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Research Electrical Engineer in Littleton, MA at DCS

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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    Littleton, MA
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Job Description

DCS Corporation is looking for an emerging subject matter expert with power, analog and digital circuit design knowledge to develop smart fabric networks for wearable technology. 

A background in a technology research setting is highly desired that includes circuit development from initial concept to design, development, construction and testing including documentation, debugging, and integration.  

The ideal candidate is a self-driven innovative individual that thrives in small teams and performance based work environments.  Knowledge of communications hardware, and protocol, firmware coding and power systems and interconnects is required. 

Location is the MetroWest Boston area (I-495/Rte-2).

Essential Job Functions:

The Research Electrical Engineer will be responsible for designing both analog and digital circuit solutions for wearable electronics technology and mobile communication applications supporting key accounts across the USG, as well as developing and designing new technology applications in line with DCS Systems Engineering Department.  Some of the specific anticipated responsibilities include the following:

Design printed circuits and/or flexible printed circuits and textile-embedded circuits

Interpret customer schematics and transition to printed circuit design

Implement power transfer principles in a laboratory setting

Build component libraries specific to customer needs

Perform DFM (design for manufacturing) and coordinate DFM and stack up with upstream and downstream supply chain

Brainstorm approaches for addressing complex analog and digital circuit problems from a need statement

Capable of hands-on circuit design, fabrication and testing

Quote, schedule and partition a major design project with appropriate staffing

Participate in conceptual and architectural definition of new designs; capable of executing state-of-the-art designs

Publish and distribute final design package for board and/or circuit fabrication

Generate reports corresponding to circuit analysis and testing

Develop testing protocols

Characterize electrical properties of materials

Identify and communicate existing and potential design issues both internally and externally

Required Skills: 

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

Must have an active DoD Secret clearance.

BS degree in electrical engineering or electrical & computer engineering paired with 5-6 years of relevant experience. MS with 3-4 years related experience. 

Proficiency in analog and digital circuit design for complex products.

Strong understanding of design principles and practice in the printed circuits, along with the technical skills to execute on them in a development setting.

Proficiency in schematic capture, PBC layout, parts library management.

Experience in research, concept development and advanced prototyping

Strong knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals

Knowledge of general PCB digital and mixed signal design (schematic & layout)

Knowledge and experience with EMI shielding and filtering

Analog, digital, and mixed signal circuit design

Experience with bus protocols such as CAN, SPI, RS232, I2C, USB, & Ethernet

Desired Skills: 

Experience working with one or more of the following:

Familiarity with Labview, Python,  CREO, Solidworks software packages.

Proficient in Altium

Cable assembly and wire harness design experience

Power electronics, RF design, experience a plus

Familiarity with sensor development (environmental, physiological)

Familiarity with mechanical, electrochemical, and software engineering concepts

Experience in working in small, cross functional teams and environments

Software development is highly desirable but not required.

Power Electronics.

Electro-active materials.