Mixed-Signal Hardware Engineer

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7103896 (Ref.No. ta221626)
Posted: June 24, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


The Advanced Radar Research Center’s Mixed-Signal Hardware Engineer participates in all phases of the product lifecycle including, concept creation, requirements definition, detailed design (e.g., analog, digital, schematic capture, PCB layout), analysis, overseeing the fabrication of hardware, testing, and integration. This position supports numerous projects at varying stages of lifecycle development. It requires a person who is driven to excel in a hands-on design, integration, and testing environment while collaborating with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals.

Typical Functions May Include:

  1. Mixed-signal circuit design (from RF to digitized baseband signals)
  2. PCB layout
  3. Integration
  4. Hands-on testing and debugging of circuitry
  5. System-level evaluations
  6. Design and implement hardware communications/acquisition/control systems and participation in experimental validation.
  7. Provide consulting to system-level designs, including costing, lead times, alternatives, etc.

Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor's degree, AND: 

  •  36 months of analog and digital design experience

Equivalency/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree for a total of 84 months' related experience.


  • Willingness to work as an integral part of a high-energy team of engineers and scientists
  • Strong desire to learn new technical skills
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Desire to interact with students and faculty
  • Ability to multitask effectively in support of multiple projects

Certifications: None

Physical Requirement: Must be able to engage in repetitive motions and communicate effectively.  Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods; ability to communicate, including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others; ability to use a computer daily.

   Departmental Preferences:

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent military/work experience
  • Experience or familiarity with the PCB fabrication and component placement process (both manual and automated)
  • Experience with radars and associated technologies, familiar with radar concepts such as RF/IF transceivers, microwave subsystems, and control systems
  • 3D CAD/modeling experience (e.g., Solid Works)
  • Knowledge of embedded hardware systems and familiarity with low-level protocols necessary to facilitate intercommunication between such systems
  • Proficiency in the design, analysis, modeling, integration, and testing of mixed-signal systems and subsystems
  • Proficiency in PCB layout (e.g., Altium Designer)
  • Familiarity with electronic test equipment operation, spectrum/network analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function/waveform generators
  • RF/analog/digital circuit/system design, simulation, and troubleshooting
  • Proficiency in the design, analysis, modeling, integration, and testing of mixed-signal systems and subsystems

Supervision: None

Special Instructions:

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