Senior Principal Electrical Engineer (Embedded Systems)

Block Engineering
Southborough, Massachusetts 01772
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

 

Block Engineering is a developer of laser-based chemical detection systems for safety, security, and environmental monitoring applications. Block is the proud winner of two Photonics West Prism Awards and the Milipol Paris Innovation Award. Block is headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts in the greater Boston metro area.

Block is seeking a Senior Principal Electrical Engineer to join our development team. You will help to lead the electrical and electronics development work for Block's embedded controllers, including firmware and FPGA design. Embedded design experience on both hardware and software levels is needed, including experience coding in C for embedded targets.

Responsibilities will include:

- Architect, develop and debug embedded ARM microcontrollers and FPGA-based embedded systems for real-time data capture and analysis.
- Design of circuits, including understanding design tradeoffs, reliability issues, boards bring up and testing, etc.
- Work with cross-functional teams to identify, plan, and execute tasks to bring products from concept through to manufacturing release.
- Interface with Engineering team members to ensure design requirements are understood and transferred correctly to engineering specifications.
- Work closely with team members on requirement generation and analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, prototype fabrication, testing, drawing generation, and change control.
- Identify and interact with vendors to obtain engineering materials, processes, and equipment.

 

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

- Detailed understanding of electronic circuit design, and the ability to develop new and understand existing code used to control embedded systems.
- Experience with embedded system (ARM STM32, Zynq SoC) design and programming languages such as C, Python would be helpful.
- BSEE degree or higher required.
- FPGA design experience desired, including coding in Verilog and/or VHDL.
- Knowledgeable in-circuit board-level components, design, and debugging.
- Knowledgeable of various communication standards and protocols, such as TCP/IP, USB, and RS-232.
- Experience with EDA toolsets such as Altium/OrCAD/PADS.
- Experience with FPGA development (Altera/Intel Quartus & Xilinx Vivado/Vitis EDA), Verilog, ModelSim simulator.
- Ability to effectively and communicate technical concepts, ideas, and knowledge to other individuals and teams.

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Senior Principal Electrical Engineer (Embedded Systems)

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Southborough, Massachusetts 01772

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