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UAS Electrical and RF Engineer - Payloads

Description: Our Client is looking for highly talented Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Electrical and RF Engineer-payloads. You will be responsible for research & development, upgrading & updating, maintaining the Avionics, RF subsystems, and payload system of an electric aircraft from product manufacturing to product end-of-life.

Purpose: The UAS Electrical and RF Engineer-payloads under Swift-X 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 discipline with equivalent experience
Experience in Design or Test of embedded systems incorporating many of the following:
Interface with ISM band radios (any of the: 900MHz, 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz bands)
Communication protocols for narrowband and Spread spectrum (Direct sequence and or frequency hop cellular radios)
EO/IR sensor devices /subsystems
Analog and digital Sensor interfaces and protocols
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 electro-mechanical systems
Candidates must be US Person for compliance with ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)
Job Number: 82867
Job Location: South Orange County, CA
Rate: Open
Per Diem: No
Overtime: Possible
Duration: Contract, Contract to Hire or Direct Hire
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 04/21/2021
Attention: Kristan Anderson
Address: 5122 BOLSA AVE STE 112
City, State: HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92649
Phone: 714/901-3804
Fax Phone: 714/901-3814

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