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Design Engineer / R&D Engineer

Hiring in both Tucson and Memphis locations

Position Summary

Design and develop LED lighting drivers. Participate with a team to develop other new products relating to lighting electronics; such as, Emergency LED Drivers, and functions including controls, interface circuitry, dimming circuits, etc. Also guide and direct design of PCBs, enclosures, packaging, and/or related equipment. Also guide and direct design of tests plans (R&D tests, NPI, and factory test plans). Application of power electronics, switch-mode power supply circuit design/development for lighting electronics. Perform feasibility studies for new technologies and new product ideas, pre-development, and product development from conception to initial production. Conduct business at all times with the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and develop LED lighting drivers.
  • Design and develop other new products; such as, Emergency LED Drivers and functions related to lighting electronics, including controls, interface circuitry, dimming circuits, etc. to meet specifications, quality, reliability, performance, time-to-market, and costs targets.
  • Design, coordinate, and hold design reviews, providing deliverables such as: complete Bill-of-Materials, block-diagrams, schematics, drawings, PCB design documentation, specifications, test data results, and other necessary documentation and information.
  • Work in team environment on NPD projects. May lead/guide and/or coordinate the work of other engineers, PCB & Mechanical designers, or technicians.
  • Prepare working prototypes, including samples for the UL CTDP, and production.
  • Participate in and support the UL Client Test Data Program, which includes testing, documenting test data, tests records, and tests reports.
  • Validating alternate components or processes.
  • Ensure product quality & reliability particularly as it applies to Quality Test Plans/Reliability Test Plans, and Failure Mode and Effects analysis.
  • Develop and execute reliability studies, which includes successful on-site or off-site installations and conduct reliability tests and analysis for new or major redesigned products.
  • Write, document, and provide special manufacturing guidelines and test specifications for new products, materials, or processes.
  • Determine the proper materials and participate in test programs for new materials.
  • Specify and monitor tests for product compliance with the applicable standards required by qualifying agencies; i.e. UL, FCC, etc.
  • Evaluate product or material performance as necessary to support the Quality, Manufacturing, and Field Service functions.
  • Issue complete and concise reports regarding the performance of new or improved products, as well as competing products.
  • Participate in the initial production phase of manufacturing inquiries and problems.
  • Utilize analytical modeling tools to insure initial design can meet target specifications.

  • Develop New Products
  • Ability to conduct research, and quickly learn and adapt new technologies and apply toward the design of new electronic products.
  • Skilled at hands-on bench-top design of electronics for lighting or related fields.
  • Strong Electrical Engineering and technical skills with expert knowledge in the discipline of Lighting Electronics; specifically, LED Driver development.
  • Ability to work with a team in a matrix organization and interact with and contribute to cross-functional teams, supporting senior personnel .
  • Ability to use personal computers, especially using spreadsheets, word processing software, and engineering software of preference.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage functional elements of a project and balance innovation and creativity with mindful regard to a project schedule with strong sense of urgency.
  • Knowledge of UL standards and compliance standards such as FCC EMI.
  • Knowledge of embedded microcontroller products helpful.
Problem Solving/Decision Making

  • Make technical decisions based upon his/her observations and consults with more experienced/senior engineers and team.
  • Superior ability to create documentation and advance the teams product development efforts, and create transparency throughout the design/development process.
  • Use own judgment in overcoming minor technical problems that arise, readily informing team members, and effectively seeking direction/advice from senior members/supervisor.
  • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques and procedures using judgment in making adaptations and modifications.
Experience and Education
  • BSEE with some post graduate work in an appropriate Engineering discipline with 5+ years of appropriate design/development experience of products

Physical Requirements

  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.

E-mail resumes to jsaldana@iotaengineering.com with subject line: "Design Engineer (II)".

We offer a competitive salary and opportunity for advancement with the organization.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Must pass a criminal background check and pre-hire drug screen.

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