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Sr. Electrical Engineer

Butler Aerospace & Defense Cedar Rapids Full-Time
$45.00/ hour
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Sr. Electrical Engineer – Hardware Circuit Board Design

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA 52498

**Secret Clearance Preferred**


We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Electrical Engineer to join the digital hardware design group within Mission Systems Communication Products Engineering. This position is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This position focuses on circuit board designs for digital hardware in communication products.

This engineer will develop digital hardware circuit boards used in high performance communication products, such as sophisticated software-defined radios and data links. This position requires experience with digital hardware design and common digital components, such as FPGAs, Microprocessors, and DDR memory. This position encompasses new design and product sustaining support roles. The selected candidate will work closely with other staff members to assure defined requirements are consistently met in all phases of a product's lifecycle.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Primary assignments will include use and application of electrical engineering principles and techniques to design, develop, document, verify, support, and troubleshoot digital hardware of moderate to high complexity for airborne and ground communication products.
  • Perform circuit card design lifecycle activities including requirements capture, schematic capture, design documentation, signal integrity analysis, creation of board stack up and routing instructions, coordination and review of printed wiring board layout, creation of test plans, and root cause analysis.
  • Perform trade studies as needed and select components necessary to implement the requirements
  • Support lab design verification testing for circuit card assemblies

Candidates must have the following Experience/Skills:

  • 4 year degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Must possess or be eligible for obtaining a U.S. DOD Secret Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements.
  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of circuit design and signal integrity is expected
  • Domain knowledge of digital electronics (e.g. Microprocessor/microcontroller, DSP, FPGA, ADC, DAC, etc.) and experience with digital electronics design principles and techniques, including experience working with lab equipment (Oscilloscopes, Analyzers, etc.)
  • Proficiency with a schematic capture tools (examples may include Mentor Graphics Xpedition, Cadence Allegro, etc.) and signal integrity analysis tools (ex. Hyperlynx) for creation of circuit card designs.
  • Working knowledge of digital circuit design parameters (e.g., throughput, rise time, clock frequencies, propagation delay). Includes knowledge of computer hardware components (e.g., processors, memory, interfaces), and characteristics (e.g., throughput, processing architecture, timing, capacity).
  • Have demonstrated effective problem solving skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a professional manner and produce detailed, clear and concise technical documentation.

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Experience with DO-254 related hardware design lifecycle processes, objectives, activities, and artifacts
  • Ability to document requirements verification using DOORS and/or JAMA
  • Understanding of the aspects of various aviation industry qualification standards, such as DO-160G


Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment with Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is governed on the basis of qualifications and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

DO-254, circuit design, signal integrity

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Hardware Design
Digital Signal Processing
Integrated Circuit Design
Circuit Design
Schematic Capture
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