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Principal Electrical Engineer - San Diego, CA

While working with Goddard Technologies as a Principal Electrical Engineer, you will be held accountable to be able to conduct yourself in the manners listed below and refine any needed skills to efficiently cover all responsibilities.


In this role,
we will ask you to:



  • Take every care, regard, action, and ability
    to
    keep
    all privileged information not yet known
    to other individuals, companies, public, or other
    entity private and confidential in all regards.



  • Define initial project scope including proposal composition, lead and deliver
    presentations,
    estimate and stabilize the most appropriate process and deliverable to satisfy client needs.



  • Be a senior member of the electrical engineering team. You’re
    expected to conduct and lead
    interviews of additional teammates
    with expectations of growing and developing a
    cohesive
    design team.



  • Be the primary lead on multiple projects, manage and lead groups of engineers, advise,
    or
    assist in the design
    and execution of all projects
    from initiation to completion, ensuring on-time submission of deliverables.



  • Work with and lead teams to create electrical/ electromechanical concepts for overall
    packag
    ing strategies, mechanisms, and
    parts. These
    concepts are expected to
    balance function, appearance,
    form, and budgetary requirements.



  • Work with clients
    on individual projects
    or as a team lead, team member,
    or support member
    on larger projects.



  • Communicate clearly and concisely with your team and the client throughout the project.


  • Strive for the right balance
    between strategic planning
    and tactical execution.



  • Be a motivating, positive, and success-oriented individual who is familiar
    with the latest
    development/production/electrical methodologies.



  • Manage and facilitate client interactions with strong,
    clear communication as it relates
    to deliverables, design reviews,
    deadlines, etc.



  • Work with Sales
    to establish, locate
    and procure perspective clients, perform initial
    contact and
    assessment of new
    projects, go on road trips
    with sales
    to establish contact, and instill confidence in client of our company and our
    engi
    neering abilities.



  • Work with team members to estimate resource
    requirements, monitor progress, and balance and reallocate resources
    as needed.



  • Be responsible for resolving conflicts among resources
    and between clients and engineering teams.



  • Serve as a mentor for other engineers


  • Communicate to senior management any significant deviations from project
    plans.



  • Assist in coordinating internal team staffing
    and budget requirements for projects.



  • Travel as-needed (valid driver’s license and vehicle required).

 

You should be familiar with:



  • Wireless technology: Familiarity with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, LoRa and other low power wireless standards. Familiarity with
    cellular 
    technologies, particularly
    4G technologies
    targeting
    IoT



  • Microcontrollers: Experience in designing micro-
    controller and microprocessor-based systems including ARM Cortex M series microcontrollers. C-programming expertise desired.



  • Low power: Ability to design a system to minimize power consumption
    for portable battery-operated
    devices.



  • Battery: Charging and fuel gauging of lithium chemistry
    batteries for portable
    applications.



  • Sensors - Familiarity with various sensor types including MEMS sensors and ability to design
    them into a system.



  • Cloud: Familiarity with connecting devices to the cloud and issues related
    to security such as authentication and encryption. Familiarity with protocols such as MQTT is helpful as is knowledge of JavaScript and JSON.



  • GPS: Familiarity with GPS technology and incorporating GPS capability into a product.


  • Motors: Ability to design in circuits to drive motors including
    brushed, brushless and stepper.



  • Compliance/Certification/Agency Approvals: Experience
    with product compliance requirements
    to include
    at least FCC Part 15 Subpart B



  • Expertise out-sourcing for prototype, pre-fabrication / low volume, high-volume/ production runs.


  • Experience with various
    cost reduction techniques.



  • Ability to understand and document a theory (sequence) of operations.


  • Familiarity with automation systems using PLC and related software


  • Ability to create
    quick prototypes when necessary utilizing Arduino,
    Raspberry pi or best method
    given the situation.


 

Computer & Software
Use:



  • Create entire databases describing complete product development and design. These
    data
    bases will be suitable
    for direct transfer
    to proto typing and/or manufacturing and will
    include all
    consideration for
    assembly, tooling and functional design requirements. This work will often
    be performed as part of a team, which
    includes
    electrical engineers,
    mechanical engineers and
    industrial designers.



  • Either create or oversee the creation of product documentation for the manufacturing and assembly process
    in accordance with Goddard’s practices.



  • Use appropriate software
    as the primary design platforms.



  • Advise, research, and recommend hardware & software applications that will benefit
    the com
    pany by way of efficiency.

 

About You:



  • You are a strong communicator, creative thinker, and team player.


  • You are excited
    at the chance to join a growing
    team.



  • You are energized
    by tackling challenges head- on.


 

COVID-19 Consideration:  We adhere to the highest standards to keep our employees safe, including the implementation of masks and social distancing in our offices. We are also requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, customers, and visitors.


About Goddard:  Founded in 1997, Goddard is a full-service engineering and design firm specializing in the development of medical
devices, life science technologies,
high-tech
consumer products and industrial robotics. Drawing from the collective
expertise of its
experienced
designers and engineers, Goddard’s
mission is to deliver
outstanding solutions that positively impact lives. We have offices in
Beverly, MA
and San Diego, CA.

 

 Goddard
believes that everyone is entitled to fair opportunities and equal
employment rights. We comply with all
applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and
the terms and conditions
of employment including,
but not limited to, compensation, promotion, discipline, or termination. Goddard is firm on its policy to provide equal
employment opportunity for all employees
and
applicants on the basis of qualification and merit and will not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, age, disability, genetic
information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran
status,
public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local,
state, and federal
laws.


Please note: Presently, Goddard does not sponsor employment visas.


Staffing Agencies
and 
Recruiters: Goddard,
Inc. will not accept resumes
from agencies or recruiters with whom we do not have an existing agreement in place.
Goddard, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

San Diego
Engineering
Full-time
Director