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Electrical Engineer

Falls Church, VA 22041

Posted: 04/08/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 28651

Job Description

Position Title: Electrical Engineer

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire Electrical Engineer opportunity located in Falls Church, VA.   

Job Responsibilities:
  • Design of spacecraft bus and payload hardware (including single-board computers, FPGAs, SoCs, processors, sensors, SDRs, LNAs, filters, amplifiers, etc.) and software.
  • Design circuit board schematics, select circuit components, utilize development boards and/or breadboards to prove out circuit designs, develop circuit board layout, assemble circuit boards, test circuit boards to prove they work as desired, and debug as required.
  • Develop firmware and test software for your circuit boards.
  • Generate production-level tests for circuit boards designed.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation for spacecraft bus and payload design and development.
  • Participate in design reviews at all levels.
  • Perform and document failure analyses on problem areas and results of testing.
  • Assist mechanical engineers in the mechanical integration of designed components into spacecraft bus and payload including thermal requirements of your designs.
  • Support spacecraft payload integration, testing, and delivery to launch and/or spacecraft bus partners/vendors.

Job Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree (or better) in Electrical Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience in circuit board design and development of discrete logic, signal conditioning, power circuits and RF PCBs. Schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium.  Circuit simulation using LTSpice or similar.  RF circuits will commonly involve separate ground, power and 50 ohm signal planes, and shielding as required.
  • Hands-on experience with single-board computers, microcontrollers, FPGAs, GPUs, CPUs, SoCs, software-defined radios, RF components, and antennas.
  • Ability to read and understand datasheets for integrated circuits and other complex components.
  • Working knowledge of electronic test equipment including logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers.
  • Experience using Linux based systems.
  • Recent participation in projects developing space payload hardware and software (preferably communications systems).
  • Programming proficiency in one or more programming languages is highly desired (e.g. C++, C, Python, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience programming microcontrollers and with integrating hardware and software systems is desired.
  • Familiarity with FPGA programming (VHDL or Verilog) and Altera or Xilinx FPGAs is desired.
  • Must be good with computers. Fluent in Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX; Very capable with Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Because we are a small company, the Senior Electrical Engineer will straddle engineering work in the domains of electrical, RF, and software engineering and will design primarily at the schematic and layout level.

Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • Location: Falls Church, VA

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 Requirements

LTSpice, Altium,VHDL or Verilog

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