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Manufacturing Engineer - Angola, NYView Details  |  Apply Now
Posted: 07/08/2014
Job Number: 14-BTG-480A

Role Objective

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Responsible for supporting the implementation of New Product Development from the manufacturing perspective.  Additionally, responsible for the formulation, administration and coordination of the manufacturing policies and practices designed to improve operating performance, reduce waste and delays and improve quality. Promote cost improvement and process control for all of manufacturing.                

 



General Functions

GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 

General Functions:

General function is to provide manufacturing process support to production and promote design for manufacturing by participating in the new product development process.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Provide manufacturing cost savings projects and facilitate implementation
  2. Actively participate in the NPI process to ensure new products are designed for manufacturing
  3. Capital equipment justifications for improvement of manufacturing processes,  including assembly fixtures and automation
  4. Actively participate on the Safety Committee and ensure safe manufacturing practices are addressed including ergonomics.
  5. Responsible for creating and updating manufacturing instructions as well as process routings
  6. Coordinates Engineering Change Notices
  7. Other duties as required.


Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

BS in Electronics or Electro-Mechanical technology and a minimum 5 years experience.  Possess the leadership, communication, managerial and interpersonal skills necessary to be effective with new product development teams.

 Assembly expertise (electronics/mechanical), teaming skills, disciplines of problem solving, documentation background (prints, instructions, etc.), knowledge of lean manufacturing principles.  Experience investigating and improving manufacturing processes utilizing time studies and process monitoring.  Ability to work in a flexible and changing environment.

 

EOE/AA/VETERANS



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DSP Engineer-Solon, OHView Details  |  Apply Now
Posted: 02/13/2014
Job Number: 14-BTG-429S

Role Objective

The DSP/FPGA Engineer is expected to design, construct, test, and maintain DSP and FPGA software & firmware in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment, under the supervision of the Software Design Manager. The work may relate to product development, business systems, processes, or methods. 



General Functions

The primary responsibilities of this DSP/FPGA Engineer are the design of DSP algorithms and the implementation of these algorithms in FPGAs and software applications. Additional responsibilities include general FPGA firmware design, and support to other functional groups in the company or to customers relating to these technologies. This person will be expected to contribute to all phases of development (requirements, design, construction, test/validation, and configuration/release management) for new and sustaining projects. The engineer will be expected to work productively with colleagues on software and cross functional teams, and will be expected to organize and manage tasks queues and deadlines, and to code and deliver results. Work is expected to be conducted in a professional manner and in accordance with BTG software/firmware standards and processes and industry best practices.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Digital Signal Processing (FPGAs and Software Platforms)
  2. Digital firmware in FPGAs (Xilinx, Altera, etc)
  3. Ability to express concepts, consequences and tradeoffs (speaking/writing/diagramming).
  4. Strong engineering ethic (detail, quality, accuracy, communication, honesty, etc).
  5. Ability to carry out R&D
  6. Ability to work effectively with teams of varying skills and personalities (collaborative, constructive, flexible).


Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

Specific Skills:

  1. Masters of Science in DSP related specialty or equivalent professional experience (3 years minimum of explicit DSP design)
  2. Matlab/Simulink system modeling
  3. Xilinx/Altera FPGA design with VHDL or Verilog
  4. Xilinx Sytem Generator/Altera DSP Builder
  5. FPGA verification  with Mentor or Aldec toolsets
  6. Programming languages (C/C++/C#, Python, etc)
  7. Use of test equipment (Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, VNA, Spectrum Analyzer, etc)
  8. Familiarity with RF industry applications & instrumentation.


Will accept a trainee?
No

Job Length
Full Time

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Embedded HW/FW Engineer - Reston, VAView Details  |  Apply Now
Posted: 06/12/2014
Job Number: 14-BTG-479X

Role Objective
The Embedded HW/FW Engineer is responsible for all elements of design related to embedded processor-based control solutions for X-COM's RF record, playback, and analysis products. The individual will be responsible for the electrical design of controller board solutions, successfully bringing up the board and it's periperal interfaces and collaborating with software engineers to facilitate code development. This will be accomplished under the supervision of the Engineering Manager. Completion of job responsibilities will be through both internal and external contacts and accomplished in a timely and ehtical manner.


