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Systems Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
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  • Pay Rate
    $115000.0 - $130000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Systems Engineer. The ideal candidate will have a BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (MS Preferred) with 10 to 15 years engineering experience. You will need to be well versed in all disciplines within engineering. The primary focus in this role is the integration and initial testing of new LIDAR cameras that are typically low volume. The candidate must be methodical in their approach and must have strong trouble shooting skills with an emphasis on electronics and embedded real time software. The Systems Engineer will support functional and performance testing as required. The Systems Engineer may support requirements development, requirement flow down, and generate test requirements as required by the stage of the program they are assigned to. The candidate must perform modifications to real time embedded software to add functionality or write routines to aid in troubleshooting.

Essential Job Functions

  • Support initial LIDAR system integration typically for space applications.
  1. Strong skills in system requirements development, customer technical specifications development and customer technical negotiations. “Big Picture” view with the ability to flow down requirements to different functional areas is essential.
  2. Strong documentation skills required. Must be methodical in their approach and thoroughly document every step when handling space HW.
  3. System level troubleshooting with the ability to isolate problems to electronics, FPGA FW, embedded SW, mechanical, laser, or optics.
  4. Strong leadership skills to coordinate integration and test from within the engineering disciplines.
  5. Develop presentation material to support customer reviews, Failure Review Boards, etc.
  • Establish test requirements and pass-fail criteria.
  • Develop calibration approaches and implementation
  • Modify the real time embedded SW to meet unique customer requirements
  • Generate test requirements and support manufacturing and test engineering
  • Generate system documentation including Interface Control Documents (ICD), user’s manuals, test requirements, subsystem requirements and specifications
  • Specification flow down
  • System performance modeling and analysis
  • Experience in determining root cause and corrective actions


  • BS Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (MS Preferred)
  • 10 to 15 years engineering experience
  • Experience in developing hardware and software including required documentation (space application experience desired).
  • Hardware troubleshooting experience (space application experience desired).

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Background in optics, laser, electronics, SW and experienced with LIDARs
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Experience in writing SW in C/C+/C++