inspiring environment, where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life. We invite you to check us out at www.shearwater.com


As our Electrical Engineer you will design, implementation, and testing of reliable electronics for diving equipment.

Key Responsibilities

KRA 1: Design of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies:

  • Source, research, and recommend new electronic component to meet design
  • Assist with the specification of product requirements, especially as related to electronic
  • Schematic capture in Altium
  • PCB layout in Altium
  • Creation and maintenance of schematic symbols and PCB
  • Generation of organized documentation for transfer to PCBA manufacturing
  • Work with mechanical engineers to ensure electronics mounting, encapsulation, and protection are designed for optimal
  • Documentation of electronics

KRA 2: Verification of functionality, performance, and reliability of electronics:

  • Create and execute validation plans to ensure new components are
  • Perform and document bring-up testing on new PCBA
  • Provide necessary documentation and support to firmware
  • Work with NPI test engineers to develop and execute test

KRA 3: Support the ongoing production sustaining activities:

  • Collaborate with purchasing department to ensure continuous supply of
  • Find and approve alternate components due to EOL or supply
  • Support and troubleshooting of problems relating to electronics for customers, service centers, OEMs and
  • Continuously improve electronics reliability through research of best practices and evidence-based investigations into failure
  • Electronics design of production tools, programmers, and test
  • Design, testing, and integration of electronics for testing

Key Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience as an Electrical Engineer in an R&D or Quality environment developing commercial products
  • Experienced with DFMEA and PFMEA techniques or Product Development environment
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment an asset
  • Design of parts for underwater environments an asset

The successful candidate is a calm under pressure problem solver and a great communicator who builds effective team relationships with honesty, respect and passion for getting the job done. Other beneficial experience:

  • Scuba diver, interest in company sponsored scuba training or you think scuba diving is pretty cool
  • Proven communication skills both in-person and hybrid ways or
  • Excellent internal communication and interpersonal Ability to lead and positively influence people in interactions at all levels within an organization.
  • Capacity to work under pressure on multiple concurrent priorities and
  • Ability to build and facilitate strong cross-functional work
  • Uncompromising dedication to safety and quality
  • Excellent command of the English Language, written and
  • Proficient in MS Office tools including Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and


These are some of the benefits Shearwater employees enjoy:

  • Flex time and Hybrid work site arrangements for most professional staff
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, Dental, Extended Health, EAP Plan + Health Spending Account
  • Competitive vacation allowance
  • Group RSP with company matching contributions
  • 5 personal days per calendar year (paid out if not used)
  • Diving – open water ticket, dry suit and advanced training company paid
  • Bonuses based on successful annual financial performance of the company
  • 10 min tenant shuttle (or bus) from Skytrain and local Parking available


To apply, send your cover letter and resume to resume@shearwater.com

Shearwater Research, is a privately held technology ISO9001:2015 certified world leader in the field of dive computers for serious divers. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, we have dealers in over 70 countries, and service centers in Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand, and Thailand.

Shearwater Research is an equal opportunity employer. If you are contacted regarding the position, please advise the member of our recruiting team of any accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Contact and Next Steps

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to resume@shearwater.com

Upcoming Dive Shows

Shearwater Research will be at the following dive shows:

Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition (CUCE)

Read More / Mar 26-28

ADEX Singapore

Read More / Mar 31 - Apr 2

MARINE DIVING FAIR (マリンダイビングフェア)

Read More / Apr 7-9

Rebreather Forum 4

Read More / Apr 20-22

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FDIC International

Read More / Apr 24-29 5259

International Exposition S&R

Read More / May 5-7

TDEX Thailand Dive Expo

Read More / May 18-21

MIDE Malaysia International Dive Expo

Read More / May 26-28

Long Beach Scuba Show

Read More / Jun 3-4 720 and 722

Firehouse Expo

Read More / Sep 25-29 248

DEMA 2023

Read More / Nov 14-17 3728