Senior Electrical Engineer (m/f/d) – PCB Design

Engineering, permanent contract


At Collins Aerospace, we work side-by-side with our customers to tackle the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. We’re combining boundless imagination with a broad portfolio and an unmatched dedication to customers – all to make the skies and spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

Our site in Heidelberg has the following core competencies:

  • Avionics systems
  • On-board electronics for land vehicles
  • Products for the aerospace industry

We have established ourselves as a leading supplier of customized electronics solutions for the aero­space and defense industries. Collins Aerospace in Heidelberg supplies integrated navigation and communications systems for a wide range of military applications and is a global leader in satellite reaction wheel technology.

We are redefining aerospace.


We are seeking a highly motivated PCB designer to join the Avionics Shared Service Department. The department is responsible for support in engineering the development and test of hardware products for a variety of military and space platforms including fighter aircrafts, transporter platforms, helicopters and satellites.

The hardware development includes:

  • Mission computers
  • Small form factor computer
  • Data transfer units and network attached storage
  • Processing and programmable resources (FPGAs, PowerPC, Intel, and ARM processors)
  • Avionics I/O (For example: 10G Ethernet, ARINC 429, MIL-STD 1553, PCIe, Discretes, Video, Audio)
  • Momentum wheels for satellites, wheel drive electronics


The candidate is expected to contribute throughout the full product development cycle in the following areas:

  • Schematic capture
  • Forward and backward annotation
  • Component engineering
  • PCB layout requirements capture
  • Implementation of constraints to the PCB design tool
  • Implementation of the mechanical data
  • Component placement and signal routing according the design constraints
  • Post processing
  • Documentation and reviews


  • NATO-citizen, due to work on classified projects
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in PCB design
  • Knowledge of PCB design tools such as:
    • Schematic capture tools from Mentor Graphics Dxdesigner
    • Layout tools from Mentor Graphics Xpedition and Zuken CR5000 and CR8000
  • Knowledge of EMI and signal / power integrity design techniques
  • Knowledge of electrical interface standards as (e. g. PCI Express, GBit Ethernet, VPX VITA) is beneficial
  • Knowledge of industrial standards as IPC and ECSS are required
  • Knowledge of routing high speed interfaces up to 10Ghz are required
  • PCB design of complex digital and analog hardware
  • Rigid and rigid-flex Boards up to 24 layers
  • Stack up with blind and buried technology
  • Experience in routing high pin count BGAs with many different signal and power connections
  • The following terms shall be known: SMD, decoupling, fan-out, microvia, annular ring, thermal relief, aperture, gerber, keep out, area fill, counter sink, stack-up, core via, backdrilling, impedance, crosstalk, padless
  • Good written and spoken English skills
  • Good communication skills to management and team


  • Join our multicultural team and work with people from different countries
  • Flexible working times, opportunity to work in home office, 30 days of vacation
  • Industry-specific pay
  • Company sponsored pension plan
  • Corporate health management
  • Internal and external training opportunities to promote the continuous learning and development of our employees
  • Global career opportunities at over 300 sites worldwide
Rockwell Collins Deutschland GmbH, a part of Collins Aerospace
2021-04-28T10:25:46.175Z FULL_TIME
YEAR null
Heidelberg 69123 Grenzhöfer Weg 36
49.42442 8.638