Position Summary: Date Posted 10/26/2017 Open Until Filled No Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/25/2017 Working Title Electronics Design Engineer Job Classification Electronics IV Department Name 13153-Research Support Services Job Type Staff Position Number 0135790 Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications Position Description
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Electronics Design Engineer for the Dietrich School Electronics Shop. This position is responsible for the conceptual design and development of complex analog and digital electronic circuits for use in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences projects with a focus on high-energy physics. Examples of past, current, and potential involvements include projects with (but are not limited to) the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, neutrino experiments at CERN and Fermilab, and other experiments across the natural sciences.
The incumbent will perform high-quality, detailed work utilizing minimal cost and time. The incumbent will rely on a strong command of schematic capture and printed board design layout of multilayered circuit boards with a knowledge of IPC-610 and IPC-7351 standards. The incumbent will need at least three years of modern FPGA design and programming experience. Excellent communication, skills both written and verbal, are required to properly document the design, construction, and performance verification of electronic equipment.
Strong interpersonal skills are required to facilitate close collaboration with shop and project personnel and students at the University, at other U.S. institutions, and/or at other international institutions. Occasional US and international travel are required.
Education Required Baccalaureate Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field. 3-5 years of experience with computer-based test, measurement, and data acquisition, preferably in laboratory instrumentation. 3 years of experience with schematic capture and printed circuit design, preferably in high speed signals, mixed-signal circuits, and/or digital signal processing. Strong experience with analog and digital circuit design, in particular proficient knowledge in modern FPGA design and experience with HDL -based design. A record of strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check. Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time Percent Effort 100 Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours Campus Pittsburgh University Benefits
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
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