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Circuit Board Design Engineer

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreBased in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.
Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.
What We DoBuilding on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
SummaryAerovironment is looking to add an experienced Circuit Board Design Engineer. The CBD Engineer will have the opportunity to develop a variety of innovative unmanned robotic systems for defense and commercial applications. These development efforts will generally be small, focused design teams which will require an experienced Design engineer to use skills and design tools in support of complex PCBs. Position Responsibilities

  • Complete development of CAD layout including symbol creation, floor planning, component placement, constraints management and routing
  • Responsible for the design releases requiring the generation of artwork files, ODB+, fabrication and assembly drawings, and electronic PCB documentation
  • Trouble-shoots PCB basic functionality.
  • Determine layer stack up, perform component package selection, component placement, routing feasibility studies, and signal routing of digital, analog, RF and power conversion of printed circuit boards (PCB)
  • Interface with Manufacturing to produce designs that meet DFM guidelines
  • Library creation and maintenance
  • Create and release documentation for fabrication of PCBs
  • Collaborate with internal teams and PCB vendors to continually improve design rules, constraints and design for test and manufacture guidelines
  • Utilize PCB design tools, maintain and evaluate new tools, and train team members to use tools
  • Document work and assist with the transition of new capabilities, technologies and prototypes into a production development environment Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
    • 5+ years' experience with Altium Designer (Version 19 or higher)
    • Knowledge of IPC standards
    • Familiarity working with common protocols such as RS-485, RS-232, CAN, I2C, SPI, USB.
    • Demonstrated ability to trouble-shoot complex systems with oscilloscope.
    • Experience working closely with PCB fabricators prior to design release
    • Experience in RF circuit layout
    • Knowledge of types and manufacturers of dielectric materials
    • Experience designing multilayer stack ups (up to 14 layers)
    • Proficient in high-density/high-speed design
    • Proficient with signal integrity design techniques
    • Experience with low noise design and minimization of EMI/EMC
    • Must be a team player, collaborates effectively, with a can-do attitude.
    • Familiarity with office software and computer-based productivity tools.
    • Must be willing to work on government contracts and ability to obtain a security clearance
    • Able to excel in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.
    • Has respect for profit and strives to meet project schedule and budge Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
      • BS degree in Electrical Engineering
      • IPC CID, CID+ certification a plus
      • Hands on design/build experience is desired; UAV or R/C aircraft or other lightweight miniature robotic systems Physical Demands
        • Ability to work in an office. Laboratory, and office environment
        • Ability to support field testing and integration assignments BenefitsAV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: .We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.
          COVID Vaccine StatementAeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with AeroVironment's commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction. ITAR RequirementThis position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations ("ITAR") and/or the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A "U.S. person" according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements. AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.
          ITARU.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required. Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Keywords: AeroVironment, Simi Valley , Circuit Board Design Engineer, Engineering , Simi Valley, California

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