Electrical Engineer I (PCB)
Herndon, VA

About $75,000 - $97,000 a year

Join our team of professionals in a well-respected and rapidly growing company as we push the boundaries of science and technology in some of the most demanding product areas such as active protection systems, autonomous highway safety systems and 3D imaging sensors. We provide technology and products to some of the most respected and demanding organizations in the world, including DARPA, the U.S. Army, DTRA/JIDO, ONR, and many others.

Security Clearance

An active security clearance or ability to obtain a clearance is required. You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.


You will help Artis develop new generations of sensing and active defense technologies in a fast paced and exciting environment. As part of a small and dedicated team, you will be given immediate responsibility for designing and analyzing complex electrical systems. Typical day to day work is done using Altium for design, along with analysis tools like Excel and MATLAB.

As an EE I/II you will be given design requirements and, with mentorship, are expected to complete the design with periodic reviews. You will also be expected to fully document, prototype, and test/qualify your design. Design and system testing occur at internal Artis facilities, at test facilities, and test ranges around the country so some travel is required.



Looking for a self-starter willing to take on a variety of tasks
Willingness to learn and provide dedication to completing tasks on time
Ability to work well in a team environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Schematic capture and board design experience with at least 4 layer designs (Altium preferred)
Familiarity with basic board design concepts
Soldering both through hold and surface mount components down to 0805
Understanding of basic digital communication interfaces including I2C, SPI, RS232
Use of meters, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other electronics test equipment
Competent with Microsoft Office

Preferred Experience

Familiar with board design concerns such as high-speed routing and low noise circuits
Analysis of circuits using SPICE simulations
Familiar with MIL-STDs and designing for military and industrial environments
Familiar with Xilinx FPGAs
Optical sensors such as avalanche photodiodes, focal plane arrays, high speed cameras, and high-speed high-gain analog signal conditioning
Digital communication interfaces such as RS485, CAN bus, LIN, LVDS, ethernet, PCIe
Familiar with at least 1 microcontroller
Cable and harness design
Test equipment design and programming
NI LabView
Visual Studio C# and C++
Additional Microsoft tools including Visio and Access
VHDL or Verilog

Work Environment

This position works in an office environment 75% of the time, with remaining time spent in lab areas and indoor and outdoor testing areas.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, exempt position. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with some flexibility.

Physical Demands

The employee occasionally is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance on a ladder at heights up to 10 ft. The employee will be required to work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions. The employee will be required to occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Typical travel is limited to approximately 12% per year. Some years travel may be required up to 30% at times with short periods of 50% travel (over the course of 3 months).

Required Education and Experience

Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering with up to five years' experience.