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Careers

KEA Technologies is looking for eager and qualified candidates to join our growing team. If you believe you would be a good fit for one of the listings below, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for more information.

Current Job Opportunities


Mechanical Engineering Technician

Position Summary

KEA Technologies, Inc. is currently seeking a highly motivated Mechanical Engineering Technician. The qualified applicant will become an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team including engineering professionals and subject-matter experts. In this role, you will be responsible for working closely with the engineering team to provide hands-on support for prototype builds, integration, testing and validation of sensor systems, and the general maintenance of vehicles and the lab environments. You will have ownership and responsibility for overseeing aspects of prototype fabrication and low-rate production build providing technical support and monitoring schedule status. You will assume responsibility for results-based deliverables in direct support of the company’s exciting initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work independently in the absence of supervision to assist the engineering or science team in the use, fabrication, installation and testing of complex prototypes, equipment, and samples in the shop and in the field.
  • Assist with the processing and maintenance of industrial grade 3D printers, including printed parts post processing and finishing.
  • Manage prototype lab facilities and equipment through acquisition, calibration, maintenance, and storage activities.
  • Fabricate equipment and/or develop and implement evaluation procedures for the testing of concepts and samples produced by the engineering/science team.
  • Fabricate metal and plastic components with machine shop equipment (drill press, band saw, CNC)
  • Work with the Engineering team to troubleshoot issues – electrical, mechanical, optical, electro- mechanical, firmware and software.
  • Conduct experiments in accordance with documented protocols
  • Troubleshoot equipment and fixtures in the shop and in the field where required.
  • Complete reports and summaries of work.
  • Read and interpret detailed mechanical drawings and electrical wiring diagrams.
  • Contribute to system architecture development, identifying design and production methods for the rapid and efficient development of new design concepts.
  • Ensure team focus on design goals and engineering quality.
  • Assist staff and initiate continuous improvement.
  • Follow OSHA safety protocols

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Associates/Technical/Trade/Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience.
  • Self-motivated, able to take responsibility, and a flexible attitude.
  • Automotive experience is preferred
  • Possess a willingness and ability to learn additional technical skills within the automobile, rail, and defense industries.
  • Technical knowledge of computers, electrical assembly, basic electronic troubleshooting, mechanical assembly and repair, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and audio-visual equipment operation.
  • Machine shop fabrication experience of metal and plastic components utilizing drill press, band saw, and/or programmable CNC.
  • Ability to read electrical / mechanical drawings, equipment manuals and technical specifications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess excellent troubleshooting skills to efficiently identify and resolve design and production issues during all phases of product research and development or during system installations. Familiar with document controls, revision control and change process.
  • Candidate should be well organized, detail oriented, and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Able to follow process instructions accurately and consistently.
  • This position requires strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment advancing the state of the art and creating highly innovative devices
  • The ability to understand equipment operation and able to identify potential problems with the equipment through observation and to escalate resolution to the next level.
  • Periodic travel may be required.
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Senior Software Developer

Position Summary

KEA Technologies, Inc. is currently looking for a talented individual for the position of Senior Software Developer. If you are a qualified applicant that is highly motivated, enthusiastic about innovative R&D design and are looking to become an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team including engineering professionals and subject-matter experts, KEA can provide an exciting opportunity.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Designing and integrating software packages for our hardware platforms, including operating systems, drivers, and supporting software infrastructure
  • Conducting trade-off analyses and benchmarking exercises to influence future system architectures
  • Defining processes on commissioning and testing Linux systems
  • Working directly with electrical and mechanical engineering teams to integrate systems into the vehicle
  • Working on embedded platform software in a Linux-based environment
  • Writing event-driven and asynchronous applications primarily in C and C++
  • Writing software that communicates with and controls other devices over interfaces including CAN, UART, I2C, SPI and others
  • Designing, developing, and continuously enhancing our customized Linux operating systems. You’ll have ownership over areas such as build toolchain, kernels, root filesystem, bootloader, device drivers, and BSP for a wide variety of hardware boards.

