Senior Engineer - Controls

  • 51821
  • 17 Jun 2020
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Manufacturing
  • $75,000 - $110,000
  • Jonathan Balun

Job Description

Senior Engineer - Primary Controls


Job Summary
The Senior Engineer (SE) will be a key member of the project team and a critical contributor to the design of the Primary Control System. The SE will work, in and integrated manner, with our industrial and company partners, as well as other Project Office teams in the development of this critical our subsystem. The SE will have an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the primary control system i.e. mechanical and electronic hardware, embedded firmware, control and communication software, sophisticated control algorithms, optical coating and machining processes.

The successful candidate will be a mid-career engineer with broad based design and hands on experience and an interest in growing into a Technical Project Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Concept, design, prototyping, test and integration of components and systems.
  • Requirement, interface definition, design, process, and test documentation.
  • Providing support for the Technical Project Manager.
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline and a minimum of 5 years related experience.
  • Design, build, integration, and test experience.
  • Direct experience working on the design and integration of large, distributed, control systems.
  • Familiarity, and expertise in one or more, of the following, analog and digital electronics, embedded and high level control software, control systems, and mechanical systems.
  • Familiarity with classical and modern control analysis and implementations.
  • Experience with precision motion control systems.
  • Proficiency with Matlab or similar modeling tools.
  • Experience with formal system engineering design processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Desired (but not necessary) Qualifications:
  • Technical Project Management experience (schedules, budgets, risk management, contracts).
  • Experience of large, technical, multi-disciplinary, geographically distributed projects; astronomical or similar.
  • Experience with small to mid-volume manufacturing and quality control processes for mechanical parts and/or electronic hardware.
  • Experience in Multi Input Multi Output Control Systems.
  • An advanced degree in an engineering discipline.
Some travel will be required to partner locations, vendor, and observatory locations.