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Electrical Engineer in Scotts Valley

Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Scotts Valley, CA, US

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  X-Ray Technology

Electrical Engineer

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyze and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. At X-Ray Technology, we design, develop and manufacture x-ray tubes and sources for use in numerous applications in manufacturing and testing.


We are looking for an Electrical Engineer to help us develop new electronic designs to keep the product range relevant to current market demands. You will be responsible for the specification and design of electronic circuits and associated firmware/software for the control of x-ray tubes.


Key Responsibilities:

Plan and manage development project activities to deliver project milestones on time, and in full. Record and disseminate results clearly and appropriately.

Own and develop embedded control architecture across the X-Ray Technology family of power supplies.

Network with the wider technical community and contribute to the product road map to keep us at the leading edge of relevant technology. 

Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably required by the Company.


Honors degree in electrical/electronic engineering, or relevant degree plus proven track record in electronic design.

Professional Skills/Abilities:

At least 2 years’ experience of product development preferably in a similar work environment

Proven experience in role in which you owned and delivered a tangible product development or research project

High voltage (up to 100 kV) engineering design experience with demonstrable track record of bringing a product to market

Experience with x-ray tubes and/or high voltage systems

At least 3 years in an analog/mixed-signal design, construction, debug and test role.

Experience with analog electronic design, construction, debug, and test.  Experience with schematic entry and PCB Layout.

Experience in working using source control tools

Ability to communicate and collaborate in a matrix environment and work in partnership with development, product management, project management, operations, and services.

Able to effectively communicate difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus, displaying accountability and ownership.

Should be able to drive own projects without external monitoring.

Desirable: Software/firmware development experience with C/C++ or Python in an embedded environment.

Desirable: Experience developing firmware/software for Microcontroller/Microprocessors


Desirable: Experience of 3D modelling (Solidworks preferred) and thermal analysis

Desirable: Experience managing small teams



Oxford Instruments Perks and benefits:

  • Generous benefit packages - We offer our employees competitive health insurance options, including Medical, Dental, and 
  • Vision plans. 
  • Our 401k program has options for saving both pre- and post-tax dollars for retirement.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Work-life balance is a key part of our company culture here at OI, and we know that our employees do their best work when they can take the time they need to rest and recharge. Employees start with 4 weeks of PTO which is accrued each pay period. 
  • Holidays - We recognize 11 holidays this year
  • In addition to all the standard PTO options, OI proudly offers a generous and progressive paid family leave policy.
  • Professional Development - OI supports you and your professional development with $5,250 available in annual tuition reimbursement after 6 months of service.


Oxford Instruments requires all employees to be fully vaccinated by their first day of work. The Company will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation as required by law.


Oxford Instruments is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Oxford Instruments is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.


Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.




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