Senior Electrical Engineer in Portland, Oregon - #63741 | VanderHouwen

Portland, Oregon

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Job Id: 63741

Senior Electrical Engineer
We are looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team in Portland, OR!

As our Senior Electrical Engineer you will be an expert in the electrical design of custom circuit boards. All facets of design will be required. If you are a senior/principal engineer and want to focus on pure electrical design of products, this is the job for you.

Senior Electrical Engineer Responsibilities 
Translate product level requirements into implementable circuits:
Work with Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Management in an interactive manner to develop electrical solutions to project requirements.
Define potential electrical implementation solutions and discuss tradeoffs.

Design electrical solutions for products implemented as BOMS and Schematics in Altium:
Low power (2 – 60W), low voltage (3, 5, 12, and 48 VDC) power circuits.
LI-ION battery charging and monitoring circuits.
PoE circuits.
High Speed signal routing for Ethernet ports (100 Mbps to 10 Gbps).
Simple micro-processor design and firmware development (mostly board hotel functions).
Build parts and maintain library within Altium.
Design for small size and physically rugged environments.
Provide parts placement board models to Mechanical Engineering. Participate in the normal back and forth to address thermal and fitment issues.

Layout of circuit boards in Altium:
Currently employs a mixed model of laying out boards in-house and utilizing external resources when timing or expertise dictate.
Ability to layout boards and generate complete board fabrication packages is desired.
Provide detail electrical design guidance when utilizing external board layout resources (e.g. isolation, stack up, signal transmission requirements, etc).

Coordinate with purchasing and board build house for fabrication and assembly of engineering test units:   
Provide advance BOM’s to Purchasing.
Be proactive in the identification of long lead items. Acquire samples and small lots early in the design process to mitigate timing impact.
Provide technical guidance as needed to board assembly house.

Board turn-up/debug/test:
Receive first run engineering circuit boards.
Perform basic turn-up and debugging of boards.  
Develop and test any microprocessor-based functions on the board (usually simple board hotel functions).
Develop and execute Design Verification Testing.
Support Mechanical Engineering during physical integration of electronics into modules.
Experience with EMI/EMC and ESD testing and debugging is preferred.

Transition designs to manufacturing:
Provide complete design packages to enable production build. Board production quantities are in the high hundreds per year utilizing mostly on-shore suppliers.
Develop and provide simple functional test plans/systems to board assembly house.
Support factory with problem resolution and test support when required.

Support designs once they are in the field:
Provide technical support to field issues should they occur.
Modify designs, if required, in response to field problems.

Provide technical support for existing designs. All are fully documented in Altium and have been in production for 1 to 3 years.  
Coordinate/communicate with management regarding schedule, milestones, technical status, etc.

Senior Electrical Engineer Qualifications
10+ years direct design experience of circuit boards.
BS in Electrical Engineer required.
Deep experience in the design of circuit boards in Altium.
The ability to layout boards in Altium is desired.
Experience with MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-471 is desired.
Familiarity with design of network devices (Switches, Routers) and servers is a plus.
Strong work ethic and commitment to customer support.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail is a must.
Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines.

Salary: $135-$140K (DOE)

Paid Time Off I 401K with Employer Match and Profit Sharing I Health and Wellness Benefits I Learning and Development Opportunities I Referral Program I Competitive Pay I Recognition I Employee Stock Purchase Plan I Inclusive & Supportive Culture

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 

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