Signal Integrity Engineer

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Silver Spring, MD
Sep 19, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Full Time
Are you an expert with signal and power integrity analysis methodologies? Do you have a deep understanding of analog, high-speed digital, and power electronics theory? Are you passionate about learning and using the latest tools to solve challenging problems in these areas while leading multi-disciplinary teams on a variety of tasks? If so, we're looking for you to join our team at APL. We are seeking an experienced engineer to develop, debug, and integrate mixed mode analog and digital circuitry, and function as a subject matter expert in signal integrity analysis. Our team provides efficient, forward-looking, and functionally innovative solutions that help solve critical technical challenges for our sponsors. We apply our systems, hardware, and software design and development expertise to a variety of applications across APL mission areas. Your technical leadership will keep us on the cutting edge of capabilities in digital, analog, and RF embedded systems design. As our Signal Integrity Engineer * You will perform signal and power integrity analysis for high-reliability digital and analog electronic circuitry. * You will design circuits employing devices such as FPGAs, DSPs, DDR4 memory, and LEON processors. * You will design and analyze circuits using PCIe, SATA, USB3, SERDES, and other high-speed interfaces. * You will design and analyze circuits using LVCMOS, HSTL, SSTL, LVDS, LVPECL, and other high-speed signaling standards. * You will write specifications and present design trade-off analyses and implementation recommendations to engineering teams at design reviews. Qualifications You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you * Have a Master's degree in electrical engineering or related field. * Have at least 5+ years of successful experience in the design and development of embedded systems electronics with a focus on signal and power integrity analysis using tools such as HyperLynx, SPICE, and ANSYS. * Are passionate about circuit and signal details that lead to successful and reliable solutions. * Have experience communicating with a variety of disciplines, levels of staff, and task sponsors to guide them to optimal technical implementations. * Are able to obtain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship. * Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you * Have a PhD degree in electrical engineering or related field with demonstrated application of knowledge. * Have demonstrated knowledge in channel modeling, PDN methodology development, simultaneous switching analysis, crosstalk reduction, and EMI reduction and shielding. * Are a recognized expert with publications in signal and power integrity analysis. Why work at APL? The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at #LI-KW1

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