Control Systems Design Engineer
Traxxas - Plano, TX

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TRAXXAS is seeking an electronic engineering design and project engineer to lead the development of our electrical control systems. The control systems engineer will create design requirements/specifications from marketing input and interface with our mechanical engineering and manufacturing to bring exciting new products to market. There will be involvement in every aspect of the product development process from initial concept to final manufacture. The engineer will be responsible for the overall control systems design & development of new products. Products include, but are not limited to use of: embedded microprocessors, RF transceivers, use of electronic sensor technologies, interface design, digital servos, electronic gyros, magnetometers, and accelerometers.

Essential job functions include:
Develop product design requirements and specifications. Communicate said requirements/specifications to management and manufacturing
Design, implement, prototype, and test advanced control systems for surface and/or airborne vehicles
Design, implement, prototype, and test the systems for direct control of closed loop servo systems
Support development of detailed project schedules and provide detailed status input on allocated tasks to management
Provide detailed component/system verification, validation and reliability testing strategy and plans.
Work with test engineering group to establish proper test methods and test equipment design
Provide evaluation and analysis of test data
Creation of schematics and BOMs for designed components/systems
Support resolution of major production and customer issues

A passion for technology and high-performance
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or other technical equivalent degree is required. Master’s degree preferred
A minimum of 3 to 5 years of work experience in electronic control system design as a product development engineer designing consumer products
Strong control systems experience in a vehicular environment
Experience in the development of consumer products from initial concept through production
Capable of independent project management
Experience designing to meet cost and reliability requirements
Strong working knowledge of embedded microcontrollers and electronic sensors/technology
Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills
Extreme attention to detail
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent written communication skills
TRAXXAS was founded in 1986 and began designing and building the world’s finest radio-controlled cars, trucks, boats, other hobby-class vehicles. TRAXXAS models are available with either electric or nitro power and they are fully assembled and Ready-To-Race ® (RTR) right out of the box. TRAXXAS has been consistently recognized for performance and innovation with numerous industry awards, design patents, and national championships. Today TRAXXAS has grown to become the industry sales leader and the number-1 selling name in radio controlled models. No one has achieved more than TRAXXAS to advance the RTR category with creative thinking and fun designs that make it easy for anyone to get started in the exciting radio-controlled hobby.

TRAXXAS offers a fun, enthusiastic and creative working environment located in Plano, Texas. In addition to competitive compensation, our benefits include an employer-paid medical plan, dental plan, life insurance, profit sharing, 401(k) plan with match, a casual dress code, an employee discount on our products and paid time off.

Contact Information:
Please forward your resume with a cover letter describing why you are the perfect candidate for this position. Include information regarding your automotive, recreational power sports, and/or radio control hobby history and experience (can be hobby or professional experience) along with your salary history and requirements to or fax to 800-793-1324. Be sure to include ‘Control Systems Design Engineer’ in the email subject line .

Due to the volume of applications we receive we can only respond to those applicants whose skills and experience most closely match our requirements.

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