R&D/PRODUCT DVL ENGINEER

TE Connectivity

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Job Type: Full time

Posted


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 Industrial and Commercial Transportation Business provides rugged interconnect solutions specifically designed for Truck, Bus, Agriculture, Construction and Recreational Vehicles.

As a Data Connectivity Product Development Engineer, you will be enabling improved safety, vehicle automation, and improved efficiencies based on the ability to provide data interconnects for use throughout the Industrial and Commercial Vehicle market.

You will be hands on, supporting Mechanical Design engineers by performing RF simulations and testing to verify the connector designs will meet customer data transmission requirements.

What your background should look like:

Develop an understanding of data connectivity applications and market trends within the ICT industry including the assessment of competitive and emerging technologies

Engage with the customer to establish signal integrity performance requirements for new product designs

Use 3D modelling software to build and modify electrical models

Take existing connector models from Development team and manipulate them as needed (adding cable, test boards, adjusting dielectric gaps, etc) for importing to Ansys HFSS or CST.

Perform signal integrity simulations for all relevant requirements.

Perform simulations to understand expected signal response and compare it to requirements from Open Alliance, USCAR, or others as needed.

Support the mechanical development engineers by providing design suggestions as needed to improve simulation results.

Once the initial modeling and simulation are done, point out the trouble spots and be able to discuss possible mechanical changes to improve impedance of the signal path.

Design and assemble any PCB’s and test adapters needed to perform evaluation and validation of connector signal integrity.

Based on connector models, work in appropriate software to develop circuit board designs for High frequency testing. Place orders with suppliers to get the boards and required components. Assemble sample connector components, SMA’s, and any other needed components to the boards to prepare for testing.

Perform testing to verify electrical performance of the connector components.

Calibrate and connect VNA, TDR, or other RF test equipment to samples and measure performance characteristics. Compare performance to specifications and simulation results.

Desired attributes

Highly motivated and able to work independently.

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Flexibility and the ability to deal with multiple projects and priorities.

The ability to work well with cross functional teams.

Effective problem-solving skills

The ability to support on-site customer visits and represent TE well to our customers.

Ability to work in a global environment – able to accommodate varying time zones, fluent in English (verbal/written), able to collaborate with individuals across geographies.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering preferred, associate degree or related field considered.

Background course work in electromagnetics, signals and systems, channel theory, or associated courses

Experience in signal integrity engineering or testing preferred.

Familiarity with printed circuit board design, fabrication, and assembly

Experience with connector or cable assembly design is a plus.

Knowledge of Commercial Vehicle or Automotive data connectivity protocols is a plus

Competencies

Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork

ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries. TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $84,000 – $105,000 (subject to change dependent on physical location)
  • Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
  • Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits


BENEFITS

  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets