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TacJobs – Nightforce Optics Seeks Senior Electrical Engineer

Nightforce Optics was established in 1992 with one goal in mind: to build the finest riflescopes on the market. The same qualities that have made Nightforce the choice of professionals have now created a dedicated following among hunters and serious shooters. 

Note: All job offers are contingent on passing pre-employment requirements, including a drug screen and criminal background check.

**This position can be based in either of our office sites located in Orofino, ID and Meridian, ID.


Responsible for integration of electro-mechanical and/or electro-optical systems into riflescopes, sporting optics, and related accessories.  Must possess the ability to apply the following: Analog and digital circuit design, PCB layout, embedded firmware, software for PC and mobile devices, and testing/validation for project-specific goals

Technical Experience, Qualifications & Skills Required

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

• 10+ years’ experience in hands-on hardware and firmware design

• Working knowledge of signal processing, communication protocols, sensing, displays, PCB layout, programming languages, and wireless communications.

• Strong familiarity of FCC certification requirements and procedures for embedded devices

• Ability to prioritize workload effectively and manage a project from concept to full production

• Languages: C/C++, Assembly

• Prototype fabrication and assembly, including surface mount and through-hole soldering, testing and validation

• Solid debugging skills and the ability to solve difficult problems

• Self-motivated to resolve problems in creative ways, researching new technologies and standards

• Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and skills quickly. Dynamic and open-minded.

• Must have excellent written & verbal communication skills, be team-oriented and be able to work autonomously

Desired Qualifications:

• Proficient with embedded test equipment

• RTOS experience including low level hardware drivers

• Software: Altium Designer, Subversion, other IDE’s for microcontroller development

• Experience designing for and testing MIL-STD-416 environmental, ESD, and EMI compliance

• Real-time, event driven firmware programming

• Low power, battery operated hardware and firmware design

• Protocols: USB, SPI, I2C, RS-232/485, Bluetooth, 802.15.4 (Zigbee)

• Graphical user interface and human interface device design is a plus

• Optical and opto-mechanical experience would be considered a plus

• Contribute expertise to and learn from the R&D group

Core Accountabilities:

• Component selection and circuit design for position sensing, environmental sensing, data display, user interface, wired and wireless communications in battery operated systems

• Assemble and validate high-reliability prototypes for in-field use

• Provide technical documentation and support for production, including PCB design files, bill of materials, firmware binaries, assembly/operating procedures, testing and inspection criteria, etc.

• Coordinate with other team members to ensure proper fit, form, and function using 3D models, drawings, etc.

• Work directly with prototype shops ensuring timely delivery of prototypes to verify new designs.

• Serve as technical correspondent to materials making sure product details are successfully communicated to vendors.

• Ensure vendors comply with specs and are approved prior to manufacturing according to organizational guidelines.

• Work with customer requests, sales vision and emerging technologies to ensure projects fulfil market demand and sales potential.

• Manage modifications to all design files and documentation.

• Task status is regularly and formally communicated to project teams

• Ensure changes follow the ECO process and are documented appropriately

• Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems and needs

• Conduct research that tests and analyses the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment and components and systems.

• Recommend design modification to eliminate quality issues

• Guide product through the entire design phase, including the transfer from final design samples to implemented production.

• Other duties, as required

 Process Improvement:

• Define methodology and present proposals for process improvements

• Detail process design improvements to relevant US standards

• Manage procurement of equipment, jigs and fixtures

• Prepare information for quotes for new product and product parts

• Plan & manage projects within outlined scope and within acceptable time frames

• Contribute to cost down projects

Nightforce Optics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.

For more information about our company and its products, please go to nightforceoptics.com

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