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PCB DESIGNER (STARLINK)

You will be a member of the team responsible for printed circuit board design and associated technologies for Starlink. You are a self-starter, team player, and have the hunger to venture into unknown areas. You have the ability work cohesively within the engineering team on-site in Hawthorne, California and partner remotely with the PCB design team in Redmond, Washington.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Determine layer stack up, perform component package selection, component placement, routing feasibility studies, and signal routing of digital, analog, RF and power conversion of printed circuit boards (PCB)
  • Library creation and maintenance
  • Create and release documentation for fabrication of PCBs
  • Collaborate with internal teams and PCB vendors to continually improve design rules, constraints and design for test and manufacture guidelines
  • Utilize PCB design tools, maintain and evaluate new tools, and train team members to use tools 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of professional experience with PCB layout or bachelor's degree in electrical engineering

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or other technical or science discipline 
  • 2+ years of experience with PCB layout and routing in one or all of the following areas: modern passive and active electronics components, surface-mount, RF components, ball-grid array and similar fine pitch, or high pin density components 
  • 1+ years of experience with ECAD libraries and library configuration management
  • Demonstrated understanding of design for manufacturability, assembly, and test
  • Experience with Mentor Xpedition and/or Altium Designer (Mentor Xpedition preferred)
  • Experience with layout of mixed analog and digital designs, high speed buses, FPGA, DRAM and CPU designs, power supplies, DC-DC converters, transmission lines, impedance controlled traces and power traces
  • Experience with MIL-STD, commercial and IPC standards and design
  • Experience monitoring industry-wide parts 
  • Ability to visualize component placement and interconnectivity
  • Experience with scripting and automation
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with others

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

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