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Northrop Grumman PCB Layout Designer 3 in Devens, Massachusetts

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PCB Layout Designer 3

Adaptive Optics Associates - Xinetics (AOA Xinetics), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) Business Venture, is currently seeking a PCB Layout Designer 3 to support AOX business activities in Devens MA.

AOA Xinetics designs, develops, and manufactures precision, advanced optical products and systems such as deformable mirrors, optical systems, adaptive optics control systems and silicon carbide optical structures for the U.S. Government, commercial customers, and U.S. defense prime and second-tier contractors. Markets for these technologies include civilian astronomy and semiconductor capital equipment as well as defense ISR and Directed Energy. Several potential direct and adjacent application areas also exist. The Company has substantial growth opportunities in support of many U.S. Government and NGSP business initiatives.

AOX delivers industrial photonics systems and development services for a variety of customers and applications. AOX excels in a range of applications from adaptive optical systems, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, precision actuators, to photonic systems that acquire and process data in real time for a variety of high availability applications. AOX's capabilities include lightweight passive and active hybrid CERAFORM silicon carbide optics and precision structures as well as large and small precision opto-mechanical systems supporting electronics and sophisticated controls software.


Reporting to theSpecial Programs Engineering Manager, the PCB Layout Designer 3 will create multilayer high-density printed circuit board designs per electrical and mechanical engineering input. You will be part of a multidiscipline team of engineers and designers developing electronics for R&D projects, engineering prototypes, and production ready designs. Our ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical expertise and collaborative people skills with the proven ability to work within a technically dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced and strategically important business unit for NG Strategic Space Systems.


  • Perform detailed layout design and documentation of printed circuit boards

  • Establish all electrical functionality (current carrying, isolation requirements, stack-up, etc.)

  • Prepare all necessary artwork /electronic data required for complete board fabrication

  • Produce 2D CAD drawings for board fabrication and assembly

  • Produce 3D models of boards for mechanical integration

  • Work from schematics, net lists, part lists, and basic description of the board function, constraints, configuration, and arrangement as defined by engineering

  • Create electronic library symbols, geometry, footprints etc. per IPC standards

  • Maintain library symbols and footprints

  • Work under minimal supervision

  • Interface with EE and ME staff for design development and solving board level related issues

Job Category : Technical Support