• Avionics ECAD Librarian and Tool Administrator

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Engineering Center of Excellence
    Job ID
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for working closely with a small dedicated team of Electrical Engineers to architect, design, and develop Blue’s ECAD library, create schematic symbols, PCB component footprints, and 3D component models, and archiving them to the ECAD library for use in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designs. Furthermore, you will collaborate with Mechanical Engineers in the development of the Mechanical CAD library of standard parts and components. As Tool Administrator you will also be responsible for integration of ECAD tool output with Blue’s manufacturing release processes. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Design, develop, maintain, and support a global library database:
      • Works closely with Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to create schematic symbols, PCB component footprints, and 3D component models
      • Publish library parts to the ECAD & MCAD libraries
      • Process CAD Library requests for new parts and analyze/modify existing library parts for improved readability of the schematic or manufacturability of the component footprint
    • Verify and validate schematic symbols and physical footprints for parts created by engineers for accuracy and compliance with Blue standards
    • Write scripts to automate routine tasks associated with ECAD applications, databases, and libraries
    • Monitor operating procedures and other internal documentation for completeness and manage updates
    • Participate in the usability, testing, and validation of the library change control system and process
    • Assist with user support of the tools and processes used for the library change control system.
    • Maintain advanced understanding of relevant technology specifications
    • Familiarity with IPC-7351 for library component creation
    • Must have deep knowledge of applicable IPC standards, and DFM / DFA rules for creating pad-stacks and footprints for small pitch SMT and through-hole components


    • Associates Degree in IT Technology/Engineering or equivalent work experience
    • 5+ years ECAD administration experience with progressively greater responsibilities
    • Experience as a PCB layout designer including component creation and library management using Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS, Cadence Allegro, and Altium Designer
    • Familiarity and/or experience with parts data and library management and associated database management systems
    • Understanding of electrical and mechanical design processes
    • Must demonstrate an ability to interpret manufacturing data sheets to extract information to generate symbols and footprints.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of PC board design concepts and drawing principles, including IPC Standards, and demonstrate a high skill level using CAD engineering software
    • Experience using PLM and PDM systems for documentation control, Windchill preferred
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering
    • Knowledge of component failure modes, component reliability, MIL specs and standards
    • Knowledge of component selection, screening, qualification, and derating for use in military and/or aerospace flight applications
    • Knowledge of PCB manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability
    • Electronic circuit design experience


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