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Job Description

Job Number
SAT-10-214.2
Job Title
Electrical Engineer
Department
SAT : Engineering
Location
State College, PA
Description
• Design, analyze and test analog and digital circuitry to support microwave communications electronics
• Typical circuit designs tasks include, but are not limited to:
o Opamp-based sampling and feedback circuitry
o Linear and switching voltage regulators (low voltage)
o Precision voltage references
o Serial data communications
o Current sensing and limiting circuits, hot-swap circuitry
o PLLs (Non-Microwave) and low frequency clocks
• Analyze design requirements and select suitable electronic components
• Perform circuit analysis - both by direct calculation and by use of SPICE simulation tools
• Document designs by developing schematics, block diagrams, and analysis documents
• Review and advise on PCB layouts developed by drafting department to engineering specs
• Contribute to the technical planning, scheduling, and successful execution of small design projects
• Communicate with other design team about requirements, design rationale, analysis of designs, and any issues clearly and openly
• Have constant interactions and make design trade-offs with systems engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering and manufacturing support engineering
• Support other engineering functions as needed in the design process
• Participate in the improvement of the organizational processes and documentation
• Lead the research and analysis of data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
• Exercises latitude and self-direction in determining technical objectives of assignments
Requirements
• Analog circuit design techniques
• Familiarity with basic analog and analog/digital control circuits
o Opamp sampling and feedback
o Linear and switching voltage regulators
o Low-frequency filtering and signal conditioning
o A/D and D/A converters
o Serial communications circuits
o Grounding and isolation
o Precision voltage references
• Basic knowledge of Schematic Capture & PCB Layout tools
• Familiarity with basic electronic test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc)
• Underlying background knowledge of the electronics manufacturing process
• Hardware debugging/troubleshooting skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and the use of Sharepoint
• Good communication skills and a willingness to share knowledge
• Ability to multi-task

Beyond the basic required skills, additional consideration will be given to applicants who have experience in the following specialty areas:
• RF and Microwave electronics devices and circuits
• Embedded control hardware design with microcontrollers, basic embedded code
• Basic Python Scripting (including data collection and processing)
• Automation of electronic test equipment (GPIB, LXI, etc.)
• CAN communications protocol
• Experience with microwave test equipment (spectrum analyzers, signal generators, PNA, etc.)
• MTBF analysis of electronics products
• Familiarity with regulatory compliance for electronic products (e.g. FCC, CE certification, etc.)
• RF or Microwave design tools (e.g, Genesys, AWR MWO, Ansys tool suites)
• Experience with a community documentation paradigm (i.e. Wiki, etc.)
• Project management tools such as Microsoft Project
• Experience in the preparation of technical documents for potential major program proposals

Minimum job requirements:

• BS in Electrical engineering, Computer engineering or Computer Science. Master’s Preferred
• Five years of related work experience
• Mid-Career to Senior level work experience.

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