Instrument Electronics Engineer

2 weeks ago
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This position requires the ability to apply sound engineering t principles to the execution of electronics designs, as applied to complex sensors and actuators.  These projects are executed within the Electronics Division, with a heavy emphasis on high performance, low size, weight, and power consumption mixed signal electronic architectures.


Responsibilities include design, simulation and schematic capture of electronics designs.  Also included are planning and conducting the test and analysis of state-of-the-art inertial instruments and subsystems.  This work will also involve performing tests and analyzing data to characterize the performance of inertial instruments, including noise.  The candidate will be responsible for testing in an ESD controlled environment using a wide variety of test equipment including pressure chambers, thermal chambers, ,rate tables, and a multitude of electronic test equipment.  The candidate should be motivated to gain an in-depth understanding of the electronics and physics as applied to advanced instruments.


BS degree in Electrical Engineering and 2+ years experience with some or all of the following:  analog electronics including operational amplifier circuit design, SPICE, Matlab, Labview and test equipment including oscilloscopes, power supplies, DVMs, function generators and spectrum analyzers.  The ability to work independently as well as in a group environment is essential.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.  The ideal candidate will have completed graduate level classes with the intention of completing an advanced degree.  The completion of a course in Digital Signal Processing is also advantageous.

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.


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