Textron Systems: Electronic Systems designs and develops test and simulation hardware and software for Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. This includes systems used on the flight line, range or in a lab to simulate enemy radar or missile threats for the purpose of testing aircraft sensors and electronics, or for training a pilot. High fidelity software and hardware design is required to accurately simulate threats in an ever evolving and expanding electromagnetic threat environment.
Electrical Engineer III’s design hardware solutions for a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity. Applicants will engage in schematic capture and circuit card design, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware and firmware design, and embedded microcontroller design. Applicants are expected to create, maintain and follow Interface Control Documents (ICDs), specifications and test procedures for circuit card assemblies and system integration.
- Solves problems which are varied, may be related to multiple issues, and may not be clear. If no precedent exists, complex problems may require research and analysis of alternatives involving many factors.
- May independently determine and develop approach to solutions.
- Contributes to and/or ensures the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.
- Reports status including schedule progress and problems/issues.
- Schematic capture in Mentor Graphics DxDesigner.
- FPGA design in Altera and/or Xilinx.
- Embedded microcontroller design (Atmel, Microchip, etc).
- Writing interface control documents, specifications and test procedures for your designs is expected.
- Working closely with hardware in a lab setting, and debugging using lab equipment (e.g. Spectrum Analyzer, Digital Oscilloscope).
- BS degree in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years experience.
- Design experience with VHDL is a must (we do not use Verilog).
- Experience with Xilinx and/or Altera FPGAs is a must (we design with both).
- Ability to work independently, learn new tasks/handle multiple tasks, solve problems, meet deadlines, and show strong self-motivation and initiative.
- Radio Frequency (RF) or radar knowledge is a plus.
- Digital signal processing experience is a big plus.
- Experience designing high speed serial interfaces is a plus.
- Experience with embedded C programming is a plus.
- Experience with memory interfaces (SDRAM, DDR, etc.) is a plus.
- Ability to obtain a U.S. secret clearance is a must.