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Electronics Engineer IV Goleta United States,  

KARL Storz (company)

Posted on : 04 September 2017

Project Description

JOB SUMMARY: Brief description of what this person does, in simple direct terms.

  • Very advanced design of the most complex electronic circuits and associated technologies.
  • Provide leadership in analysis and simulation of electronic circuit performance and associated technical documentation for the design group.
  • Design test fixtures and tooling, test procedures, and other manufacturing support functions required to consistently produce quality camera systems. Recommend new or enhanced test methods.
  • Provide technical leadership to the department in the areas of system analysis, circuit design recommendations, research, new or enhanced circuit analysis and simulation methods, and technical documentation.  Help define the best techniques for these within the department.
  • Perform research and development of new circuit designs for use in future products.
  • May function in a project leadership role.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: List the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, in order of importance and/or amount of time spent.

Perform at an advanced level in the following areas as well as provide technical leadership:

  • Research and recommend new design techniques for KSI, including but not limited to: new electronic components, advanced high density packaging, and analytical models and techniques.

  • Analysis and Modeling

    • Perform system modeling of our camera systems components, which include imagers, amplifiers, CDS sampling, cables, timing generation, A/D converters, high speed serial data, and DSP image processing.

    • Thoroughly analyze and simulate the effects of worst-case tolerances to verify required performance and to ensure long-term reliable manufacturing yields.

    • Develop analytical and test methods to objectively quantify imaging systems performance.

    • Determine methods of communicating the analytical results with the rest of the Engineering staff.

    • Determine, where appropriate, empirical methods to validate analytical models.If necessary, update the model assumptions and/or empirical methods to correlate the results.

    • Document results of the analyses in technical reports and design review presentations.

  • Project Development Teams

    • Contribute design ideas, constraints, trade-offs, and concerns to the Project Managers.

    • Interface with Electronic Engineers to design and analyze new electronic circuitry per component and system specifications and target costs.

    • Interface with the PWB Designer for circuit layout placement and routing to maintain circuit performance and signal integrity.

    • Interface with Mechanical and Thermal Engineers to optimize packaging, manufacturability, and reliability.

    • Assure that designs comply with the quality, safety, and EMC requirements of regulatory agencies such as FDA/GMP, ISO1345, UL, CSA, and the MDD.

    • Participate with the development team to build and test prototypes.

    • Provide support to complete the documentation and production release of the product, including development and presentation of a Technical Transfer (Theory of Operation) to Manufacturing and Quality personnel.

  • Sustaining Support

    • Provide sustaining support for existing product lines.This may include analysis and resolution of field issues and/or manufacturing issues.

    • Determine validation test requirements to isolate and help correct sustaining problems.

    • Design, implement, test, and validate new test requirements and methods.

  • General Engineering

    • Provide support and technical direction for the generation and maintenance of the Design Assurance Checks.

    • Provide occasional seminar/tutorials to Engineers.

    • Bring food.

  • Will spend part of his/her time as a member of continuous improvement teams undertaking projects and seeking ways to improve the quality of KSI’s products and services.

  • Regular attendance is an essential job function.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES: List other important functions that are secondary duties but may be time consuming.

  • Quality – all activities associated with this position must be performed with the highest level of quality standards recognizing that the products are used in the medical industry.

  • Durability – all activities associated with this position must address the long-term durability of the design.

  • Efficacy – all activities associated with this position must consider the devices final application.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: What does a person in this position need to be able to do?

  • Experience using computer schematic software program: Altium or equivalent.

  • Experience using computer simulation software: Spice, HyperLynx, or equivalent.

  • Understanding of CCD and CMOS imager technology for color and black and white, single and three chip, interlaced and progressive scan.

  • Highly knowledgeable of analog circuit design as well as high speed serial data transmission over PWB and cables.

  • Experience with and competent knowledge of NTSC/PAL video systems a plus.

  • Knowledge of medical device quality system regulations and standards (eg, U.S. FDA Quality System Regulation 21CFR Part 820, ISO13485, ISO9001)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  What is the usual educational background and work experience of an individual qualified to perform this job?


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, emphasis in Analog Design or related field with 9 or more years of experience in analog/digital system design and analysis, or Masters of Science in Engineering or related field with 7 or more years of experience in analog/digital system design and analysis field preferred.

  • Good working knowledge of low noise sensor interface and electronics, high speed analog and digital circuits.

  • Must have working knowledge of Mathematics, circuit modeling, and associated software tools.

  • Must be able to understand/operate advanced test equipment.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Design and familiarity with CCDs and FPGAs a plus.



  • Medical / Dental / Vision

  • 3 weeks vacation plus sick days

  • 401K plus company match

  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement (Up to $5,250 per year)

  • About the Company:

    As the largest privately held medical device company in the world, KARL STORZ has achieved global preeminence in endoscopes and medical imaging devices used in minimally invasive surgery. Based in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, KARL STORZ Imaging is the center of the company’s Product Development and Innovation, responsible for the creation and development of imaging systems, electromechanical devices and technologies.

    How to Apply:

    For immediate consideration, click on the below link which will take you directly to our website to complete an on-line application. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation verifying your application has been received.

  • KARL STORZ University and other training and development programs.

  • Fitness reimbursement up to $200 annually

  • And much more!

  • Familiarity with Endoscopy a plus.



Goleta, CA

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