Principal Electrical Engineer in Santa Clarita at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 3/28/2020

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Job Description

The Principle Electrical Engineer is the lead member of the Electrical Design technical staff. Under minimal direction, designs, develops, modifies and evaluates electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment, or other hardware systems and/or electrical engineering applications for a wide range of electrical components, equipment and machinery destined for military/defense customers. May use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform assignments. Applies principles and techniques of electrical engineering to accomplish goals. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Drives improvement activity for product design and design process. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


  • Determines design approaches and parameters based on input from customer or systems architect

  • Systematically determine root cause of failures or performance anomalies and provides technical approaches to resolve issues expeditiously

  • Analyze complex analog circuits to establish operating data, as well as conduct experimental tests to validate findings

  • Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability

  • May also review vendor capability to support product development

  • Analyzes equipment to establish operating data, conducts experimental tests and evaluates results.

  • Leads the Electrical Engineering team on design guidance and design oversight from inception to release

  • Track progress of team design activity and design cost management

  • Leads standard design practices and continuous improvement activities

  • Leads design reviews and tracks design quality metrics

Your skills and experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and preferably a master's degree in Engineering discipline and 10 minimum years' experience in a directly related field

  • Must have very good understanding of electronic product design, an all-around knowledge of electronics, and also possess excellent design/troubleshooting skills.

  • 3-4 years of experience with Mentor Graphics Dxdesigner for schematic capture

  • Experience with Xpedition and Hyperlynx is also preferred

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Tool Suite

  • Circuit design experience for both analog and digital, FPGA programming & component level design

  • Systematic design approach to electrical/circuit design

  • Hands on experience with debug tools (oscilloscope, logic analyzer, other laboratory tools)

  • Fundamental understanding of basic analog/digital architectures/blocks such as (filters, power converters, state machines, transfer functions)

  • Experience in control theory and able to design and analyze circuit at the transfer function level (Laplace Transformation, Z-transform, poles/zeros analysis, etc)

  • Ability to perform Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) process

  • Experience taking projects from design to production

  • Experience in technical leadership for an electronics design group

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations. Curtiss-Wright is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, MF/D/V.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.