Progeny Systems

Electrical Engineering Lead - Embedded Systems

System Engineer in Charleroi, PA

Posted 2020-03-05

Progeny is seeking a mid to 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead a team comprised of design, system engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and production associates to develop embedded systems. Responsibilities include:
• 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
• Design and develop software and firmware for embedded processor and FPGA based systems
• 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.

Skills & Requirements
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidates should have effective leadership skills, technical acumen, an educational background and expertise (experience preferred) in analog systems design, development and troubleshooting;
Experience in embedded systems design; Working knowledge of digital circuit design;
Experience in FPGA design, VHDL design and verification.
Xilinx development environment, and soft-core processors, schematic entry using OrCAD Capture, analog signal conditioning, data acquisition, and power regulators a plus.
Strong documentation and writing skills;
be able to rapidly adapt to handling electronic system technical issues found in system integration labs, field environments and during production:
be able to steadily develop knowledge/expertise across the various tactical baselines and platforms.
Successful candidates will be reliable, motivated and be able to lead engineering teams.
Understanding of 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 5 years of engineering experience required.

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

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Company summary

Since 1995, Progeny Systems' mission is to be a trusted provider of innovative, cost-effective technical solutions and quality products while maintaining positive relationships with our customers, vendors, and employees.

Progeny Systems is a privately-held, high-tech small business focusing on software and hardware system integration, computer-vision solutions, cutting-edge research and development, and manufacturing. We provide premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients.

As a small business, Progeny Systems is a participant in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs complement Progeny's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research.



Work-Life Balance
The key to Progeny Systems Corporation's soaring success is our ability to attract and retain truly exceptional and talented individuals. We are proud of our work environment which fosters individual thinking and rewards achievement through merit-based incentives. We support a flexible work-life balance that today's highly-skilled candidates are seeking.

Progeny Employees achieve their goals through programs and mentoring that are not often found in other companies. We know that innovative ideas are generated in the right company culture.

At Progeny you'll see employees who prefer the energy of working with a team and you'll see those who favor independence. Together, we deliver ideas that go beyond the traditional.

Compensation and Benefits
We reward top performance with top pay. Progeny Systems offers highly competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that acknowledge the professionalism and valuable contributions of our employees. Full time employees enjoy such benefits as:
Generous paid time off plus payable holidays
Minimum $1,000 new-hire signing bonus
Excellent healthcare, dental and vision coverage available on your first day of employment
Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
Subsidized health club memberships
Flexible work schedule and part-time programs to meet employee lifestyle goals
Advanced education tuition reimbursement program up to $3,000 per year
Pay for performance system to reward top contributors
401(k) retirement plan with generous company matching contributions
Substantial incentive-based cash bonus program
Employee recruiting finder's fee awards
Company paid life insurance, with optional supplemental employee and dependant life coverage

Tech Stack

Linux, Java, C/C++, JAVA EE, Python, Bash, Wireshark, SQL (PostgreSQL or MySQL), Agile Development, Solidworks, OrCAD Capture, Quartus, LabWindows/CVI, Git. GitLab, CI/CD pipelines, BYG-1 Combat Control Systems, multi-threaded applications.

Interview process

Some positions will require a pretest screening. Most positions will have a phone interview/screen first, followed up by an in-person interview or Skype or Google Hangout with the team.

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