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Title   Department
Hardware Development Engineer Engineering
Requirements Engineer Engineering
Senior Computer Engineer Engineering
Senior Software Engineer Engineering
Test Technician Engineering
Validation Engineer Engineering

Hardware Development Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Hardware Development Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Hardware Development Engineer will provide engineering support of a product development & continuation team; and will independently design, prototype, test, troubleshoot electronic assemblies, components and circuits. You will be responsible for defining methods for assembly and test of electronic components and assemblies.   You will follow and document engineering procedures to meet the company’s defined development cycle. 

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and debug power electronic circuits, components and PCB assemblies for new product development and sustaining projects.

  • Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.

  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.

  • Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability, durability, and manufacturability.

  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.

  • Troubleshoot circuits from prototypes, development, and customer returns.

  • Participate in electrical schematic, board layout and project reviews.

  • Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems that arise during any phase of development or production.

    We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus minimum 2 years’ experience in an electronics development role, preferably with experience in power electronics development and motor controllers.

  • Experience in analog or digital design of embedded controls and/or experience with switching or power electronic design.

  • Knowledge of thermal management and product life expectancy; 

  • Knowledge of: ESD principles and practices; PCB layout and schematic capture tools; circuit analysis, simulation and design of experiments.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practices.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work on a team

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

    If this sounds like you, please apply today!

     

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Requirements Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

Are you looking for a position with a proven industry leader? Are you looking for a position where you can be an integral part of a team?

This position, which is located in our corporate office in Mt. Kisco, NY., is a needed addition to our Engineering team. The Requirements Engineer will analyze marketing information, stakeholder, and user needs to derive the functional and non-functional requirements to be met by the system’s design and consolidate these requirements into complete requirements and system specifications.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead various systems engineering activities that are essential for a successful launch of HMI products for vehicular market.
  • Collaborate with product engineers to refine system level requirements, and develop methodologies for numerical evaluation of requirements.
  • Collaborate with development teams and quickly understand the existing solution, capabilities, and architecture, as well as design choices and considerations
  • Systematically organize dependencies, interfaces and other cross-module artifacts
  • Derive and manage requirements for HMI systems and subsystems such as connectivity, camera, UI.
  • Help create architecture and design artifacts that describe complex solutions
  • Guide the development of test cases and test procedures that verify the requirements and assist in identifying test methods to achieve very high coverage.
  • Coordinate system integration with automated testing systems
  • Ensure end-to-end traceability of all artifacts including requirements, code and tests
  • Collaborate with the safety team to identify safety requirements, explore redundancy options, and tackle methods to ensure safety goals are met
  • Reviews and assesses development activities (e.g. user needs, development plans, design requirements, hardware and software architecture and design, verification and validation) to ensure that they comply with applicable procedures standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Generate specific task definitions, assignments and schedules for the design of Integrated HMI systems and subsystems consistent with product specifications and R&D guidelines.
  • Participate in failure analysis studies on a continuing basis and evaluate designs and follow through on needed modifications.
  • Work with project schedules, specifications, verbal and written instructions.
  • Work as part of interdepartmental project team.
  • Inform supervisor of unusual circumstances or problems and perform other related duties as assigned.

 

What you'll need:

Education

  • BS or MS in electrical engineering, computer science or related fields. Preferably advanced training in Business Analysis & Requirements Engineering (e.g. IREB certification)

Experience
At least five years of work experience in relevant fields.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate information from varied disciplines including Engineering, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs required. Relevant project experience preferred.
  • Automotive industry experience a plus.
  • Developed and managed systems and requirements documents; interface specifications, test specifications, dependency tracker, etc.
  • Working knowledge of standard systems engineering tools (Polarion, Git, MS-Project, etc.)
  • Prior knowledge about vehicular requirements, functional safety, path planning, and vehicle control are highly valued.
  • Familiarity with embedded systems, vehicular architecture, vehicular communication interfaces, or vehicular architectures.
  • Ability to read and evaluate C++ code, schematics and PCB layouts. Experience with various design and software tools.
  • Experience with interpreting industry safety standards such as ISO26262 a plus.
  • Fulfilled end-to-end traceability from top-level systems requirements, all the way to software source code, test cases, and test results
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment. Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner. Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

Please visit us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor to learn more about Curtis. For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to: UKECrecruitment@curtisinst.com​​​​​​​. We look forward to hearing from you!!

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Computer Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

Are you looking for a position with a proven industry leader? Are you looking for a position where you can be an integral part of a team?

