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Robert Half FPGA Principal Electrical Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts



Key Accountabilities:

  • Acts as an Individual contributor, core team or technical lead for a specific project or product line.

  • Accountable for the completion of assigned deliverables in accordance with approved schedules.

  • Authors documentation and participates in activities in support of design control.

  • Independently plans, performs & prioritizes tasks that are complex in nature, in alignment with corporate goals.

  • Analyzes and interprets data, identifying trends and formulating the next steps, while effectively performing trade off analysis, if required by the function.

  • Leads, designs and/or develops one or more of the following: new test methods, specifications, technical apparatus, software and processes for complex components and functions.

  • Evaluates complex designs or processes, with respect to acceptability, suitability and cost. Recommends preferred design options. Presents trade-off, if required by the function.

  • Identifies product defects and able to recognize outliers in results. Able to explain and document product defects and their impact.

  • Effectively communicates technical information to a multidisciplinary team in the form of documentation, presentations and technical summaries and promotes collaboration.

  • Technical expertise in more than one or a subject matter expert in at least 1 area.

  • Leads without authority & provides technical guidance to engineers and technicians assigned to him/her on a given project. Provides mentoring within or outside of their department.

  • Provides technical support for or leads CAPA or complaint investigations.

  • Independently generates predictable schedules for activities related to the function, understanding cross-functional dependencies.

Secondary Functions:

  • May review and provide input to deliverables from other functions.

  • Recommends and drives improvement initiatives and motivates others to implement.

  • May be assigned CAPA ownership.

Technical Experience

  • FPGA – 5-10 years in FPGA design and implementation and/or embedded DSP software

  • High Level Digital/Analog Signal – Understand digital and analog circuits, component selection, and debugging of mixed-signal devices.

  • Control System – Design and managing the systems that allow to control different processes to produce products.

  • System Level Root Cause – Ability to have system level mindset when comes to trouble shooting and root cause issues.

  • Design and prototype simulation models and hardware implementations

  • Noise/EMI/EMC – Understand compliance concepts and testing.

  • Power Electronics and Distribution


Computer Science Background:

  • C

  • C+

    • Python
Qualifications Minimum Knowledge & Experience Required for the Position: Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or a related field

  • Twelve years of product development or relevant experience

  • Eight to ten years of product development or relevant experience for advanced degrees

  • For internal candidate promotion: Demonstrated proficiency in meeting all competencies of current level and acceptable performance history may be used in lieu of experience

  • In vitro medical device experience highly desired

Additional Skills/Knowledge:

  • Language: Proficiency in English language required

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