Principal Electronic Design Engineer, Princeton, NewJersey

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Princeton, NewJersey

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United States of America


HNJ03: ISR Systems – Princeton 330 Carter Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540 USA

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Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Principal Electronic Design Engineer (Hybrid)

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Collins Aerospace – ISR Systems Princeton, NJ (formerly Sensors Unlimited Inc) is the leading developer and manufacturer of shortwave infrared (SWIR) one- and two-dimension focal plane arrays, cameras and systems. Our products have diverse applications in telecommunications, process/quality control, fiber optics inspection and military imaging industries. For additional information on our business, please visit our website:

Primary Responsibilities:

ISR Systems Princeton is looking for an Electronic Systems Design Engineer, who will perform a key role in the development of III-V detector camera system products and test systems. The primary responsibilities of the position include system electronics architecture design, detailed printed circuit board level analog and digital circuit design, prototype debug, test, and evaluation, and generation of design documentation for transfer to production. Technical leadership responsibilities of the position include technical lead of electronics development project teams, contribution to R&D contract proposals, and collaboration with program planning and management.

The candidate will have a proven track record in systems and circuit design.  He/she will be capable of architecting a system based on customer and marketing specifications, guiding a team effort to produce a final product meeting customer needs.  Hands-on design and debugging skills are required.  Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as the position will entail significant interaction with other departments and customers.  The candidate should be comfortable making presentations at all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience OR In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required

Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Strong digital and analog circuit design experience required.

Familiarity with printed circuit board and FPGA design methodology is required.

Proficient in circuit simulation and analysis.

Knowledge of schematic capture and PCB layout software required, Mentor Graphics Expedition preferred.

Experience in circuit-level design of imaging systems, video systems, or instrumentation is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience designing with Intel and/or Microchip FPGAs desirable.
Ability to read & follow VHDL coding desirable.
Ability to read & follow C/C++ coding a plus.
Experience with common communications interfaces such as (Q)SPI, I2C, UART, LVDS, SERDES etc.
Knowledge of Camera/Video system interfaces such as MIPI, USB, Ethernet, Cameralink, parallel etc.
The position does not require a security clearance but the ability to obtain one is desirable.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
Tuition reimbursement
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal
Ovia Health, fertility and family planning
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
Redbrick – Incentives for a Healthy You
Autism Benefit
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Adoption Assistance
Best Doctors, second opinion program
 And more! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other — propel us all higher, again and again.


Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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