Staff Electrical Engineer

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Sunnyvale, CA (30+ days ago)3.6

Job Description
When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

The Ion Chromatography and Automated Sample Prep solutions offer end-to-end workflows to support customers working in environmental, food safety, pharmaceutical, life sciences, electronics, semiconductor, power, and industrial end market applications.

How will you make an impact?
As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will play a key role in innovating solutions that serve our customers. You will participate in the design and development of electro-mechanical software controlled analytical instruments impacting the IC/SP product.

What will you do?
Analog and digital circuitry design, data acquisition system, and digital electronic controls (thermal and motion) of instruments.
Microprocessor architecture and design; real-time operating system knowledge is a plus. Architecture is typically based on 32-bit microcontroller or DSP with support of CPLD or FPGA circuitry.
Communication schemes and drivers development; such as USB 2.0, SPI, and I2C.
Product development cycle which includes requirement/definition, design and development, verification (such as unit tests) and traceability matrix, and transfer.
Implementing and documenting test cases to verify design and/or regression analysis.
Fault isolation; troubleshooting, and root cause analysis activities during complex system integration and testing for systems in development and on-market.
Conducting and documenting technical design reviews with fellow engineers in a collaborative way to produce the highest levels of quality, performance, manufacturing yield and product reliability.
Work with component vendors on researching the latest technologies.
Research, document, publish, and present technical findings that can lead to better product performance, more product reliability, and lower production cost.
Develops or identifies tools and methods that allow reutilization of designs and improve productivity of firmware engineering resources.
Support to manufacturing, product management, and service group on existing products.

How will you get here?

Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum 8 years working experience in related field is required or 6 years working experience with a Masters degree.

Expertise in the area of high resolution A/D and D/A circuit design including multi-ranging data acquisition systems with analog signal filtering and amplification.
Experience with microcontroller design, debugging and designing of programmable logic in CPLD and/or FPGA.
Understanding of the fundamentals of USB/serial communication as well as digital signal processing is a must.
Knowledge of EMC testing, troubleshooting, and implementing solutions.
Excellent understanding of analog and digital electronics including latest component trends.
Previous design experience in the area of closed loop control systems for motion and temperature controls and general purpose motor control.
Strong communication and organizational skills to work with cross-functional teams in defining project requirements are expected.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Strong communication skills, including ability to present to diverse audiences.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Knowledge of LabVIEW and Simulink is a plus.
Familiarity with requirements development for components and systems.
Ability to read, perform analysis, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

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