Topcon Sr. Electrical Engineer in San Jose, California

Responsible for detailed electrical design for new medical devices products. Working closely with the other engineers to develop analog and digital circuit designs for the electrical, optical, mechanical, and computer control sub-systems. Perform failure and root cause analysis at the component and system level.

  • Define new product system architecture such as sensor inputs, motor controller, communication interfaces, computer control and user interface.

  • Work with component vendors to qualify parts to support the needs of the system architecture.

  • Develop requirements and specifications for electrical components, electrical sub-systems, and PCBs.

  • Perform electrical design from concept, prototype to final product. Implement circuit design, schematic entry, and oversee board layout for system circuit boards.

  • Develop computer system and microcontroller design requirements. Implement test and bring-up strategies for new electrical and microcontroller components.

  • Support validation and verification activities such as creating and executing protocols as well as documentation. Conduct board and system level verification and validation testing.

  • Perform design control functions such as updating the Design History Files, generate specifications, test protocols and reports. Conduct design review and risk management assessments.

  • Provide EE support for product design transfer to manufacturing including prototype and test fixture building, failure and root cause analysis of electrical sub-systems and components.

  • Develop automatic system and module testing protocols to support manufacturing and production activities.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant EMC and electrical safety standards such as IEC-60601 and RoHS

Education & Experience:

  • BS/MS or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

  • 6+(BS) or 4+(MS) years of related experience

  • Experience developing programmable electronic systems architecture from concept to implementation.

  • Solid experience with analog and digital circuit design, including embedded microprocessor, microcontrollers, FPGA, RAM, Flash, and other peripherals.

  • Proficiency with system level hardware design and architecture, electronics development and analysis, system reliability, and risk mitigation

  • Experience with standard embedded communication protocols such as I2C, SPI, UART, and CAN

  • Thorough understanding of EMC and electrical safety design principles

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of schematic design using Orcad or other electronic CAD systems

  • Ability to build prototype circuitry and simulate design in a circuit simulator application such as PSpice

  • Familiar with electronics lab instruments, such as oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzers

  • Excellent hands-on ability to build, debug, and modify the system and perform system failure analysis

  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to find creative solutions to difficult problems.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and communicate effectively (written and verbal) across multiple locations and teams

  • Medical device experience is a plus

Requisition ID: 2018-2451

Experience Level: Specialist

External Company Name: TopCon America

External Company URL: www.topconpositioning.com