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General Electric Senior Electrical Design Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

The senior digital design engineer is responsible for understanding current technology trends and state of the art processor, System On Chip, and FPGA components. The role influences avionics hardware architectures and supports new bid/proposals. In this role you will be conducting and mentoring experienced design engineers in board level circuit design, integration, verification and documentation of leading-edge aerospace processor and/or FPGA assemblies.

This is both a leadership and hands on role! You will be expected to be able to contribute at all levels of the design cycle. In this role you will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to complex issues, and resolve through immediate action or short-term planning.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for architecting moderately complex avionics computer hardware systems that include both digital and analog components.

  • Maintain specialized knowledge in semiconductor processors, System-on-Chip, and FPGA component architectures.

  • Have In-depth knowledge of hardware design best practices and integration with electronics manufacturing; have working knowledge of competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market.

  • Participation in hardware design architectural trade studies, reviews and proposals.

  • Uses judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems in hardware design, manufacturing, or technology.

  • Takes new perspective on existing solutions.

  • Uses technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations.

  • Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own function to arrive at decisions.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

  • May lead small projects with moderate risks and resource requirements.

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.

  • Developing persuasion skills required to influence others on topics within field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university/college in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 15+ years of professional experiences in design.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 20+ years of professional experience in digital design.

  • Proven history of architecting complex digital hardware.

  • Knowledge of board level digital design process from schematic capture, implementation, integration, and verification.

  • Experience designing with Gigahertz microprocessors, FPGA, CPLD, DDR4 memory, flash memory.

  • Experience with large pin count devices, 1000+ pins with 0.8mm device pitch or smaller

  • Experience in High Density Interconnect (HDI) technologies (micro vias, buried / blind vias, back drilling) for IPC Class 3 board.

  • Experience in design of 5+ Gbps serial links. (10GBASE-KR, PCIe Gen3, Fiber Optics)

  • Experience designing with CAN, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 664, TSN.

  • Experience with OpenVPX and PIC-SIG standards.

  • Experience in the Mil/Aero/avionics, DO-254 and Civil FFA Certification.

  • Strong professional technical writing and technical communication proficiency.

  • Ability to break down complex problems and apply critical thinking.

  • Familiarity with the Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise and Hyperlinx PI/SI.

  • Familiarity with OrCAD PSPICE or LT Spice, Mathcad, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Bonus Plan Eligible

  • And more!

Eligibility Requirement (s):

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this.

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Note:

At GE Aviation Systems, we invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. As key players in the aerospace industry, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead. We’ve got an amazing team of exceptional people helping to solve increasingly complex challenges. Our Aviation Systems Engineering teams are comprised of diverse and experienced engineers who care about ensuring full-lifecycle readiness as it relates to safety, certification, and quality standards. Our teams are passionate about the aerospace industry and continuously strive to deliver innovate customer solutions through strong project execution, collaboration, and lean problem-solving. We are passionate about professional growth, developing an inclusive culture, and developing the technical capabilities our customers need. We seek to enable every engineer to reach their full potential through coaching, mentoring and professional development training. If this sounds like an environment in which you would thrive, we encourage you to apply!

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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