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Electronics Design Engineer - FPGA-VHDL Firmware Developer

Company: Oceaneering
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) is a precision engineering and manufacturing group which specializes in turn-key design, development, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, and testing of extra-vehicular and intra-vehicular (EVA & IVA) tools and equipment for astronauts; including life support and environmental control systems for space; robotic systems for military, space, and biological research; and thermal protection systems for launch vehicles. We also provide specialized engineering and support services in these areas, and astronaut training in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click Space Systems (OSS). This position is located in Clear Lake, Texas.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Electronics Design Engineer - FPGA/VHDL Firmware Developer will: report directly to the Electronics and Electrical Systems Design Section Manager as part of group of over 43 other Electronics and Electrical Engineers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work directly with NASA Johnson Space Center and the Avionics Systems Branch in designing the next generation of Avionic Systems for Space applications.
  • Contribute directly to the design of the next generation NASA exploration vehicle platforms with an emphasis on creating new, integrated electrical system designs for embedded systems.
  • Support new designs from conception, analysis, and manufacturing, through to operational test and deployment.
  • Provide design support and guidance in various aspects of Electronics System Development
  • Be familiar with NASA specifications for Electronics Component development
  • Develop component test stand architectures for various components
  • Design and generate electrical component and lab instrumentation test system designs
  • Develop and or modify LabVIEW code for various test systems
  • Develop detailed test verification procedures
  • Work with electrical and mechanical technicians to build and test designed systems
  • Develop and test various breakout boxes and digital/analog sensor emulation systems.
  • Perform electrical evaluation/selection of instrumentation (pressure transducers, flow meters, pumps, fans, RTDs, Thermocouples, etc.).
  • Troubleshoot and repair existing test systems
  • Conduct analog and digital printed circuit board design for various application needs
  • Develop test software modules to perform specific tests
  • Work with eCAD designer to develop printed circuit board designs
  • Work in a laboratory environment, following standard operating procedures
  • Perform other duties as required

    • BS degree from an accredited school in the field of Engineering or in a related area and a minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of experience in the field or in a related area. Advanced degrees may be counted as experience.
    • Prior experience with electrical schematic entry and printed circuit board layout tools such as Altium Designer
    • Prior experience with FPGA circuitry design and coding in associated VHDL development environments (Xilinx FPGA using VIVADO tool)
    • Experience with hardware and VHDL-based development for Space applications
      • BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school
      • Knowledge with Linux application/embedded code development
      • Experience with test hardware such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers, function generators, electronic load banks, power supplies, power analyzers.
      • Prior experience with microcontroller circuitry design and associated embedded software development environments
      • Hands on experience in the design, build, and test of embedded systems
      • Prior experience with circuit simulation tools such as Pspice, OrCAD, Multisim etc.
      • Experience with flex printed circuit board design
      • Prior experience with data acquisition systems (especially National Instruments) and LabVIEW code development
      • Familiarity with data interface protocols and associated hardware such as Ethernet, RS232, RS422, RS485, I2C, SPI etc.
      • A successful track record of fielding custom electrical systems in an operational setting.
      • Familiarity with the Linux operating system and programming in C/C++ and Python.
      • Experience in the hardware design of embedded systems (microcontrollers, FPGAs, sensor interfaces, I2C/SPI buses, UARTS, etc.)
      • Experience with test hardware such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers, function generators, electronic load banks, power supplies, power analyzers
      • Prior experience in design and test of analog instrumentation systems
      • Project based experience designing, building, testing, and troubleshooting power distribution electronics, battery systems, and other electrical hardware (requirements definition, system modeling and simulation; circuit analysis; PCB design, fabrication, and assembly; harness design and fabrication; requirements verification)
      • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers designing and building world-class, NASA space-flight hardware.
      • Prior experience in design and test of power supply and conditioning systems.
      • Proficient in MS Office programs, particularly MS Project,
      • Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote and Outlook
      • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
        Equal Opportunity Employer

        All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Oceaneering, Houston , Electronics Design Engineer - FPGA-VHDL Firmware Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Houston, Texas

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