For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.
We created MacCready Works Advanced Solutions, named for our founder, Dr. Paul B. MacCready, Jr., to ensure that creativity and long-term thinking remain at the core of our culture. With a focus on the future, this group of select, visionary scientists and engineers partner with our customers to explore breakthrough technologies that open new, more powerful ways to tackle difficult challenges. Together, they research and develop advanced technologies in robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to identify innovative solutions that push beyond the current applications. These revenue-generating projects significantly contribute to the growth of the company and stretch our imaginations to spawn new inventions.
Once conceptualized, we can apply these new technologies to other projects, keeping us and our customers at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation. We are currently working on tomorrow's solutions by creating highly autonomous, mission-centered products that operate jointly across multiple domains, and position our customers at the leading edge of interconnected systems.
We are here to tackle the impossible…without hesitation.
Summary The Electrical Engineer III designs, develops, modifies and evaluates electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment, or other hardware systems and/or electrical engineering applications. In this role, one selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability as well as determines design approaches & parameters. Conducts general engineering and design of electronic systems on small unmanned aircraft vehicles with cross-functional teams.
Performs simulation and detailed design for digital and analog circuits
Drives system integration, assembly procedures, and test procedures
Documents designs with engineering drawings and written descriptions
Trouble-shoots complex systems from a hardware and software perspective
Designs, builds, and tests prototypes expediently and efficiently
Works with avionics, embedded systems, and RF links. Writes software to support the integration of sensors and embedded processors
Designs and implements circuit boards. This includes architecture, component selection, schematic capture, board layout, board bring-up, and documentation
Performs electronic engineering support activities on R&D projects. Performs design & analysis tasks and writes fabrication & test procedures
Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
Follows standard practices and procedures when analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
Other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Minimum of 5 - 8 years of relevant experience
Proficient with office software, computer-based productivity tools and other software tools in one's area of expertise
Experienced using Altium Designer for schematic capture and PCB layout
Experienced in one or more areas: Radio Frequency (RF), embedded control, FPGA
Experienced with power electronics, including motors and Battery Technology (lead acid, Nickel metal hybride & Lithium ion)
Demonstrated competency in troubleshooting complex systems
Demonstrated familiarity of common industry protocols (LVDS, I2C, HDMI, UART, SPI, CAN, USB)
Knowledge of general Engineering fundamentals, mathematics, physics & material properties
Some travel may be required in support of flight test operations (up to 30%)
Must have a clean driving record
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
Advanced degree is preferred
Flight test or R/C (Remote Control) experience a plus, hands-on experience with tools a plus
Demonstrates familiarity with Small UAV subsystems and associated software
Demonstrates consistency in complying with company's policies and procedures
Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
Demonstrates sound judgement in selection of methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
Shares ideas and experiences with others, solicits feedback and asks relevant questions
Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
Team Player - Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)
Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
The salary range for this role is:
$100,755 - $151,133
AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.
This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.
Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www. avinc.com/myavbenefits.
We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com to learn more about us.
Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.
Who We Are
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.
Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.
What We Do
Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.
U.S. Citizenship required. Must be willing to work on government contracts and have the ability to obtain a security clearance.