Principal Hardware Engineer - 28378 in Syracuse, NY at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

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Job Description

Looking for an experienced electrical/electronics engineer to perform detailed design and analysis for highly complex embedded systems at the heart of various Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems. Applicants should have a high degree of flexibility and creativity to develop successful design solutions that utilize the latest embedded system techniques including microcontrollers, FPGAs, SoCs, and MPSoCs. Applicants will be involved in all stages of R&D projects as well as product development projects.

Responsibilities include:

• Research, design, development, and testing of highly complex electrical (digital, power, RF and analog) products or systems; conduct or oversee prototype development activities to ensure compliance to specifications and project milestones; promote effective design and development processes; ensure optimal performance of designs
• Create electrical/electronic schematics, design or oversee the design of highly complex PCBAs and/or other integrated electrical systems and components, including cabling and wire harnesses
• Design and development of mixed signal systems with MCUs, MPUs, FPGAs, DSPs, SoCs, sensors, power electronics, analog front-end (ADC, DAC), RF front end, high speed memory (DDR3/4), high speed serial communication (SGMII, Aurora, PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.1) and low speed serial communication interfaces (UART, I2C, SPI)
• Conduct analyses addressing issues such as failure, reliability, capacity or capability
• Documentation of designs for internal use and consumption by other subject matter experts, other engineering disciplines and program management
• Collaboration with other engineering disciplines and subject matter experts on system and board level design details
• Hands on system and board level integration and testing; including the drafting of test plans and procedures, rework instructions and other documentation as needed on a design specific basis


 Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline and 8 to 10 years of experience; or Master's Degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering and 6 to 8 years of experience; or 8+ years of job related experience
• Experienced in defining requirements, performing schematic capture, executing or managing PCB layout, and executing design verification testing to ensure designs meet project needs
• Experience with multi-Gbps serial communications links, simulation of high speed serial communications links utilizing IBIS models, S-parameters etc.
• Experience with power analysis; DC drop, power plane impedance, decoupling analysis
• Experience with EMI/EMC testing, debug and interpretation of results from testing and experiments
• Experience in radar, EW, software defined radio, and electro-optical system design preferred
• Ability to work on multi-disciplinary engineering teams
• Ability to work in an environment with rapidly changing priorities
• Security Clearance Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Security Clearance: None


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