• Electrical Engineer, Staff

    Group/Job Location US-PA-Pittsburgh
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  • Overview

    QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide. Our offerings range from survivability and unmanned systems to power, controls, sensors, and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security.

    At QinetiQ North America, you'll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. As a member of our team, you'll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry's most brilliant minds. We offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit package including tuition assistance and career development opportunities. If you're interested in working for a technology-driven company that is the leader in its industry, but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start-up, QinetiQ North America is the right place for you.

    QinetiQ North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.


    Any external applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    Position requires U.S. citizenship.



    The staff electrical engineer will be participate in electrical and electronics design tasks (under the direction of senior and principal electrical engineers) for commercial and military robotic systems ranging from 10 pounds to 100,000 pounds. 

    Tasks may include support of existing systems, PCB design, cable design and prototype construction, and associated documentation tasks. Activities may range from development work on new systems to integration of new or existing payloads on an existing product lines. 

    Staff electrical engineers frequently detail schematic designs under the direction of senior engineers, coordinate PCB builds, and support system bring-up and testing tasks. Other tasks such as participation in field testing, data collection and reporting are common. As robotics is a multidisciplinary field, the successful candidate will be required to work closely with engineers in other disciplines. Some (< 10%) travel may be required to support integration, testing, and repair activities. 

    A solid background in electrical engineering, including analog / digital / mixed-signal circuit design and cable design, is required. RF, high speed, power electronics, or HDL design experience is a plus. Demonstrated “hands-on” engineering troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are a must. 


    Required Qualifications

    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering plus 2-4 years’ experience (0-2 years with a MSEE).
    • Analog, digital, and mixed signal circuit design
    • PCB design experience (PADS or Altium Designer)
    • Competence with basic lab instruments such as DMMs, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers.
    • Demonstrable hands-on experience with bench-top prototyping and troubleshooting.
    • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Flexible, self-starter, innovative thinker, and desire to solve any problem
    • Candidates will be subject to a Background Investigation. US citizenship is required.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Prior work in the field of robotics especially with field testing robotic systems
    • Experience with bus protocols such as PCIe, CAN, SPI, RS232, and I2C
    • Power electronics design experience
    • RF design experience
    • High speed digital design experience
    • HDL development
    • Working knowledge of any one of Visual C#, C / C++
    • Working knowledge of PLM and configuration management tools


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