Principal Electrical Engineer - Tucson, AZ

Seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer (Digital Design) or Senior Principal Electrical Engineer with strong digital electronics design and analysis skills to join our highly innovative team in Tuscon, AZ.   The candidate must be experienced in all aspects of circuit card design including hardware designs with processors, FPGAs, memory, and industry interfaces, such as PCIe, Ethernet, I2C, UART and be a U.S. citizen.

Responsibilities: We are looking for candidates to design digital electronics circuits that implement missile guidance, video and digital signal processing. Our technology base includes high-speed digital electronics, configurable logic, and homogeneous / heterogeneous multiprocessor designs.

The Mission Computers and Processors Department designs digital electronic circuit cards and electronic units which are supported from proposal through transition to production. Our systems are subject to environments ranging from the frigid, sub-zero vacuum of space, to the blistering heat of the desert floor, to the high pressures of the ocean depths.  

The EE will design, analysis, simulation, test, and integration of digital electronic modules and/or CCAs for Missile applications. This position will function in multi-disciplined design teams across multiple projects.  and be the Responsible Engineering Authority (REA) for development of one or more complex modules, CCAs or units. This position will interface with Integrated Product Team Leads (IPTL) and stake holders. 

The position utilizes detailed circuit design techniques, principles and concepts.  Candidates develop solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity, working under general supervision.  Candidate will work in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical environment.

Please note: This position can be a Principal Electrical Engineer or Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer based on the candidate's background and skills.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE preferred) will consider degrees in Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Technology.

  • 8+ years of engineering design experience, with at least 4 years in a senior position

  • Ability to prioritize work of others and handle multiple tasks at a time

  • Experience in the development and design of electronic circuit designs, multi-assembly system/unit design, processor designs a plus

  • Proven ability to take a design concept from the block diagram or requirements level and develop a complete hardware design, and verifying via test and integration

  • Experience with PCB design process and proven ability to use tools to design (schematic capture), analyze and simulate designs prior to hardware execution.

  • Experience with embedded test techniques, design for test, design margin analysis and design for production

  • Experience in managing schedule and resources to meet assigned milestones

  • Capable of functioning in multi-disciplined design teams across multiple projects

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Active Secret DoD security clearance or the ability to obtain and retain one

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using Mentor Graphics Design Creation tools: DxDesigner, xDX Designer VX, and

  • A strong advocate for process improvement

  • Constraint Editor System (CES)

  • Experience using Mentor Graphics PCB electronic circuit design software: HyperLynx signal integrity, power integrity, and analog simulation, Xpedition Enterprise (xPCB)

  • Experience with intellectual property generation (patents & publications)

  • Team and project leadership skills

  • Knowledge of software and/or FPGA code development

  • Experience leading a program transition from development to production

  • Demonstrated ability to manage technical and schedule risks and to identify cost reduction opportunities

  • Knowledgeable in cost/schedule development and management