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Lead Electrical Engineer (Embedded)

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job # 8635415
Date Posted: 12-29-2016
Innovation-driven medical device company that is redefining how brain health is managed. We are seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer who will play a lead technical role during the development of the hardware subsystem of a traumatic brain injury detection system. 

This individual will work with an elite team of engineers and scientists to create a cutting-edge, new robotic system that will deploy an ultrasound sensor.  The successful Senior Electrical Engineer will lead the design, sourcing, development and integration of an embedded controller that will perform motion control and will communicate with other product components.  Duties will include circuit design for sensor interfacing, motor drivers, power management of batteries and communication interfacing.

The ideal applicant must be able to identify and evaluate new candidate technologies, work with vendors to customize hardware to meet specific requirements and drive robust technical solutions into production.  This individual must also excel in a high-energy team environment and be capable of making sound decisions when faced with the time pressures and incomplete information typical of new product development.

Additionally, a strong sense of shared responsibility and shared reward is required, as well as a commitment to high product quality.

In summary, the successful candidate for the position of Senior Electrical Engineer must have outstanding technical depth in relevant areas, and be as comfortable leading and specifying as they are designing.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design, debug and analyze discrete electronics, sensor interfacing and embedded microprocessor based controls.
  • Design, debug and analyze power electronics systems, including battery interfacing and management.
  • Design, debug and analyze communication electronics, including wired (RS-232, USB, SPI, etc.) and wireless systems (Bluetooth, WiFi).
  • Resolve design issues related to PCAs and FPGAs, system power and grounding, system cabling and interconnect, OEM hardware and electro-mechanical subassemblies.
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams to ensure all issues related to design change are understood in advance of implementation.
  • Foster vendor technical relationships and perform project management of vendors.
  • Develop Design History Files (DHF) per FDA requirements.
  • Cultivate and perform component Verification and product Validation testing (V&V).
  • Support production of final product by troubleshooting process and component problems.

Qualifications:
  • BSEE or higher from an accredited university or college is required.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years experience in the design of complex electronic systems.  Experience with real-time control systems, embedded operating systems or other embedded real-time processing frameworks or robotics preferred.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience and high comfort level with all phases of the product development lifecycle; including design, implementation, debug, verification, validation and transfer to manufacturing.
  • Deep knowledge of design tools used by electrical engineers in PCA development and simulation. Strong background in FPGA design and embedded systems development preferred.
  • Experience with Xilinx processors and tools preferred. 
  • Prototyping skills (bread boarding, soldering, etc.).
  • Strong ability to isolate and debug embedded hardware and software problems, from hardware to the component level.
  • Knowledge of electrical and software manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with designing hardware products within an FDA or otherwise regulated industry, or for mission critical applications is desired; as well as comfort with concepts of design input, design output, traceability and risk analysis.
  • Working knowledge of requirements standards EN60601-1 and EN60601-1-2 for medical equipment safety and EMC compliance.
  • Proven past success in a fast-paced, high-transaction environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and documentation skills.
  • Passion for creating robust and reliable products.
  • Start-up experience is a plus
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