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Lead Engineer Embedded Systems (532952)

Progeny Systems Corporation
San Diego, CA 92123
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Progeny Systems Corporation

Progeny Systems Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Location: US-CA-San Diego
Category: Engineering

Job Description

Progeny is seeking a senior level electrical engineer to lead the Torpedo Systems Group (TSG) team responsible for the design, development, production, integration and life cycle support of embedded systems used aboard U.S. Navy submarines, ships, and aircraft. The TSG designs, develops, demonstrates, produces, assembles, tests and delivers torpedo SONAR arrays and electronic assemblies. The TSG team works with the Navy, internal production staff and the representatives from other companies to advance torpedo performance and lower production costs.

***This position requires relocation to the Pittsburgh area. Relocation assistance will be provided. This job opportunity offers a lower cost of living, rewarding work, and a competitive total compensation package.***

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead a team comprised of design, system engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and production associates to develop embedded systems. Responsibilities include:
  • Perform System Engineering, requirements decomposition, and manage the Allocated, Development, and preliminary Product baseline.
  • Manage and contribute to the effort to design, simulate, and implement embedded systems.
  • Perform component and architecture trade studies to determine optimal system solutions.
  • Document and present trade studies, analyses, test results, status, etc. to the team.
  • Generate design and interface documentation.
  • Manage and contribute to the effort to design and develop software and firmware for embedded processor and FPGA based systems.
  • Manage and contribute to the effort to integrate, test, troubleshoot, and verify hardware & firmware.
  • Develop test criteria and assist in the design of test systems including test software applications.
  • Develop technical presentations, recommendations, and written communications to explain technical issues to program management and the Navy customer team.
  • Assist the program management team in planning, scheduling establishing performance targets and reporting routine status in support of program execution.
  • Provide inputs and technical expertise in creating estimates to support new work proposals.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidates should have effective leadership skills, technical acumen, an educational background and expertise (experience preferred) in embedded digital, signal processing and power systems design, development and troubleshooting.
  • Experience in FPGA design, VHDL design and verification.
  • Xilinx development environment, integrated and soft-core processors, schematic entry using OrCAD Capture, analog signal conditioning, data acquisition, and power regulators a plus.
  • Strong documentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to rapidly adapt to handling electronic system technical issues found in system integration labs, field environments and during production.
  • Ability to steadily develop knowledge/expertise across the various tactical baselines and platforms.
  • Reliable, motivated and able to lead mixed discipline engineering teams.
  • Strong systems and electronics troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • B.S (or higher) degree in Electrical Engineering or a related technical field (or equivalent experience) is required.
  • Greater than 10 years of engineering experience required.

This position requires the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance.

Physical and Mental Requirements for all positions:
Prolonged stationary periods at a desk
General ability to operate computer and other productivity machinery such as calculator, copy machine, printer, etc.
Ability to lift and transport up to 15 pounds at times
Effectively communicate with others
Ability to stay focused and provide attention to detail.
Ability to think analytically and apply problem solving skills to scenarios throughout the course of the workday


If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please contact our recruiting department at [email protected] or call 703.368.6107. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.


To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at http://www.progeny.net/careers.

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

- United States Navy

- United States Air Force

- United States Army

- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

- National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Posted: 2020-09-17 Expires: 2020-10-19

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