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Senior Electrical Design Engineer

COMPANY:  Aerostar Technical Solutions

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-0243 Arlington, VA, US, 22202

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  25246

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Raven Aerostar is a world leader in lighter-than-air, stratospheric, and situational awareness technology. Committed to rapid innovation of highly technical and groundbreaking technology, we design and manufacture niche products that enhance security and connect the world. We are working on a number of exciting projects — and looking for extraordinary talent to join our team.


Raven Industries is currently seeking an experienced electrical engineer. The position will have responsibilities to research, design, prototype and test subsystems for use on Raven's innovative product lines including; stratospheric balloons, radars, and airships.

Essential Functions
• Research, develop, and evaluate electrical designs; both hardware and firmware.
• Support production, test engineers, and flight operations teams with installation/testing of electrical systems.
• Determine purpose, application, and feasibility of new or enhanced designs on existing products or processes.
• Create and update documentation for new and existing designs in all phases of the product lifecycle.
• Work with external customers, distributors, vendors, or suppliers to initiate new designs and solve problems.
• Coordinate engineering efforts and provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers.
• Keep abreast of and suggest applications for new technological developments in the field of electrical engineering.
• Responsible for defining technical approaches and tasks related to activities and projects.
• May act as lead on projects and guide lower level engineers and technicians.

• Assist in other areas as needed.

• Experienced engineer with 5+ years of career experience, with Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. 3+ years experience with Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Proficiency with VHDL required; proficiency with Xilinx tools and FPGAs preferred.

• Proficiency with electrical lab equipment; oscilloscopes, power supplies, logic analyzer, and data acquisition systems required.

• Proficiency with electrical lab equipment; spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzer, and signal generators highly desired.

• Experience in PCB/PCA ECAD (preferably Altium) design, simulation, manufacturing, and testing highly desired.

• Experience working on Radar, EO/IR, SIGINT, RF, and/or Flight Control systems highly desired.

• Ability to communicate effectively with team members, leadership staff, and customers.

• Self-motivated individual with ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

• Furthers knowledge of profession through continued education.

• Provides mentorship by sharing experiences to less experienced engineers.

• Must meet eligibility requirements for access to government classified information.


We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States Person.

Raven is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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