Lead Data Acquisition Design Engineer

Confidential Company  •  Austin, TX

5 - 7 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/15/17 by Emily Martinez
Austin, TX
5 - 7 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/15/17 by Emily Martinez

Thorlabs Scientific Imaging group in Austin, Texas designs and manufactures state-of-the-art digital cameras and imaging systems. We are seeking a talented, experienced PCB design engineer to lead the development and commercialization of high-speed, data acquisition host adapters, along with high-speed ADC and DAC subsystems, for Thorlabs products.

Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Working with internal customers to finalize product requirements
  • Leadership of the hardware and firmware development team from design to sustaining engineering
  • Development of data acquisition card design including circuit design, test and functional verification, production test fixtures and documentation. Emphasis on high-speed connectors, GHz-rate data conversion (ADC and DAC), data path, DRAM, FPGA, and PCIe interface



  • Minimum 5 years of PCB design experience with 2 years of board-level product commercialization experience


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in ElectricalEngineering

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated strong high speed (GHz) digital and mixed-signal circuit and PCB design skills
  • Recent design of high-speed (GHz) mixed-signal, data conversion, serial interface, and DDR implementations
  • Recent design of data-intensive board architectures; for example Data Acquisition, RADAR, LIDAR, or HDTV
  • Demonstrated ability to bring complex, high speed digital designs from concept through release to manufacturing
  • Excellent system- and component-level debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Development of project timelines with milestones
  • Management of technical risk; including analysis, simulation, prototyping, and contingency planning
  • Design for Test and Manufacturability
  • Board-level test
  • Strong communication skills
  • PCIe Host Adaptor Card design and commercialization
  • Imaging Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing

Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

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