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Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd. Electrical Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Odyssey Systems is currently looking for an Electrical Engineer who will support the Advanced Lasercom Systems and Operations Group, at our customer's facility in Lexington, MA.

The Group develops, builds, tests, and operates laser communications systems for a variety of applications and environments. Lasercom offers dramatically increased data rates and enhanced physical security relative to standard radio frequency-based communications systems. The Group has expertise in communications; optics; electro-optics; optical turbulence mitigation; precise pointing control systems; embedded systems; command, control, and telemetry; test set design and fabrication; data analysis; modeling; and simulation.

The technology developed and the lessons learned from these activities are transferred to operational programs through participation in standard groups and through the operation of a gold-standard test infrastructure. Major efforts include demonstration of a low-cost, high performance, prototype airborne lasercom terminals, designed for the lasercom interoperability standards, development of a test capability to validate interoperability among various contractor-produced terminals, and investigation into techniques to enable multiple simultaneous lasercom links through a single aperture. Lasercom is a rapidly burgeoning field and the candidate will have the opportunity to play an important role in this exciting and dynamic field.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Designs, develops, and tests electrical devices and equipment, including communications systems, power generators, motors and navigation systems, and electrical systems for automobiles and aircraft.

  • Oversees the manufacturing of these devices, systems, and equipment.

  • Designs new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products.

  • Performs detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications.

  • Directs manufacturing, installing, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes.

  • Investigates complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions.

  • Works with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.

  • Designs electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.

  • Analyzes customer needs and determine electrical system requirements, capacity, and cost to develop a system plan.

  • Develops maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment.

  • Evaluates systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair.

  • Inspects electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure they meet safety standards and applicable regulations.

  • Plans and develops applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems to improve technical performance.

Citizenship: Must be a US Citizen

Clearance: Interim Secret Clearance to start

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 10+ years of professional experience

  • At least ten (10) years of professional experience

  • Responsible for maintenance and creation of Mentor Graphics Library

elements in support of the Dx/Expedition VX.2 tools in a UNIX environment.

  • Central library supports users Lab-wide engaged in all stages of printed circuit board (PCB) development: from schematic capture through physical layout and simulation.

  • Creation of library elements (symbols and cells) that reflect industry standards (IPC, ANSI, IEEE) and best practices while providing custom solutions for state- of-the-art Laboratory-specific requirements when required.

  • Library data must be suitable for all areas of development, from laboratory research to high-reliability space flight programs (Level 1).

  • Utilize LParts (custom Library app) to manage the CAD library development process for user requests as well as historical data for reference, planning and forecasting.

  • Maintain, populate, and enhance Oracle database of over 31,000 component properties and documentation.

  • Average additional rate is 160 parts/month.

  • As time permits, review and improve, if needed, the quality of existing parts.

  • Synchronize CAD Library with the Laboratory’s materials requirements planning (MRP) system (SAP), and newly deployed Product Life Management (PLM) system (Aris) thus enabling tightly coupled processes for procurement, inspection and traceability of electronic components.

  • Self-starter with at least one-year experience building parts using Mentor Graphics Library Manager for the Integrated Common Database/Parts Database (iCDB/PDB) flow.

  • Proven track record developing symbol/cell library elements for high-reliability space-flight programs

  • Experience in populating property database (Oracle) to fulfill bill of material (BOM) , MRP (SAP), and PLM (Aris) requirements through use of DxDatabook.

  • Knowledge of PCB engineering, IPC, IEEE and MIL specifications, MRP systems are required.

  • UNIX shell scripting and network experience, Oracle relational database queries, written and oral communication, drafting geometric dimensioning and tolerances (GDT) relating to electronic component packaging technologies, Ball Grid Arrays (BGA), Chip Scale Packages (CSP), Quad No-lead (QFN) etc...

Additional Information:

  • This position has the ability for be a hybrid role with a 50/50 split onsite vs remote


Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.

Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

ID: 2022-2334

Hours/Week: 40

External Company Name: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.

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