Senior Staff Technical Lead System/ Hardware Design - Custom Products

Department Description:

Applied Technology is a custom design center within Motorola Solutions. We create proof-of-concept and lower-volume specialty communications products for government and private industry using such technologies as GSM, UMTS, CDMA, LTE, and embedded systems. Our customer-centric, team based environment provides an excellent growth opportunity for engineers and developers in enterprise markets where innovation is the primary focus.

Job Description:

Applied Technology is seeking a highly talented and technically strong individual to fulfill a Technical Lead / Systems Engineering role.

In this technical position, the role will have unique and varied responsibilities. Candidates for this position are engineers with diverse knowledge and a wide variety of interests.

As a key resource across multiple product teams, the successful candidate will handle these and other tasks:

Hardware design including digital (memory, FPGA, microprocessors), analog (A/D & D/A converters, op-amps, LEDs, etc), power supplies & voltage regulators, interface logic, use of schematic capture tools (Cadence a plus), PCB routing, etc.
RF system link budget and tradeoff analysis
Architecture development - Drive product and feature requirements, architecture, design, and test strategy with customers and engineering teams
Requirements analysis - Lead product and feature development, primarily in the embedded communications space
Develop man-hour estimates for new feature work
Creation of test procedures, interface control documents and other documentation
Support full product development life-cycle: architecture, design, bring-up, integration of initial HW/SW, factory support, test & validation, and customer support
Seek out opinions & build trust/buy-in across all functional teams (hardware, RF, software, FPGA, mechanical, etc), as well as management and customers
Help motivate project staff, mentor junior engineers, and actively seek out ways to help team members
Develop technology and product roadmaps

You must be a flexible, results-oriented problem-solver who requires minimal supervision. Projects can vary greatly from one to the next, so you must thrive on variety and enjoy taking on new challenges.

You will work directly and regularly with customers to develop use cases and product requirements and will communicate technical status verbally, written, and in regular customer meetings.

Basic Requirements:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
Experience designing a wide variety of low voltage digital and analog circuits
Knowledgeable in schematic capture & layout (Cadence a plus) and simulation tools (MATLAB, ADS, PSPICE, etc)
Product & feature architecture, requirements, design, and development experience
Excellent verbal / written communications skills.
8+ years experience, with at least 2 years as a technical architecture lead
Experience with RF architecture and mechanical design is desired
Embedded software architecture & design experience is desired
Experience with development of wireless communications waveforms is a plus
You must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain necessary security clearance as required by government contracts

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