Electrical Design & Analysis Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  •  Aerospace & Defense

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/25/18
Herndon, VA
5 - 7 years experience
Aerospace & Defense
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/25/18

Job Description

The Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) organization is seeking an experienced Electrical Design & Analysis Engineer to join the Autonomous Maritime & Mission Systems (AM&MS) team. This Level 3 position is located at the Herndon, Virginia site.


Position Responsibilities

Your duties as an engineer will include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and maintain detailed requirements and specifications for various electronic products and assist with implementing custom digital electronic hardware system designs of limited scope
  • Provide engineering support throughout the lifecycle of the product and conduct trade studies and literature research to support future product designs
  • Occasional travel to Boeing, subcontractor, and/or customer facilities

Looking for candidates with experience in any one the following areas:
(Firmware) Electrical/electronics engineer for real-time HDL coding of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)/Very High Density Logic (VHDL); design experience and implementation of high-performance digital signal processing hardware using FPGAs (custom and COTS boards); and designing high performance signal acquisition systems (custom and COTS boards); build and use of verification test benches. Experience with devices such as Xilinx Virtex and tools such as Xilinx ISE, Synplicity, Orcad, etc. are also desired.

(Hardware) Hands-on experience of board build, debug and bring-up in a lab environment, gathering data for technical performance measures and performing basic analysis. Also need to develop custom PCB design, schematic capture, board layout, vendor interface and industry standard interfaces (PCIe, PCIx, VME etc.). Develop system hardware architecture, requirements and design. Define/maintain power budgets; perform trade studies on hardware products; select developmental & operational hardware; document firmware & hardware (schematics & fabrication drawings for custom circuit cards, drawer/rack/system wiring & cabling); develop engineering test requirements and unit/subsystem/system test plans; perform hardware test & system integration. Experience desired with high-speed digital circuits for data acquisition, control, telemetry & communications; selection of and interfacing with COTS hardware and various sensor types; low-noise analog circuits as well as A/D and D/A converters.

(Electro Optical) Produces specifications, tolerances, simulations, assembly, integration and test of fiber optic (F/O) sensors, systems and components, including sensors, lasers, fiber-optics, and telecommunications products. Conducts research and development into phases of physical optics and geometric optics, laser characteristics, laser maintenance, and broadband optical sources. Applies research of complex optical systems to achieve desired optical manipulations. Develops component specifications, tolerances, simulations and test procedures for electro-optical systems and components. Uses design-to-cost models, six sigma methodology, and other methods to assure optical design requirements met. Experience with optical transmitter designs with an emphasis on low-cost tunable laser system designs and manufacturing; high-speed transport, including SONET/SDH, GFP, and OTN, at rates up to 10 Gbps and higher (100G); DWDM transport systems design and impairment analysis; high speed electronics and signal integrity. Design and construction of F/O test sets using schematics and block diagrams; fusion splicing of single mode and multi-mode fibers; terminating test cables with various types of commercial and experimental F/O connectors; F/O system troubleshooting and fault detection using OTDR’s, OBR’s and a variety of commercial test equipment; mechanical fiber routing and management inside splice closures. The successful candidate should be proficient using a wide variety of F/O test tools, as well as writing basic F/O test plans, procedures and reports


Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.



Autonomous Systems
Relocation Assistance Available
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.

*Employee Referral Program ELIGIBLE*


Work Authorization:

This position requires an active (or ability to obtain) U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.

(Post-Start Employment) must have the ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI security clearance, and is contingent on clearance verification and customer concurrence.



 Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills / Experience):
• Team experience (Agile work environment, formal technical presentations, formal customer presentations)
• Directly related experience (<3, <5, <10, >10)
• Active security clearance (none, secret, TS, SCI)
• Position skill area (software, hardware, elctro-optical)
• Tool experience (Analysis: PSpice, MATLAB, MATHCAD, ANSYS, COMSOL, Mentor Graphics electical tools, Saber, Zuken E3, Xilinx Vivad)
• Programming skills (FPGA, VHDL, C++)
• Computing experience (electronic interfaces, military communication protocols, equipment environmental requirements, functional decomposition, computing system architecture diagrams)
• Domain experience (Signal processing and beamforming; SONAR array design, analysis, fabrication and test;
• Transduction materials; passive materials; multi-physics finite element analysis (FEA)


Typical Education / Experience:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.



This position is based at the Herndon, Virginia site and does not offer relocation assistance. Applicants must reside in the area or be willing to relocate at their own expense.

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