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Electronics Design Engineer

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/05/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 05/05/2018
Working Title Electronics Design Engineer
Job Classification Electronics IV
Department Name 13153-Research Support Services
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135790
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Electronics Design Engineer for the Dietrich School Electronics Shop. This position is responsible for the conceptual design and development of complex analog and digital electronic circuits for use in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences projects with a focus on high-energy physics. Examples of past, current, and potential involvements include projects with (but are not limited to) the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, neutrino experiments at CERN and Fermilab, and other experiments across the natural sciences.

The incumbent will perform high-quality, detailed work utilizing minimal cost and time. The incumbent will rely on a strong command of schematic capture and printed board design layout of multilayered circuit boards with a knowledge of IPC-610 and IPC-7351 standards. The incumbent will need at least three years of modern FPGA design and programming experience. Excellent communication, skills both written and verbal, are required to properly document the design, construction, and performance verification of electronic equipment.

Strong interpersonal skills are required to facilitate close collaboration with shop and project personnel and students at the University, at other U.S. institutions, and/or at other international institutions. Occasional US and international travel are required.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field.
3-5 years of experience with computer-based test, measurement, and data acquisition, preferably in laboratory instrumentation.
3 years of experience with schematic capture and printed circuit design, preferably in high speed signals, mixed-signal circuits, and/or digital signal processing.
Strong experience with analog and digital circuit design, in particular proficient knowledge in modern FPGA design and experience with HDL-based design.
A record of strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication.

Required Licenses/Certifications


Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents