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Purpose of the Position
Thorlabs Scientific Imaging group in Austin, Texas designs and manufactures state-of-the-art digital cameras and imaging systems. We are seeking a talented, experienced PCB design engineer to lead the development and commercialization of a FPGA-based, high-speed, data acquisition host adapters for Thorlabs products.
Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:
Technology transfer from Thorlabs R&D division Participation in building core technical team Working with internal customers to finalize product requirements Leadership of the hardware and firmware development team from design to sustaining engineering Development of data acquisition card design including circuit design, test and functional verification, production test fixtures and documentation. Emphasis on high-speed connectors, data path, DRAM FPGA, and PCIe interface.
In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for:
Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures. Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments. The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Minimum 5 years of high-speed circuit design experience with 2 years of board-level product commercialization experience
Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated strong high speed digital circuit and PCB skills Recent design of complex, dense PCB design with FPGA and DRAM High-speed (GHz) serial and DDR3 implementations High-speed (GHz) PCB design Recent design of data-intensive board architectures; for example RADAR, LIDAR, or HDTV. Demonstrated ability to bring complex, high speed digital designs from concept through release to manufacturing Development of project timelines with milestones Management of technical risk; including analysis, simulation, prototyping, and contingency planning Design for Test and Manufacturability Board-level test development and implementation PCIe Host Adaptor Card design and commercialization experience desired Imaging Systems experience desired Digital Signal Processing experience desired
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
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