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Principal Electronics Engineer

Company: Intellisense Systems, Inc.
Location: Torrance
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Emerging Technologies - Torrance, CA - Full Time Intellisense Systems, Inc. innovates what seemed impossible. -We are a fast-growing Southern California technology innovator that solves tough, mission-critical challenges for our customers in the aerospace and defense markets. -We design, develop, and manufacture advanced products for ground, maritime, and airborne applications. -Our products have been deployed in every extreme environment on Earth! -

We are seeking a Principal Electronics -Engineer with hands-on end-to-end electronic design, assembly, integration, and test experience to join our Emerging Technologies team.

The Emerging Technologies Department works on cutting-edge research involving innovative design, selection, and implementation of emerging opto-electronics components. As part of the team, you will work alongside other experienced engineers and scientists to develop novel, cutting-edge solutions and facilitate the transition of new technologies out of Research and Development into practical applications.


Design & Development:

  • Lead the design and development of electronic systems from requirements definition, through schematic capture, board layout, prototyping, troubleshooting, design optimization and design for manufacturing
  • Design and develop microcontroller (C) and FPGA firmware (Verilog/VHDL) including real time scheduler, hardware specific subroutines, interrupt service routines, device drivers, power management modules and communications functions
  • Oversee design validation and verification testing of embedded hardware and firmware systems , identifying and correcting problem areas and design deficiencies while maintaining engineering documentation of the development and optimization process
  • Ensure your technical design quality and design practices follow the applicable Intellisense practices and performance standards.
    Peer Review & Development:
    • Oversee development of Mixed Signal Analog and high-speed Digital Electronic hardware designs including architecture development, component selection, schematic capture, and review of PCB layout as needed for military and/or avionics products
    • Participate in internal hardware design reviews
    • Mentor junior colleagues and help troubleshoot problems across multiple projects across multiple platforms
    • Perform peer circuit and code reviews and provide constructive technical feedback to your team members
    • Develop and review technical data packages for assigned projects
    • Prepare and contribute to technical documents such as proposals and reports
    • Interface with our internal multidisciplinary engineering team, management, and external stakeholders including customers, design engineering representatives, and contractors to ensure hardware design quality and customer satisfaction
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

      Technical Skills:
      • Minimum of Electrical Engineering or related field (advanced degree preferred)
      • Significant experience (12+ years) in the design of embedded systems hardware and firmware for high reliability or mission critical systems (Military/Aerospace)
      • In depth, practical, hands-on experience designing and troubleshooting complex circuits - hardware and firmware - to the component level
      • A history of developing real time, deterministic firmware to control, monitor, and supervise embedded electronics hardware in mission critical military and industrial systems
      • Experience in research and development to provide innovative solutions, technologies, and methodologies
        People & Communication Skills
        • Project leadership while designing products for manufacturability from start to finish on an integrated product team
        • Effective communication skills (oral and written) including generating engineering design drawings/documentation and presenting design progress during major project milestones (e.g., SRR, PDR, CDR)
          Nice to Haves:
          • Intellisense primarily utilizes Altium Designer with Concord Pro and Xilinx Vivado, therefore experience with these design packages
          • Experience with MIL-STD testing
          • Experience with standard communication interfaces such as: I2C, SPI, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, USB 2.0/3.0, Ethernet, Gigabit-Ethernet, CANbus, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, or ARINC-708.
            What You Can Expect:
            • The ability to innovate, transition a prototype technology into a new product, and to be rewarded
            • The chance to continually work on new differing technologies and implement simple elegant solutions to meet customer needs and potentially make an impact
            • Leadership that enables its engineers with all the tools they need to be successful
              Pay Range:

              However, base salary for this position will vary based on your skills, qualifications, and experience.

              • Alternative Work Schedule (9/80-Alternating Fridays Off)
              • 4 Weeks PTO a year (including 40 hours of PTO your first day)
              • 10 paid holidays -
              • 401(k) with 100% employer matching up to 4% of salary (no vesting period)
              • Free Coffee, Tea, and Coldbrew
              • Great Work Perks Employee Discount Program
              • Multiple options for Medical, Vision, Dental -Insurance plans
              • Health Savings Accounts
              • Flexible Spending Accounts -
              • Tuition Assistance (30% of Tuition with a minimum grade)
              • 100% Paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
              • 100% Paid Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
              • 100% Paid Workers Compensation Insurance
              • Voluntary Life Insurance
                The unique culture at Intellisense offers the entrepreneurial spirit of a smaller company with the support and expertise of a larger organization. Due to the wide variety of cutting-edge technologies, we are looking for individuals that have a wide breadth of experience while also being subject matter experts in their respective field. With a flexible alternative work schedule (9/80), immediate 40-hours of paid time off, and 100% 401(k) matching up to 4% of your annual salary without a vesting period, we recognize that employees are our greatest resource and that finding the right individuals will make our company even better.

                If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact us by phone at 424-319-7813 or by email at

                Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3). We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Intellisense Systems, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Keywords: Intellisense Systems, Inc., Torrance , Principal Electronics Engineer, Engineering , Torrance, California

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