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Principal Electrical Engineer
Ref No.: 18-41595
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Position Type:Contract
Skill Type
Skill Type:Engineering
The Principal Electrical Engineering at Canon USA Healthcare Optics Research Lab will be responsible for leading the electrical engineering team for design, implementation and verification of next generation clinical imaging and robotics systems in collaboration with world's leading medical institutions. . The Engineer will be involved in a breadth of electrical design: power conversion/distribution, micro-controllers, computer interfaces, user-interfaces, electro-mechanical drivers and electro-optical circuits. The Engineer will work on board designs, as well as custom circuit designs. As a principal engineer, this person will provide guidance and technical oversight for a small team of electrical engineersWe are seeking a highly-motivated, execution-focused leader with the ability to define roles and activities necessary for a successful product commercialization.
• Lead the definition of electrical systems architectures, technical solutions, and detailed designs for Client medical imaging devices consisting of software and hardware
• Drive development of electrical architecture and functionality for imaging and robotic applications - with an emphasis on modularity and portability to allow reuse across a suite of applications.
• Manage the research and prototyping of new and innovative solutions; manage feasibility studies of the design to determine if capable of functioning as intended.
• Guide and mentor less experienced team members to foster growth
• Ensure documentation throughout all phases of research and development.
• Work effectively in cross-functional teams consisting of Clinical, Design & Usability, Marketing, R&D, Quality, and Regulatory.
• Provide documentation of inventions for patent applications; review alternative technology as it relates to the invention
• Report progress regularly to upper management.

• Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE); MSEE preferred.
• 10+ years of hands-on design experience in analog/and or digital design with excellent knowledge of low-noise techniques for circuit design and board layout
• Must have experience integrating, testing, and verifying complex electrical systems
• Must have working experience with various tools including analog simulation, schematic capture, and PCB layout.
• Experience with power supply and power distribution architecture and design
• Experience working with various sensors and detectors (PMTs, photodiodes) a plus
• Experience with high-voltage power supplies and motor drives a plus
• Experience in a highly regulated industry is highly desirable, industries where quality is essential and which employ rigorous development processes
• Have the flexibility and curiosity to develop new skillsets as the need requires.
• Ability to clearly communicate complex subjects or issues to colleagues at all levels
• This is a lead role and requires someone who is well motivated and a team-player.