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Principal Analog Electrical Engineer

Company: ARKA Group
Location: Danbury
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Come join a company where what you do makes a difference. For over 50 years, Danbury Mission Technologies, located in Danbury, CT has forged groundbreaking technologies that have pushed the limits of physics, engineered the impossible, and provided actionable intelligence to keep our Armed Forces and nation safe. We are dedicated to helping you grow your career by using all your talents, insights and experiences in a welcoming team environment. Bring your passion, commitment and curiosity and come grow with us as together we work to make our world a safer place. We have a fantastic opportunity for a PRINCIPAL ANALOG ELECTRICAL ENGINEERto provide analog electrical design solutions and technical support to novel and challenging projects of varying size throughout their life cycle stages.

The Electrical Engineering Department is seeking a Principal Level Analog Electrical Design Engineer to provide analog electrical design solutions and technical support to novel and challenging projects of varying size throughout their life cycle stages. You will be joining an organization with a distinguished space-based EO/IR heritage of scientific and national security. You will contribute to the development of complex high reliability electrical designs in support of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions on a variety of platforms. These platforms present unique design challenges operating over the harsh environments of space including extreme EMI environments, total dose induced radiation parametric degradation effects, single event effects associated with high energy space born particles, space charging of surfaces and electro-static discharge events.

Responsibilities include providing high reliability designs and lead electrical engineering support for critical flight mission applications as well as ground validation and test activity. It is expected that you are a self-directed individual who requires minimal oversight. You will be accountable for high reliability designs to be used in critical space and military applications where failure is not an option. You will be called upon to communicate with external parties such as customers and vendors as well as participate in non-advocate reviews. It is expected that you will fully engage and immerse yourself with our products. Strategic vision is key to this position and the selected candidate should have the requisite background and expertise to quickly absorb information and make significant contributions to our products as well as provide ideas and concepts to advance our business and capabilities. Advanced experience with electro-optical products is highly desirable as well as an ability to quickly engage and develop an advanced technical understanding of unique electro-optical instruments.

Candidate should demonstrate strong analog design skills as related to both the support of legacy products and development of new designs. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of advanced troubleshooting ability at the system level as well as lower levels of integration.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Review and evaluation of customer requirement documents
  • Demonstrated ability to follow a methodical and structured approach to design and validation
  • Original electrical design, electro-optical instrument design
  • Complex analog design including simulation, system/component modeling, signal integrity analysis, component & system level power/stress analysis, servo performance and stability analysis
  • Worst case circuit performance/functional analysis over mission life & environment extremes
  • Analog design of deliverable ship set hardware and internal Special Test Equipment
  • Validation testing support
  • Work with program teams to develop design concepts, define and perform trades
  • Prepare and present material for formal design reviews and customer meetings
  • Provide technical support to proposal activities Education Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field, MS preferred

    Experience Required:
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience as an analog electrical engineer on space programs
    • Demonstrated lead electrical design capability & experience
    • Conceptual original design experience
    • Experience writing/deriving requirements and generating verification plans
    • Experience writing technical reports and generating technical presentations
    • Experience in high reliability space, DoD airborne & ground systems, mission analysis, and government military program contracts preferred
    • Focal plane experience and familiarity with quad cells, CCDs, photodiodes, lasers, etc. desired
    • Power electronics and motor drive design/analysis experience is a plus
    • Familiarity using DOORS requirements management tool and following a rigorous requirements documentation and validation process desired
    • Applied use of standard electrical engineering analysis and documentation software (i.e. PSPICE, Hyperlynx, Matlab, Mathcad, Orcad, Allegro, Visio and CreoView) preferred
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

      Collaborating with world class experts, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions in fulfillment of our customers' requirements. We believe in our mission, and we believe in supporting our employees. We offer policies and programs that provide opportunities for continual learning, career growth and work/life balance along with a full suite of health and welfare benefits.

      In compliance with company policy, all newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to beginning employment and must provide proof of full vaccination. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) prior to beginning employment.

      Due to contract requirements, US citizenship is required. Additionally, if you are a dual citizen (a citizen of the US and another country), the Company must obtain approval for you to have access to the information required for this position. You will not be able to begin employment until such approval is obtained and this may take several months.

      Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance. For your information, here is the form the government requires to begin the process of obtaining a clearance: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf86.pdf

      No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

      Danbury Mission Technologies is an EqualOpportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

      Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

      The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: ARKA Group, Danbury , Principal Analog Electrical Engineer, Professions , Danbury, Connecticut

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