Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior 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 in a 3D environment, signal routing, and compliance 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

-Candidate must have a minimum of ten (10) years experience with electronic CAD software.

-Candidate must have experience with a PCB Layout software suite (Mentor Graphics, Altium, Cadence/Allegro, Other).

-Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of IPC requirements necessary to design and document Rigid, Rigid-Flex and Flex type designs.

-Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of via structure types necessary to effectively implement Blind, Buried and HDI structures in any combination.

-Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of material types and experience working with PCB suppliers to build stackups to meet design requirements.

-Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of DFM guidelines ensuring the manufacturability of PCB designs.

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

-Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of 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.

-Candidate must demonstrate competence with mechanical 2D/3D CAD application necessary for effective ECAD/MCAD data exchange.

-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:

  • IPC CID or CID+ Certified
  • Power Distribution Network (PDN) designs
  • Mentor Graphics Xpedition PCB Layout software suite
  • Designing to space-rated (IPC Class 3DS) requirements
  • Low noise Switched-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) designs
  • Experience with collaboration and project management applications
  • Fundamental understanding of configuration management and structuring indentured Bills of Materials
  • PCB design for assembly (DFA) guidelines ensuring manufacturability of the PCB assembly and its components

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Candidate must 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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