Electrical Engineer III - Digital Circuit Design (U.S Citizen Only, Aerospace & Defense) - #100244

Systima Technologies

Date: 04/19/2022 19:30 PM

City: Mukilteo, Washington

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Company Description

Systima is looking to expand our team!

This job may be for you if:

  • You love innovating and solving problems. 
  • You like working with a team, in a collaborative and communicative environment.
  • You have a bias to action and always strive to deliver excellence.
  • You are driven and relentless in both personal and project development.
  • You wish to join a dynamic and engaging workplace where you can make huge impact.

If this sounds like the environment for you, apply to come join our team!

Company Description

As a leader in the Aerospace, Defense and Commercial markets, Systima Technologies advances state of the art technologies through innovation and engineering, research and analysis, development, prototyping, fabrication and production.

Our mission is to expand what’s possible in space and defense through innovation, integration, and collaboration.

Our teams take pride in delivering rapid, end-to-end engineering support and solutions from concept to delivery.

Employee Value Statement

Systima is a special type of aerospace company. We are relentless. We believe mindset and attitude are the most important things. No matter how hard the project, or how high the obstacle, we at Systima will find a way over it, under it, around it, or if need be, through it.

Every person at Systima has the autonomy and authority to take action, solve problems and seize opportunities, as required to accomplish the mission. We trust each other to do the right thing when no one is looking.

We are passionate about our work. We are engaged with our customers. Every challenge we face is a new opportunity to explore new frontiers and defend our freedom.

Job Description


The Electrical Engineer III conceptualizes, designs, develops, and tests electronics for space and defense products and systems. Seeking experienced digital electronics hardware / software engineer to lead a family of microcontroller-based products.  Hardware requirements include ruggedized component selection, board level development for extreme environments, and space & missile qualification.  Software requirements include the development of HIL and SIL test facilities, regression test planning, firmware release processes and bug tracking. Responsibilities include the oversight of a small team of hardware / software developers along with direct management of 3rd party suppliers.


  • Leads digital circuit designs designed to interface discrete analog control-based systems with serial-based digital command and control systems in accordance with customer requirements and industry standards
  • Documents and tracks requirements for performance, compliance with customer requirements, test procedures, test reports, and any other contractual specifications
  • Leads test activities throughout the product development and qualification lifecycle
  • Leads top-level circuit analysis to ensure safe and reliable operation
  • Verifies development work performed by peers and junior engineers
  • Supports management of software code and infrastructure  
  • Effectively interacts with customers by supporting presentations and technical reviews 
  • Effectively interacts with suppliers by managing subcontracts
  • Mentor and resource for more junior engineers



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Typically possesses 5+ years of aerospace, defense, and/or avionics experience
  • Detailed knowledge of military specifications and industry standards
  • Proven experience in leading digital circuit design and development of robust hardware
  • Experience with testing/troubleshooting/failure analysis techniques
  • Proficient experience with PCB layout, and board level analysis tools
  • Proficient experience with electrical test equipment including oscilloscope, DMM, power supply, DAQ, logic analyzer, network analyzer, etc.
  • Familiarity with C/C++/C#, Python, Matlab
  • Experience utilizing communication/bus protocols (RS-422, RS-485, MIL-STD-1553, ethernet, etc.)
  • Experience developing serial communication hardware / software
  • Experience designing, building, and testing digital control systems using microcontrollers and/or FPGAs
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Additional Information


Systima Technologies is a dynamic and growing company. We work on innovative, fast-paced projects from concept to production. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including Paid Time Off, 401(k), paid holidays, medical/dental/vision coverage plans, education reimbursement, semi-annual bonuses and more. Plus, Systima has rolled out a new 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday OFF.


Systima recently purchased an outstanding property to accommodate our current staff and anticipated future growth. Systima's operations were previously based in Kirkland, WA. Then in mid-2021 our team relocated to the Harbour Pointe Tech Center, overlooking Puget Sound in beautiful Mukilteo, Washington. 

Systima is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Systima are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  Systima does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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