This position is a dual function role, combining electrical system design and leadership of an engineering team. In the design role, this position will lead the development of complex test stations for a major US DoD program. This individual will also lead a local team of engineers as part of a larger program spanning multiple sites. This role will report to the Director of Engineering for Weapon Systems in Wilmington Massachusetts, managing an engineering work cell in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
This role will directly participate in the development of a family of test stations. Technical activities include developing, upgrading and maintaining custom hardware and software test stations used on Textron Systems production programs. These systems use a variety of rack mount instruments, environmental chambers and control systems to accomplish subsystem and system level functional test of military electro-mechanical products.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Provide management oversight of the Hunt Valley technical team supporting the program
- Coordinate with Weapon Systems Engineering to ensure seamless operation and communication across the team.
- Design, develop, document, and prove-in new automated acceptance test equipment required for new and existing electronic products and assist with transition of this equipment to Production Test Engineering.
- Develop functional test stations utilizing state-of-the-art IEEE-488, VXI & LXI Instrumentation in a context of automated parametric measurements, while maintaining a modular, flexible and scalable design approach. Experienced with Agilent VEE (preferred), LabView or LibWindows CVI.
- Perform test development activity in accordance with customer specifications and requirements. Able to interface with product development teams to determine appropriate test strategy and coverage for functional requirements.
- Ability to lead the conduct and documentation of trade analyses.
- Ability to manage resources and financial cost accounts efficiently, focusing on ever-shifting priorities, continually seeks ways to improve individual/team efficiency.
- Write process, test and calibration procedures and reports.
- Provide technical support to others across the organization.
Critical Success Factors:
- B. S. in Electrical Engineering is required with 10-15 years’ experience in electronic systems design.
- Experience managing technical teams, and working with teams remotely
- Experience in test equipment design a plus, along with environmental stress screening methodologies, boundary scan and BIST and computer programming with Agilent VEE and LabView
- Effectively communicates with and engages all levels of the organization verbally and in writing; translates technical decisions/strategies into business terms and implications; produces clear, understandable documentation geared for all audiences.
- Passionate about people management and enabling high performing teams.
- An assertive personality with a strong bias for action with a results-orientation; tackles tough problems with firm deadlines.
- Experience in problem isolation with demonstrable troubleshooting skills.
- Must have strong written and verbal communications skills and be able to work in a team-oriented environment.
- An existing U.S. Security Clearance is desired. The ability to obtain one is required.
- Some regular travel required (~ once per month), along with occasional surges to support program activities.