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Digital Communication Systems Engineer at Sparrow Company, LLC

Digital Communication Systems Engineer

Sparrow Company, LLC Chicago, IL Full-Time


  • Contribute to research efforts to develop a solution or a new product
  • Create production drawings based on customer specifications and industry regulations
  • Research components for use in new and existing designs, assist with purchasing and cross referencing
  • Perform hardware design including assistance with creating electrical schematics and PCB layout
  • Contribute to design strategy, hardware creation, new product definition, and system development
  • Be familiar with and work within the guidelines of accepted practices and defined processes
  • Provide input and direction for product specifications, automated test fixtures, and test software
  • Create functional models and prototypes to perform validation/testing through experimental methods
  • Author specifications that allow seamless interaction with the software teams
  • Assure the solution provided meets industry quality and safety standards
  • Use six sigma tools to evaluate and validate designs
  • Specify materials and production processes, assist production team in trouble shooting processes
  • Interact with sales personnel and travel to customers and vendors as required
  • Liaise with customers to identify new product development opportunities
  • Collaborate or participate with industry ad-hoc groups to identify new product development opportunities
  • Contribute to new intellectual property
  • Author white papers and industry articles in support of products and solutions
  • Assist as required with digital marketing campaigns in support of products and solutions
  • Support supply chain management as directed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of related experience with high-speed digital communication systems
  • Proficiency in hardware circuit design and running circuit simulation software
  • Multi-gigabit designs and high-speed signal integrity experience
  • I2C communication protocol and FPGA implementation experience
  • Experience with Altium Designer a plus
  • Proven track record in generating innovative and unique solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Six Sigma green belt is a plus
  • Proven ability to multi-task, overcome obstacles and deliver results
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to travel up to 10% domestically

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