Embedded Hardware / Electronics Engineer , TacMO in Ridgecrest, CA at DCS

Date Posted: 9/11/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Tactical Mobility and Wireless Mission Systems (TacMO) Integrated Product Team (IPT) is seeking an Embedded Hardware / Electronics Engineer to support product development and integration activities.

Essential Job Functions:

    The Electronics Hardware Engineer is responsible for the electrical and electronic component and subsystem design, and electrical integration into avionics and ship components and platforms.The scope of the TacMo IPT is product and acquisition management for the tactical application of mobile information systems; wireless data transport technologies and infrastructure; systems engineering; mobile secure software development; and mobile and embedded systems security.

    The TacMo IPT consists of Science and Engineering (S&E) personnel and Specialists/Analysts in supporting roles (Information Assurance, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and configuration/data management).The incumbent will support TacMo products and deliverables in pursuit of furthering technology insertion initiatives involving wireless and commercial mobile technologies in a tactically relevant environment with the ultimate objective of delivering accredited capabilities to the fleet.

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with mechanical and electrical engineers, manufacturing engineers and other professionals to ensure quality electrical designs.

Design and release of electrical and electronic components and systems for TacMo’s product line.

Perform and lead the firmware development, implementation, and testing on various avionics components within TacMo’s product line.

Complete engineering change notice documentation to manage old and new parts.

Lead electronics engineering and project management processes to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality.

Develop, analyze and review data to validate and verify system meets specifications and design requirements; Plan and track validation of components.

Track and analyze product anomalies that clearly specify the problem and propose solution(s).

Respond to customer and fleet anomaly reports or inquiries.

Support product launch at various platforms (aircraft, ships) as needed, and resolve field issues as identified.

Ensure industry-leading quality and reliability is met/maintained/exceeded on all components in accordance with DoD standards and policies.

Develop product specifications/component item specification, Interface Control Documents (ICD), design documents, and lower-level requirement specifications, at times interfacing with private industry vendors and/or contractors.

Participate in design and technical readiness reviews for TacMo products and services.

Support program reviews and milestone reviews by creating briefing charts and/or briefing of the technical elements (as scheduled).

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

BSEE or equivalent degree required plus two years of relevant experience.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance for continued employment.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment.

Able to learn and use new processes and techniques and resourcefully solve complex technical issues.

Familiarity with current wireless technologies and protocols.

Experience with IC circuit boards and printed circuit board development.

Familiarity with Radio Interface Layer (RIL) for telecom products.

Familiarity with System on Chip (SoC) hardware and architecture.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good planning/tracking skills.

Desired Skills:

3 - 5 years design and release of avionics systems electrical components, including software, wire harnesses, electronic controls, switches, etc.

Proficiency using Engineering tools (e.g., Matlab/Simulink, Rhapsody, Altium).

Embedded real-time systems design and implementation

Working knowledge of DoD guidelines for encryption and security requirements for Data in Motion.

Previous experience with DoD command control and communication systems.

Familiarity with Atlassion tools including Jira and Confluence.


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