PCB / Component Engineer
Imagine ubiquitous 5G connectivity that will deliver on the promise of 4K video, augmented reality, autonomous driving, drone delivery, and super-fast inflight internet. These bandwidth intensive technologies of the future cannot take place utilizing current wireless and broadband network infrastructure. Pivotal Commware has developed a revolutionary technology called HBF or Holographic Beam Forming, a breakthrough in electromagnetic physics. This disruptive software defined antenna technology is revolutionizing wireless and broadband networks by helping network operators solve their biggest wireless access challenges – capacity and spectral efficiency. Our patented antenna technology helps wireless service providers squeeze every ounce of performance from their networks at the lowest cost, size, weight and power consumption available.
While Pivotal has completely redefined the physics and economics of providing broadband wireless access for consumer, business and military applications, we still need to tailor our technology for a multitude of compelling use cases. Looking ahead, our team will also be developing artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to complement and enhance our fundamental technology. If you are passionate about what you do and want to apply yourself to this fascinating endeavor, then we’d like to hear from you.
Pivotal is seeking a dual-purpose Engineer to split time between being a PCB Layout Engineer and a Component Engineer. This position will support our Product Development team as well as work closely with our Technical Operations and Manufacturing team to design and produce analog, high-speed digital, and RF/microwave products. The candidate will be responsible for interfacing with design engineers, supply chain and manufacturing engineers, and external manufacturing partners. The candidate will produce detailed schematics as well as layouts for a wide variety of PCBs, from high density and small form factors (a few centimeters) up to a meter or more. This role will coordinate with internal and external partners to facilitate fabrication and assembly as well as shepherd component selection and value engineering for electronic designs. The candidate should be enthusiastic about working in a fast paced, evolving environment with a variety of design projects. This position reports to the Director of Product Development and is a growth position.
•Design PCBs using Altium Designer including analog, high-speed digital, RF, and mixed signal from initial block diagram through delivery
•Perform DRC and other verification using layout tools
•Work with design engineers to integrate a variety of circuits and component assemblies
•Coordinate with external partners to execute fabrication and assembly
•Implement strong DFM practices for low to high volume manufacturing
•Document BOM and full fabrication process including assembly
•Review engineering designs for manufacturability related to technical component requirements, cost, availability and supply chain requirements
•Work effectively with the technical, business and program office team members regarding technical issues and component status
•Provide engineering and purchasing support. Monitor early order receivables and perform first article inspections
•Coordinate PCB fabrication and PCB assembly-related post-mortem failure analysis and other root-cause diagnostic efforts with internal and external teams and contractors.
•2nd sourcing and component substitution support
•Enter components into company PLM system (Arena). Correctly categorize and verify component data entry and sourcing information
•Review and approve component related engineering changes
•Generate component specification documentation for distribution, review, and approval to internal and external customers
•Identify and validate suppliers as needed
•Understand, translate, and communicate electronic component data sheets
•Present new component offering opportunities to Product Development group as appropriate
•AS, BSEET, BS in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or similar and 3+ years of experience as a PCB Layout Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Component Engineer or related title
•Extensive experience with Altium Designer
•PCB layout for power supply, high-speed digital and mixed signal multilayer designs
•Knowledge of DFM practices for maximizing yield with boards and components
•Skill in management of component libraries
•This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship
•Experience with RF and microwave designs, including non-FR4 board materials
•Knowledge of signal integrity and EMC best practices
•Experience designing products meeting industrial standards such as GR-3108, DO-160
•Experience with HALT and HASS testing
We are an equal opportunity employer.
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