Senior Electrical Engineer-Hardware Design

02 Apr 2024

We are hiring for a Senior Electrical Engineer who comes from a Hardware Design focus! This is a hybrid role that will begin fully remote for the first 6 months and then move to a hybrid position thereafter. This company is renovating their facility and the position will remain remote until renovations are completed.Description:This person will be owning PCB Board design from start to finish. Multiple products being products as a collective concurrently and multiple boards within project. Will own project or board. Depending on their level of experience they will own the work from either requirements onward, or PCB design onward. Sometimes they outsource, but this person should be happy to do layout/schematics as well. Definitely will take part in lab work / bring-up. Needs to be involved with that. Altium is design tool and they use it for all phases.Job Duties:

Translate product level requirements into implementable circuit

Work with Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Management in an interactive manner to develop electrical solutions to project requirement

Define potential electrical implementation solutions and discuss tradeoffs

Design electrical solutions for PacStar products implemented as BOMS and Schematics in Altium

Low power (2 – 60W), low voltage (3, 5, 12, and 48 VDC) power circuits

LI-ION battery charging and monitoring circuits

PoE circuits

High Speed signal routing for Ethernet ports (100 Mbps to 10 Gbps)

Simple micro-processor design and firmware development (mostly board hotel functions)

Build parts and maintain library within Altium

Design for small size and physically rugged environments

Provide parts placement board models to Mechanical Engineering

Participate in the normal back and forth to address thermal and fitment issues

Layout of circuit boards in Altium

Company currently employs a mixed model of laying out boards in-house and utilizing external resources when timing or expertise dictate

Ability to layout boards and generate complete board fabrication packages is desired

Provide detail electrical design guidance when utilizing external board layout resources (e.g. isolation, stack up, signal transmission requirements, etc)

Coordinate with purchasing and board build house for fabrication and assembly of engineering test units

Provide advance BOM’s to Purchasing

Be proactive in the identification of long lead items. Acquire samples and small lots early in the design process to mitigate timing impact

Provide technical guidance as needed to board assembly house

Board turn-up/debug/test

Receive first run engineering circuit boards

Perform basic turn-up and debugging of boards

Develop and test any microprocessor-based functions on the board (usually simple board hotel functions)

Develop and execute Design Verification Testing

Support Mechanical Engineering during physical integration of electronics into modules

Experience with EMI/EMC and ESD testing and debugging is preferred

Transition designs to manufacturing

Provide complete design packages to enable production build (Board production quantities are in the high hundreds per year utilizing mostly on-shore suppliers)

Develop and provide simple functional test plans/systems to board assembly house

Support factory with problem resolution and test support when required

Support designs once they are in the field

Provide technical support to field issues should they occur

Modify designs, if required, in response to field problems

Provide technical support for existing designs. (All are fully documented in Altium and have been in production for 1 to 3 years)

Coordinate/communicate with management regarding schedule, milestones, technical status, etc.

Nice to Have Skills & Qualifications:

Networked products

Low power

Low voltage

Firmware development


Regulated standards and/or MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-471

Experience Level:Intermediate LevelAbout Actalent Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.Diversity, Equity & Inclusion At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

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  • ID: #51387060
  • State: Oregon Portland 97201 Portland USA
  • City: Portland
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-04-02
  • Deadline: 2024-06-02
  • Category: Et cetera