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Sr Electrical Engineer – PCB Design (m/w/d)

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01410297 Date posted 09/24/2020 City Heidelberg Country Germany

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Heidelberg, Germany

Who we are:

At Collins Aerospace, we work side-by-side with our customers to tackle the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. We’re combining boundless imagination with a broad portfolio and an unmatched dedication to customers – all to make the skies and spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

 Our site in Heidelberg has the following core competencies:

  • Avionics Systems
  • On-board electronics for land vehicles
  • Products for the aerospace industry

We have established ourselves as a leading supplier of customized electronics solutions for the aerospace and defense industries. Collins Aerospace in Heidelberg supplies integrated navigation and communications systems for a wide range of military applications and is a global leader in satellite reaction wheel technology.

We are redefining aerospace.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated PCB designer to join the Avionics Shared Service Department. The department is responsible for support in engineering the development and test of hardware.

Products for a variety of military and space platforms including, fighter aircrafts, transporter platforms, helicopters and satellites.

The hardware development includes:

  • Mission computers
  • Small form factor computer
  • Data Transfer Units and Network Attached Storage
  • Processing and Programmable resources (FPGAs, PowerPC, Intel, and ARM processors)
  • Avionics I/O (For example: 10G Ethernet, ARINC 429, MIL-STD 1553, PCIe, Discretes, Video, Audio)
  • Momentum Wheels for Satellites, Wheel drive electronics

Job Responsibilities:

The candidate is expected to contribute throughout the full product development cycle in the

following areas:

  • Schematic capture
  • Forward and backward annotation
  • Component engineering
  • PCB layout requirements capture
  • Implementation of constraints to the PCB design tool
  • Implementation of the mechanical data
  • Component placement and signal routing according the design constraints
  • Post Processing
  • Documentation and reviews


  • Minimum of 10 Years’ experience in PCB design
  • Knowledge of EMI and Signal/Power Integrity Design techniques
  • Knowledge of electrical interface standards as (e.g. PCI Express, GBit Ethernet, VPX VITA) is beneficial
  • Knowledge of Industrial standards as IPC and ECSS are required
  • Knowledge of routing high speed interfaces up to 10Ghz are required
  • PCB design of complex digital and analog hardware
  • Rigid and rigid-flex Boards up to 24 layers
  • Stack up with blind and buried technology
  • Experience in routing high pin count BGAs with many different signal and power connections
  • The following terms shall be known: SMD, decoupling, fan-out, microvia, annular ring, thermal relief, aperture, gerber, keep out, area fill, counter sink, stack-up, core via, backdrilling, impedance, crosstalk, padless
  • Good written and spoken English skills
  • Good communication skills to management and team
  • Knowledge of PCB design tools such as:
    • Schematic capture tools from Mentor Graphics Dxdesigner
    • Layout tools from Mentor Graphics Xpedition and Zuken CR5000 and CR8000

Be part of our Team:

  • Join our multicultural team and work with people from different countries
  • Flexible working times, opportunity to work in Homeoffice, 30 days of vacation
  • Industry-specific pay
  • Company sponsored pension plan
  • Corporate health management
  • Internal and external training opportunities to promote the continuous learning and development of our employees
  • Global career opportunities at over 300 sites worldwide

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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