Lead Hardware Engineer

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Lead Hardware Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Estimated duration of 12 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.

Job Description:
Will be an Electronics Engineer for the Compute Element Electronics Group leading the PDS hardware test and delivery for the NISAR project.

Responsibilities for this position include:
•Lead the integration and test effort of flight boxes which includes many flight boards whose FPGA is controlled by software.
•Close out all design analysis deficiencies (DAD’s) and inspection reports (IRs)
•Verify and release all drawings which include schematics, parts lists, printed wiring boards and printed wiring assemblies.
•Verify all design analyses are complete and applicable to all design changes.
•Verify that all VI’s (verification items) are completed.
•Verify all test results and prepare boards for conformal coat.
•Troubleshoot failed hardware.
•Lead the effort of all environmental tests which include:
-EMI/EMC tests
-Shock tests
-Vibration tests
-Thermal Vacuum tests
•Prepare test procedures, support equipment, mass model and test cables for environment tests.
•Prepare reviews materials, progress status reports, and documentation.

Required Skills:
•Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
•Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
•Extensive understanding and application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in Hardware development from top-level requirements, design, implementation, and test.
•Experience with large and small-scale analog and digital circuits.
•Experience with testing of flight hardware.
•Working knowledge of electronic design analyses
•Working knowledge with hardware drawings and documentations
•Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas: general programming (e.g. C, TCL, etc.), and working knowledge of Linux.
•Working knowledge of applicable industry and/or JPL practices and standards such as Reliability Assurance Requirements, Assembly and Subsystem Level Environmental Verification, and Develop Hardware Products.

Desired Skills:
•Strong communication skill.
•Knowledge with RTAX and/or Actel Flash-based FPGAs

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