Technical Director – Digital Architectures and Implementation A
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Cobham Advanced Electronics Solutions is seeking a Technical
Director – Digital Architectures and Implementation to work on
challenging programs in support of advanced electronic sub-systems
for Radar, Electronic Warfare, and Missile applications ranging
from MHz to 40 GHz. This role will be integral to shaping our
technical approach to increased digital content of our products
across CAES. This person will work with customers and
cross-functional teams consisting of development, test and
integration engineers across several CAES business areas and
locations. This role can be based in either San Diego CA, San Jose
CA, Lansdale PA, Exeter NH, or Colorado Springs, CO. MUST be able
to travel a minimum of 30% per year.
The primary responsibilities of the role are to architect,
develop, implement, and integrate digital functions and sub-systems
in CAES’ products. The candidate will lead and perform requirements
specification, digital design, simulation, design validation,
system integration testing, and transition to production. The
candidate should have successfully implemented designs in fielded
systems, and constructed test and integration plans.
•Define functional architecture of signal path, from RF
front-end interface to digital domain
•Validation of architecture through analysis and simulation with
appropriate software tools
•Perform requirements analysis, trade-off studies, select
optimum practical implementation
•Design of mixed signal and digital functions, implementation in
hardware, firmware or software
•Sub-system modeling, integration, troubleshooting, test and
analysis, performance evaluation
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:
Digital design – from architecture and algorithms to hardware
implementation - for converting, conditioning, and processing RF
waves into electronic signals and information.
•Capable of setting direction and driving a team of highly
skilled engineers, with diverse RF, analog, baseband, and system
•Able to conceive, develop, present and sell a technology plan
for digitization of RF Tx and Rx chains
•Ability to translate system performance and operational
specifications into hardware and software requirements, design the
sub-system, integrate and test
•Drive hardware architecture selection, design, simulation,
implementation and test of RF front-end to digital electronics and
potentially photonic equipment, with ASICs, FPGAs,
•Lead delivery of RF to digital functionality with sampling,
filtering, conversion, digital signal processing functions mostly
•Create or use novel algorithms for RF electronics sub-system
•Analyze performance with simulation support, implement,
validate with actual data
•Stay abreast of related state of the art hardware components
and algorithmsActively participate as part of CAES’ Technical
•Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE),
Physics, Computer Science and/or Mathematics, or related technical
•Minimum 5+ years of related experience working with engineers
across multiple disciplines, such as systems, RF, analog and
hardware from architecture definition to implementation.
•10+ years’ experience in the design, test and troubleshooting
of digital and mixed signal circuits.
•10+ years of experience in digital hardware and software,
including software processes and validation tools.
•10+ years of experience in signal processing algorithms,
simulation tools, programming languages, and operating systems.
•10+ years of leading analysis, design, integration and test
activities for complex electronic subsystems.
•5+ years of formulating a complex plan, communicating steps,
progress, results, issues, to colleagues, managers, and
•Active Secret security clearance required or reachable within
•Ideally, experience in high rate conversion for microwave
signals for transmit and receive applications, and related
•PhD of Science preferred
•Architecture, integration, and test of Electronically Steerable
Arrays (ESA), Radar Systems, RF and/or digital payloads, or missile
•Development of Analog/Digital interfaces and digital signal
•Experience in FPGA design and verification.
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our
values of Trust,Talent and Technology have driven us to become a
global leader in state-of-the-artaerospace and defense systems.
It's the insights of our innovators today thatwill secure our
collective future. Innovators like you!
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development,delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and
defense systems in the air,on land and at sea. Our clients and
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