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Electrical Engineer - Hardware/Firmware design

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

The Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine business unit is facing increasing demand for ruggedized fiber optic interconnects and innovative fiber management solutions.  Included in these new developments are active optical transceivers, media converters, and optical cable assemblies (AOC’s) where the E/O and O/E conversions are accomplished within the cable connector(s) and similar chip-to-world products.  Currently systems are operating at 1-10 Gb/s, and some customers are planning for a migration to 25 Gb/s or higher.  The race is now on for the development of ruggedized AOC interfaces, transceivers, and mid-board modules for applications in harsh environments.  


In this position, the Electrical Engineer will contribute to product development engineering for those projects.  The Engineer will be responsible for the electrical aspects of design, development, and testing of new electronic products.  This will include engineering analysis of designs, coordination of sample builds, oversight of verification/qualification testing and migration to volume manufacturing sites.  The Engineer will work within a NPD team that includes the other disciplines like ME, QE, IE, test engineering and process development.  The position will require direct communication with external customers and suppliers, as well as interaction with internal business development, corporate technology, manufacturing, quality, and testing functions.  Some domestic and/or international travel may be required.  


This position will be located at our plant in Middletown, PA and is eligible for a flex work mode.  


The job purpose is development of next generation electronic products.  Activities may include:

  • Electrical circuit & PCB design and electronic component selection
  • Generation and evaluation of prototypes
  • Definition and coordination of test programs for purposes of design verification and product qualification
  • Serve as liaison between Business Development, Marketing, Sales, Procurement, Manufacturing, contract design teams, customers, suppliers, and various other Engineering functions.
  • Generation of product drawings, application specifications, and instruction sheets
  • Implementation of design changes to enhance product quality, improve manufacturability, and/or reduce manufacturing cost
  • Review functional/performance specifications provided by customers and insure that product requirements have been properly defined and documented prior to production.
  • Perform/coordinate failure analysis work and determine corrective actions
  • Initiation of Engineering Changes to improve designs, improve manufacturing, or respond to changes requested by the customer
  • Achieve scope, schedule, and budget requirements.
  • Report out on project status as needed.
  • Meet all established project deadlines. 
  • Regularly keep management informed of problems, issues, and status of on-going projects.

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor of Science (or higher) in Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years professional work experience in an engineering environment
  • Experience with design and test of ruggedized electronics in industrial, defense, and aerospace applications.
  • Familiariaty with Ethernet, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, and Rapid I/O standards
  • Familiariaty with the SMPTE and DVI/HDMI video standards is a plus.
  • Capable of High Speed Circuit Schematic Design
  • Experience with BERT testing and eye diagram analysis is a plus.
  • Knowledge/experience with fiber optics connectivity and/or its use is a plus
  • Experience with microcontroller software development, programming, operation, and I2C and SPI protocols is a plus
  • Candidate must meet ITAR requirements*
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective project leadership within a cross-functional team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to communicate across all levels within and outside of the organization including customers
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details
  • PC proficient, including Excel, Word, MS Project, Power Point, and MRP systems


*This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Therefore only U.S. citizens or nationals, U.S. lawful permanent residents, persons granted asylee status in the U.S., or persons admitted into the U.S. as a refugee will be considered.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity:

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.


What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection


Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.



Middletown, PA, US, 17057

City:  Middletown
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  73652
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Hardware Engineer, Engineering

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