Jonathan Georgino

Hardware Engineer

From Concept To Market

From a USB3.0 peripheral device to a BTLE robotic toy, I've got experience designing hardware systems using the latest technologies in the consumer market. I'm an Altium Designer power-user and have built component libraries up from scratch, taking advantage of all the features currently available to speed up the design cycle and generate outputs and reports with a single click.

With a bias towards consumer electronics, I've got an eye for doing things very cost-efficiently, and have worked with some of the high-volume Asian chip manufacturers that aren't so well-known to the outside world. I have a passion for doing PCB Layouts, whether it's a dirt-cheap two layer board that can be fabbed for pennies overseas, or a multi-layer high-density board which pushes the limits of modern fabrication technologies. I'm well-versed in DFM and keep these best practices in mind from the very first board rev. I'm very much hands-on and have no trouble assembling PCBs with fine-pitch SMT components. In fact, I love the challenge of bringing up new boards.

I've navigated through the rough seas of compliance testing (FCC, Bluetooth SIG, etc) and have launched products with CMs in the SF Bay Area as well as in mainland China. I've been working in hardware startups since 2012 so I am quite used to being part of a small team and accomplishing big milestones with limited resources. If you're looking for a passionate engineer to help bring your device to market, let's talk!

  Core Skills

  • Digital Design
  • Analog / RF Design
  • PCB Layout / DFM
  • Firmware Dev & Debug
  • Hardware Testing & Validation
  • Hand-Assembly/PCB Bring-Up/Rework


  • C/C#/C++
  • PHP
  • Visual Basic
  • VHDL/Verilog
  • JavaScript


  • Altium Designer
  • LTSpice
  • MS Visual Studio
  • IAR Embedded Workbench


Attended Politecnico di Milano on Full Scholarship

July 2011

Entered Industry as Design Engineer at GE Advanced Sensors

October 2012

Joined Saleae as Hardware Engineer

March 2014

Started at Wonder Workshop as Hardware Engineer


 Hardware Engineer
 Wonder Workshop

  •  Circuit Design & Component Selection
  •  Schematic Capture, & PCB Layout
  •  Prototyping / PCB Bring-Up / Rework
  •  Design Validation & Failure Analysis
  •  Compliance Testing & Certification
  •  Support our CM in China
MAR 2014 - Present
 Hardware Engineer

  •  Schematic capture, simulation, and board layouts
  •  PCB bring-up, debug, rework, and validation
  •  Component Selection and Supply Chain Management
  •  Support production of existing products
  •  Technical Customer Support
OCT 2012 - MAR 2014
 Design Engineer
 GE Advanced Sensors

  •  Supported development and launch of embedded RF sensor
  •  Test bench design and automation
  •  PCB bring-up, debug, and rework. FA on field returns
  •  Automation of functional testing + implementation of SPC
JUL 2011 - OCT 2012

 M.S. in Computing Systems Engineering
 Politecnico di Milano

  •  Awarded Full Academic Scholarship
  •  Admitted into the 7th Cycle of Alta Scuola Politecnica
  •  Completed only first year, deferred to enter industry
 B.S. in Electrical Engineering
 Pennsylvania State University - The Behrend College

  •  3.43 / 4.00 Cumulative GPA
  •  Completed Behrend Honors and Scholars Program
  •  Member of Tau Beta Nu - Engineering Honor Society
  •  First Place in IEEE Region 2 Student Paper Competition
Class of 2010
 B.S. in Computer Engineering
 Pennsylvania State University - The Behrend College

  •  Earned concurrently with EE Degree
  •  First to complete dual EE/CE degree in 8 semesters
Class of 2010

 Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
 Bridge-Linguatec, Inc.

  •  60-Hour Teaching Certificate
  •  Certificate Number TO0011132
May 2009

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Dash & Dot - Smart Robots For Curious Minds
Consumer Electronics

What engineer could resist the opportunity to make robots for kids?! In my role on the HW/FW team at Wonder Workshop, I helped bring an impressive toy to market on an extremely tight schedule. Click to find out some tech details about these robots.

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Protocol Analyzers
C++ Programming

While I was a student at Penn State, this would have saved me hours of painful debugging; however I jumped on the opportunity to ensure that not another student would have to suffer through the same situation ever again. Click to find out which lab project students no longer have to struggle through.

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RF Soot Sensor
Embedded Systems, RF, Automotive

In my time at GE, I had the opportunity to work on a really unique product. As a new graduate in EE, I never imagined I'd find myself becoming an expert on diesel exhaust aftertreatment systems. Click to learn about an RF Sensor that's reducing harmful emissions of diesel engines across the world.

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Logic 2.0
Consumer Electronics, Test & Measurement

In early 2012 I bought a Logic Analyzer that changed my life. It was the most impressive engineering tool I had ever used, so I quit my job at GE and moved across the country to work for the brothers who made it. Click here to see how I helped them make it even better.

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University Projects
Embedded Systems, RF, DSP

While the majority of projects from my academic career weren't anything special worth mentioning, there were a few that were memorable enough that I'd like to highlight. Click here to find out which project won 1st Place at the 2010 IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conference.


  Music Theory - Playing Guitar & Piano
 Web Development - HTML/CSS/LAMP
 Travel, Cultures & Languages - Couchsurfing
 Forrest Gump - Scrubs - HIMYM
 Juggling - Unicycling


What you are will show in what you do.

- Thomas A. Edison


Questions? Comments? I'd love to hear what's on your mind.

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