General Functions
Specific Responsibilities:

1. Assess existing controller board solutions against long-term functional and performance targets by reviewing architecture, processing capability and interface requirements.
2. Support all aspects of bringing up and successfully booting a processor board; dealing with board support packages, installing boot loaders or BIOS, building and/or updating of kernals and root file systms, setting up cross-compilers for the build environment, loadings and configuring embedded operating systems (Linux or RTOS), loading or developing low-level drivers to enable peripheral interfaces, incorporating remote firmware/software update capability, creating and maintaining packages/installers, managing HW/FW releases, etc.
3. Electrical design including selection of embedded processor, memory, design of peripheral interfaces (USB, 12C, Ethernet, LCD, touchscreen) and power circuitry (regulators, supervisory, and monitoring).
4. HW design tasks will include reviewing reference schematics for embedded processors, developing new schematics, providing guidelines and supervising board layout resources, board verification, validation, and electrical debugging.
5. Write code to support software engineers working on development of multi-threaded programs, LCD/touchscreen user interfaces, network based client-server applications, basic logging and error-handling functions, etc.
6. Create and maintain accurate project documentation, configuration control records and provide project management with progress information.
7. Provide technical assistance to other HW/SW/Test engineers, sales, QA, customer service, and customers as required.
8. Provide technical support to purchasing for parts election and sustained engineering support for manufacturing operations.


Knowledge/Skills/Competencies
Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:


- Level of Education - Bachelors or Masters Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science.
- 5+ years of embedded processor design (ARM, PowerPC) or comparable microcontroller design experience
- Previous experience with firmware elements and aspects of bringing up a processor board as described above.
- Proficient with Linux , including extensive embedded Linux experience.
- Excellent programming skills – C/C++, Python, assembly. Familiarity with Qt and/or graphical user interface design experience in Linux would be considered an asset.
- Experience with version control systems (Git, Subversion,etc).
- Experience with schematic design and board layout.
- Familiarity/experience with digital signal processing would be considered an asset.
- Excellent PC skills including word processing and spreadsheets. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with the ability to obtain a security clearance.

This position is for X-COM Systems, a Bird Technologies Company, located in Reston, VA.
Bird Technologies offers a competitve wage/benefit package including medical/dental/vision, 401K, and gainsharing bonus.

EEO/m/f/disability/Vets



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Junior Test Technician - Reston, VAView Details  |  Apply Now
Posted: 05/28/2014
Job Number: 14-BTG-477X

Role Objective
The Junior Test Technician is responsible for test support to the XCOM Systems engineering design team. This person's primary responsibility will be to execute testing tasks for R&D verification and production purposes.

General Functions
General Functions: Provides testing support for new product development, sales, QA, and sustaining engineering.

Specific Responsibilities:
  1. Maintain and assemble setups necessary for R&D verification, and production testing.
  2. Install and configure workstations, test equipment, hardware, firmware, and software compenents as necessary to prepare for testing.
  3. Execute test procedures as documented by the Engineering team upon request from Engineering, Sales, and QA.
  4. Document test results including basic pass/fail criteria and submitting detailed bug reports.
  5. Suggest process improvements as necessary to optimize testing procedures.
  6. Support troubleshooting of failed hardware and software components.
  7. Ensure that testing locations and other R&D areas are well maintained.
  8. Other test support tasks as required by the Engineering Manager.


Knowledge/Skills/Competencies
Knowledge/Skills Required:

Associates degree or in process of obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field. Excellent PC skills including word processing, spreadsheets. Good interpersonal skills.

This position is working for XCOM systems, a Bird Technologies company.

Bird Technologies offers a competitive wage/benefits package including medical/dental/vision, 401K, and gainsharing bonus.

EOE/m/f/vets/disability


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Software Engineer-XCOM (Reston, VA)View Details  |  Apply Now
Posted: 05/19/2014
Job Number: 14-BTG-473X

Role Objective
ROLE OBJECTIVE: Provides design support for new product development, sales, quality, and sustained engineering support for manufacturing.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Software Engineer is responsible for all elements of software development related to X-COM’s RF record, playback and analysis products. Responsibilities include requirements and specifications gathering, programming, testing/debugging, code maintenance and version control. This position will involve collaboration with RF, hardware, test and other software engineers and will be accomplished under the supervision of the Engineering Manager. Completion of job responsibilities will be through both internal and external contacts and accomplished in a timely and ethical manner.



