US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
06 Nov 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

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 and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Develop digital design circuits such as interface and control, calibration, waveform generation, etc. by using programmable logic devices, including Field Programmable Gate Array’s (FPGA) and Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) used in Integrated Microwave Assemblies; apply appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system developmental life cycle to support the generation and documentation of digital hardware in radio frequency applications.

Essential Functions and Duties:
  • Conceive the digital module development including specifications, detailed design, simulation, analysis, component selection, integration and testing; generate digital specifications based on customer requirements.
  • Create schematic for PWB designs for both digital and analog specifications; design and integrate FPGA.
  • Provide technical support for microwave engineers with specification reviews, design proposals and integration, including gathering, debugging and testing.
  • Build, test and troubleshoot hardware.
  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices; maintain a clean and safe workstation.
  • Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for improvements.
  • Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving. 
  • Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including SET team support as appropriate.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Communication skills: ability to receive messages by telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions; communicate across organizational levels; ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; ability to speak effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers and the general public; ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities;
  • Technical skills: knowledge of digital; knowledge of passive component and semi-conductor device physics; knowledge of component fabrication processes used in the microwave industry; knowledge of the following design tools: Xilinx, Altera, or other CPLD and FPGA design tools; knowledge of Hardware Description Languages such as VHDL and Verilog;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of related experience with knowledge of FPGA, digital and analog design;


  • Required to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.
Training and Development: (Internal)      
  • LEAN Energizing
  • ESD Awareness certification
  • Clean Room Policy
About Us:
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.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

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 or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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