RESEARCH ENGINEER II

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

ID: 7103524
Posted: June 20, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

To develop viable mechanical or electrical systems and component designs based on project requirements and specifications for the School of Engineering. To produce the associated engineering drawings and schematics for use in the fabrication and assembly of complex hardware and devices. To review and check engineering drawings produced by others for adherence to technical specifications and requirements. To work with CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) Mechanical or electrical design software. To demonstrate design experience with high-reliability instruments and work closely with engineers of other disciplines to develop systems.

This position will also assist in the requirement analysis, detail design, unit test, verification, validation and documentation of the ground and space flight systems. Designs analog and digital circuits and develops wiring board fabrication and assembly processes. Creates Computer-aided Design (CAD) documents. Works with analog and digital circuit design and board layout, troubleshooting to the component level, microcontrollers and LabView. Works with military specifications. Reviews and checks engineering drawings produced by others for adherence to technical specifications and requirements. Prepares design documents for NASA projects. Reviews the work of junior engineers and students on the project. Performs other duties as assigned.

(Annual Salary: $70,425 - $114,440)



Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and four (4) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Ability to problem-solve Ability to train others Ability to use CAD software, MS Word and Excel Ability to work independently Conflict resolution skills Interpersonal skills Leadership skills Organizational skills Presentation skills Prioritization skills Process improvement and quality skills Project management skills Written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and four (4) years of related experience strongly preferred

Experience with EDA software such as OrCAD, EAGLE, or Altium

Software programming experience in languages used in embedded systems, such as C, Python, or Rust
Ability to work with electrical test equipment, such as Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers and Programmable loa
Knowledge of microcontroller-based DC circuits involving operational amplifiers, isolated DC/DC converters, analog filters, and DAC/ADC integrated circuits
Experience working with LabVIEW applications
Ability to problem-solve
Ability to work independently
Conflict resolution skills
Leadership skills
Organizational skills
Presentation skills
Written and verbal communication skills