• Senior Electrical Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
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  • Overview

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.


    Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness in our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.


    Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits.


    • Develop electrical power distribution, communication and control systems at the architectural and schematic level that meet automotive and light sport aircraft standards and regulations
    • Architect distributed embedded systems composed of multiple electronic control units, avionics units, human-machine interface (HMI) modules communicating through CAN and other serial protocols; build and integrate prototype systems, and gather and analyze performance data
    • Specify, identify, integrate and verify Commercial/Modified-Off-the-Shelf (COTS/MOTS) electronic subsystems for inclusion in the vehicle electronic system
    • Assist in the definition and design and sourcing of vehicle cable & harness systems
    • Design automotive compliant circuits, composed of analog, digital, and microcontroller components
    • Lead or assist in the definition and development of system level state machines to guide detailed development of system software (e.g. MathWorks Stateflow) 
    • Write and maintain electrical systems requirements documents
    • Write, maintain and execute or oversee test plans and design verification reports
    • Provide guidance to other electrical engineers and technicians; plan, estimate, and sequence work using project planning software
    • Prepare and release electrical design and fabrication documentation to assist with transfer into Manufacturing. Provide assistance/training/support as necessary to Manufacturing/Operations personnel


    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
    • 10+ years of relevant systems level electrical development experience with a demonstrated history of successfully transitioning products into manufacturing
    • Analog & digital circuit design and schematic capture.  Circuit design including CAN networks, I/O protection, sensors, signal conditioning, A/D conversion and battery management.  Experience with Altium Designer preferred 
    • Experience integrating and debugging systems containing COTS modules, custom circuits, software, sensors, and HMI GUIs
    • Experience with system electrical and PCB design for EMC compliance. Experience with EMC testing and remediation of EMC non-compliance
    • Familiarity using lab test equipment, including oscilloscopes, multimeters, current probes, data acquisition, and CAN bus analyzers
    • Experience with component specification, supplier interaction, and procurement processes
    • Wire harness design and connector component selection and sourcing
    • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

    Preferred Skills

    • The ideal candidate would have broad based electrical engineering skills with significant experience developing electrical systems for automotive, aeronautics, or industrial robotics systems
    • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Familiarity with the use of Matlab, Simulink and Stateflow for systems level electrical architecture design
    • Familiarity or experience working with and around high voltage hybrid drive propulsion systems
    • Automotive/aeronautics wire harness design experience, SolidWorks Electrical experience a plus
    • Familiarity or experience using Automated Code Generation, e.g. Simulink Coder, a plus
    • Familiarity or experience with embedded programming of microcontrollers using C/C++ & CPLD/FPGA design using HDLs a plus.
    • DFMEA and/or Fault Tree Analysis


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