Sr. Electrical System Design Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 03/09/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00041

Job Description

Our Client is looking to hire a highly motivated, best-in-class Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) System Design Engineer. This position will be responsible for the development, integration and maintenance of HIL test systems, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following capabilities:
  • Simulation of synthetic driving environments (e.G., terrain, weather, lighting, position, obstacles, etc.)
  • Real-time physics-based plant simulation
  • Signal conditioning and fault injection
  • Test automation executive
  • DAQ for CAN, Ethernet, 1553, RS-422, SSI, discrete analog, discrete digital, and other signal types
  • Support for various 3rd-party tools

Applicants should have the following skillset:
  • Electrical / Electronic Engineering:
  • Digital Circuit Design: Digital signal conditioning; encoders; counters; sinking I/O; sourcing I/O; impedance matching; A/D; D/A; digital filters (IIR, LP, Client, BP); control logic; power; optical and galvanic isolation
  • Analog Circuit Design: Analog signal conditioning, analog filter design (LP, Client, BP), filter response, Nyquist sampling theory, aliasing, mitigation, resolver circuits, LVDT circuits, thermocouple circuits
  • Serial Interface Design: RS232, RS422/485, CAN, MIL-Std-1553B, Ethernet, SSI, SPI, I2C, transceivers
  • FPGA DESIGN: Sensor emulation, digital filters, serial devices, high speed logic control
  • Micro-Controllers: Design custom micro-controller applications
  • Ac/Dc Power: AC And DC power circuits; circuit protection; 3VDC, 5VDC, 28VDC, 120VAC; 240VAC - knowledge of working with high voltage
  • Signal Analysis: Frequency and duty cycle generation and measurement; Fast Fourier Frequency analysis; noise analysis; filter types and filter performance
  • Cable / Harness Design:
  • Cable Design Knowledge / Calculations: Wire types, stranding, usage, insulation, frequency characteristics, sizing, current, voltage, power, thermal, propagation delays, physical strength, fill, weight
  • Cable Shielding, Grounding, Emi Design: Shielding, grounding, terminating, EMI
  • Cable Mil Connector Knowledge: Military connector knowledge - receptacles, plugs, materials, contacts, keying, clocking
  • Cable Fabrication Knowledge: Soldering, crimping, strain reliefs, boots, boot adapters, shrink
  • Cable Signal Analysis Knowledge: Signal analysis - R/L/C effects; noise analysis & filtering; length - propagation delays; trunk lengths; stub lengths
  • Electrical drawings:
  • Electrical Single Line: Design electrical single line diagrams
  • Electrical Layout: Design electrical layout drawings
  • Electrical Cable: Design electrical cable drawings
  • Electrical Schematics: Design electrical schematics
  • Networks:
  • Ethernet Networks: Switches; hubs; network topologies; analysis methods and tools
  • Can Bus Networks: CAN bus design; communication; analysis methods and tools
  • Serial Networks: MIL-STD-1553B; RS232; RS422/485; SPI; I2C; SSI - analysis methods and tolls
  • Video: RS170; SDI; HDMI; DVI; VGA - analysis methods and tools
  • Time-Sensitive Networking: Switches; time reservation; CUC / CNC; analysis methods and tools
  • Military Vehicle Knowledge:
  • Military Vehicle Power: Power (common) - knowledge of military vehicle power systems and how to integrate and test
  • Military Vehicle Mobility: Mobility - knowledge of military vehicle power systems and how to integrate and test
  • Military Vehicle Survivability: Survivability - knowledge of military vehicle power systems and how to integrate and test
  • Military Vehicle Lethality: Lethality - knowledge of military vehicle power systems and how to integrate and test
  • Misc.:
  • Be able to multi-task on simultaneous development projects, ensuring adherence to budget, schedule, and mission scope
  • Have exceptional customer service and communication skills, and be helpful and calm under pressure
  • Have a proactive attitude and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where the toolset is continuously evolving

Applicant should have familiarity with the following tools:

Position Requirements:
  • Proven 10+ record of participation in full life cycle software design for military, civil avionics systems, or automotive systems
  • Experience with embedded electronics architecture in military, automotive, or avionics applications
  • Experience testing embedded software
  • Experience developing test applications in NI Veristand, Vector CANoe, Simulink, NI TestStand, or equivalent technology
  • Experience using Wireshark
  • Experience with reading and understanding electrical schematics
  • Working knowledge of HIL, signal conditioning, simulation, and data acquisition
  • Familiarity with standards such as PCAP, PTP, and PRP
  • Working knowledge of industry safety standards and regulations including, but not limited to, MIL-STD-882E, ISO 26262, FACE
  • Experience in military practices for Safety Design and Assessment per MIL-STD-882E
  • Design knowledge of embedded operating systems including RTOS and partitioned OS environments
  • Experience in high bandwidth data buses and network technology (e.G. AFDX, PCI Express, Ethernet, TSN)
  • Model base design methods (e.G. UML)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Education Requirements:
BS in Electrical Engineering required along with a minor in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (preferred)

This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third-party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Greg Allen
Recruiting Team Leader of Defense Branch

With over 14 years of recruiting experience, Greg specializes in recruiting military veterans for Contract Professionals, Inc.'s defense clients nationwide (CONUS)and overseas (OCONUS). Part of his job is to also mentor new CPI recruiters and assist them in meeting their career objectives.

Greg takes great pride in his ability to support our military veterans, as they navigate the transition process. This includes providing transitioning military personnel with job information and vital career guidance, after they are discharged from the military. Greg regularly works to support transitioning military personnel and veterans by matching their skills to a rewarding career within their area of expertise.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Western Michigan University.

He enjoys golf, cooking, travel, music and most sports!  Go Broncos!

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