Principal Electrical Engineer – Avionics Embedded Digital Design engineer

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Principal Electrical Engineer – Avionics Embedded Digital Design engineer

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Contract Job ID: 2210152993
Estimated Duration: 10 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer – Avionics Embedded Digital Design Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Job Summary:
  • The Computing Products Department (CPD) in the Avionics – Displays and Computing Products directorate has an opening for a Principal Electrical Engineer.
  • The department is responsible for the development and sustainment of state-of-the-art avionics hardware products including integrated processing cabinets, video processing modules, and control panels used in military fighter, bomber, trainer, rotary wing, and transport aircraft platforms.
  • The candidate's primary assignment will be digital circuit board design (processors, peripherals, DSP, I/O, etc) that require the application of electrical engineering principles and techniques.
  • The selected candidate will be required to design, develop, document, verify, qualify, troubleshoot, transition to production, and sustain electronic hardware of simple to high complexity.
  • They will work closely with a multi-disciplined support staff to assure defined requirements are consistently met in all phases of a product's lifecycle.
  • Circuit card design efforts include using schematic entry tools (Mentor Graphics DxDesigner) and working with printed circuit card designers to develop printed wiring board layouts.
  • Knowledge of high-density circuit board layout, design for EMI control, manufacturability, testability and thermal control are required.
These products typically leverage a combination of the following technologies and interfaces:
  • Airborne Electronic Hardware including FPGAs, and ASICs
  • PowerPC, Intel, and ARM embedded processing resources
  • Avionics I/O interfaces including ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, and Ethernet
  • Video interfaces including SMPTE, DVI, and DisplayPort
The position must have requirements include:
  • US Citizenship or Green Card holder
  • Experience with high-speed digital design
  • Has developed schematics and guided the layout of high-speed digital circuit boards
  • Experience capturing and verifying requirements for Circuit Card design
  • Experience working with standard lab equipment for integration testing of hardware designs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and independently on assigned tasks.
Experience following areas is desirable:
  • Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent from an ABET accredited university
  • Interfacing with complex embedded devices (microprocessors, 2D/3D graphics processors, ASICs, FPGAs) as a part of overall hardware design.
  • DO-160 or MIL-STD-810/MIL-STD-461 qualification
  • Lighting protection circuits and testing
  • Experience with VITA/VPX industry standards
  • FPGA development including VHDL or Verilog RTL and simulation
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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