The Staff Electronic Design Engineer drives the electrical design, analysis, prototyping, test, documentation and release of our market leading Atomic Force Microscopes. Responsibilities include the full range of product development from concept through commercialization of advanced digital and mixed-signal electronic designs for precision imaging and metrology instruments. This position requires strong initiative, effective cross-functional teamwork, a hands-on approach and deep technical expertise. This position is based in Santa Barbara, CA.
This position drives the evolution of AFM system control and data acquisition electronics.
- Generate engineering requirements
- Define digital electronics architecture, interfaces and theory of operation
- Convert high level system requirements into sub system specifications
- Lead design teams
- Perform electronics design, analysis, prototyping and system integration.
- Lead and participate in design reviews
- Evaluate performance, reliability and compliance.
- Drive technical troubleshooting and failure analysis
- Author engineering reports and production release documentation (BOMs, drawings etc.) Coordinate with design services and contract manufacturing partners.
- Support sustaining engineering activities.
- Serve as a champion of DFx best practices within the organization.
- Build relationships with technical staff across diverse Bruker business units.
Other duties as assigned.
Some travel to vendor and other international Bruker sites will be required (<10%).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Proven track record in high-speed, low latency digital electronics (FPGA/microprocessor) design, programming and verification.
- Experience with analog electronics design.
- Board and system level motion control, feedback control, data acquisition, system noise analysis, debugging, and troubleshooting
- Experience with OrCAD/Cadence Allegro and Altera/Quartus.
- Capable of defining test requirements and test plans, and building out the electronic test infrastructure
- Hard working, team oriented, curious, creative and committed to quality.
- Familiar with design and regulatory standards such as IPC, ISO and CE for EMC and Safety compliance.
- Skillful at hands-on development of product prototypes.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Work cross-functionally as to ensure DFx: Design for reliability, manufacturability, serviceability, test, cost, etc.
- Good project management and organizational skills, being able to effectively drive and participate on multiple development projects.
- Willingness to mentor others as necessary.
- Experience with electronic design for complex scientific instrumentation, metrology equipment or similar products involving high-performance control and data acquisition.
- Capable of doing both electronic system design and detailed circuit design.
- Ability to model and analyze designs using PSpice.
Typical office and laboratory environment. Ability and willingness to work periodically in Class 1000 clean room with full gowning protocol.
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Normal visual acuity and hearing.
- The ability to lift and move equipment up to 30 pounds.
Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 8 years of relevant industrial electronics equipment experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree or 3 years and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, or equivalent.
Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).
Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.