Xerox Hardware Engineering Lead in Palo Alto, California
Hardware Engineering Lead
City: Palo Alto
Country: United States
Department: Research & Development
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Working time: Full-time
Job Level: Manager
Job Type: Experienced
Job Field: Research & Development
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level
Description & Requirements
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.
PARC is incubating a new software venture in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space.
We are looking for an experienced Hardware Engineering Lead who will be responsible for the hardware elements of an innovative predictive maintenance solution for factory environments. Areas of interest include instrumentation strategies in order to measure physical parameters of interest (e.g., temperature, pressure, vibration, current), sensor selection, sensor installation, data acquisition, edge computing, and integrating new sensors in the client environment including integration with client IT and OT systems. In addition, the Hardware Engineering Lead would be ultimately responsible for the operational safety of the hardware elements of the predictive maintenance solution.
A second responsibility of the Hardware Engineering Lead is the design, development, commissioning, and management of a hardware-in-the-loop test laboratory. The laboratory will be used to test various algorithms and approaches to detect and measure degradation and failure of industrial assets such as motors, pumps, bearings, and valves. The Hardware Engineering Lead will be expected to contribute to the design and development of test rigs and would be ultimately responsible for the operational safety of the laboratory.
Specific responsibilities Include:
Design and development of instrumentation and networking strategies in order to sense parameters of interest on industrial assets
Interaction with PARC clients to understand the client DCS/SCADA environment and to integrate PARC instrumentation in the client environment
Definition of networking and communication strategies in the client environment in order to ensure reliable communications between hardware elements
Selection, testing, and commissioning of COTS sensors, data acquisition systems, networking systems, and edge computing solutions
Design and development of custom data acquisition and edge computing solutions as needed
Management of the hardware-in-the-loop test laboratory including development of requirements, specifications, design, implementation, test, integration, commissioning, operational safety, and documentation
Adherence with PARC and client regulations, policies and standards including workplace safety regulations.
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar scientific discipline
At least 5 years of professional industrial experience including:
Design and development of instrumentation and data acquisition systems
Working knowledge industrial plant IT and OT systems, including IT/OT systems integration
Deep knowledge of common industrial sensors and actuators
Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new technologies
Track record of successful industrial projects.
Desired technical skills include:
Fluency in CAD (SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar)
Familiarity with CAE tools including FEA and CFD
Familiarity with circuit design tools
Ability to read P&ID diagrams
Desired personal skills include:
Strong problem-solving and independent decision-making skills
Effective team player
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously
Strong communication skills (oral and written).
The primary job location is Palo Alto, CA.
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