What we’re looking for:
Second Order Effects seeks a self-starting Lead Electrical Engineer who enjoys full project ownership and design freedom. Our engineers start a project from initial customer concepts, design a system into a clear engagement, and see the design through to implementation. The Lead Electrical Engineer will be responsible for ensuring project delivery by bridging communication between engineering, the customer, and other non-technical departments. . The solution and execution of SOE projects often need to be learned and/or invented on the spot. The ideal candidate is unafraid of exposure to a wide variety of problems and tasks, and has a tenacious attitude to problem solving and project execution. This is someone who can work in small teams for large goals and is not intimidated by a big challenge.
- Lead hardware development for multiple projects by driving customer satisfaction, maintaining quality of technical work product, and meeting project requirements
- Coordinate all activities within the project team for project delivery
- Carry out detailed design, sizing, and calculations, and verify and check the design done by others
- Be the primary point of contact for the customer and accurately communicate progress, risks, and company capabilities
- Develop, propose, and implement technical infrastructure including but not limited to version control, quality controls, etc
- Assist business development with project scoping and writing statements of work
- Prepare regular reports to communicate project performance to other members on the team
Required Skills and Experience:
University Degree (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, related field)
4+ years of industry experience
Working knowledge of electrical architecture, specification, component selection, circuit board design, implementation, verification, board bring up, and debug
Demonstrated lifelong passion for engineering and technology
- Analog small-signal circuit design: filters, op-amp circuits, signal conditioning
- Analog power electronics design: regulators, load drivers, supply filters, protection circuitry
- C, C++, Python, Mathlab for data parsing and signal analysis
- Verilog or VHDL to implement digital logic in FPGAs
- Using standard communication protocols in an embedded context (CAN, USB, SPI, I2C, RS-232, Ethernet, etc)
- Working knowledge of embedded systems: microcontrollers, ADCs and DACs, common communication interfaces like UART, SPI and I2C.
- Schematic capture and PCB layout experience, preferably using Altium Designer
- Git and SVN for revision control
- Working knowledge of either audio, RF, electromechanical, or optical systems
- Applicant must be willing to work 40 hours a week onsite in El Segundo, CA
- Applicant must be eligible to work on ITAR projects.
- Job Type: Full-time
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.