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Sr. Hardware Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00115
Company/Department:Aclara
Location: Somersworth, New Hampshire
Position Type:Contract to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 02/12/2018 to 05/14/2018
Responsible for the electronic hardware design and development activities related to metering products associated with the deployment of the nationwide smart electrical grid. Essential Functions: · Develop electrical hardware incorporating all aspects of hardware design from concept to production launch including circuit design, schematic design, PCB design, testing and documentation. · Ensure hardware captures and maintains system-level behavior that meets stated requirements. · Develop strategy to validate resulting design against requirements including the development of design verification test procedures. · Responsible for the overall quality of the hardware incorporated in the system, communicating progress and challenges during development with functional and project management and completing development on the agreed-to schedule. · Ensure designs are compliant with requirements of governing agencies (FCC, IC, UL) and capable of achieving relevant agency listings. · Interact in a team environment and work with others to achieve the best possible end-product that meets requirements in the most cost-effective manner. · Familiar with DFMEA principles and root cause analysis as related to both electronic and mechanical fabrication and assembly processes. Additional Responsibilities: · Other duties as assigned by Manager.
Skills Required: · Working understanding of Design Verification Testing at the circuit level. · Experience working in an environment where design staff and operations interact daily to manage component and product delivery issues. · Experience working directly with customers regarding product features and issues. · Experience with board bring-up and solid trouble shooting methodology using common tools such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes and various types of handheld meters. · Competent working with Microsoft Office and related software operating on a Windows platform. Preferred: · Experience mitigating immunity and emissions issues in analog/RF designs. · Experience in a technical leadership role interacting with firmware, software, hardware and system contributors both onsite and remote. · History of successful experiences dealing with subcontractors to manage overflow design and testing work. · Experience with simulation tools such as Spice and proprietary vendor tools to simulate analog circuit performance. · Motivated self-starter and independent decision making based on data-driven judgment. · Creative approach to problem solving.
Experience Required: · Minimum of 5 years of experience with electrical hardware design and development activities associated with high volume, cost-sensitive commercial or industrial electronic products. · 3 years of experience designing microprocessor-based instruments incorporating wireless and wired communication as well as precision analog circuitry.
Education Required: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent engineering degree.