General Functions

 GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

 Specific Responsibilities:

 1. Support some or all of the following types of software development efforts:

 a) Graphical user interface development for PC-based applications in Windows and/or Linux

 b) User interface development for LCD/Touchscreen devices controlled by an embedded processor or microcontroller

 c) TCP/UDP IP network-based client-server software to control instruments

 d) Software to control various interfaces running on an embedded processor (ARM/PowerPC)

 e) Creation of installer packages for both Windows and/or Linux

 f) Automation in software of regression and production testing functions

 g) Instrument control software for 3rd party tools such as MATLAB and LabVIEW

 h) Development, testing and documentation of APIs

 i) Driver or driver interface software development in Windows and/or Linux (e.g. PCIe)

 j) Implementation of digital signal processing algorithms on GPU or Intel x86 platforms (single/multiple processors or cores)

 2. Document, design, implement and test software solutions.

 3. Provide technical assistance to other HW/SW/Test engineers, sales, QA, customer service and customers as required.



Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:
- Level of Education – Bachelors or Masters Degree in Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering or Computer Science.
- 5+ years of software development experience.
- Experience with user interface and client-server application development.
- Extensive experience with object-oriented, multi-threaded design in PC-based and/or embedded platforms.- Excellent programming skills – C/C++/C#, .NET, Python.- Familiar with networking and TCP and UDP communications.
- Familiar with development in Microsoft Visual Studio and using Eclipse and GCC/G++ compilers.
- Experience with source code version control systems (Git, Subversion, CVS, Microsoft VSS, etc).
- Experience with any of the following would be considered an asset: Qt (and/or graphical user interface design experience in Linux), SCPI, NSIS, RAID/storage concepts, PCI Express, Windows or Linux driver development, multi-core/multiprocessor programming, knowledge of digital signal processing, MATLAB, LabVIEW.
- Excellent PC skills including word processing and spreadsheets. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Applicants must be able to obtain US Government Security Clearance.

Bird Technologies offers a competitive wage/benefit package including medical/dental/vision, 401K, and gainsharing bonus.

EEO/m/f/disability/Vets


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No

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Software Engineer - Solon, OHView Details  |  Apply Now
Posted: 05/28/2014
Job Number: 14-BTG-478S

Role Objective
ROLE OBJECTIVE:
A Software Engineer at BTG is expected to work in cooperation and collaboration with engineering and cross functional teams to create software and firmware for BTG products. The Software Engineer reports to the manager of software design for BTG. The work may relate to product development, business systems, processes, or methods.


General Functions
Primary: Design, construct, test, and maintain software & firmware in support of product development, sustaining engineering and other functional groups and customers as required by the business.
Specific Responsibilities:
· Create software and firmware products for embedded, desktop, or distributed/networked environments.
· Perform requirements analysis, system design, software construction, and software testing and release processing to achieve high quality product solutions for BTG markets.
· Maintain competence in the use of appropriate tools, languages, processes and methods to complete assignments.
· Provide technical and engineering support to internal and external customers.
Other engineering responsibilities as required by the Software Engineering Manager.


Knowledge/Skills/Competencies
BS in CS/SE/CE OR 3 years equivalent demonstrated technical competence in software construction.
· Competent coding skills and awareness of best practices in one or more languages (C#/C++/C are primary).
· Analytical Problem solving skills.
· Ability to communicate technical ideas (speaking/writing/diagramming).
· Strong engineering ethic (attention to detail, quality, accuracy, communication, honesty, etc).
· Familiar with current Software Engineering concepts, methods, tools, & practices (OOP, TDD, Agile, SVN, .
· Ability to learn, and assimilate information and ideas into personal practice (continuing education)
· Ability to work in teams (collaborative, constructive, flexible)
EEO/m/f/Vets/Disability

Bird Technologies offers a competitive wage/benefits package including medical/dental/vision, 401K, and gainsharing bonus.


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Information Technologies

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Operations

Sr. RF Technician-Team Leader Angola, NYView Details  |  Apply Now
Posted: 05/30/2014
Job Number: 14-BTG-476A

Role Objective
Senior RF Electronic Technician/Team Leader

PURPOSE OF POSITION

  To ensure that RF Systems function according to engineering specifications and provide leadership to Custom Products Cell

GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

 Primary Responsibilities as Team leader:

1. Provide leadership and direction to provide a safe operation at all times.
2. Coordinate all activities of the Department
3. Facilitate training and set expectations for Associates in safety, equipment, operations, corrective action, productivity and quality.
4. Tie the expectations to the Company goals through performance planning.
5. Collaborate with All functional areas as required.
6. Provide team with measurement tools and expectations to report critical operating parameters.
7. Provide leadership for continuous improvement with a team approach to problem-solving and decision making.
8. Ensure individual development of all Associates through the performance management process.

