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Electrical Engineer (Hardware)

Job Description

EE Hardware 1

Position Summary

NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is a public-private collaboration with the mission of advancing the capabilities of U.S. manufacturing in the field of Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) and ensuring that the enabling manufacturing technologies are developed and shared with institute members and the U.S. Government. The institute is a not-for-profit entity funded jointly by industry, academia, and the U.S. Government. Our work enables the next generation electronics for medical, wearable, asset monitoring, structural health monitoring, soft robotics, integrated array antennas, automotive and agricultural technology applications.

NextFlex offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a fun, collaborative work environment.

NextFlex is looking for a hands-on hardware design engineer to join the Advanced Technologies Group. In this role, you will design, prototype, and test the next generation of additively manufactured flexible hybrid electronics.

This is a unique role perfect for an engineer who is interested in owning advanced projects. You will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of system and device design.  You will work closely with our experts in system integration, robotics, software, testing, and process, in a broad range of environments from medical devices to consumer electronics.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, develop and test electrical devices for wearable systems with advanced additive manufacturing techniques.
  • Conduct and participate in design reviews.
  • Communicate and Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists.
  • Work closely with a program manager to meet milestones and deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • BS with 3 years experience MSEE with 1 year experience/Ph.D new graduate.
  • Experience designing PCBs for size, weight, and power constrained applications.
  • Experience with all phases of PCB design: part selection, schematic creation, constraint setting, library management, board layout, and manufacturing document creation.
  • Experience with PCB ECAD tools.
  • Experience with wireless systems such as BLE, WIFI, UWB, NFC
  • Strong EE fundamentals and HW debugging skills with lab equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Siemens EDA Xpedition Schematic and Layout tools
  • Proficiency with HyperLynx SI/PI, HyperLynx Full Wave Solver, or HFSS
  • Experience designing for low-power systems with multiple mixed signal ICs, power management devices, wired/wireless charging, and sensors.
  • Experience with layout for low noise applications/high-noise environments
  • Experience designing Flex devices or non-planar electronics.
  • Experience with the following common communication protocols: SPI, UART, USART, I2C, USB
  • Experience with designing electrical devices for medical systems.
  • Experience with firmware development in C or C++ for embedded systems.

Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Travel Requirements

Travel for work up to 10% domestically.

Work authorization/ requirements

To conform to U.S. Government 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. Learn more about the ITAR here.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Note

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

NextFlex provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. NextFlex is a drug free workplace and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

COVID-19 Vaccination Notice

As a Federal contractor, NextFlex requires any new employee to provide acceptable proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to his/her/their first day of employment at NextFlex, unless a legally-recognized exemption has been requested by the new hire and approved by NextFlex. This policy has been established to comply with Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors) and the implementing Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (saferfederalworkforce.gov).

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