Electrical Engineer - Senior Level

San Luis Obispo, California
Feb 12, 2024
Feb 13, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
About This Position

The Senior Electrical Engineer works within a team to design and develop new UAV systems while supporting the improvement and production of existing systems. The Senior Electrical Engineer owns the development from conception through production. The Senior Electrical Engineer is a professional expert who leads projects and mentors coworkers.

  • Lead and support the design, development, prototyping, testing, troubleshooting, and documentation of electrical systems for unmanned aircraft.
  • Hands on development, test, and troubleshooting.
  • Technical leader for engineering projects including PCB design, embedded systems, and wire harnesses.
  • Collaborate closely with other engineering disciplines (mechanical, aerospace, software, QA)
  • Support creation of repeatable manufacturing processes and inspection plans.
  • Participate in and lead design and peer reviews.
  • Maintain high standards quality within the team by adhering to good practices and habits of configuration control.
  • Process development and improvement.
  • Perform inspections (in-process and final) on cable harness and Printed Circuit board assemblies and subassemblies (mechanical, electrical).
  • Train and mentor engineers and other coworkers
  • Observe and assist engineering and production teams in resolving issues.
  • Communicate and escalate challenges to leadership in a productive way.

  • Bachelors degree in electrical engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of work experience in a related field
  • Creating and interpreting drawings, schematics, and other technical documents.
  • Hands on testing and prototyping using common electrical tools (multimeter, oscilloscope, soldering iron, crimpers, etc.)
  • Altium or similar PCB design software.
  • Demonstrated ability, experience presenting information to a group.
  • Ability to generate detailed reports.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Project management and leadership skills
  • Altium or similar PCB design software
  • Demonstrated superior communication skills.
  • Strong people and communication skills, willing to work with others.
  • Able to work cooperatively in a team.
  • Preferred: Experience working in Solidworks/PDM
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to present information to a group.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with the industrial specifications and requirements (ISO, MIL, ASME, IPC, etc.)
  • Certifications (or knowledge of them):
  • J-STD-001
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • IPC-A-610
  • Electrical systems design, integration, and test.
  • Microcontroller programming and testing.
  • RF design and test.
  • Schematic and PCB design, test, and troubleshooting.
  • Part selection and sourcing.
  • Power systems, motor control, batteries, sensors.
  • Altium or similar PCB design software.
  • JIRA
  • 3D CAD Software. Solidworks or similar.
  • Wire harness design and fabrication.
  • Integrating electrical, software, mechanical systems.
  • Quality inspections and improvements.
  • Avionics and electrical systems
  • UAV or RC Plane operation
  • GSE systems and general associated equipment
  • ESD requirements and practices

Edge Autonomy Benefits
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Paid PTO
  • 10 Paid holidays
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Group Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • HSA and FSA Options
  • Critical Care Plan
  • Accident Care Plan