Electronic Product Design Engineer - Control Systems

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Electronic Product Design Engineer - Control Systems with a background in control electronics to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Product Engineering Department is a design-focused group of engineers specializing in advanced hardware-based solutions. The individual selected for this position will be a hardware design engineer with varied technical interests and demonstrated control systems engineering skills. The individual must be a self-starter with experience working with inter-disciplinary teams to solve challenging technical problems. The engineer will work closely with electronics integrated into a diverse range of aerospace and military systems including manned/unmanned ground/air vehicles, missiles, defensive radars, and space systems.

The selected candidate will be responsible for analyzing, modeling, and developing control electronics for electro-mechanical systems. The engineer will be expected to execute in a fast-paced, small team environment through all phases of the product life cycle from concept development and detailed design through manufacturing, qualification testing, and post-delivery support. The engineer will lead the design and development of control system hardware and software including concept and architecture development, key component selection, algorithm development, and performance testing. The engineer will also be responsible for modeling and analyzing the system to ensure the design meets requirements before entering manufacturing. The desired candidate will have experience with feedback control theory, sensors, and actuators.

In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for architecting, implementing, and testing printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) including power supply, mixed-signal, FPGA, and microcontroller designs. Additional skills such as signal integrity analysis, power distribution network design, high-speed digital (10 GigE+) design, RF design, or basic VHDL proficiency are a plus.

With a product focus, the individual is also expected to actively partner with other engineers, project managers, technicians, and the customer to develop solutions that adhere to a diverse set of requirements. Additionally, the engineer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during the manufacture and test of deliverable products. This will include troubleshooting board-level issues, assessing failures for root cause, and identifying corrective actions.

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Candidate must have 5+ years experience in electronics design and test from architecture through implementation
  • Candidate must have proven experience designing and analyzing control electronics, such as microcontrollers, DAC, ADC, OpAmp designs, Filters, PWM drives, Linear drives, Power supplies/drives, digital and analog electronics
  • Candidate must have experience with manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing of control systems
  • Candidate must have working knowledge of feedback control (Classical PID, root-locus, control gain design, frequency response, transfer functions)
  • Candidate must have a functional knowledge of sensors (position – such as resolvers/encoders/LVDTs; acceleration-MEMS, Piezo; velocity-tachometers, gyros) and actuators – motors (3phase, DC, stepper), voice coils, solenoids, valves, hydraulic
  • Candidate must have hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, test equipment, and debug/test methods
  • Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment
  • Candidates must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area

Other Qualifications

-Preference shown to candidates who possess a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution with a 3.5 or higher GPA

-Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university

-Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:

  • Matlab (or equivalent) modeling of control systems
  • HDL synthesis/FPGA design
  • Programming: C, C++, Python
  • LabView

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance

Job Number:
01.01.02-2020-3
Closing Date:
01/06/2021

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