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Electrical Engineer I (Digital) (NEIC)
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aerovironment | Boston, MA
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Job Description

We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineer (Digital) I to join our New England Innovation Center (NEIC) team located in the Greater Boston Area.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

* Conducts general engineering and design of electronic systems on UAVs with cross-functional development teams.
* Perform simulation and detailed design for digital circuits.
* Drive system integration, assembly procedures, and test procedures.
* Documents designs with engineering drawings and written descriptions.
* Trouble-shoots complex systems from a hardware and software perspective.
* Able to quickly design, build, and test prototypes.
* Works with avionics, embedded systems, and RF links.
* Writes software to support the integration of sensors and embedded processors.
* Supports flight test operations, some travel may be required.
* Design and implement circuit boards. This effort will include architecture, component selection, schematic capture, board layout, board bring-up, and documentation.
* Performs electronic engineering support activities on R&D projects.

Required Qualifications & Background

* US Citizenship or Permanent Resident
* Bachelor's or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering with 0-2 years of professional experience is required.
* Active DOD Secret security clearance investigated within the last 5 years.
* Internship and/or co-op experience in R&D projects, Aerospace experience desired.
* Familiarity with C/C++.
* Familiarity with HDL programming a plus.
* Experience using Altium Designer for schematic capture and PCB layout.
* Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex systems.
* The familiarity of common industry protocols (LVDS, I2C, HDMI, UART, SPI, CAN, USB)
* General Engineering fundamentals, mathematics, physics, material properties.
* Flight test or R/C (Remote Control) experience a plus, hands-on experience with tools a plus.
* Experience in one or more areas: RF, embedded control, FPGA.
* Familiarity with Small UAV subsystems and associated software a plus.
* Excellent verbal and written skills - Leadership experience - Team Player.
* Familiarity with software tools in their area of expertise.
* Familiarity with office software and computer-based productivity tools.
* Must comply with company's policies and procedures.
* Must be willing to work on government contracts.
* Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
* Experience with power electronics, including motors and lithium batteries.

About aerovironment

AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces and supports a portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), that it supplies primarily to organizations within the United States Department of Defense (DoD), charging systems for electric industrial vehicle batteries and electric vehicle test systems devices that it supplies to commercial and government customers. The Company derives the majority of its revenue from these business areas. The Company's core technological capabilities include lightweight aerostructures, electric propulsion systems, electric energy generation and storage systems, energy packaging, miniaturization, controls integration and systems engineering optimization. The Company is organized into two segments: UAS and Efficient Energy Systems. The Company's UAS business segment focuses primarily on the design, development, production and support of UAS that provide situational awareness to the security of its customers' operations. (Source: 10-K)