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Electrical Engineer II

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

Electrical Engineer II

Location

Simi Valley, CA

Employment type

Regular - Full Time

ID

1692

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Summary

The Electrical Engineer II designs, develops, modifies and evaluates electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment, or other hardware systems and/or electrical engineering applications. In this role, one selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability as well as determines design approaches & parameters. Conducts general engineering and design of electronic systems on small unmanned aircraft vehicles with cross-functional teams. May also review vendor capability to support product development.

Position Responsibilities

Performs simulation and detailed design for digital and analog circuits

Drives system integration, assembly procedures, and test procedures

Documents designs with engineering drawings and written descriptions

Trouble-shoots complex systems from a hardware and software perspective

Designs, builds, and tests prototypes expediently and efficiently. Works with avionics, embedded systems, and RF links

Writes software to support the integration of sensors and embedded processors

Designs and implements circuit boards. This includes architecture, component selection, schematic capture, board layout, board bring-up, and documentation

Performs electronic engineering support activities on R&D projects

Performs design & analysis tasks and writes fabrication & test procedures

Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors

Other duties as assigned

Special Requirements

U.S. Citizenship required. Must have ability to obtain a security clearance be willing to work on government contracts.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Minimum of 2 - 5 years of relevant experience

Experienced using Altium Designer for schematic capture and PCB layout

Experienced in one or more areas: Radio Frequency (RF), embedded control, FPGA

Experienced with power electronics, including motors and lithium batteries

Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex systems

Demonstrated familiarity with common industry protocols (LVDS, I2C, HDMI, UART, SPI, CAN, USB)

Strong knowledge of Engineering fundamentals, mathematics, physics & material properties

Familiarity with Small UAV subsystems and associated software

Proficient with office software, computer-based productivity tools and other software tools in one’s area of expertise

Some travel may be required in support of flight test operations (up to 30%)

Must have a clean driving record

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

Advanced degree is preferred

Flight test or R/C (Remote Control) experience preferred

Demonstrated ability of hands-on experience with tools is preferred

Consistently complies with company's policies and procedures

Follows standard practices and procedures when analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained. Completes assigned tasks within schedule and budget

Skilled at building productive internal/external working relationships and offers guidance to Associate Engineers. Shares ideas and experiences with others, solicits feedback and asks relevant questions

Develops professional expertise and applies company policies & procedures to resolve a variety of issues

Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.

Team Player - Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)

Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to U.S. Government contract requirements will require current U.S. Citizenship.

Benefits: AV 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: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits.

We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based 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 Do

Building 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.

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 appy.

To view our CCPA Privacy Policy click here: https://www.avinc.com/legal/ccpa-privacy-policy

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