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Principal Electrical Engineer – Avionics Embedded Digital Design engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer – Avionics Embedded Digital Design Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Job Summary:

  • The Computing Products Department (CPD) in the Avionics – Displays and Computing Products directorate has an opening for a Principal Electrical Engineer.
  • The department is responsible for the development and sustainment of state-of-the-art avionics hardware products including integrated processing cabinets, video processing modules, and control panels used in military fighter, bomber, trainer, rotary wing, and transport aircraft platforms.


  • The candidate's primary assignment will be digital circuit board design (processors, peripherals, DSP, I/O, etc) that require the application of electrical engineering principles and techniques.
  • The selected candidate will be required to design, develop, document, verify, qualify, troubleshoot, transition to production, and sustain electronic hardware of simple to high complexity.
  • They will work closely with a multi-disciplined support staff to assure defined requirements are consistently met in all phases of a product's lifecycle.
  • Circuit card design efforts include using schematic entry tools (Mentor Graphics DxDesigner) and working with printed circuit card designers to develop printed wiring board layouts.
  • Knowledge of high-density circuit board layout, design for EMI control, manufacturability, testability and thermal control are required.

These products typically leverage a combination of the following technologies and interfaces:

  • Airborne Electronic Hardware including FPGAs, and ASICs
  • PowerPC, Intel, and ARM embedded processing resources
  • Avionics I/O interfaces including ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, and Ethernet
  • Video interfaces including SMPTE, DVI, and DisplayPort

The position must have requirements include:
  • US Citizenship or Green Card holder
  • Experience with high-speed digital design
  • Has developed schematics and guided the layout of high-speed digital circuit boards
  • Experience capturing and verifying requirements for Circuit Card design
  • Experience working with standard lab equipment for integration testing of hardware designs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and independently on assigned tasks.

Experience following areas is desirable:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent from an ABET accredited university
  • Interfacing with complex embedded devices (microprocessors, 2D/3D graphics processors, ASICs, FPGAs) as a part of overall hardware design.
  • DO-160 or MIL-STD-810/MIL-STD-461 qualification
  • Lighting protection circuits and testing
  • Experience with VITA/VPX industry standards
  • FPGA development including VHDL or Verilog RTL and simulation

Job Number: 2210152993
Job Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Duration: 10 months
Input Date: 05/12/2022
Last Updated: 07/01/2022
Attention: Marjorie Santiago-Marquez
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 316/729-1857

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