Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout Designer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout Designer 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 specializing in advanced hardware products. The individual selected for this position must be a self-starter with strong technical skills and demonstrated experience working with inter-disciplinary teams to solve challenging technical problems. The individual will design PCBs that will be integrated into a diverse range of aerospace and military systems including manned/unmanned ground/air vehicles, missiles, defensive radars, and space systems.

The PCB Layout Designer will be expected to execute in a fast-paced, small team environment to develop robust hardware solutions. The designer’s primary job functions include working with electrical and mechanical engineers to select materials, define stack-up, and specify necessary physical and electrical constraints for multi-layer PCB designs. This includes part placement and signal routing in a 3D environment, employing a rules-driven design methodology necessary to achieve a highly integrated custom solution.

With a product focus, the individual is also expected to actively partner with engineers, project managers, technicians, and the customer to develop solutions that adhere to a diverse set of requirements. The designer will analyze and understand constraints impacting the electro-mechanical design and develop effective PCB solutions. Additionally, the designer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during the manufacture and test of deliverable hardware.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years experience with a PCB Layout software suite (Mentor Graphics, Altium, Cadence/Allegro, Other).

Candidate must knowledge of digital/analog design requirements and techniques using constraint manager to drive layout and DRC verification.

Candidate must have an understanding of IPC requirements necessary to design and document PCB designs.

Candidate must be a motivated self-starter and problem solver with experience executing in multi-disciplinary teams in a collaborative engineering environment.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

Preference will be shown to candidates who possess an Associate’s Degree in Electronics or CAD. 

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

  • Mentor Graphics Xpedition PCB Layout software suite
  • IPC CID or CID+ Certified
  • Rigid, Rigid-Flex and Flex designs
  • RF design requirements and techniques
  • Power Distribution Network (PDN) designs
  • Low noise Switched-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) designs
  • Designing to space-rated (IPC Class 3DS) requirements
  • Mechanical 2D/3D CAD application necessary for effective ECAD/MCAD data exchange
  • Via structure types necessary to effectively implement Blind, Buried and HDI structures in any combination
  • Electrical and physical constraint definition and effective layout of DDR, LVDS, PCI-E, or other high speed SE/DIFF interfaces requiring inter/intra related hierarchical group matching and phase matching techniques

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.

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COVID Response

Effective December 8, 2021, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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