You will have ownership and responsibility for overseeing key aspects of prototype/product development providing technical support and monitoring schedule status. You will assume responsibility for results-based deliverables in direct support of the company’s exciting initiatives

Qualifications & Requirements

BS/MS in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Expert level C/C++ coding in a Linux environment.
  • Experience with cross-compiling applications on arm architectures.
  • Experience with source control (Git, SVN or something similar).
  • Experience with Microcontrollers.
  • Experience with the Yocto Project.
  • Experience with developing or customizing board support packages (BSP).
  • Significant experience developing and maintaining board support packages (BSP) for a variety of embedded devices.
  • Strong knowledge and applied skills with Linux operating systems, including OS internals and associated tools and libraries for developing, debugging, and testing complex software systems.
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as CAN, UART, 12C, SPI.
  • Experience with embedded systems and Linux kernel/driver development and familiarity with the Linux operating system internals, kernel modules.
  • Experience with Python is a plus.
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational and writing abilities are desirable.

Research Assistant

Position Summary

KEA Technologies, Inc. is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to assist with several research studies involving behavioral and psychophysiological data collection. Under the supervision of the Clinical Investigator, the RA will work with the team to carry out the daily activities associated with human subject testing. KEA technologies conducts studies to support the development of new technologies. Work is conducted primarily at KEA Technologies headquarters in Littleton, MA and McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance on research studies as per study guidelines and protocols.
  • Interact with participant/subjects with regard to studies, providing procedural instructions to participants.
  • Will assist with: collecting data, inputting the data, and maintaining subject information database for all studies.
  • Set-up and monitoring of any needed equipment including various types of breathalyzers / alcohol detection systems.
  • Will be responsible for the frequent operation of our test vehicles and safe transportation of a study participant (passenger).
  • Maintains inventory and orders supplies when necessary.
  • Assists in the development and documentation of test procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Background in neuroscience, experimental psychology, or a related field is strongly preferred.
  • Bachelors degree is required.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must have a valid drivers license.
  • Experience working with participants in an experimental setting preferred.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative and interactive group.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of best clinical research practices and methodologies preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer programs, databases, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects’ rights, privacy, and individual needs.
  • Ability to handle personal and protected health information.
  • Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC).

Senior Project Manager

Position Summary

KEA Technologies, Inc. (KEA) is currently seeking a highly technical Senior Project Manager to join our Team in Littleton, MA. The qualified applicant will have strong management skills and have experience in systems engineering (preferably in opto-mechanical systems). This person will become an integral member of our multi-disciplinary team including project managers, engineers, chemists, data analysts, human factors, and technical subject-matter experts.

