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Electronics Engineer IV

Company: Karl Storz Endovision Inc
Location: Goleta
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


  • Very advanced design of the most complex high-speed electronic circuits utilizing SOCs, FPGA, video transceivers, hybrid cables, power architecture, thermal design, peripherals and imagers.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring 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, EMC, safety regulations, 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.


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

  • Research, develop 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 MDR.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.


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

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

  • Understanding of 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 complex 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)


Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, emphasis in mixed signal 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.

  • Must work well in a team based environment

  • Design and familiarity with image sensors and FPGAs a plus.

  • Familiarity with Endoscopy a plus.

  • Familiarity with Agile is a plus.


  • Visual acuity sufficient for testing.

  • Ability to sit for extended periods (during meetings and computer work).

  • Ability to lift video and test equipment (approx. 20 lbs).

  • Ability to connect electrical devices.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Safety, regulatory compliance, legal & job specific.

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program; annually - OSHA requirement

  • Quality Systems

  • Job Specific - In house requirement

  • Apply To:
  • Careers Website using CW only - Application 2016

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Keywords: Karl Storz Endovision Inc, Santa Barbara , Electronics Engineer IV, Other , Goleta, California

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