Electrical Engineering Lead

Manassas, Virginia
Feb 21, 2024
Feb 29, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Electrical Engineer

NAL Research Corporation, located in Manassas, VA, provides military-grade Iridium satellite modems and tracking terminals and secure geolocation solutions for the defense, research, and commercial sectors. These products are used globally in a wide range of applications including asset tracking, search and rescue, remote sensing, and command/control for personnel, land, maritime, and airborne platforms.

NAL i s seeking a mid-level electrical e ngineer with design, schematic capture, and layout experience for a full - time position in our Hardware Engineering group located in Manassas, VA .

The successful candidate will work with our talented electrical design team , and collaborate with systems engineers, RF engineers, mechanical engineers, embedded software engineers, and project management to design satellite communication and GPS tracking electronics that meet customer requirements and internal work standards. The candidate will also help shape our Assured PNT and SDR-based product designs, leading or participating in the requirement, planning, development , and production phases of these projects.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Design PCBs using Altium Designer, including schematic capture, layout, and BoM generation.
  • Create design verification test (DVT) plans, perform design verification testing & create test reports
  • Characterize performance of new designs ; power management , communication performance , and RF performance are of particular interest.
  • Identify and implement PCB designs and electronic components to maximize PCBA performance and design longevity,and minimize component delivery and PCBA cost.
  • Work closely with mechanical engineers to define PCBA dimensions, external I/ O and power connections for new products.
  • Provide technical leadership on projects with in the team of electrical engineers .
  • Mentor junior engineers, providing effective design and test guidelines and processes, and fostering effective communication within the team.
  • Work with the Hardware Engineering Manager to review requirements for proposed products, estimate the labor and material costs involved, understand impact to the schedule , and identify potential obstacles and opportunities for design improvement.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships . Work with purchasing to c ommunicate with outside vendors to locate needed parts.

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS in Electrical Engineering required , MS in Electrical Engineering preferred
  • 6 + years electrical engineering experience, electronics design experience preferred
  • 6 + years of experience with all aspects of Altium Designer and vault on a daily basis
  • Self-motivated with a bility to organiz e and prioritize multiple tasks with team
  • Ability to estimate project labor and materials costs, and to define schedules
  • Experience with PCBA power management design, particular ly with battery-powered systems
  • Exper ience with RF systems and designing to mitigate EMI strongly desired
  • Experience with small form-factor devices, microcontrollers, batteries, and power supplies strongly desired
  • Ability to utilize laboratory equipment: Oscilloscopes, signal generators, vector network analyzers, data acquisition modules, spectrum analyzers, programmable power supplies/loads and others .
  • Experience with Microsoft Office . Ability to develop presentation and report material to illustrate designs.

Benefits offered for this role:

401(k) with Company Match

Hybrid Remote Work Model

Flexible work schedules

Company Paid Life and AD&D insurance.

Company Paid Disability insurance.

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

27 Paid Holiday and Annual Leave Days per year.

Salary Range is $110,000 to $117,500 Annually

Due to the nature of the work and the environment in which the work takes place, the candidate must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance.

NAL Research Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, ethnicity/national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other applicable leg ally protected characteristics.

NAL Research Corporation offers a generous employee benefits package to eligible employees, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability, and a 401(k).

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