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Job Title:  Principal Electrical Engineer


Huntsville, AL, US, 35808

Business Unit:  Abaco Business Unit
Posting Date:  Sep 21, 2022
Job Description: 

Abaco Systems is a global leader in commercial open architecture computing and rugged embedded electronics. With more than 30 years of experience in aerospace & defense, industrial, energy, medical, communications and other critical sectors, Abaco’s innovative solutions align with open standards to accelerate customer success.


Abaco Systems is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2021 sales of more than $5.5 billion.


Job Description

A Sr. Electrical Engineer will work with Program Management, customers and internal teams in order to design and develop Single Board Computers, sensor processing modules, and I/O products. Position may also serve as a mentor to junior engineers and interns.


Role Responsibilities:


  • Create derived requirements by working cross-functionally with Product Management and Engineering
  • Perform updates to prototypes and production designs based on customer feedback and test performance 
  • Work with Software Test Group to develop validation and regression test plans
  • Create and maintain schematic designs
  • Work with FPGA development group assisting with FPGA design and debug
  • Design and architect system backplane and I/O solutions 
  • Perform signal integrity analysis 
  • Prepare source, binary, and documentation files for use in a manufacturing environment
  • Understand basic networking concepts such as IP addressing, firewalls, and routing 
  • Support project managers with closing out internal process deliverables 
  • Releasing final products into production
  • Review customer feedback and test performance to make required updates to the current prototype and production designs.
  • Support interfacing organizational disciplines such as mechanical, software, test, customer support, and product management.
  • Troubleshoot/debug issues that come up during validation testing and drive quick resolution
  • Supporting of existing products
  • Mentoring junior engineers, Co-ops and Interns




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 7+ years of experience in electrical engineering design
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% as required


Skills & Competencies:


  • Experience with high speed digital design techniques
  • Familiar with FPGA Design and debug
  • Prior experience using Mentor Graphics Schematic Capture and Layout tools.
  • Experience troubleshooting and debugging hardware
  • Experience using Linux and Windows Operating Systems 
  • Experience with low-level software development (C/C++ preferred) 
  • Familiar with standard lab debug tools (oscilloscope, signal generator, spectrum analyzer, multi-meter, etc.)
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • We are looking for a Sr. Electrical Engineer who will work as part of an engineering team to design and develop Single Board Computers, sensor processing modules, and I/O products following an established development process. We seek people who are on top of their game. To get where we want to be, Abaco needs our people to be the best of the best!



Additional Job Description


  • 7 - 15 years professional experience
  • Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization.
  • Trains and mentors others in the same field
  • With minimal oversight, performs work that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character
  • Requires great deal of evaluation, originality or ingenuity


Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville