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Electrical R&D Engineer

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Upstate, NY
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Nov 07, 2017
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The Electrical R&D Engineer will work on early stage development of electronic circuits and systems for Photonics Systems.

Responsibilities include:
•    Design of analog and digital electronics utilizing circuit simulation software
•    Specification of passive / active components and integrated circuits (ICs)
•    Multi-layer Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design using layout software
•    Development of data acquisition and automation control equipment
•    Define, order, and procure materials and components for prototyping
•    Hands-on circuit / system assembly and testing to verify performance
•    Analyze test data and document results in technical internal reports
•    Documentation of test procedures, experiment plans, and process changes
•    Improve existing laboratory process capabilities and measurement equipment
•    Document new processes and provide related cross training
•    Failure analysis and root cause identification for components and assemblies
•    Present periodic project reviews and obtain sponsor approvals
•    Coordinate third party suppliers to drive completion of project goals
•    Up to 10% travel depending on the project

Needed Skills:
•    Electronic circuit design for both analog and digital applications
•    Strong experience with circuit simulation and PCB layout software
•    Hands-on assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of electronic circuits
•    Programming skills for automated data acquisition and image processing using software such as LabVIEW and MATLAB
•    Experience with automation control utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Ideal Skills:
•    Knowledge of Firmware, Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)
•    Design, assembly, and testing of RF / Wireless circuits, systems, & networks
•    RF antenna design, specification, and performance knowledge
•    Understanding of optical and photonic systems
•    Familiarity with optical connectors 
•    Knowledge of optoelectronic devices and systems

Education and Experience:
•    B.S. in Electronics Engineering or equivalent, advanced degrees are preferred
•    10+ years of relevant experience

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