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Electrical Validation Design Engineer

Description:
PDS Tech is seeking a candidate for the Interconnect Electrical Validation Design Engineer position located in Santa Clara Valley. CA.  
Please contact Erica Trudeau at 512-410-6791 email resume: etrudeau@pdstech.com

Client is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer with world-class expertise in the field of electrical interconnects.
Candidate will work with various electrical and mechanical engineers in selecting connectors for various interfaces.
The primary responsibility will be to understand the requirements (EE/ME/EMI/EMC etc) and be responsible in selecting connectors from various vendors and also help with designing in-house solutions.

Responsibilities include:
*Investigating upcoming connector and cable technologies and incorporating them in the products where possible.
* Candidate will characterize and make appropriate adjustments for interconnect performance under electrical, environmental, mechanical stresses. 
* Work closely with manufacturers and quality teams in helping them qualify the connectors. 

 
Ideal Candidates would have:
·  Experienced in Cadence design (Virtuoso, SpectreRF, Layout), Agilent ADS, Spice, Matlab simulation, verification and familiarity with test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, multimeters,oscilloscopes.
·  HP 3585B spectrum analyzer, HP 1670A logic analyzer, HP 3577A network analyzer, HP 54522 500MHz 2Gs/s digital oscilloscope, Tektronix TDS 724A 500 MHz 1GS/s digitizing oscilloscope.
·  Hardware Skills: Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Anechoic Chamber, Oscilloscope, RF Power Meter, Micro Controllers.   
Person needs to have lab experience and be comfortable with the instruments listed in the Job Description. Someone who has technical writing would be ideal.
Not looking for candidates completely on the “Computer Engineering” side - like Verilog, FPGA, Memory modules, System design, OVM UVM etc.
Other bonus skills:   DC testing and validation.

 
Preferred Requirements: 
* Ability to write scripts (Python, Matab, etc) to automate tests (measure resistance, temperature, etc). 
* Ability to write scripts (Python, Matab, etc) to post process test data and generate detailed reports
* Experience with cable assembly (connector/raw cable/termination process/crimping) design and manufacture


 
 

Essential Requirements: 
* MSEE or BSEE with 3-5 years of experience in Electrical Interconnect Engineering.
Experience in EE validation is preferred. 
* Strong theoretical knowledge and hands-on capability with connectors and cable assemblies. 
* Knowledge of industry specs - USB/Ethernet is preferred. HV interconnect knowledge is required. 
* Proficiency in predicting electrical integrity (high-speed, DC power, radiation etc ) of interconnects and validating the test results with modeling. 
* Ability to provide connector solutions for various interconnect technologies and purposes - high data rate, power, high density, B2B, B2Wire etc., 
* Ability to compare and present multiple interconnect solutions to the team and picking the most appropriate one. 
* Should work closely with vendors (internal and external) and give EE design input. 
• Experience interpreting
electrical specifications and write detailed test plans that can be used internally and by vendors. 
* Knowledge of power integrity measurements and power transmission over connectors and cable assemblies
* Ability to support testing, failure analysis and corrective actions
* Ability to perform individually with minimum guidance in a fast paced environment. 
* Lab instruments and measurements including: Power supplies, Multimeters, Batteries, Power meters, Electronic load (e.g. Temperature rise, resistance, power dissipated etc) 
- VNA/TDR/ENA (e.g. insertion loss, return loss, crosstalk, etc) 
• Simulation and programing tools 
- Ansys HFSS for High Speed, Q3D for Temperature analysis etc, 
- MATLAB, Python for scripting/ test automation. 

 
 
Job Number: 1710067518
Job Location: Santa Clara, CA
Duration: 4 months
Input Date: 05/01/2017
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Erica Trudeau
Address: 12708 RIATA VISTA CIR STE A-108
City, State: AUSTIN, TX 78727
Phone: 512/343-0303
800 Phone: 800/917-2841
Email: cecjaustin@pdstech.com
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail_logged_in?id=a1i500000012Rek&URLSource=cjhunter

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