We're looking for an experienced ARM board designer that has experience from developing a prototype to assisting in production run of quantities in excess of 10,000 units.
This posting is for a conversation with someone who has aforementioned skills and experience.
We will be talking to more than one contractors from Upwork and the one that we select will get the job of actually designing the product for us.
Why we're willing to pay for a conversation:
We want to talk to someone who has the skills and experience and can educate us on what we need to know about various stages of embedded System Design and development, timeline, certifications needed and an educated estimate on how much is the final product going to cost in production run of 5,000 to 10,000 units.
The ARM board should be capable of running Linux and node.js. Cost is an important consideration for us, so we would like to use components that are reliable, easily available, widely supported, value for money instead of the top of the line.
When responding to this post, please include what your hourly rate for this conversation will be and the hourly rate you charge for embedded system development.