Electrical Engineer - PCB Design

Job Locations US-WI-Windsor
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Research Manager

Business Overview

At Genus R&D, we empower our colleagues and their customers around the world to fulfill a mission that is genuinely crucial to the future of humankind: to pioneer animal genetic improvement to help sustainably nourish the world. Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand. We are seeking an Embedded Electrical Engineer to join the Instrument Engineering team in pioneering research to transform the global animal protein industry. 

Role Overview

The Electrical Engineer – PCB Design will implement design and circuit boards for use in flow cytometers used in the analysis and processing of animal cells. This position will work closely with fellow electrical engineers, embedded engineers, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, and software to deliver next generation circuit boards to improve system performance. A successful candidate in this role will be able maintain ownership of the design in constraint development, schematic capture, design review, supplier layout, layout review, drawing development, prototype, testing, and release. Join our team to make a global impact on one of the biggest challenges currently facing humankind. 


Job title and level will be adjusted to match the candidate’s experience. All people are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to those with an intermediate or senior (3+) years of relevant experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support existing electrical design with manufacturing and sourcing support.
  • Read and understand system requirements and architecture drawings for pertinent circuit PCB requirements
  • Link relevant PCB requirements to system requirements, identify circuit components required to achieve PCB and system requirements
  • Model, simulate, and perform early proof of concept on subcircuits as pertinent to larger PCB design efforts
  • Perform schematic capture on power systems, digital electronics, and analog electronics in hierarchical and non-hierarchical workflows
  • Select appropriate components while evaluating sourcing and electrical needs, drive alternative selection, and support the central symbol and footprint library
  • Appropriately constrain layout for stack up, highspeed interconnect, high density interconnect, DFM, DFT, thermal management, panels, flying probe, ICT, EMC, and general best practices
  • Host design reviews of cross disciplinary teams surrounding PCB design and requirements for both schematics and layouts
  • Guide external and internal layout resources to achieve high quality, reliable, high performing PCBs
  • Develop and maintain clear and concise drawings and PCB manufacturing packages including BOMs, Assembly Drawings, Fab drawings, Drill Drawings, manufacturing files, and others.
  • Own the development of rapid prototypes and testing of early circuit boards
  • Work with manufacturing team to transition completed designs into full production workflows
  • Follow defined architecture and engineering best practices
  • Communicate progress, blockers, timeline, and priorities to stakeholders


Minimal Qualifications: 

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field OR equivalent technical experience in circuit board design with a technical degree.
  • Experience in completing front to back circuit board designs including prototype, simulation, schematic capture, layout, and manufacturing
  • Hands-on experience with electronic troubleshooting utilizing engineering test equipment such as an oscilloscope
  • Ability to critically analyze failures and issues to determine resolution paths
  • Ability to read, and understand electrical schematics and datasheets for digital and electrical devices
  • Familiarity and comfort using Windows and Linux based systems including terminal-based operation
  • Experience with professional level PCB design tools like Altium (preferred), Cadence Allegro, PADS, or Cadence OrCAD


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Product development experience including DFM, DFT, and EMC
  • Design experience against electrical standards of 61010-1 or similar (60601-1 etc.)
  • Analog design experience for ultra-low noise operation including transimpedance, gain, low pass stages, and ADC drivers
  • Experience with photoelectronic devices such as APD (Avalanche Photodiode), PMT, or others.
  • Digital design experience with USB2.0, USB3.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, RMII, RGMII, SGMII, DDR3, DDR4, DDR5, JESD204B standards/protocols or similar
  • Experience using simulation software like LTSpice or TI TINA
  • Experience using HDI like micro vias, via in pad, blind and buried vias
  • Experience in controlled impedance design principles including stack up definition and the use of tools like Mentor Graphics HyperLynx or Ansys
  • Experience in thermal PCB management through design
  • Experience with tools like Silicon Expert or similar
  • Experience in developing complex FPGA or SOC designs
  • Familiarity with Verilog (preferred) or VHDL programming
  • Ability to define relevant and testable requirements for subcomponents and systems.
  • Ability to design for scalable reuse using generics, parameters, code unrolling and other techniques
  • Experience with complex microfluidic and optic systems
  • Experience with electrical harness design, documentation, and manufacturing support
  • Experience with designing in change control and QMS processes

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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