BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer in San Jose, California

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Job Description

As a member of the BD Biosciences San Jose PaVE (Product and Value Engineering)/Sustaining Electrical Engineering team, you will be responsible for the design and support of sophisticated medical instrumentation portfolio. This equipment includes technology from every major area of science and engineering.

The PaVE Electrical Engineering team is responsible for the high-speed cell analyzers and sorters that are designed to include lasers, detection electronics, fluidics, power supplies, extremely low-noise analog circuits, high-speed data acquisition and modern digital data transfer protocols with FPGAs and high bandwidth communication protocols.

We are looking for a Sr. Staff level Electrical Engineer with a thorough understanding of high speed digital design, an experienced talent in designing data acquisition systems with FPGAs for high speed data transfers up to 12.8 Gbps. In this position, you will be providing high quality designs and innovative solutions to a wide range of challenging problems and contributing to the completion of specific design projects. You will be responsible to provide solutions that will span our entire portfolio of products.

The ideal candidate has an extensive experience in designing high density and high speed PCB boards up to 24 Layers. The design experience is comparable to computer motherboards including High density BGA designs, DDR4 memory bus transfers, PCIe data transfers and JESD204B.

You will be leveraging external vendors and design houses to aid you in the delivery of the new solutions to support our current portfolio.

The PaVE/Sustaining team operates in a SCRUM/AGILE environment and therefore it is expected that the candidate is used to shifting priorities and be very adaptable.

A Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer’s primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively drive the new development efforts from concepts to implementation, for the current instruments portfolio

  • Drive circuit and hardware design phases including architecture and design, component selection, schematic entry, board bring-up and integration of complex printed circuit board assemblies into life sciences based instrumentation.

  • Collaborate on complex designs involving FPGAs and high speed data acquisition protocols

  • Effectively work with cross-functional PaVE teams including software, mechanical design and system engineering

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. MSEE preferred.

  • Minimum of 15 years' experience as an Electrical Engineer designing high speed digital circuitry on complex high density printed circuit board assemblies including processors and microcontrollers and high density FPGAs.

  • Proven track record leading suppliers and small teams of design engineers to successfully complete design deliverables.


  • Large pin count Xilinx 7-Series FPGA’s (Virtex, Kintex, Artix, Zynq)

  • Xilinx High-Speed serial Transceivers (GTP, GTX, GTH)

  • Power Sequencing of Xilinx 7-Series FPGA’s


  • High-Speed ADC’s and High-Speed DAC’s

  • JESD204B , PCIe, Ethernet, USB, UART, SPI, I2C

  • High Speed clock designs

  • Tools: DX designer, Pads Layout, Pads AMS or equivalents Spice modeling, HyperLynx, SI and PI, Models and libraries for simulations.

  • Design practices: Great understanding of Product life cycle management, Six Sigma, DFM, DFT and DFR.


  • Strong digital and analog circuit design background that includes: FPGAs, microprocessors, high-speed data acquisition systems, system and board level simulation, and experience with building blocks for modular systems.

  • Strong design skills and tools for schematic capture and board layout and simulations

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-motivated, independent, and comfortable working in a matrix team environment and under time pressures.

  • Strong problem analysis and solving skills.

  • Ability to work in a Scum/Agile environment.


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status