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Sr. Electronic Engineer

MKS Instruments

Irvine, California 92606
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  • Electronics Engineer
  • Design/Development Engineering
  • Semiconductors
  • Lasers and Electro-Optics
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Newport, now part of MKS Instruments, is the world’s largest photonics company providing innovative solutions and industry-leading product brands to multiple markets. Our combined product portfolio includes Corion®, ILX Lightwave™, New Focus™, Ophir, Oriel® Instruments, Richardson Gratings™, and Spectra-Physics® Lasers. We provide complete photonic solutions to make, manage and measure light.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Manager, this senior engineering position will be involved in hands-on design, testing, and manufacturing of electronic and opto-electronic modules and subsystems. This is an ideal position for an ambitious experienced engineer interested in working on very challenging projects and using state-of-the-art engineering hardware and software tools. The person in this position would become a member of highly qualified EE team working at very fast pace on wide range of cutting-edge technology applications.

Position Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Design, test, and troubleshoot analog and digital electronic circuits, firmware, and software
  • Design architecture, schematics, printed circuit boards layouts, generate drawings, BOMs, and documentation
  • Design electrical systems with lasers, drivers, motors, controllers, sensors, etc.
  • Design and make system block diagrams and drawings (including drawings for sub-systems, cables, and interfaces)
  • Develop control and test software using LabView and other development tools
  • Design and set up test systems and fixtures, develop procedures, fully support transition to manufacturing
  • Collect, compile, and analyze data from different test systems and prepare reports
  • Support Design for Manufacturability and Value Engineering as well as working to the highest quality standards
  • Work in a team as well as an individual contributor, network with internal and external customers
  • Make independent technical decisions and take responsibility for module, subsystem, or entire system design


Requirements and Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in an Electrical Engineering or equivalent and minimum 5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Proficiency with analog electronics including operational amplifiers and discrete components
  • Mixed signal experience, ADC/DAC circuits development skills
  • Experience with digital systems and microcontrollers and embedded integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Experience with PCB design software packages (minimum 3 years of hands-on experience)
  • Understanding design flow and principles of electronic design including schematic, board design, routing, and PCB manufacturing process
  • Knowledge of C/C++ and LabView
  • Hands-on experience with electronic components, boards, sub-systems, and systems
  • Ability to read and generate electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Knowledge and experience with safety requirements (electrical system safety, laser safety, interlocks, shutters, etc.)
  • Work experience with sensors and interfaces
  • Knowledge of embedded and industrial interfaces and standards (UARTS, SPI, I2C, RS-232/485, etc.)
  • Hands-on with Lab equipment (oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies, generators, etc.)
  • Soldering and lab skills (wiring, testing, etc.)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, Outlook, PowerPoint)

 And big plus would be having following specific skills:

  • Hands-on experience with laser systems is a big plus
  • Knowledge of RTOS and experience with Keil IDE
  • Familiarity with ARM microcontrollers, especially Cortex-M
  • Experience with Altium Designer
  • Knowledge of motors, controllers, and power electronics
  • Knowledge of control systems (PID, feedback, etc.)
  • Familiarity with CE certifications and requirements


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