Job ID R-441610 Date posted 06/27/2022

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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As a member of the BDB Life Sciences San Jose Electrical Engineering Research & Development team, you will be responsible for the design and support of sophisticated medical instrumentation that is driving the future of BD. This equipment includes technology from every major area of science and engineering.

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Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

The Electrical Engineering Research & Development team is responsible for 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 digital signal processing with FPGAs and high bandwidth communication protocols. 

We are looking for a Sr. level Electrical Engineer with thorough understanding of both analog and digital development and experienced in data acquisition systems with FPGAs for high speed data acquisition and digital signal processing. You will be providing high quality and innovative solutions to a wide range of challenging problems and contributing to the completion of specific design projects.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience in developing and testing ultra-low noise preamps for optoelectronics PMTs and APD sensors, using TIA, differential amplifiers and wide bandwidth op-amps. Additionally the candidate has expertise in ADC front-end using single ended and differential amplifiers for wide bandwidth applications.

Primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively participate in the new product development efforts from concepts to implementation.

  • Collaborate with Senior Staff engineers.

  • Drive circuit and hardware development phases including qualification of designs, component evaluation, schematic entry, board bring-up and integration of complex printed circuit board assemblies.

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline. MSEE preferred.

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience as an Electrical Engineer designing both analog and digital circuitry on complex printed circuit board assemblies.

  • Proven track record leading project development, testing and troubleshooting to successfully complete design deliverables.

  • Analog Technologies: APD, PMT, TIA, Diff AMP, Op AMPs, bipolar and FET circuitry designs, valve and motor drivers, PWMs and other modulations, Clocks, DDS, PLLs, Active and Passive Filters, EMI/EMC protection, PZTs, ADCs, DACs.

  • Digital Technologies:

    • 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

  • High speed serial communications: JESD, USB3, PCIe

  • Tools: Mentor 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.

  • Experience conducting or leading design reviews (schematic or layout) in a formal setting.

  • Lab experience with oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, DMMs.

  • Strong debug and troubleshooting skills of complex electronics cards involving digital/analog circuits, FPGA designs and RTOS based firmware.


  • Strong digital and analog circuit design background that includes: FPGAs, microprocessors, system on chip (SoC), analog circuitry for low noise 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 simulation

  • 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.

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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US BD 1st Shift 830am-5pm (United States of America)

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