Sagetech Announces Principal Development Engineer Position
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EE UAV Avionics Design and Certification
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in civil airspace are the next big thing. Sagetech is a leader in UAV
avionics and has exciting projects starting now in FAA / military UAV design and certification. We are building
a kick-ass team.
You might fit if this grabs you: We seek highly talented,
disciplined, imaginative engineers (RF design, embedded, or FPGA programmers) who love creating novel and highly
efficient solutions in a requirements-based design environment. That’s not easy. We seek team members
who are like us, who are energized by challenge.
Work with top talent to create avionics with titles like “world’s smallest…”, “world’s lightest…”, etc.
Rack up experience in UAV avionics design/certification. (Demand for this experience will increase as
UAVs face broader certification requirements, driven by civil use).
Challenge with a capital “C”. To set records our designs have to be unconventional, so pushing hard
is a must. It’s how we keep our competitive advantage strong.
Small, dynamic company where you have strong influence over your work environment.
Excellent pay/benefits (At Sagetech we enjoy highly competitive compensation, but we are primarily motivated
by our passion for excellence and elegance in design.)
Location Location Location
Hood River, Oregon/ White Salmon, Washington. The heart of the Columbia River Gorge “One of the coolest
small towns in the US” – Budget Travel. “5th best adventure town” – National Geographic Adventure. “Best
place to raise an outdoor kid” – Backpacker Magazine. Only an easy hour drive to Portland!
Maybe you qualify- You need:
US citizenship and willingness to work on classified programs (security clearance will be processed after
hire as necessary).
An excellent attitude, ability to work independently, high attention to detail
Demonstrated expertise in your field, and effectiveness in collaborating in cross-discipline design (hardware/mechanical/software).
We need smart people.
Stronger applicants have
RF design, including close attention to compact layout
Project management / team leadership
Requirements based design (MIL-STD, DO-178B, DO-254, etc.)
FAA TSO process
UAVs in the 0-500 lb weight class
Efficient design that exceeds requirements - it’s not enough to merely make it work.
The Principal Development Engineer (PDE) designs and implements hardware, software,
and embedded firmware to create products that meet Sagetech market objectives. This engineer participates
in initial product conception, formulation of functional and performance requirements, project scheduling and resource
allocation, software/hardware design, implementation, hardware/software integration, testing, and the transition
to Manufacturing. The engineer is expected to conduct system development in accordance with Sagetech and Engineering
Group quality, configuration management, and development life-cycle processes. In addition, the PDE supports
Manufacturing with engineering expertise, as needed.
Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, or equivalent combination
of education and additional work experience;
5+ years of experience in design, component selection, test, and debug of PCBs;
Coding C/C++ combined with experience with VHDL or Verilog;
Thorough familiarity with linear systems analysis and system implementation. More
generally, development of signal processing algorithms and their implementation;
Experience with SCRUM and/or “waterfall” development environments;
Working experience with engineering design tools such as MATLAB, OrCAD, PADS,
Genesys, or equivalent;
Working experience with EE laboratory test equipment (spectrum analyzers, logic
analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.);