Electrical Design Engineer

Reports to: Senior FPGA Design Engineer
Status: Exempt
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Tx
Positions available: 1


As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will develop and execute avionics embedded hardware. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of design, test, operation, and aircraft integration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop circuits, boards, and rugged electronic hardware assemblies across the entire product life cycle, including concept and requirements definition, design, prototyping, verification (power-on, functional / acceptance / qualification testing) and release to production
  • Develop analog, digital, and mixed-signal designs that interact with avionics systems, including analysis, schematic capture, layout, design review, test/verification, and qualification release.
  • Perform analog and power simulations
  • Support risk analyses, failure modes effects and criticality analyses (FMECA), Design For test/manufacture/cost (DFx), and root-cause analysis of product test and manufacturing discrepancies
  • Perform trade studies and selection of avionics components and systems
  • Develop avionics hardware requirements and interface control documents
  • Will work closely with Sr. Electrical Design Engineer and project management throughout the avionics hardware development lifecycle
  • Support peer reviews and milestone reviews including PDR, CDR, SDR etc.
  • Provide occasional assistance/guidance for service and support issues
  • Provide time and cost estimates for projects
  • Provide risk assessment and risk mitigation for technical and schedule issues.

Desired Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years direct experience in electronics hardware development
  • Direct hands-on experience with analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuit design, analysis, test, and debug
  • Experience designing circuits meeting DO-160 requirements
  • Familiarity with IPC 6xx (or similar) standards for highly critical class 3 board assemblies
  • FPGA development experience will be a plus
  • Knowledge of signal integrity, power, grounding, and general board layout principles
  • Exposure to analog and digital filters, signal conditioning and signal processing
  • Familiarity with amplifiers, analog-to-digital converters, power supplies, and analog circuits
  • Familiarity with general lab equipment (oscilloscope, DMM, logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer) will be a plus
  • Highly organized team player with excellent technical communication skills (written and verbal)
  • U.S. citizen and U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder) required

Additional Considerations:

  • Experience using Altium Designer (or similar tools) to design complex aerospace boards; and experience working with external board manufacturing and assembly vendors
  • Some experience with scripting; programming and analysis/modeling tools: Python, Linux/Windows shell scripting; assembly language, C, C++; MATLAB / Simulink / SPICE (or similar).
  • Exposure to designing safety or mission critical aerospace flight hardware compliant with DO-254

To apply for this position, please email Morgan Branum at morgan.branum@flightdata.aero.