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Digital/Software Engineer

Company: RS - Cobham
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: September 5, 2020

Job Description:

Digital/Software Engineer


Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment that values YOU? Consider Cobham. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters.

CAES is seeking a "passionate learner" for a Digital/Software Engineer role that can be based in either Clearwater FL, Exeter NH or Lansdale PA. The duties and functions will include;

Principal responsibilities:

Write embedded software for a variety of micro-controllers; Write VHDL for FPGA designs

C for real time control systems

Test languages: Python, C#.Net, Tcl/Tk

Revision control tools: either Mercurial, GIT, other; Planning tools: Jira

Design digital HW to interface with real-time & closed-loop Electronic Warfare/ positioner subsystems

Interface with complex integration RF subsystems and/or motion controlled positioner assemblies

Control loop familiarity, and modeling with Matlab

Learn and use engineering tools for new product development

Develop microcontroller and FPGA designs for multi-board control applications

Design and create communication interfaces between equipment and the user

Be responsible for complete board/module designs with respect to technical details, budget, and schedule

Perform technical analysis, design, implementation, and/or test of digital hardware, micro-controllers, and FPGAs. Work from technical objectives, overall schedules, and expected results as specified by system specifications and program schedules. May lead project segments and take responsibility for achievement of schedule and technical performance. Interface directly with (internal/external) customers to provide suggestions/support to ensure design compliance with requirements as well as support hardware in the field.

Typical day can include writing software or designing schematics in the office, or testing and integrating hardware in the lab. The individual will also coordinate and work closely with other engineering and management disciplines on high-level design decisions. Work closely with staff to ensure on-time/-budget delivery of products. Individual should be capable of working with minimal supervision but understands required and available resources.


BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar with a minimum of two (2) + years' experience or Master's Degree with Capstone project and/or lab experience or PhD candidate

Two (2)+ years of working experience in a combination of the following areas:

o Writing C for embedded micro-controllers and C for microprocessors

o Testing/integrating digital hardware, measure with digital analyzers, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.

U.S. Citizenship required must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information


Designing digital hardware (FPGAs, micro-controllers, memory, ADCs, DSPs, etc.)

Writing VHDL for state of the art FPGAs such as Altera or Xilinx

Experience developing/allocating hardware requirements to meet higher-level system goals

Work within a multi-discipline engineering team to achieve program goals

Familiar with common HW interfaces/data protocols (e.g. TCPIP, UDP, RS-422, USB, PCI, CAN)

Signal processing using Analog to Digital (ADC) and Digital to Analog (DAC) components

Electric motors for actuators and positioners; amplifiers to drive such motors; position feedback

Familiar with motion control or various automation devices; limit switches, encoders, resolvers, relays, etc.

Experience interfacing with and parameters of RF components; switches, amplifiers, etc.

Familiar with schematic entry tools (such as Altium Designer)

Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply. We are unable to sponsor work visas.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here .

The Pay Transparency Policy is available here .

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

About Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), the U.S. subsidiary of Cobham plc operating under a Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the US Department of Defense, provides a number of mission-critical and specialized solutions for harsh environments. Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions supplies defense, aerospace, security, medical and industrial markets with critical solutions for communication on land, at sea, and in the air and space, by moving data through off-the-shelf and customized products and subsystems including RF, microwave, and high reliability microelectronics, antenna apertures and motion control solutions.

About Cobham plc

Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems in commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.

We employ around 10,000 people primarily in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refueling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.

Keywords: RS - Cobham, Clearwater , Digital/Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Clearwater, Florida

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