Senior Systems Integration Engineer

Engineering Kirkland, Washington


Description

THE BEST JOB YOU’VE EVER HAD

It’s not often you get the chance to change industries by bringing truly breakthrough technology to market – technology that not only disrupts existing markets but enables vast new ones. It’s hard and challenging work, but it’s also exciting, energizing, satisfying, and rewarding!

Echodyne’s Metamaterials Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) is changing the way people think about commercial radar.  Built on decades of research, Echodyne brings high-performance radar to commercial markets and applications constrained by Cost, Size, Weight or Power.  Drones, autonomous cars and trucks, heavy machines, even flying cars. To operate safely, these machines need sensors that work flawlessly across all environmental conditions.  Echodyne has applied the physics of metamaterials to create a new category of sensor that provides the critical high-resolution, ground-truth data that autonomous machines and vehicles need to operate safely at any time and in any weather.  Bringing this technology to market requires a team that works together.

Echodyne is seeking a Senior Systems Integration Engineer with experience in software, hardware, and infrastructure issues related to integrating a complex system to join its team. You will be working in a fast-paced environment developing next generation RADAR systems.  The engineer will interact across the team to address matters that affect execution or performance of the project and provide regular progress status and participate in required program planning. 

Echodyne is an equal opportunity employer. We want to build a team with a diverse mix of people whose common denominator is talent.  We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Responsibilities:

In this role, you will participate in the System Engineering life cycle, including development and early integration, hardware stand-up, string and system integration, test definition, test planning, system certification and sell-off, and system delivery to production support.

  • Hands-on integration support across lab facilities requiring systems integration skills in software, hardware, and networking.
  • Responsible for planning, implementing, and reporting on Systems Integration & Test (SI&T) activities.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Radar equipment suite, radar control computer program, and equipment interfaces are operational and ready to support all test events.
  • Perform data analysis to evaluate and troubleshoot system/subsystem anomalies along with researching & root-causing such anomalies
  • Provide Radar System status reports, as required, to the Product Line Manager.
  • Review existing test procedures, recommend changes, and document test procedure discrepancies for future revision.
  • Execute Test Procedures and Test Plans as required to demonstrate radar performance for both in port and at sea test events and generate test reports.
  • Analyze component test results and report findings as necessary to support those functional tests involving the Radar System.
  • Ensure radiation safety processes are up-to-date and followed within acceptable OSHA operating limits.
  • Support FAE familiarization with Radar System equipment, maintenance and operations.
  • Mentor the engineering team in test and verification best practices.

Required skills / experience:

  • Demonstrated experienced with Radar (or similar system) hardware/software and testing procedures, and the ability to analyze test results and report findings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of theory and operations of computer/network systems as they apply to radar systems control and processing
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic Electrical Test Equipment: Oscilloscope, Power Meters, Vector/Scalar Network Analyzer, and other associated test equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of /UNIX operating systems.
  • Experience with installing, running, and testing functional segments (including third-party software) and making modifications to support different hardware and network configurations.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills with good written and verbal communication skills.

Desired skills / experience (looking for one or more as a complement to the core skills):

  • Experience in program execution in Agile environments and system engineering of large, complex systems
  • Knowledgeable in software programming languages (i.e., C++, Java)
  • Experience with data analysis and automated testing techniques
  • Computer Networking skills; familiar with Cisco and Arista router and switches
  • Previous experience with Phased Array Radar or similar Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Strong oral and written communication/presentations skills
  • Build collaborative relationships both internally and externally

Qualifications:

  • Strong Linux experience with the ability to create and edit scripts (i.e., bash, csh, ksh, and tclsh), along with software debugging/troubleshooting experience.
  • A self-starter with strong integration skills and able to work independently and handle multiple integration aspects of a program.
  • Demonstrated experience and success collaborating in a team environment for system development and integration, with strong knowledge of system hardware and software configuration, networking, and hardware stand-up and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to work as a part of a diverse team, both in support and leadership functions.
  • Flexibility to work non-standard work shifts as required by the supported programs.
  • Capable of lifting heavy test equipment (50 lbs) following the NIOSH mathematical model.
  • Availability to travel domestically as required by the supported programs.

Echodyne’s technology is export controlled by the U.S. Government and we must evaluate an applicant’s eligibility to handle export-controlled information or obtain required Government authorizations.  Therefore, we will ask you as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or green card holder, or have asylum/refugee status in the U.S.

What We Offer:

  • Multiple medical, dental and vision plans to choose from; select the ones that are right for you.
  • Company paid disability and life insurance.
  • Flexible time off – Generous paid time off as long as business objectives are being met; paid office closure days and sick leave.
  • Lots of healthy snack options.
  • Locker rooms/showers.
  • Fun company events.
  • Discounts on cell phone service, computers, movie tickets, travel and more.