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Principal Electrical Engineer

Company: LightWorks Optical Systems
Location: Longmont
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

II-VI Aerospace & Defense (formally Redstone Aerospace) is looking for a passionate Electrical Engineer to join our team in Longmont, CO who is eager to apply his/her experience, talents, and creativity to advancing one of the most exciting electro-mechanical technologies. Our expertise is in the development of high-precision dual-axis beam directors for High Energy Laser and Electro-Optic/Infrared Countermeasures. You will have a high degree of flexibility to develop successful electrical system design solutions that leverage high performance components and technologies as needed to meet program requirements. You will be involved in all stages of design and development from concept to delivery.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Detailed design and analysis of electrical systems and components including on-board sensors, actuators, power distribution, data conversion, and interconnects, as well as external system control electronics and power supplies
  • Oversight of cost, schedule, and technical aspects of a project
  • Collaboration with other engineers and subject matter experts on system level details including assembly and sub-assembly requirements, power and thermal requirements, control system requirements, electrical routing and connectivity, and grounding & shielding.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to other engineers in planning and executing assigned tasks
  • Improve operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in technologies, procedures, and policies
  • Hands-on integration and testing of hardware
  • Make technical presentations to customers and company management

Additional responsibilities may include new business development, technical risk reduction activities, IR&D projects, and customer interfacing.


  • BS or higher in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in detailed design and analysis of electrical circuits and systems including sensors and actuators.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written and oral presentation skills for interfacing with customers as well as engineering staff
  • Ability to proactively lead and guide other Electrical Engineers
  • A passion for high-tech engineering, an eagerness to learn, and a desire to become deeply integrated and engaged with a team of like-minded people
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance

Strongly Preferred Skills:

  • Relevant hands-on experience fabricating, integrating, troubleshooting, and qualifying electrical system designs to requirements.
  • Experience developing mechatronic systems for military, aerospace, or spaceflight applications
  • Knowledge of power and signal distribution design techniques for embedded systems including cable/harness design, connector selection, EMI & EMC shielding, grounding, and power dissipation
  • Analog/digital circuit design/analysis, PCB layout and routing experience
  • Familiarity with some of the following: Matlab/Simulink, LabVIEW, embedded software (C/C++), microcontrollers, digital communications such as RS232, RS485, RS422, and UDP

About II-VI Aerospace & Defense:

II-VI Aerospace & Defense is a world-leading provider of high-performance opto-mechanical systems to the aerospace and defense industries. Our expertise is in the development of high-precision dual-axis beam directors for High Energy Laser and Electro-Optic/Infrared Countermeasures. These systems are designed for deployment on demanding U.S. military ground, sea, and air platforms to enable defensive and offensive capabilities against ground and airborne threats. Redstone Aerospace is a key player in the directed energy industry and this emerging technology is on the cusp of being fully deployed in the field.

Our company consists of a highly collaborative group of multi-talented engineers and subject matter experts who share a passion for innovation utilizing the latest tools and technologies. We care deeply about our people and maintain a company culture of family and work-life balance. As a small business, every member of our organization has an opportunity to succeed and make a significant impact. We are currently experiencing substantial growth due to the high-level interest of our amazing products. Join our team as we build the next generation of weapon defense systems.

If interested, fill out the application form at the link below to enter into our candidate system.

Keywords: LightWorks Optical Systems, Longmont , Principal Electrical Engineer, Other , Longmont, Colorado

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