Applications Engineer

Scottsdale, AZ

Posted November 15, 2021

Full-time, Permanent, Day Shift

Are you an experienced Applications Engineer looking for a position where you get to execute the entire process from conception to completion? This global manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches and programmable displays has been setting the standard for quality and reliability in human-machine interface solutions, by combining over 65 years of expertise and customer commitment.

In this Applications Engineer position, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative engineering team designing, evaluating and testing electronic boards to ensure they meet the project requirements. You will designs the schematics and layouts of the PCB and evaluate the processors and boards to verify the functionality of the designs. You will also provide troubleshooting support regarding to customers.

Applications Engineer Duties

  • Analyzes product specifications and performance requirements to determine designs
  • Determines the feasibility of designing new equipment or modifying existing equipment; considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors.
  • Provides technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations which affect long range plant and product engineering planning.
  • Designs electronic controller modules. Creates schematics and Printed Circuit Board (PCB).
  • Conducts research to clarify or resolve problems and develops design solutions.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of product or system layouts, detailed drawings and/or schematics.
  • Directs and coordinates the manufacturing or building of prototype products or systems. Documents process and prepares application notes.
  • Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or products.
  • Plans and develops experimental test programs.
  • Analyzes test data and affiliated reports to determine if the design meets functional and performance specifications.
  • Confers with research and other engineering personnel to prepare required design modifications.
  • Evaluates engineering test results for possible use in other applications or in the development of other systems.

Desired Skills

  • Expertise in analog and digital design, schematic creation, and PCB layout
  • Hands on experience in Electronics & Embedded Product development
  • Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions
  • Strong understandings on Electronics products and electronic components fundamentals
  • Experience in PIC32MZ microcontroller, digital logic, Serial protocols (USB, I2C, SPI, RS232, etc.)
  • Must understand and use simple electronics in lab environment (power supplies, data acquisition, oscilloscope, current probes, signal generator, etc.)
  • Comfortable with working in a lab environment and executing hands-on testing
  • Must be familiar with technical work instruction and drawings, and good documentation practices
  • Circuit design experience
  • Embedded firmware design experience in C
  • Knowledge of Solidworks is plus


  • Competitive base salary + Bonus
  • Paid PTO
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employee match
If you are interested in learning more about this position, please apply or call Kirsten at 425-501-4077

TERRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

About Your Recruiter

Kirsten Poe

I am Staffing Manager for TERRA's Technical Division. I love the new adventures that await me every day and the satisfaction and reward of bringing the right client and candidate together. But the best part of my job is giving so many great and talented people a chance to shine! I have a wonderful and supportive husband and stay busy with my three children and one granddaughter.

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