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance, direction, and oversight to the technical team by working very closely with the engineering discipline leads and the Engineering Director to execute project scope. The Senior Project Manager will lead internal and external status meetings, track and manage assigned projects, and communicate directly with our Customers, Subcontract Vendors and Component Suppliers. In conjunction with KEA and Customer management teams, s/he will develop, administer, and coordinate work plans to ensure completion of all tasks with timeliness, accuracy, efficiency, effectiveness - within budget and schedule. This position requires experience in systems engineering, new and emerging product launch, research and development, technical proficiencies, engineering and design, strong management, and communications skills. This position is nearly entirely in-office with limited remote/virtual work opportunity and may require periodic domestic or international travel (estimated not more than 5-10%) for meetings or conferences.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position reports to the Director of Programs and directly supports the Engineering Department. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead projects that are heavily focused on product design, development, launch, sustainment, and maintenance service support.
  • Lead projects by applying project management principles and best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of programs/projects.
  • Use Systems Engineering principles and best practices to guide the management of highly technical projects.
  • Creating presentation slides and materials for various audiences from executive leadership to highly technical subject matter engineering experts and presenting the materials at meetings.
  • Participate in, lead and/or convene preliminary, interim, and critical/final design review meetings.
  • Develop or follow previously developed budget and scheduled projects including communicating the status, action items, and milestones for assigned projects.
  • Develop new, improve interim, or follow existing quality control & management processes.
  • Lead or provide significant support for product development through manufacture, launch and release.
  • Responsible for providing meaningful feedback, contributions, recommendations, component assessment, efficiency evaluation, and quality reviews - as well as potentially completing portions of technical, engineering and design activities - directly related to projects.
  • Provide guidance and contribute to development, preliminary engineering/design, and management of critical project and program parameters.
  • Responsible for managing schedule, budget, and task details by utilizing project management tools such as reports, tracking charts, checklists, and project scheduling software. Preferably the candidate would be familiar with Arena for project control.
  • Provide technical, engineering and business process expertise to the KEA and Customer teams on various project elements (such as recommendations, risks, alternatives, priorities, issues, etc.).
  • Coordinate and assist in coordinating with external vendors and contractors to develop execution and management plans, designs, and technical proposals.
  • Support proposal development including proposal input, including detailed technical project descriptions, legal risk and responsibility definitions, financial descriptions, and detailed supporting documentation of contractor quotes, and cost and savings options for leadership consideration.
  • Identify and resolve potential complications or conflicts within the assigned project(s) and across all KEA projects and develop solutions for resolution.
  • Candidate will be placed in the position of presenting themselves and KEA to the Customer and project stakeholders in a professional manner.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a technical - electrical, electronics, mechanical, chemical, industrial, etc. engineering - background.
  • Minimum of five years of experience as the lead project manager on very technical, product development, engineering-type projects.
  • Must have a strong technical background with understanding of technology research & development (R&D) and new products development (NPD).
  • Must have experience with low-rate initial production (LRIP), full production, assembly, contract manufacturing, and testing projects.
  • Must have excellent organizational, scheduling, time management and planning skills.
  • Must be trained with experience (certified PMP preferred) in structured project management including phase gate process, new product development process tools, change management tools, supplier engagement and selection.
  • Must have experience with PLM software (Agile, Arena, other) for project management.
  • Must have strong leadership skills, self-motivated, adaptable to a dynamic environment.
  • Must have strong quality management, quality systems, and documentation capabilities.
  • Must be familiar with ISO 9001, QMS and ISO 17025 accreditations.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to support, motivate and inspire the team when challenges arise, and to provide praise and accolades when successes occur.
  • Must be a strong multi-tasker with the ability to adjust quickly and effectively to changing priorities.
  • Must have strong attention to detail with the ability to see the big picture to ensure all project elements are being considered and decisions are made proactively not reactively.
  • Must have technical proposal development and product pricing (is preferred).
  • Must have Scientific, Technical, Medical terminology acumen.
  • Must have full working knowledge and use of Microsoft products: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, File Explorer, Project (mandatory); Visio, Teams (preferred).
  • Familiarity with optical systems, fiberoptics, lasers, electronics, PCBs preferred.
  • Familiarity with post product launch sales, distribution, maintenance, and services support is desirable.
  • Familiarity with the automobile, railroad, safety industries is desirable.
  • Familiarity with research and development, product development, alcohol detection systems, and chemistry / toxicology is desirable.
  • Familiarity with service-type projects (e.g., engineering, design, R&D, lab testing, training, etc.) is desirable.
  • Familiarity with financial management – budgeting, estimating, resources allocation, spend planning, etc. is desirable.
  • Experience with State and Federal transportation regulations and programs with agencies such as NHTSA, FDOT, FRA, FTA, FHWA, State DMVs is desirable.

Embedded Software Engineer

Position Summary

KEA Technologies, Inc. is currently looking for a talented individual for the position of Embedded Software Engineer. If you are a qualified applicant that is highly motivated, enthusiastic about innovative R&D design and are looking to become an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team including engineering professionals and subject-matter experts, KEA can provide an exciting opportunity. In this role, you will be responsible for

  • Working on embedded platform software in a Linux-based environment.
  • Writing event-driven and asynchronous applications primarily in C and C++.
  • Writing software that communicates with and controls other devices over interfaces including CAN, UART, I2C, SPI and others.

Designing, developing and continuously enhancing our customized Linux operating systems. You’ll have ownership over areas such as build toolchain, kernels, root filesystem, bootloader, device drivers, and BSP for a wide variety of hardware boards.

You will have ownership and responsibility for overseeing key aspects of prototype/product development providing technical support and monitoring schedule status. You will assume responsibility for results-based deliverables in direct support of the company’s exciting initiatives.

Qualifications & Requirements

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Expert level C/C++ coding (preferably in a Linux environment)
  • Experience with source control (Git, SVN or something similar).
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational and writing abilities are desirable.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with python.
  • Experience with Microcontrollers.
  • Experience with Yocto Project.
  • Experience with developing or customizing board support packages (BSP).
  • Experience with embedded systems and Linux kernel/driver development is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the Linux operating system internals, kernel modules are a plus.
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as CAN, UART, I2C, SPI.

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KEA Technologies is truly dedicated to and embraces the ideals of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These ideals are reflected in our recruitment, hiring, career development and community outreach efforts.

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