Senior Digital Engineer

Aethercomm, Inc
Carlsbad, California 92010
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Aethercomm designs and manufactures RF and Microwave amplifier modules, subsystems and systems. The majority of our work is custom. The reliability and effectiveness of thousands of Aethercomm products has been tested and proven in combat, helping to protect and save the lives of our warfighters.

Aethercomm is looking to fill a Senior Digital Engineer position. 

Scope: The purpose of this standard procedure is to establish and define the functional role, requirements, reporting relationships, authority, responsibilities, and measurements of performance of the Senior Digital Engineer position at Aethercomm, Inc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    Leads development of embedded code and PC graphical user interfaces written in C and Visual C#.

    Prepare VHDL and C/C# code as required to meet commitments of the company.

    Advanced experience with PADS/C development/C# development.

    Advance FPGA development skills with deep understanding of embedded programming including how to code commonly used digital interfaces including but not limited to SPI, I2C, RS-232, and RS-485.

    Develop firmware & digital circuit for power amplifiers and other electronics which could include FPGAs, CPLDs, DSPs, processors, high speed data convertors, signal conditioning, and power conversion circuits.  

    Design AC/DC & DC/DC power supplies and related hardware for RF amplifiers and electronic systems.  

    Understand and develop various switch mode voltage convertor topologies including buck, boost, sepic, flyback, half-bridge and full-bridge architectures.  

    Develop and implement EMI/EMC compliant designs including EMI filters and shielding.

    Participate in all phases of a project’s life cycle including system architecture design, schematic creation, parts selection, advise design engineers during PCB layout, firmware development, system integration, system verification and transitioning projects to other engineering teams or the manufacturing department.

    Prepare material and participate in internal design reviews including system architecture, component selection, schematic creation, schematic reviews, layout reviews, code verification, and specification compliance.

    Assist with technical writeups for proposals as required.

    Take initiative and/or participate in discussions, to solve interdisciplinary technical issues in a cross-functional team environment.

    Monitor technical literature and conference papers for the latest technological developments; recommend new technologies for insertion into company’s technology roadmaps.

    Participate in project technology assessment/feasibility studies. 

    Maintain current and accurate design records, including regularly using the company firmware repository and releasing documents and firmware.

    Ensure that there is written documentation of any potential financial or technical issues that may arise between customer and the company.

    Ensure effective communication among all parties involved in a project.  Take on a leadership role for assigned portions of a project. Provide feedback on resources required to complete assigned tasks.

    Respond to customer inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within scope of knowledge or refer to an employee of higher classification.

    Assist with paraprofessional activities including design preparation and other related technical support.

    Provide engineering support and technical assistance to the engineering staff and test and production departments, as required. 

    Ensure that projects are engineered accurately, on time, and within projected cost constraints.

    Ensure engineering compliance in accordance with AS9100. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) or from a four-year college or university in the electronics or computer science disciplines, and five to ten years related experience and/or training or greater than 2 years experience with a Master’s Degree (M.S.) from a four-year college or university in the electronics or computer science disciplines.

Computer Skills:

MS Office, (Word, Excel, Outlook), internet software, email, schematic capture tools such as Pads Logic, simulation tools such as LTSpice, and other modeling and analysis tools.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Higher level mathematics, such as calculus, is also required.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be required to sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs; close vision, distance vision, depth perception and visibility to adjust focus; verbal communication; travel via car and airplane to client implementations; training and onsite visits. 

Must be a US Person and be able to obtain a US Security Clearance

We offer excellent compensation, full benefits and a high visibility environment for fast track promotions and rewards.

Aethercomm offers a dynamic environment to create new products that are used to save lives.

In order to apply for this position, please visit our website:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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