This position, which is located in our corporate office in Mt. Kisco, NY, is a needed addition to our Engineering team. The Senior Computer Engineer is responsible for digital, analog, software design/analysis of ARM based UX platforms.

What you’ll do:

  • Design, develop, diagnose, and operate complex embedded systems, that include MPUs, Ethernet.
  • Wireless, power management circuitry, CAN, USB, I2C, I2S, A/D, PWM, flash, RAM, etc.
  • Use CAE tools to design and analyze circuit board schematics to specification and work closely with circuit board designers to develop PCB layouts that meet industry standard compliance requirements.
  • Generate specific task definitions, assignments and schedules for the design of electrical and electronic components and subsystems consistent with product specifications and R&D guidelines.
  • Supervise the layout and construction prototypes, first generation products as well as laboratory and production equipment. Coordinate prototype validation, Agency approvals (FCC, UL, CE).
  • Develop embedded software in a number of languages such as C, C++, Python, etc. for MCUs and MPUs on RTOS and Linux based systems.
  • Define, perform and supervise testing of components to determine suitability for a specific application, optimize solutions for cost efficiency.
  • Define, perform and supervise testing for design verification as defined in the product specification and task description. Analyze data and identify potential and actual faults in design, manufacture and quality. Integrate and configure AVTS, Jenkins, and similar automated tools.
  • Design, or assist in designing production test equipment and fixtures. Supervise the testing and qualification of pre-production and production prototypes.
  • Prepare design and cost proposals on new programs.
  • Work with project schedules, specifications, schematics, verbal and written instructions. Specify and use a full range of electronic test equipment, computer hardware and software.
  • Provide technical input to Configuration Management so that appropriate documentation can be provided on a timely basis.
  • Write engineering reports, test reports, procedures, progress reports, application notes.
  • Perform failure analysis studies on a continuing basis and evaluate designs and follow through on needed modifications.
  • Work as part of interdepartmental project team. Act as Engineering Project Leader as assigned.
  • Train and provide technical guidance to technicians assigned to specific projects.
  • Provide technical support to less senior personnel and other operating departments as required, such as Sales, Customer support, Application Engineers, Customers.
  • Contribute in design reviews.
  • Travel to vender and customer sites to provide technical support when required.
  • Inform supervisor of unusual circumstances or problems and perform other related duties as assigned.

What you'll need:

Education

  • MSEE or MSCE with emphasis on digital circuit design, MCU and MPU, embedded systems design, high level programming languages.

Experience
At least five years’ experience as a senior design engineer with project responsibility developing products for moderate to high volume production.

  • Expertize in embedded circuitry design.
  • Knowledge of Design techniques for EMC / ESD
  • Strong C/C++/RTOS/Linux embedded programming skills and experience developing and debugging applications in embedded systems for ARM based microcontrollers and processors.
  • Experience with HMI tools/design, GUI integrated tools/design, capacitive touch LCD technology, IoT and wireless communication, camera interfaces, LCDs, Graphics accelerators
  • Demonstrated ability to work in all phases of the product development process from early development through production and able to apply appropriate analytical and experimental techniques.
  • Familiar with CAE software packages for PCs or workstations. Proficiency in schematic capture (Altium experience is a plus) and strong layout principles knowledge
  • Familiar with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review
  • Excellent knowledge of OS coding techniques

Please visit us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor to learn more about Curtis. For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to: UKECrecruitment@curtisinst.com. We look forward to hearing from you!!

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Software Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Senior Software Engineer independently designs, codes and debugs software for the real-time control applications. Works with motor control engineers to realise effective and efficient real-time control algorithms. Follows software development cycles including software requirements capture and verification of software to these requirements. Carries out unit testing of functions. Provides Engineering support of a product development and continuation team. Works with electronic design team to optimize logic and microprocessor circuit implementations. Follow and document engineering procedures.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Apply novel techniques and tools to improve design time, cost, reliability and functionality.
  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.
  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Debug systems from prototypes, development, and customer returns.
  • Participate in software design, electrical schematic and project reviews.
  • Participate in the preparation of development specifications.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years’ experience in embedded, real-time software.
  • Expert in real-time software programming using high level languages.
  • Expert user of emulators, in-circuit testing and software debugging tools/techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of control and feedback systems for power and motor control
  • Demonstrated knowledge of microprocessor circuits and implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software analysis, documentation and design of experiments.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including mentoring capabilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Test Technician

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Test Technician for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

We are searching for a well-organized, reliable electronics technician to join our excellent company The opportunity is to offer Technician support of a product development and continuation team. This role will involve working closely with the hardware and software engineering teams, you will be responsible for assisting in the set-up of test benches and test jigs, maintenance and repair of electronic systems and devices. Modifications and upgrades to prototype hardware as well as extensive help in testing system performance, analyze and report on results

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

 

 Build/Assemble, Commission, Debug electronic circuits, components and PCB assemblies for new product development and sustaining projects.