Specific Responsibilities as Team Leader:

1. Prioritize and assign jobs, monitor variances.
2. Implement skills training for Associates, order tools and supplies, assist in budget preparation.
3. Ensure that appropriate records, instructions and prints are maintained.
4. Enforce policies and procedures.
5. Be a team resource by providing general/technical information, alert team members to the impact of their decisions, provide accurate and timely feedback to Associates on team results.
6. Encourage team discussions and decision-making.
7. Follow-up on issues and review status with Team.
8. Build trust among team members, by listening to concerns and setting expectations for working together, use One to One coaching.
9. Provide the benchmark for a positive role model.
10. Identify morale issues and seek help to resolve.

 Specific Responsibilities as RF Technician

1. Test and Tune systems to achieve acceptable specifications for RF power, insertion loss, return loss, impedance and spectral purity.
2. Build, assemble, and complete designs for RF systems for both mechanical layout and electrical specifications.
3. Work closely with sales and engineering to complete the development / design of RF systems in production.
4. Work in a quality manner to achieve results to customer requirements.
5. Maintain production metrics such as on time delivery and inventory control.
6. Must be able to work in a team based, work environment

 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED as RF Technician

· Proficiency with setting up and operating; Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Signal Generator, Power Meters, etc.
· Understand and be able to work from; Block diagrams, Schematics, and Blueprints.
· Very good math skills
· General electronic knowledge
· Basic computer skills
· Specialized training in basic principles or techniques in a specific area acquired through up to eighteen (18) months of education or training beyond the high school level.

  KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED

· Two-way radio experience, Knowledge of wireless communication.

 EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

· Required: Associates Degree Electronics or equivalent work experience

· Preferred: BS Electrical Engineering/Technology Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE
· Two to three years working in a leadership role

- Three to five years related experience building and testing custom electronic systems.

 EOE/AA/VETERANS



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Quality Assurance

Sales

Applications Engineer-Solon, OHView Details  |  Apply Now
Posted: 05/19/2014
Job Number: 14-BTG-475S

Role Objective

This position is responsible for the direct interaction with the customer about product related matters, but with a technical orientation. The Applications Engineer works with the customer to specify an existing product that will meet the customers need or develop a description for a new or customer product to satisfy specific requirements when necessary. Applications Engineer must be capable of resolving technical problems for customers and be willing to "go into the field" or the laboratory to conduct testing, collects data, or resolves problems.  In addition, Application Engineers will develop application notes and other technical literature on a regular basis. Up to one third of the individuals time may be spent in travel.

This position is located in Solon, OH.

Bird Technologies offers competitive wages, benefits, and gainshare bonus.

EEO/AA/Veterans



General Functions
Specific Responsibilities:

1. Recommend product solutions, both for new and existing products through the establishment of a thorough understanding of customer applications.
2. Pro-actively seeks new applications for products, especially with key customers.
3. Develop specifications for new or custom products for customer applications as required.
4. Serve on new product development teams as a technical resource.
5. Travel to customer sites for product specification purposes will often be required.
6. Develop applications related literature for new and existing products. Publish technical articles dealing with specific issues.
7. Provide product demonstrations for customers and agents as required.
8. Resolve problems with products and applications for for customers using whatever means necessary. Follow through beginning with problem identification and full resolution. Travel may be necessary in these instances.
9. Participate as required, in skills upgrade in accordance with changing needs within the industry that we service, and in response to customer requirements.
10. Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the markets served by BT, through trade publications and seminars and through the development of relationships with customers involved in these markets.



Knowledge/Skills/Competencies
Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:
Formal education in Electronics Technology/BSEE or equivalent work experience. Significant experience in radio frequency technology, with the capability to apply it to customer applications. Examples of this technology include: Transmitters, RF generators, transmission line techniques, impedance, and other circuit related parameters including signal theory. Thorough knowledge of the company's products. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Good presentation skills. Good problem solving skills. Knowledge of the use of general purpose test equipment e.g. oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, power meters)

Bird Technologies offers a competitive wage/benefit package including medical/dental/vison, 401K and gainsharing bonus.

EOE-M/F/Vets/Disabled

Will accept a trainee?
No

Job Length
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Technical Applications