Analog Electrical Engineer

Particle Measuring Systems

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$43.27-60.26 /h
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Boulder, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Do you want to be part of a business that genuinely values entrepreneurialism, innovation and individual accountability? We focus on our customers and are proud of the difference our technology makes. We partner with some of the biggest manufacturing companies in the world and our technical innovations are used to enhance well-known brands across multiple industries.

Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) sets the standard for cleanroom contamination monitoring. With more than 60 patents, we create the technology that enables our customers to make fact-based decisions, improve process yields and comply with ever-changing regulatory requirements.

The Role

As the Analog Electrical Engineer, you’ll be designing, developing, and testing electronics, lasers and flow systems for particle counting instrumentation. You will be working on new product development and helping with sustaining issues when required. You will be using and developing a broad range of electronic engineering skills that include low noise photo detector circuits, laser controls, opto-electronics and flow systems. For new product design, you will be part of a project team helping to create the next generation of particle counters and overcoming challenges at the physical limit of opto-mechanical and electronic sensing technologies.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing and sustaining electronics for particle counting instruments
  • Working with multi-disciplinary project teams that include mechanical and firmware engineers as well as supply chain, production engineers, service technicians and product line managers
  • Working with analog front-end electronics, lasers, and pressure regulated airflow systems.
  • Designing, developing, and testing designs
  • Troubleshooting electronics
  • Honing your existing expertise and expanding your capabilities by developing new skills over a broad range of electrical design technologies
  • Writing design documentation, test reports and other technical documents when appropriate


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • At least six years of experience in electronic hardware design
  • Proficiency with schematic capture
  • Experience with lasers, and opto-electronics.
  • Experience with photo-detectors and low noise transimpedance amplifiers.
  • Experience using analog circuit simulators such as SPICE
  • The ability to use standard electronic test equipment such as DVMs, oscilloscopes and function generators to test and troubleshoot boards.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, summarize data and create technical documents.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Ten or more years of experience in electronic hardware design
  • Proficiency with lasers and optical systems
  • Prior design experience with aerosol particle counting designs.
  • Experience with Mentor xDx Designer
  • Experience with low noise analog electronic design
  • Understanding of aerosol physics

The Nuts and Bolts

Location – This is an “in-office” position 75% – 100% of the time with Covid precautions being taken. The location of this position is in Boulder, CO. The remainder of the time you may work from home. These percentages are targets with the actual schedule to be determined in conjunction with the managers expectations for the position. Relocation may be offered for this role, but local candidates will receive first consideration.

2022 Benefits At-a-Glance

Our benefit package is provided through our parent company, Spectris.

  • Medical
  • Health Advocate – This confidential service can help you; your spouse, dependent children, parents, and parents-in-law resolve health care and insurance-related issues, manage chronic conditions and improve your health and well-being.
  • Dental – Delta Dental PPO; DeltaCare USA
  • Vision – VSP Vision Plan
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Onsite Wellness Clinic – Onsite physician for basic health and wellness consultations.

Pay Range

$90,000-125,350 depending upon experience

How we determine what we pay (compensation philosophy)

Particle Measuring Systems determines pay for positions using local, national, and industry-specific survey data, for the Boulder, Colorado area. We will evaluate external equity, which is the relative marketplace job worth of jobs directly comparable to jobs within our company.

For new hires, we try to make competitive offers between the minimum and around the midpoint of the range. This allows the new employee room for future merit increases during review cycles. There may be times when we will offer above the midpoint. The decision to do so will be based on the applicant’s level of experience, education, and specialized knowledge and skills.

Additionally, we consider the external market rate, the amount we have budgeted internally, and the compensation rates of the employees within the company doing the same function.

Particle Measuring Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer