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Printed Circuit Board Designer - ECAD (Hybrid)

Company: BAE Systems
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Job Description:
Join us at our brand new location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Navigation and Sensor Systems organization is a growing business area developing the next generation of advanced military navigation systems. If you have a Printed Circuit (PC) design background, then this is the place to be. Pilots may fly aircraft, but our navigation systems create the route and keep those pilots on course. What are you waiting for! Come be part of the immediate solution in Cedar Rapids and "plant your flag".

See what you're missing. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too.
Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first - exemplified by our mission: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us -." BAE Systems continues to build on a strong history of providing navigation equipment to meet the evolving needs of commercial and military users. Our navigation solutions provided enhanced situational awareness and pinpoint accuracy for airborne and surface missions worldwide. Leading the way in GPS, our array of products and systems cover airborne, precision-guided munitions, ground handheld receivers and embedded applications. Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

Our Engineers and Designers are the lifeblood of our company and we're more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.

The Role: In this role, you will:

  • Design moderate to complex printed circuit board layouts with digital, analog, RF, power circuits and interconnect applications
  • Place and route components ensuring all electrical and physical specifications meet the specific design requirements for each PCB design
  • Participate in design reviews, interface with electrical, mechanical, manufacturing and process engineers to design prototype and production quality printed circuit boards in accordance with BAE Systems' standards and procedures
  • Create fabrication and assembly drawings, parts lists and incorporate changes to existing design documentation
  • Generate all output files required for the manufacture of boards and assemblies
  • Create new and make changes to existing schematic drawings using Mentor Graphics Xpedition VX.2.8
  • Create PCB layouts using Zuken CR-5000 version 19
  • Work closely with Design Checkers, various engineering disciplines, designers and technical leads
  • Provide feedback to design engineers as needed to ensure functionality and manufacturability of PCB designs
  • Suggest options when faced with challenging PCB design situations including resolution to non-standard problems
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely
    Who you are:
    • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • You are a problem solver with diverse technical capabilities
    • You're willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get the job done
    • You are always looking for ways to do things better and faster
      Required Education, Experience, & Skills
      Required Education, Experience, & Skills:
      • An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree or higher and/or demonstrated experience and proficiency in printed circuit board design
      • Must have at least 5 years of hands on printed circuit board design experience
      • Must be proficient in Mentor Graphics Xpedition and Zuken software OR proficient in other schematic capture and layout tool(s) with ambition to learn
      • Proficient with complex and high-density board layouts IAW IPC-2221 and associated specifications and standards
      • Strong communication skills for conveying technical information to leaders, engineers, checkers and peers
      • Experience with incorporating engineering change orders
      • Familiarity with comprehensive printed circuit board design process
      • Work with a broader team, capable of communicating across functional boundaries
      • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
      • US Citizenship is required
      • Must be capable of obtaining a U.S. DoD Secret security clearance

        Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
        Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills:
        • An Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent
        • CID or CID+ through the IPC Designer Certification Program
        • 8+ years of experience in the design of printed circuit boards and flex circuit boards
        • Proficient with Mentor Graphics Xpedition VX.2.8, Zuken CR-5000 version 19
        • Proficient in using CAD tool constraint managers and have a solid understanding of Signal Integrity and Design for Manufacturing rules
        • Experience with Dassault Systemes ENOVIA PDM
        • Active U.S. DoD security clearance

          About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
          BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

          Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
          At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Keywords: BAE Systems, Cedar Rapids , Printed Circuit Board Designer - ECAD (Hybrid), Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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