Electrical Engineer - Pulse Discrimination

Job Description

The engineer will become a team contributor to AFRL Space Vehicle Power group and will design, simulate, and test an electrical-optical sensor based on multijunction III-V solar cells and direct energy transfer power type subsystem. The selected individual will support integration of conceptual elements of the sensor as a 1st generation brassboard. It is expected that a majority of the required hardware will consist of COTS modules and laboratory scale instrumentation. Some original design activity will be required to facilitate module interfacing and timing. Electrical engineer would provide support in circuit design, simulation, test, troubleshooting, printed circuit board design, and cable and wiring diagrams.

Essential Functions: 

  • - Design of current/charge sensitive preamplifier for use on illuminated/darkened multijunction
      III-V solar cells. It is likely that the design would be derived from prior work related to physics
      of electron transport in semiconductors.

  • - Complies with applicable State, Federal, Air Force, Kirtland AFB, and AFRL safety and
      environmental standards and regulations, and documents compliance

  • - Conduct trades on amplifier design related to change in “apparent” capacitance of the III-V
      device with increasing number of P-N junctions and how capacitance would change
      when these are configured in various series-parallel combinations

  • - Design of pulse shape discriminator using combination of hardware/software techniques.
      During the research phase of the program identification of pulse characteristics is expected
      to be conducted offline with the intent of conducting pulse height, shape analysis in real time
      as sensor feasibility is verified. Anticipate that real time processing would be required
      for previously identified regions of interest within spectrum acquired.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: 

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position occasionally requires long hours and weekend work.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • - Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering (Electrical, Computer System Software, Aerospace,
      etc.) from an accredited four-year university with more than five years of experience in
      data acquisition, signal processing, and prototyping

  • - Proficiency with standard design tools such as simulation software, data analysis, schematic
      capture, and printed-circuit-board layout

  • - Electrical circuit test and troubleshooting experience

  • - Identification of required support equipment and infrastructure items

  • - Good organizational skills and ability to work independently, seeking support from team
      members when required

  • - All work is to be done in a laboratory environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made
      to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • - U.S. person able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Security Clearance

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • - Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited four-year university with
      more than five (5) years of experience in advanced circuit design, data acquisition,
      and instrumentation

  • - Current Secret U.S. DoD Clearance or higher

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