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BAE Systems Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a Sr Principal Electrical Hardware Design Engineer. The individual selected for this position will be a proven leader with diverse technical capabilities and demonstrated hands-on electrical engineering expertise. The individual will contribute to the design, development, integration/test, and production of dynamic IR based electro-optic military systems. The engineer will work with a multi-discipline team to develop complex products including lasers, receivers, and sensors. The individual must be a self-starter with development experience working with integrated military avionics/electronic hardware and supporting test equipment.

The selected candidate will be expected to lead electrical/hardware engineering teams through all phases of the product life cycle from conceptual development and detail design through qualification, manufacturing transition and production support. The engineer will be responsible for developing robust hardware architectures and solutions to meet demanding customer requirements, and will leverage their electrical engineering expertise to lead and/or perform circuit and CCA design and analysis, FPGA/CPLD designs/developments (Altera), technical trade studies, analog/digital/mixed signal interface design, reverse engineering of legacy designs, component selection, evaluation of technology insertion/upgrades, as well as laboratory test and troubleshooting. Day to day, activities may range from planning work products and managing subcontract developments to supporting product builds & integration efforts.

With a product focus, the individual is also expected to actively partner with operations personnel to develop solutions that adhere to UPC, DFT, and DFM requirements. Additionally, the engineer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during manufacture and test of deliverable hardware. This will include evaluating and troubleshooting LRU and circuit card level issues, assess test faults for root

cause, identify disposition/corrective actions, and evaluate test equipment performance and integrity.

The selected electrical engineer is expected to have applicable experience in the following areas:

  • Design and development of IR technology hardware and systems (lasers, detection/imaging sensors, etc.)

  • Design and development of motion systems including motors, encoders, controllers, laser diode drivers, airborne power systems

  • Design of digital hardware architectures that leverage embedded processors, microcontrollers, and VHDL based FPGAs that provide capability and functionality to a larger system

  • Digital, Analog and Mixed Signal design and troubleshooting with an excellent working knowledge of common electronic circuits and components

  • Demonstrated experience in Product/Factory Support of DoD military electronics/avionics equipment

  • State-of-the-art electrical engineering design tools

  • Design and manufacturing standards associated with complex multilayer CCAs

  • Strong hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, equipment, and processes

  • Working experience with Interface standards including military/avionics communication buses (i.e. RS-485, Mil-Std-1553B, Ethernet)

  • Technical leadership of electrical / hardware teams in executing engineering development efforts

The ideal candidate will thrive in a learning environment that encourages leadership and technical growth.

* _Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status*_

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 8 years of experience

  • 5 years of experience with laser, IR, and other detection and imaging technologies

  • Established digital hardware architect for complex military/avionic equipment

  • 8 years of demonstrated experience in Product development and support of DoD military electronics/avionics equipment

  • Solid fundamentals of digital/analog/mixed signal electronics and interface/communication standards

  • Working experience with lasers, receivers, sensors/cameras, and/or related IR technologies

  • Understanding of complex electronics manufacturing and test methodologies

  • Experience with state-of-the-art electrical engineering development tools

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities in team environment with strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Motivated self-starter and problem solver with proven experience in leading and supporting diverse multi-disciplinary teams

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Current hands-on experience with Cadence electrical engineering development tools

  • Experience with Altera FPGA developments and toolsets.

  • Familiarity with JTAG protocol

  • Control account management experience

  • MATLAB/Simulink tool experience

  • Familiarity with image and signal processing algorithms

  • Life cycle engineering support related to diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS)

Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer


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