Job: UAS Electrical and RF Engineer - Payloads, GeoSearch, Inc., Orange County, CA

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Job title:
UAS Electrical and RF Engineer - Payloads
Job location:
Orange County, CA  92673 United States
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Date posted:
Job category:
Electrical Engineer (EE)
Aerospace Engineer
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Job Description

The UAS Electrical and RF Engineer-payloads will be at the forefront of R&D for current and future products to advance our technologies' positive impact on a global scale.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Update, maintain, and sustain avionics and RF engineering drawings
· Update, maintain, and sustain aircraft subcomponent inventory
· Design, update and troubleshoot EMI/EMC to minimize noise in the system
· Develop wire harness design, fabrication drawings, electronics prototyping, soldering, analog and digital circuitry, high speed and low speed CAN
· Develop payload systems solutions to advance real-time data collection
· Establish integration, process, and procedures for payload systems operation
· Update, maintain, and sustain avionics and RF wiring harnesses and subsystems
· Implement incremental avionics design improvements
· Aid anomaly investigations and determine required avionics or RF repairs
· Support avionics and RF production activities
· Update, maintain, and sustain avionics engineering documentation
· Interface with distributors regarding product issues
· Track and remedy field avionics issues
· Support and maintain engineering processes
· Track electronic component obsolescence activities
· Lead electronic BOM cost-out activities


5+ years in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical engineering, physics, or other related disciplines with equivalent experience
Experience in Design or Test of embedded systems incorporating many of the following:
o Interface with ISM band radios (any of the: 900MHz, 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz bands)
o Communication protocols for narrowband and Spread spectrum (Direct sequence and or frequency hop cellular radios)
o EO/IR sensor devices /subsystems
o Analog and digital Sensor interfaces and protocols
o Control of Gimbal based devices
· Good understanding of board design and component placement/layout of mixed digital, analog, and RF electronics and antennas to prevent EM interference and susceptibility.
· Experience creating, tracking, and updating product Bill of Materials (BOMs) and Engineering Drawings
· Ability to create and review REV-controlled electrical engineering drawings that helps to define and illustrate specific requirements, processes, and designs.
· High degree of comfort with using hardware and software test tools (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, Spectrum analyzers, Multimeters, RF power meters, vector scopes, antennae pattern analysis)
· Coordinates manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and design requirements
· Inspects completed installations and observes operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational & safety standards
· Troubleshoots complex systems such as avionics, embedded systems, and Radio Frequency (RF) links, supporting Flight Test operations
· Performs design and analysis tasks under general supervision and may be involved in developing budgets, estimating labor, material, and construction costs. Demonstrates familiarity with HDL programming, C/C++, PCB design process and UAV subsystems along with associated software
· Assesses root cause to critical issues and contributes to sustainability and reliability of products. Consistent in demonstrating ability to research and re-engineer to propose alternate solutions to issues. Demonstrates full understanding & knowledge of engineering principles within the specific technical discipline.
· Hands-on experience in integrating electromechanical systems

Job Requirements

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