Sr. Electrical Engineer

Protingent • Portland, OR 97224

Posted 4 days ago

Job Description

Position Title:  Sr. Electrical Engineer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting direct hire opportunity with our client in Portland, Oregon.

Job Requirements:
  • Translate product level requirements into implementable circuits
    • Work with Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Management in an interactive manner to develop electrical solutions to project requirements
    • Define potential electrical implementation solutions and discuss tradeoffs
  • Design electrical solutions for our  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)
    • Built 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
    • We currently employ  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 a plus.
    • 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
  • 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
  • Capable of defining and executing test and characterization of other vendors equipment and previous  Designs at the box and system level.
    • Solid test labs skills dealing with power, communications, and server characterization.
    • Experience with BIOS settings and low-level OS (Windows, LINUX, VMWare) loading and configuration
    • Basic scripting/software skills for data acquisition and analysis as dictated by the tests being performed.
  • Coordinate/communicate with management regarding schedule, milestones, technical status, etc.
  • Performance requires physical attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:
  • 5+ years direct design experience of circuit boards
  • 10 Years of Electrical Engineering experience
  • BS in Electrical Engineer required
  • Deep experience in the design of circuit boards in Altium
  • The ability to layout boards in Altium is desired
  • Experience with MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-407 is desired
  • Familiarity with design of network devices (Switches, Routers) is a plus
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to customer support
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must
  • Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Job Details

Location:  Portland, OR 97224

Employment Type:   Full-Time


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