Under general supervision, this position is responsible for developing, supporting and enhancing circuit designs for a new line of Scanning Electron Microscopy systems. This will require for the EE to work closely with the Chief Electrical Engineer and other departments such as Manufacturing Engineering, Production Test, and Product QZ to analyze and resolve problems to ensure a successful transition of new products into the market place. Assigned projects are diverse and complex in nature requiring initiative and judgment in determining appropriate solutions. The position offers a wealth of challenges/opportunities working with superconducting sensors, precision electronics, advanced analytic software, and complicated mechanical devices.
Skills and Experience Required:
MS or PH.D. in Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering required, with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of physics and charged particle physics is required.
In addition, the ideal candidate will have:
Experience with electron scanning microscopy, charged particle optics, high voltage, charged particle physics, and vacuum systems.
Strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills in electron optics subsystems such as sources, optics, and detectors.
The candidate must be hands-on and have a good team working spirit.
The candidate must be self-driven and innovative
Knowledge of board-level (PCA, PCB) design and experience implementing precision, High voltage (20 KV), and low frequency, low noise analog electronic circuitry, and associated mixed-signal interfacing circuitry.
Board-level digital electronic design experience implementing micro-controller based systems, including discrete logic, memory, interfacing, and use of programmable logic devices. Familiarity with P-CAD or equivalent required.
A strong quantitative understanding of fundamental electromagnetic and thermal phenomena. Familiarity with CE compliance and EMC design constraints.
Working knowledge of classical control theory and discrete-time signal processing theory.
Experience with embedded programming on micro-controller based systems.
Exemplary troubleshooting skills at both the circuit and system level.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
About Quantum Design
Quantum Design, Inc. (QD) is the manufacturing arm of Quantum Design International (QDI) and has been located in San Diego, California since its inception in 1982. QD is the leading commercial source for automated materials characterization systems incorporating superconducting technology. These systems offer a variety of measurement capabilities and are in widespread use in the fields of physics, chemistry, biotechnology, materials science and nanotechnology.Check out our website at www.qdusa.com for more information.