Hardware Systems Architect (Consultant)


Skywalk is an early-stage deep tech startup founded by a team of Stanford PhDs and MBAs. We are looking for an experienced hardware systems architect to join our team and build the first platform for intuitive on-body computing. In this role you’ll help our hardware engineers determine product roadmap, make trade-offs between design and implementation, and explore new features.

This position is highly flexible with a commitment of 5-10 hours per week.

We're searching for a candidate with demonstrated experience solving complex problems in electronics system design, who shares our vision for human-centered computing!


What you’ll be up to…

Collaborate with hardware and software teams to identify core features and create system specifications.

Define hardware modules, optimize component selection, and determine architectural tradeoffs across areas such as performance, power supply, cost, durability, and integration.

Work with hardware team to review designs and suggest areas for iterative improvement. Support implementation of best practices across process, quality standards, analysis, and documentation.


You might be a good fit if you have…

7+ years experience in system and architectural design for wearable consumer electronics.

Experience bringing new electronics products from prototype to production.

Strong writing and communication skills for effective consulting and design reviews.

Excitement to build new early-stage deep tech products with a superstar team of young and ambitious engineers!

We want curious people who are excited to build with us, so please apply even if you don’t check all the boxes! The Skywalk team believes that a diverse team creates amazing opportunities. You will be actively involved in building an inclusive organization where every employee feels welcome and appreciated for their unique contributions.

Salary: $150 per hour, 5-10 hours/week (In-Person/Remote)