Hardware Engineer

Engineering Aguascalientes, Mexico


Description

We’re Hiring for a Hardware Development Engineer!   

If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark

 

Xylem seeks to hire a Hardware/Hardware Development Engineer who will be part of a team responsible for the design, development, verification and sustaining of a wide variety of products that are the responsibility of the Global Electrical Engineering Functional team. This includes, but is not limited to, water, electric and gas meters, smartpoint radios, cathodic protection devices, smart gateways, Distribution Automation products, handheld computers, installation and interrogation devices and a wide variety of RF communication products. These products are state-of-the art microcontroller or DSP based embedded systems, typically with integrated radios, where the electronic design may be battery or mains powered and must operate in harsh environments for 20 years. 

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:The  Hardware Development Engineer will be part of the Global Electrical Engineering Team consisting of dedicated and talented individuals responsible for the development, test and support of products comprising the Sensus water, gas and electric families. The team designs, tests and supports products that meet utility and industry requirements as well as internal requirements for reliability, performance, accuracy, and cost. As part of the Global Hardware team this person will:
 

  • Work on new product development efforts from concept through transition to high volume production. The product development life cycle includes analyzing requirements, developing concepts, performing feasibility studies, component selection, analog/digital/RF design, schematic capture, PCB layout, prototype builds and board bring-up activities, product verification testing, reliability and regulatory testing, establishment of manufacturing test plans and processes and transition of products to a high volume manufacturing facility
  • Products being developed may include water/gas/electric metrology products, communication devices/communication products, specifically on the design, implementation and verification of baseband circuitry (including but not limited to microcontroller, power conversion, battery management, metrology, analog interface, communications and sensors).
  • Research available and emerging technologies to identify those that may be applicable for use in evolving the capabilities and offerings of new products.  Create proposals to enable detailed evaluation of said technologies and execute evaluations.
  • Work closely with the mechanical and firmware teams, making architectural decisions and design tradeoffs (between mechanical, electrical, firmware, and system software considerations).  Collaborate throughout the entire development cycle to ensure a product is delivered that meets all requirements.
     
  • Establish and execute a hardware designer test plan to ensure the design is well centered, meets the product requirements and operates properly over all environmental conditions.
  • Design products to adhere to design for test and manufacturability guidelines.
  • Provide complete life cycle ownership of products, addressing post introduction field and factory issues as required.
     
  • Perform detailed current consumption analysis on all new product releases (HW and FW) to validate compliance with energy constraints.  Update process and methods to improve automation, efficiency and repeatability.
  • Contribute to the continued development of processes and procedures in multiple areas.

Minimum Qualifications 

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Up to 8-10 years of electrical design experience, preferably focused on analog/digital design of battery operated embedded systems.
  • Experience with the design of small signal circuits and maintaining signal/noise ratios in an RF environment
  • Experience using schematic capture and PCB layout tools (Altium preferred), analog simulation (LT Spice or equivalent), typical lab tools such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer, power supplies, multimeters, etc.
  • Excellent testing and troubleshooting skills
  • The ability to evaluate and make recommendations on cost control, reliability and manufacturability issues while maintaining aggressive development schedules.
  • Work individually or as a team.
  • Excellent communications skills, fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Strong sense of ownership, willingness to engage across team boundaries to improve collaboration, solve challenges and overcome hurdles.
  • Apply specific concepts from different methodologies to produce the optimal results in the most efficient manner possible.
  • The ability and desire to work in a fast paced environment, engaging with a cross functional team (e.g. electrical, firmware, mechanical and system test engineers) to contribute to the development of a complex AMI/AMR system

Plus

  • Keen understanding of manufacturing operations as related to printed circuit board assembly
  • Familiarity with manufacturing process of printed circuit boards and rigid/flexible PCB technologies
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design For Test (DFT) practices

 At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors.   

Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. 

  

Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.