Southwest Research Institute
September 12, 2020
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Job Summary:

Join our Defense and Intelligence Solutions Division as Avionics MIL-SPEC Power Supply Designer; you will collaborate directly with a cross-functional team to develop AC and DC power supplies for embedded avionics flight applications, large RF and pulse power applications, support space and ground vehicle applications, as well as ground support flight electronic hardware for testing. Demonstrate your technical expertise and experience with switch mode power supplies and the various power supply topologies. Operate in a team environment as well as independently to complete assigned tasks without direct supervision; work on multiple tasks in parallel. Position may require additional hours to meet project schedules. Responsibilities include requirements development and validation, schematic capture, SPICE simulations, hardware design, board layout support, and lab testing and integration oversight. Apply your strong background of MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-461 design experience to help us meet the Division's objectives.


Requires a high school diploma or equivalent with 25 years experience in an engineering design development environment for embedded avionics designs, or a BS in Electrical Engineering or EE-Technology with 5-10 years of directly related power supply design experience. Analog and power electronic design, development, and test experience strongly desired. Familiarity with configuration management tools is preferred. Familiarity with Model Based design using MATLAB/SIMULINK preferred. Requires excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in DSP/FPGA hardware and software development is desirable. A working knowledge of Mentor suites like DxDesigner, PADS standard plus, PADS PRO, configuration management methods, and electronic development methods is preferred. An understanding of signal Integrity as well as a good mechanical and environmental aptitude is desired. Prior knowledge of IPC standards, Power (High & Low Voltage), digital, mixed signal, and RF electronics printed circuit board design a plus. Requires strong experience in analog and digital power supply design and testing, parts selection and derating, as well military standards desired. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Requirements:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

Military Friendly: Your military experience may apply to this position

For more information about this division, visit the Defense & Intelligence Solutions home page.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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