Principal Engineer (PE)

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Syracuse, New York

Job Title: Principal Engineer 

Location: Syracuse, NY

Compensation range: $125-150k/yr

Employer/ Broad Description: SRC, LLC is currently seeking a highly seasoned and product development-oriented principal engineer to join their Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) team. Individuals who are passionate about ensuring products are developed and transitioned to manufacturing with a high degree of producibility best suited for this role. This position is eligible for a Sign on Bonus based on experience and skill level.


  • Apply advanced knowledge of engineering principles and concepts to the broad categories of product design, manufacturing, manufacturing test development, and validation/qualification challenges.
  • Collaborate with product teams early in the development cycle to understand design intent and direction, and to ensure high levels of DFX are achieved, with an emphasis on DFT.
  • Partner with R&D engineers to drive rigor in deriving appropriate and thorough manufacturing & manufacturing test requirements, and to ensure that production systems are aligned with the capability of the product.
  • Architect test capabilities and systems based on an existing, common SRCTec platform while developing customized features and interfaces.
  • Provide direct support to factory and sustaining personnel during new product transitions to volume manufacturing.
  • Participate in multiple product manufacturing development efforts simultaneously and partner with various functional resources as required.
  • Coach and mentor junior test engineers and less experienced staff in effective manufacturing and manufacturing test design practices and concepts.
  • Support AME initiatives with wide business impact and help proliferate best practices across the entire SRC enterprise.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or similar field with 12+ years of related experience.
  • Display strong interpersonal and communication skills with a collaborative, professional demeanor while interfacing with all levels of the enterprise.
  • Maintain flexibility and stability in a constantly changing technical environment.
  • Apply methodical and analytical problem-solving skills to challenging manufacturing and manufacturing test issues.
  • Utilize skills in project management to ensure timely and complete execution of production development efforts.

Preferred Skills

  • Subject matter expertise in DFX principles as part of new product development efforts and production transition initiatives, with an emphasis on DFT.
  • Ability to translate fully or partially defined system requirements into robust manufacturing and manufacturing test solutions, in some cases where no precedent exists.
  • Adept at collaborating with product development teams and promoting DFX principles to new product design efforts.
  • Experience with printed circuit card assembly (PCA) thru system level functional test development (and everything in between).
  • Hands-on experience working with sensitive RF measurements and high-speed digital systems.
  • Competent in LabVIEW and TestStand development environments.
  • Exposure to Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approaches to product development.
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