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Electrical Engineer

Company: Thorlabs
Location: Sterling
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

The position includes designing, prototyping, and troubleshooting electronic circuits and systems. Additional tasks consist of documentation, vendor management, prototyping, and transferring production ready products to manufacturing. A successful candidate for this position keeps apprised of cutting-edge technology, can think outside the box while simultaneously keeping things simple and remains within budget. This candidate will also be responsible for delegating electrical tasks to subordinate electrical engineers. The location of the position is in Sterling, VA--may be required occasionally to undertake duties at other Thorlabs or customer locations.
Essential Job Functions - include the following, but are not limited to:
Design and develop electronics for precision scientific instruments and peripherals
Take a design from an initial concept through prototyping, debugging, and manufacturing phases
Manage project timeline and costs
Manage electronic component vendors and contract manufacturers
Troubleshoot and resolve electronics related system issues
Provide circuit simulations when required
Manage electronics engineering documentation and material specifications
Develop test plans and fixtures for manufacturing
Assist and or troubleshoot our production team when problems arise


2+ years' experience with electronics design for motion control, scientific, biotech, medical, or semiconductor instrumentation
Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout in Altium Designer
Experience in impedance controlled PBC routing
Experience in analog/digital low noise design, simulation, and implementation
Experience in power electronics
Experience with photo diode or PMT TIA amplifiers is a plus
Degree in Electronics Engineering
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Proven expertise in troubleshooting and resolving electronic issues in instruments
Familiarity with design and implementation of optoelectronic circuits and control systems
Strong communication skills and presentation skills
Team player
Strong innovation skills.
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

Keywords: Thorlabs, Sterling , Electrical Engineer, Engineering , Sterling, Virginia

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