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Sr Electrical Engineer Project Lead

Digital Force Technologies San Diego, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background leading end-to-end product development with a cross-disciplinary understanding of system level architectures. This role is the lead for all phases of hardware development including technical planning, resource allocation and progress tracking using milestones. The successful candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment working on several parallel programs simultaneously. Must be able to multitask, prioritize and plan through many stages of the development process including design, review, board bring-up, hardware test, and QA support. The most successful candidate will be both flexible and highly organized.


· Lead product development efforts to ensure adequate resource allocation, the highest levels of quality and timely delivery

· Design and test all aspects of electrical products, systems and specialized devices to ensure proper system level interface compatibility

· Apply principles of electrical engineering on microcontroller, microprocessor and FPGA based systems

· Create schematic design and PCB layout on a varying scale of complexity

· Perform debugging and hardware analysis on circuits and rework designs

· Meet product timelines by coordinating across departments

· Support the software department by communicating hardware specifications and assist with hardware/software integration

· Maintain accurate project documentation using CAD tools

· Communicate prototype specifications to vendors and perform first article inspection

· Use engineering and design software and equipment to perform assignments

· Communicate progress and complications and recommend fixes within electrical engineering parameters


· Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other engineering related discipline

· 10 years of experience in designing, testing, and fabricating electrical products and systems in a lead capacity

· 5-7 years of experience using schematic capture and PCB design software Preferably experience with Altium Designer

· 5+ years of experience with debugging and reworking hardware

· Must show proficiency in working with test equipment, such as DMMs, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and data loggers

· Familiar with design cycle from start to finish and project management tools

· Understand electrical engineering methods for troubleshooting and documentation

· Communicate effectively in writing and verbally using the English language

· Work autonomously as well as in a team environment

· Flexible and adaptable to change, learn quickly, manage time efficiently

· Ability to work across various microprocessor platforms with an emphasis in low-power design


· Professionalism: Accepts responsibility for own actions; reacts well under pressure; approaches other in a tactful manner

Digital Force Technologies

Why Work Here?

Small, versatile company gives employees the ability to make a big impact and reap the rewards.

Digital Force Technologies began as a military and defense focused business and has expanded to offer a wide range of products and capabilities in several core markets. These include Military and Defense Security, Border and Critical Infrastructure, and Commercial and Executive Security. In each market we offer unique products and capabilities to premier customers operating in the most challenging environments. Although Digital Force Technologies has been in business since 2001, it was recently spun-out from a large global defense contractor allowing DFT to get back to grass-roots engineering, rapid development and a start-up mentality. DFT has a unique and inspiring work environment that promotes innovation, creativity, collaboration and recognizes high performance.


San Diego, CA