The most important thing we build is trust

Date Posted
12 Jun 2018
Cobham is looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer that will develop high-stakes electronic sub-systems for aircraft safety and survivability. The position is located in Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership for hardware architecture and trade study development of high reliability aerospace applications
  • Lead or participate as a member of an integrated product development team to optimize designs and verify electronic/electrical system performance
  • Conceptualize, design, test, and document sub-systems for aircraft safety and survivability
  • Create circuit designs including component selection, schematic capture, modeling, firmware development, and analysis for high-reliability embedded systems
  • Conduct predictive analysis and modeling
  • Work with board layout designers to ensure design integrity
  • Interface with procurement and suppliers to ensure optimized component sourcing
  • Working with development team, create test procedures for qualification of electronic systems
  • Provide analysis to support electrical circuit changes or approvals
  • Conduct root-cause-analysis and technical investigations for software/hardware designs
  • Work with mechanical and stress engineers to ensure proper packaging of systems
  • Provide engineering assistance to production, service, and repair personnel
  • Provide guidance and assistance to technicians for assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of prototype products
 Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E. or B.E.E.) or Computer Engineering degree from an ABET accredited program
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the electrical engineering field
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with embedded microprocessor design and peripheral interfacing with sensor inputs
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience conducting critical circuit analysis/simulation
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience writing technical material and presenting to customers and mid-level managers
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience communicating with cross functional teams
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E. or M.E.E) or Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • Experience in the Aviation or Aerospace Industry
  • Experience ORCAD Schematic Capture
  • 5 or more years of experience with PSpice
  • Experience with DOORS
  • Experience any of the following Commercial and Military Testing Standards: DO-160, DO-178, MIL-STD-461
Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.
Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.
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