BAE Systems Electrical Hardware Design Engineer in Austin, Texas

Job Description

The individual selected for this position will be an experienced engineer with diverse technical capabilities and demonstrated hands-on electrical engineering expertise. The individual must be a self-starter with development experience working with complex integrated military avionics/electronic hardware and related test equipment. The engineer will work closely with hardware integrated into imaging, countermeasures, mission computing, and detection/warning systems.

The selected candidate will be expected to execute in a small team environment through all phases of the product life cycle from conceptual development and detail design through qualification, manufacturing transition and production support. The engineer will be responsible for developing robust hardware solutions and leverage their electrical engineering expertise to perform circuit and CCA design and analysis, FPGA/CPLD designs, technical trade studies, analog/digital/mixed signal interface design, reverse engineer legacy designs, component selection, evaluation of technology insertion/upgrades, and laboratory test and troubleshooting.

With a product focus, the individual is also expected to actively partner with operations personnel to develop solutions that adhere to UPC, DFT, and DFM requirements. Additionally, the engineer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during manufacture and test of deliverable hardware. This will include evaluating and troubleshooting LRU and circuit card level issues, assess test faults for root cause, identify disposition/corrective actions, and evaluate test equipment performance and integrity.

The selected electrical engineer is expected to have applicable experience in the following areas:

  • Digital design and troubleshooting in the area of embedded processors, microcontrollers, and VHDL based FPGAs that provide capability and functionality to a larger system

  • Analog and Mixed Signal design and troubleshooting with an excellent working knowledge of common electronic circuits and components

  • Demonstrated experience in Product/Factory Support of DoD military electronics/avionics equipment

  • State-of-the-art electrical engineering design tools

  • Design and manufacturing standards associated with complex multilayer CCAs

  • Strong hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, equipment, and processes

  • Working experience with Interface standards including military/avionics communication buses (i.e. ARINC-429, RS-422, Mil-Std-1553, GigE, Ethernet)

  • Standard backplane buses including VME, PCI, PCIE

  • Technical leadership with strong written and verbal communication skills

The ideal candidate will thrive in a learning environment that encourages leadership and technical growth.

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Typical Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 years of experience OR a Master s Degree and 3 years of experience

  • 5 years of demonstrated experience in Product development and/or support of DoD military electronics/avionics equipment

  • Solid fundamentals of digital/analog/mixed signal electronics, components, and interface/communication standards

  • Experience in the design, test, troubleshooting, and manufacture of complex multi-layer electronic circuit card assemblies

  • Working knowledge of VHDL

  • Experience with state-of-the-art electrical engineering development tools

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with small team leadership experience

  • Motivated self-starter and problem solver with proven experience executing in diverse multi-disciplinary teams

  • Strong computer skills in basic MS office and technical programs

  • Eligible to obtain a DOD Security Clearance

Preferred Skills and Education

Current hands-on experience with Cadence state-of-the-art electrical engineering development tools

Familiarity with image and signal processing algorithms

Life cycle engineering support related to diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS)

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About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a global defense, aerospace and security company with more than 80,000 employees worldwide, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Our Electronic Systems sector, headquartered in Nashua, N.H., has operations spanning commercial and defense electronics markets and offers a broad portfolio of mission critical electronic systems from flight and engine controls to electronic warfare and night vision systems, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors, secure networked communications equipment, and power and energy management systems. People are the greatest asset in any company. BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment where the work we do matters and where people are challenged to reach their full potential. Equal Opportunity Employer. Females. Minorities. Veterans. Disabled

Electrical Hardware Design Engineer


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