Hardware Engineer

Employer
QRC Technologies
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionHardware EngineerWORK LOCATION: Fredericksburg, VAREPORTS TO: Systems Engineering Lead (or Director of Systems Engineering)JOB DESCRIPTION:QRC Technologies, a product manufacturing company and world leader in Radio Frequency Test and Measurement Tools, is actively seeking a Hardware Engineer to serve on our product development team.The Hardware Engineer will work with several groups at QRC, including the engineering, production, and quality teams to accelerate new hardware feature integration for our next generation RF measurement products. Ability and a passion to prevent and solve engineering problems is a key aspect of this role. The Hardware Engineers primary responsibility is designing the schematics and layouts of printed circuit boards, assemblies, and flex circuits.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:* Candidate will be responsible for designing architectures, subsystems, boards, and components* Participate in and lead design tasks including requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, simulation, schematic capture, and board layout* Participate in simulation, testing, and troubleshooting of designs, including bench testing and debugging using test equipment* Apply hands-on in-depth knowledge of test equipment including oscilloscopes, signal generators, vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and power meters* Develop test plans and procedures for designs* Participate in and lead design reviews* Manage schedule, cost, and technical responsibility at the system and board level* Identify and work with suppliers of components and subsystems* Learn methods from analysis of industry products and apply lessons learned to innovative product designsREQUIREMENTS:* Candidate must have extensive design experience in high-speed digital, analog, and power products, and some knowledge of RF systems* Must have in-depth understanding of appropriate PCB materials and knowledge of circuit layout techniques* Candidate should have at least 5 years of PCB layout experience on actual shipping products* In-depth experience with Altium Designer over the last two years is strongly desired, including detailed knowledge about the software, its limitations, and its features* Candidate should be proficient in PCB part placement, footprints, gerber files, maintaining part libraries, and designing for ease of manufacturing and test* Direct experience routing high-speed digital signals (PCIe, USB, Gigabit, LVDS, clocks) and low-speed digital signals (RS-232, I2C, SPI), analog signal and power, and RF signals (up to 6 GHz) is required* Experience routing both single-ended and differential pairs is required* Candidate should be able to optimize designs for PCBs and flex circuits for density, cost, thermal issues, and other factors* Should have an understanding of EMC design guidelines for PCBs and systems* Should have strong written and interpersonal communication skills* Must be able to work independently and produce measureable results* Candidates must be eligible to obtain a security clearance when sponsored by QRCPreferred Skills or Experience:* BS in Electrical Engineering or similar work experience* 6 or more years of experience in Electrical Engineering, with demonstrated RF skills, or 10 or more years of experience in the design and testing of printed circuit boards for RF/microwave/high-speed digital frequencies* Past experience with rugged military requirements is a plus* Technical experience in the areas of signal processing, signal analysis, direction finding, geolocation, embedded systems, antennas, or communications systems is a plus* Previous experience producing products rapidly in a small team environment is a strong plus* Experience with Altium Vault is a plus* An active US government security clearance is a plusABOUT QRCQRC Technologies (QRC) specializes in development and manufacture of RF Test and Measurement products. QRC develops and produces survey tools for cellular communication systems, phone based measurement, stimulation tools, forensic tools, and integrated RF recording and playback equipment.QRC was founded in 1987 and has been serving as a systems integrator since its inception, and in the last decade has expanded with a portfolio of RF Test and Measurement products. The company has over 70 employees in multiple locations, including Gaithersburg, MD, and the world headquarters located in Fredericksburg, VA. QRC tools cover CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, EvDO, WiMAX, LTE, and WIFI protocols.Some benefits of working at QRC include:* Very Competitive Compensation* Flexible working schedule and hours* Great working culture (low bureaucracy, great teammates)* Vacation and Holiday* Medical and Dental Coverage* 401(k) plan* 100% Employer Life Insurance Value of 1X Salary/ Max at $500,000QRC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.Posted by StartWire. Apply now!.