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Senior Electrical Engineer (Avionics)

Intellisense Systems, Inc., is a Southern California high tech company specializing in advanced military defense, homeland security, and energy solutions. We are seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer for our Intelligent Display and Sensor Systems Department.  The successful candidate will bring significant expertise in Electronics Engineering Design and Development, Mixed Signal Analog and Digital Electronic Hardware Design.

This role will develop embedded electronics hardware for military avionics systems and wearable electronics.  We are looking for an energetic and motivated candidate with the ability to address multiple projects and requirements in our rapidly growing business. The candidate will have a proven track-record of decomposing a complex overall effort into easily manageable tasks and the ability to prioritize work while supporting multiple projects. The candidate will work with the team to create and implement designs from concept to prototype to qualified product. This is a hands-on technical position for someone looking for a role as a key contributor on a growing team. 

What You'll Do:

  • Create new designs from client requirements
  • Maintain existing designs to improve performance, manufacturability, or to replace obsolete components
  • Modify existing designs to meet new requirements
  • Provide complete product documentation packages including schematics, parts lists, hardware specifications, test plans, test procedures, qualification reports, product brochures, operation and maintenance manuals
  • Provide technical support to clients online, by phone and on site
  • Perform independent technical reviews of other engineers' plans, designs, and documents
  • Perform work in accordance with established Quality Assurance program and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Provide estimates for new designs and R&D planning
  • Determine design approaches and parameters
  • Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability
  • Design special test equipment when needed to ensure complex units
  • Develop and review technical data package documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Bring:

  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related field with 7+ years of experience or master’s degree with 5+ years’ experience in embedded systems hardware and support firmware development. 
  • Experience designing circuitry and mitigating EMC (EMI/RFI) interferences is preferred
  • In depth, practical, hands on experience designing and troubleshooting complex microcontroller and FPGA based systems to the component level.
  • Extensive experience with CAD/CAE systems including Schematic Capture, PCB Layout (Altium Designer preferred), Logic Simulators, Digital Logic, Communications, Avionics, and Data Conversion.
  • Familiarity with systems engineering practice in allocating and developing board level requirements to ensure the overall objectives are addressed.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) including generating engineering documents such as ICD, ATP, QTP, ESS and presenting design progress at major project milestones (e.g., SRR, PDR, CDR) is a plus.
  • Participate in internal hardware design reviews and support regression tests of firmware code.  
  • A proven track record as an Electrical Design Lead in a team environment is essential. 
  • Experience generating circuit card fabrication and assembly drawings for a production environment is essential.
  • Experience with standard communication interfaces such as I2C, SPI, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, USB 2.0 / 3.0, Ethernet, Gigabit-Ethernet. CAN BUS, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, and ARINC-708, a plus
  • Understanding of DO-254 / DO-178 design development is a plus
  • Successful track record of designing products to pass MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-1275, or MIL-STD1399 a plus
  • U.S. Citizenship is required. Must be willing and able to obtain a Security Clearance or have an active Secret Security Clearance.

What You Could Expect:

  • The freedom to take risks, to innovate, and to be rewarded.
  • Partner with trusting leadership that approaches tasks and requests with urgency.
  • Deliver products that are continually recognized as industry disruptors.


  • Alternative Work Schedule
  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • 4 Weeks PTO a year (plus an additional 40 hours of PTO your first day)
  • 10 paid holidays 
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) with 4% employer matching
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance


Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3). We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Intellisense Systems, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

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