Senior Electrical Engineer in Portland at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 4/6/2021

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Job Description

Pacific Star Communications, a Curtiss-Wright company, designs, manufactures and integrates hardware and software systems that enable rapid deployment of enterprise-class communications anywhere in the world. Intuitive and wizard-based, IQ-Core Software simplifies setup and enables management of these complex deployed networks by users with limited training. Our systems are used in mission-critical environments including military and disaster recovery - that demand the highest possible levels of quality.

PacStar is a stable and growing company that partners with USA government and military and USA partners around the world. We hire the world's brightest minds. Innovation, creativity and quality is built into our DNA and PacStar offers an environment in which our employees can relentlessly improve the experience for customers, both internal and external.

This position requires an expert in the electrical design of custom circuit boards. All facets of design will be required of this individual. If you are a senior/principle engineer and want to focus on pure electrical design of products, this is the job for you.

PacStar is a leading supplier of small, rugged, and modular networking solutions primarily to the DoD. The PacStar 400 series product line has become a 'de-facto' standard for deployed IP communications in the US Army and USMC. A series of wins over the last 3 years has resulted in significant growth in this business. This individual will be the primary electrical designer for the next generation of 400 series modules, and as such, a key member of the team continuing to move new technologies to the edge of the network.

Your Challenge:

  • Work with Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Management in an interactive manner to develop electrical solutions to project requirements
  • Design electrical PCBA solutions for PacStar products implemented as BOMS and Schematics and Board Layout in Altium
  • Provide detailed electrical design guidance when utilizing external board layout resources (e.g. isolation, stack up, signal transmission requirements, etc)
  • Provide technical guidance and production support as needed to board assembly house, internal manufacturing, and other stakeholders
  • Support products through the full lifecycle (concept, development, production, and end-of-life)
  • Responsible for board turn-up/debugging, microprocessor firmware development and debug, and executing Design Verification Testing
  • Develop and provide simple functional test plans/systems for internal and external manufacturing
  • Coordinate/communicate with management regarding schedule, milestones, technical status, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Design experience in multiple of the following disciplines:
    • A/C power (220/110) conversion
    • Low power (2 -- 60W), low voltage (3, 5, 12, and 48 VDC) power circuits
    • LI-ION battery charging and monitoring circuits
    • PoE injection circuits
    • High Speed signal routing for Ethernet and PCIe designs (100 Mbps to 10 Gbps)
    • Simple micro-processor design and firmware development (mostly board hotel functions)
    • Design for small size and physically rugged environments

Your Expertise:

  • 5+ years direct design experience of circuit boards
  • BS in Electrical Engineer required
  • Deep experience in the design of circuit boards in Altium
  • The ability to layout boards in Altium is desired
  • Experience with MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-471 is desired
  • Familiarity with design of network devices (Switches, Routers) is a plus
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to customer support
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must
  • Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines

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 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. #LI-RT1


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