Sr Electrical Engineer I - Flex PCB Layout

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

The Electrical Products team is seeking a Sr. Electrical Engineer I to join our team as an Electrical Computer Aided Designer (ECAD) with a specialty in Flex and Rigid-Flex technologies.

The mission of Electrical Products is to develop best in industry technologies that align product capabilities to the needs of our customer. We will empower our people to leverage design commonality and innovation, balancing risk and rigor, to achieve predictable and affordable solutions. We are looking for candidates willing to collaborate, innovate and team with our engineers to generate and utilize today’s cutting-edge technology.

Job Description:

Responsible for printed circuit board (PCB) designs from conception to manufacturing including schematic capture, component placement, routing, Gerber / ODB++ file creation, and all documentation using the Mentor Graphics and BluePrint toolsets. Design layouts include flex, rigid-flex, and rigid assemblies. Responsible for interfacing with electrical, mechanical, and producibility engineering disciplines to ensure that the overall design requirements are captured and accomplished. Job responsibilities will include providing technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. A strong understanding of technical theories in addition to concepts in the field of Flex and Rigid-Flex design and manufacturing is desired.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Minimum of 4 years of PCB layout experience
  • Previous work history in and understanding of flexible circuit manufacturing principles that affect circuit and component layout
  • Previous experience working with mechanical components and being able to understand and interpret drawings as they relate to PCBs
  • Experience with the electrical design process and laying out Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs
  • Experience in or understanding of military and commercial design standards, GD&T techniques, and overall producibility considerations related to electronic packaging design is desired
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

    Desired skills:
  • Working knowledge of analog, digital, RF, and mixed technology, multi-layer designs with HDI technology
  • Experience designing complex flex (Type I, II, & III) and rigid-flex (Type IV) designs with plated though hole (PTH) and surface mount technology (SMT), skills to include signal integrity export and analysis
  • Mentor Graphics design toolset including but not limited to Xpedition Enterprise with working knowledge of Xpedition VX.2.5, to include schematic capture, placement, routing, use of the auto-router, Constraint Manager, and EDM Library Cockpit
  • Use of BluePrint to create complex PCB and CCA drawings and limited dimensioned flex and rigid-flex drawings
  • Export manufacturing data in both Gerber and ODB++ and use of Valor NPI Design Rule Checking software
  • Ability to route with and without auto-router in order to minimize layer count and increase producibility
  • BoardStation with use of Design Architect, Librarian, Layout, and Fablink is highly desired
  • Mechanical design skills sufficient to be able to understand and interpret complex mechanical drawings as they relate to PCBs
  • Familiarity with IPC 6013 is a plus
  • Previous leadership or mentoring roles
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with co-workers and customers in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as strong customer interaction skills with engineers of all levels
  • Must be able to communicate effectively through various means up to and including telecoms, Skype (or other instant messaging programs), video conferencing, etc.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task
  • Must be able to develop technical solutions to complex problems through use of ingenuity and creativity with minimal supervision
  • Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to work autonomously while establishing schedule and priority needs
  • Must be proactive not only within their own discipline, but be able to apply those qualities to other similar/complementary disciplines
  • Working knowledge of operating system concepts and implementations, network services as related to Microsoft Windows environment (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Willingness to work extended hours (nights and/or weekends) as required to complete assigned tasking
  • Active Secret DoD security clearance (U.S. Citizenship is required) or the ability to obtain and retain one

  • Security Requirement:
    This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.


    Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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