US-California-San Jose
Date Posted
25 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.

Cobham is seeking a Hardware/Firmware Engineer.  In this position you will work in a highly motivated team environment to design and develop digital and analog circuits. Applications include missile front ends, radar receivers and communication transceivers.  The Hardware/Firmware Engineer will be responsible for design architecture and proposal writing; assist with budget cost, scheduling, and holding design reviews; apply appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle.

  • Develop digital board products including FPGA and CPLD base designs.
  • Serve as technical lead and mentor for the Digital Engineering Group. 
  • Assist in cost and scheduling for new programs by reviewing customer specifications. 
  • Develop System Level Architectures for sub-system designs.
  • Build, test and troubleshoot hardware.
  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices; maintain a clean and safe workstation.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 5 + years of related experience in digital and analog circuit design.
  • 5+ years knowledge of design tools for Xilinx, Altera or other CPLDs and FPGAs.
  • 5+ years of knowledge of power management circuits including voltage regulators.
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree.
  • Secret Clearance Eligibility including US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • PSPICE or any other analog simulation software experience.
  • Knowledge of VHDL.
  • Degree in Engineering preferred.
  • Experience in Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog conversion and evaluating design trade-offs.
  • DSP experience is a plus.
  • Experience with partitioning FPGAs for
  • 1.Decoding customer interface to Assembly command and control
  • 2.Customer loaded IP for Algorithm based DSP for MODEM and/or Radar processing
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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