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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Senior Engineer B
MPP : Helix Engineering
Palo Alto, CA
• Devises the initial concept of assigned Helix Traveling Wave Tubes, associated component, or system and other Microwave products; and directs and participates in the overall detailed product design, analysis, and testing.
• Assume project responsibility and carries it through various stages of design and development per project scope of the work/project charter.
• Performs and manages project related administrative tasks such as: planning, execution, monitoring schedule & cost control according to assigned budget.
• Conceives, analyses, prepares, and presents proposals for new programs which will lead to new products, organizes, and implements, or assists in organizing and implementing a thorough R&D program.
• Specifies and evaluates environmental conditions for the device - such as shock, vibration, temperature, etc.; analyses equipment to establish operating data and conducts experimental tests.
• Recognizes design problem and errors and take corrective action.
• Works with manufacturing during pilot run and first product runs, to ensure an efficient transition from engineering into production. Supports production activities in the factory.
• Maintains a high level of technical competence, ethics, and state of the art awareness.
• Develops cost estimates for products, projects, and programs.
• Works with cross functional teams (other departments), such as Purchasing, Production Control, Marketing, Customer service, Quality Assurance, and others as needed to carry-out project tasks to meet strategic departmental/organizational goals.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Typically BS (with 7 years of experience) or MS (with 5 years of experience or PhD (with 2 years of experience) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics with relevant TWT experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
• Experience with Helix or other TWT design, development and test experience preferred.
• Able to manage complex projects and programs independently with little supervision.
• Hands-on experience with a deep understanding of engineering principles, concepts in vacuum science, materials and process engineering, manufacturing science, etc.
• Must have a passion for problem solving.
• Excellent written and verbal communication.
• Ability to work on a team and be a team player.
• US citizenship and the ability to receive a DOD security clearance is required.

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This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum.