Electrical Engineer

Job Summary

Intevac is seeking a senior hardware engineer to participate in the development of new digital imaging systems employing intensified image sensors. We are looking for a team-oriented, self-driven individual with a keen technical mind and an eye for detail.  The Intevac Photonics Division is comprised of engineers who have a detailed understanding of hardware engineering and systems with embedded software. We operate in a fast-paced, highly technical R&D environment.  You will be expected to explore new technologies and product concepts, create new products, enhance our current product lines, and stay abreast of new technologies and techniques.

Primary Responsibilities

  • High speed digital and analog signal design for small-signal, low-noise, low-power imaging systems.
  • PCB schematic design, device selection, simulation, analysis, and documentation.
  • Problem investigation and resolution, board bring up, debug and electronic troubleshooting.
  • Use of FPGA and other programmable digital devices and participation in FPGA coding, simulation and verification using Verilog , System Verilog and High-Level Synthesis (C based) .
  • Use and programming of microcontrollers such as Freescale Kinetis and Arm on Real Time OS.
  • Interfacing with mechanical designers to optimize packaging, manage thermal issues, and optimize performance.
  • Maintaining hardware electronics through the product cycle and development of PCBA functional test methods.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Working experience in circuit design, schematic capture, board level designs and validation, PCB layout and PCB manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with analog designs, simulation and implementation of Filters/Amplifiers, A/D converter operation, GBP, noise properties, dynamic range, Spice simulations.
  • Familiar with low power designs, switching regulators, power management and PWM Drive Stages.
  • Proficiency with tools such as Altium Designer, Pspice , Hyper Lynx ,
  • Experience or familiarity with OrCAD, DxDesigner, PADS , Alegro, Matlab.
  • Good understanding of design for EMI/ESD, signal Integrity, termination techniques, impedance control, isolation, noise control and DFM.
  • Experience with FPGA design and simulation in Modelsim , System Verilog and HLS  XIlinx or Altera.
  • Familiarity with synchronous/asynchronous bus, DDR and processor interfaces, synthesis, timing analysis and FPGA I/O management.
  • Familiarity with microcontrollers and C programming in Real Time OS
  • Knowledge of video interfaces and experience working with video cameras or image sensor products, video compression and video processing systems is a plus.