Senior Specialist, Design Engineer

Rochester, NY

Category: IT Job Number: 6601

Our client is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Our client supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. 

Job Description: 

  • The Design Engineer will effectively utilize EDA tools deployed at Harris to create and maintain Printed Circuit Boards, Rigid-Flex, and Flex Circuits:
  • Mentor’ s Software
  • WorkView Office (Schematic capture)
  • PADS (PCB layout)
  • Expedition (PCB layout - a plus)
  • V-Sure (Valor ODB++ output)
  • Polar (Impedance calculator)
  • Cadence (PCB layout - a plus)
  • AutoCAD
  • Create schematics or PCBs in accordance with established industry guidelines.
  • Interface directly with Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Test Engineering to obtain information about requirements.
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies, design processes, and software tools. Work with Component Engineering to select and accommodate advanced packages and clarify specification discrepancies.
  • Create complex multi-layer designs for PCBs, Rigid-Flex and Flex circuits using the latest technologies (i.e. 3/3 mil trace/space, BGA’ s, microvias, stacked microvias, high speed, and control impedance).
  • Generate support documentation to meet standards.  Incorporate complex change notices utilizing existing CAD tools. Check designs, drawings, and databases for accuracy. 

Work Preparation:
  • Review engineering schematic input for correctness
  • Process schematic data into PADS Power PCB software
  • Process mechanical data into PADS Power PCB software
  • Run Fabrication checks using V-Sure
  • Run Manufacturing checks using V-Sure
  • Create complex stack-ups using Polar
  • Solve fabricator, test, and assembly issues
  • Manage changes that occur during the design (with engineer  and manufacturing inputs)
  • Route complex designs
  • Matched pairs
  • Controlled impedance
  • Digital, RF, analog, and power supplies
  • Working knowledge of PC based applications and network environments
  • Working knowledge of: Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Agile

  • Relevant B.S. degree with  6+ years of PCB design experience  in advanced PCB design concepts
  • Relevant A.S. degree with 10 years PCB design experience,  including a minimum of 5 years of progressively more complex experience in  advanced PCB design concepts

Preferred Additional Skills:
  • Knowledge of the PCB design value chain; schematics,  materials, fabrication, assembly, and design and simulation software tools
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated to achieve results with broad direction
  • Adaptable to a variety of tasks, responsibilities, and  people
  • Able to work under aggressive schedules

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

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