Danaher Corporation Senior Electrical Engineer in Sunnyvale, California
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Analog system design:
Precision low noise and high immunity analog design, layout, and test/debug
DC-DC switching regulators specification, layout, and test
Li+ ion battery charging and conditioning
Schematic capture and PCBA layout utilizing Altium
Digital system design using FPGA based or SOC embedded platforms:
High speed data handling
Motion control utilizing brushless DC motors
Signal conditioning and processing
Design for Test
Participate in multi-functional project teams with scientists, technical support, and other engineers to create new and resolve existing software/firmware issues in diverse systems
Skill in the art of root-cause failure analysis on integrated systems.
Document hardware interfaces for software/firmware: write technical specifications for interfaces and testing.
Transition of technology/designs from R&D to Instrument Manufacturing / NPI.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with validated ability OR
Master’s degree in EE with validated experience.
10+ years of responsibilities in product development and product support.
Experience in working in diagnostics, medical device, life sciences, or biotechnology industry
Electrical engineering background in microprocessor based, mixed signal embedded systems ADC/DAC control, sensor signal conditioning using op-amps, electro-optic systems, and motor control.
Solid understanding of USB, I2C, SPI, Serial, Ethernet, TCP/IP, robotics, and system power engineering.
Fast learner, self-motivated, willing to work outside the job description.
Demonstrated analytical/experimental problem-solving skills to understand hardware, software, reagents and consumables issues and to be able to quickly analyze and resolve system inter-operability problems.
Solid understanding of statistics, calculating system signal-to-noise, comparing to measurement.
Able to work well while balancing multiple projects, and meet project goals.
Validated understanding of regulatory safety and EMC standards and test methods
Excellent interpersonal communication, strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience guiding and working towards root cause analysis, corrective actions and continuous process improvements
Strong ability to self-manage, take initiative, coordinate, and work on multiple projects at different stages in a fast-paced environment.
Effective project management skills, planning, and monitoring capability
Experience with embedded system hardware/firmware codesign of microcontroller chips and low-latency systems.
Experience with Cypress PSoC or similar mixed signal SOC platform a strong plus.
Experience in low noise signal conditioning utilizing op-amps, DC-DC power regulation, SPI, USB.
Familiarity with scripting tools, such as Perl and Python.
Experience using simulation tools such as SPICE, Simulink, Matlab,
Experience implementing embedded USB and Ethernet communications.
C, C++ programming experience is a desired.
Experience with embedded Linux on ARM and/or RTOS is a plus.
Medical device or regulated industry experience a plus.
Ability to work in an office environment and lift 25 lbs.
Occasional travel required.
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