Electronic Hardware Digital Design Engineer

Location: Woodbury, NJ
Date Posted: 06-08-2018
My client is a leader in asset management and inventory control systems and has been in business for over 30 years. The company has over 1000 employees with an engineering department of 45. The VP of Engineering is German and runs the department with the German approach of having his engineers exposed to all elements of design. You will not be pigeon-holed and your skill set will grow. This is the place to be if you want to learn. The location is rural south Jersey just outside of Philadelphia and only an hour from the beach. There is easy access to Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City.

Job Description

The Electronic Hardware Digital Design Engineer, as a member of our hardware team of experts, contributes to the design, development and deployment of RFID Applications for our retail customers. 
With little supervision, works creatively in a team-oriented environment to design solutions, meet deadlines, and complete difficult engineering assignments by demonstrating full competency in RFID technology and applying these skills to our product portfolio. 
The successful candidate will contribute to our innovation team, assist substantively in planning technical aspects of the development projects, and then executing to it.  They are responsible for their deliverables and, together with the team, for the entire application.Job Responsibilities
Specify, design, and develop MCU based Digital Hardware systems and interfaces for new and existing products
Research solutions to complex technical problems under specific performance, size, power and cost constraints, recommend viable and cost-effective approaches, select key components
Review and analyze digital and analog hardware designs: part selection, schematic entry, layout, timing, signal integrity, derating, power consumption, test
Work with CAD and Contract Manufacturer to produce prototypes and production grade boards
Validate and trouble-shoot prototypes and production builds. Generate related reports
Guide development of hardware test procedures for manufacturing of new and existing hardware
Co-develop hardware with Firmware Engineers and FPGA Design Engineers; assist in board bring up

Qualifications

Education
Bachelor/Master Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred or equivalent work experience.
Experience
2-5 years of experience with designing digital board level circuit design, simulation, layout and debug
Working experience with DSP, microcontrollers (Microchip, Atmel, ARM Cortex M) and microprocessors (ADI Blackfin, ARM Cortex A) reference designs and development kits
Working experience with memory devices and technologies – SRAM, SDRAM, DDR, Flash, EEPROM
Working experience with peripheral interfaces, such as RS232, RS485, Ethernet, USB, I2C, SPI, LVDS
Experience working with FPGAs (Xilinx Artix, Spartan, Zynq) and FPGA Design using Xilinx ISE/Vivado Design suites, Modelsim
Experience using Mentor Graphics PADS or equivalent to produce mixed-signal schematics and PCB layout
Experience using Mentor Graphics Hyperlynx for signal integrity analysis and simulation
Experience developing low-power electronics is preferred
Experience building and bringing up hardware for embedded Linux platform is preferred
Complete the validation of their design and of the entire application to prove requirements are achieved
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Working knowledge of digital circuitry design principles, attributes, issues, component selection, and optimization strategies
Working knowledge of hardware design for EMI/EMC Global compliance
Ability to use Test equipment: oscilloscope, digital multi-meter and logic analyzer for design and trouble-shooting
Knowledge of Embedded C, Matlab, Perl, Python programming is preferred
Ability to express ideas clearly in both written and oral communications
Driven to work towards meeting project goals and deadlines
Driven to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers
RFID understanding desired
Working knowledge using Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio
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