Nia Therapeutics is developing implantable brain stimulation devices to restore memory function after brain injury and degenerative disease. Our technology was developed at the University of Pennsylvania with funding from DARPA and our team has demonstrated proof of concept for improving human memory across multiple clinical studies. Our technology has the potential to help patients by improving their memory function, reducing disability and increasing on-the-job performance. Our team includes leaders in the fields of biomedical engineering, cybersecurity, neuroscience, and neurosurgery.


We are looking for a hands-on Head of Hardware Engineering to lead development of the implantable and wearable components of our smart, connected neurostimulation platform. As a key member of the leadership team, you will work closely with senior executives to gain a deep understanding of the system architecture and business requirements and will manage the design, development and delivery of all hardware components by our external manufacturing partners. You will be responsible for taking all hardware components from engineering prototypes through preclinical and clinical evaluation, and architecting our next-generation system.


  • 7+ years of experience developing active implantable medical devices
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with PCB layout, communication protocols (e.g. SPI, USB), prototyping, circuit debugging, design validation, power management and packaging
  • A track record of bringing products from concept to manufacturing
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including directing and mentoring cross-disciplinary engineering teams and external contractors in design and engineering best practices
  • Strong project management skillset
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure, able to multi-task and obtain results


  • Experience with wireless protocols, inductive communication and power
  • Experience with agile development processes
  • Experience in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with neurostimulation device development standards (ISO-14708 and ISO-13485)


Nia Therapeutics has offices in Waltham, MA and soon in northern NJ. We employ a hybrid work environment supporting both in-person and remote work. Must be eligible to work in the US.


This position requires up to 10% domestic travel.