Electronics Engineer

Harbor Branch (HBOI)
Sep 09, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Harbor Branch (HBOI)

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-08
Req: REQ09227
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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is seeking an Electronics Engineer, Ft. Pierce, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

The Electronics Engineer will assume a supporting role in efforts to research, design, develop, and test electronic systems for a variety of electro-optical systems including lidar, hyperspectral Imaging sensors and sensing systems for federally funded underwater and spaceborne research projects.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Create detailed electronics design specifications.
  • Develop electronic subsystems according to specs, including both software and hardware.
  • Conduct electronic subsystem testing/troubleshooting in a laboratory environment.
  • Support system testing in field environments.
  • Develop and maintain engineering design and operation procedure documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and two years of appropriate experience required.

Must thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations and diverse assignments in a collaborative/team setting across all personnel levels.

Strong familiarity in electronic system development in one or more of the following areas required: Embedded software, FPGA programming, electronic schematic design required.

Demonstrated experience in lab testing and troubleshooting electronic systems required.

Ability to support multiple on-going projects in a fast changing environment required.

Must be available to travel. Sea time may be required.

The following skills are preferred:

Experience with Electro-optical system design and/or underwater electronic design.

Experience and knowledge of optical system design and testing.

Experience and knowledge of digital micromirror devices.

Knowledge of mechanical design.

Previous work experience in an ocean research laboratory in a similar role.

Experience in engineering programming software (LabVIEW, MATLAB and C/C++).

Motivated self-starter who is capable of working independently as well as in a team environment.

Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with scientists and other team members.


$55,000 to $65,000

College or Department:

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute


Harbor Branch (HBOI)

Work Days and Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Occasional extended hours may be required depending upon workload.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

This position is funded with recurring grant funds with an expiration date on October 05, 2022. Renewal of funding is anticipated; however, not guaranteed.

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