  • Design, setup and wire test environments and Jigs
  • Run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Maintain records and documentation on all tests and analysis.
  • Monitor and report on project progress
  • Estimate damage and calculate the cost of materials
  • Test system functionality and analyse data
  • Repair malfunctions in circuitry and other system structures
  • Read and comprehend complex manuals and diagrams
  • Update reports and maintain inventory
  • Collaborate with engineers and other professionals on technical tasks
  • Use various tools to build and repair systems (e.g. grinders)
  • Sourcing or fabricating replacement parts for electronic systems.
  • Use industry standard development systems to achieve traceability and cross referencing for V&V.
  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Troubleshoot circuits from prototypes, development, and customer returns.
  •  Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems.
  • Assist with NPI team liaison with end of line test
  • All other duties as assigned. ​​​​​​

 

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • HNC/HND or equivalent (preferably with bias towards power electronics).
  • 3 years’ hands-on experience in a production test and/or technician role
  • Experience of working with systems up to 350V DC (or above)
  • An intuitive and practical disposition
  • Familiarity working with various tools and equipment
  • MS Office and diagnostic software (e.g. PC-based)
  • Excellent physical condition and hand-eye coordination
  • An understanding of Safe practice (H&S)
  • Knowledge of analog or digital implementation of embedded controls and switching for power electronic operation.
  • Knowledge of switching power converters (preferably Motor drives and controls).
  • Knowledge of ESD/EMC principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of circuit analysis, and design of experiments.
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for Electronics.
  • Willingness to learn and accept constructive feedback.

 

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

 

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Validation Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Validation Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

This is a great opportunity to for someone who enjoys offering e Engineering support of a product development and continuation team. This is a newly created, cross-functionally visible position responsible to test, validate and qualify newly developed drives against engineering requirements, to achieve a high-quality and robust end product. This role will involve working closely with the hardware and software engineering teams, as well as project management and product/quality management. You will be responsible for following a New Product Integration Validation and Verification test plan, helping create validation test criteria/procedures, identifying, specifying and creating any necessary test environment, test and troubleshoot electronic assemblies, components and circuits (primarily for the power conversion sector - motor drives). Perform and document a full suite of tests (cross referencing the specification requirements) and independently determining compliance or not. Identifying and managing risks, making sound judgments about quality and the release of product or a change to an existing product.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

·       Commission, Debug electronic circuits, components and PCB assemblies for new product development and sustaining projects.

·       Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.

·       Maintain records and documentation on all tests and analysis.

·       Use industry standard development systems to achieve traceability and cross referencing for V&V.

·       Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.

·       Troubleshoot circuits from prototypes, development, and customer returns.

·       Be the key interface for overall system (HW/SW) for validation and alignment on test plan, priorities and execution.

·       Work with Engineering to improve checklist of verification and validation tests and to define criteria for entry into Validation phase. Identify and resolve validation blockers.

·       Drive closure of issues/findings.

·       Establish a disciplined reporting and communication dashboard of project risks & status with respect to quality and readiness for release.

·       Improve the scope and coverage of automated tests

·       Augment the validation lab and life test capability and process

·       Perform change validation before ECN/ECO release

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferably with bias towards power electronics).

·       3 years hands-on experience in a production test and/or QA Validation role at system level (HW/SW)

·       Experience of working with systems up to (or above) 350V DC

·       An intuitive and practical disposition

·       An understanding of Safe practice (H&S)

·       Knowledge of analog or digital implementation of embedded controls and switching for power electronic operation.

·       Knowledge of switching power converters (preferably Motor drives and controls).

·       Knowledge and experience in QMS ISO 9001, TS 16949, or ISO 26262

·       Knowledge and experience in applicable product regulatory standards such as (EN1175, EN13849, UL 0583, and EN12895). 

·       Knowledge of ESD/EMC principles and practices.

·       Knowledge of circuit analysis, and design of experiments.

·       Effective verbal and written communication skills.

·       PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases (good and thorough documentation skills)

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If this sounds like you, please apply today!