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Engineer Electrical - Product Development

Date: Jun 2, 2021

Location: Eden Prairie, MN, US, 55344

Company: MTS Systems

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Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



Primary Objective:
The Electrical Engineer – Product Development role is a member of the Electrical Development team at MTS Test & Simulation. Engineers in this team are responsible for developing and supporting a wide range of electrical products focused on high performance motion controller and precision data acquisition. Our controllers enable MTS Test & Simulation systems to achieve world class precision force and motion control, providing our customers with unmatched performance, safety, and reliability for their most challenging mechanical testing needs.


Major Areas of Accountability/Responsibilities Include a Subset of the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Embedded hardware engineering support in concept development, design, implementation, and product support of realtime control and data acquisition platform products
  • Module and circuit design and prototyping
  • Schematic capture & PCB design (Altium)
  • Low noise, high precision, mixed signal circuit design (data conversion, amplification, digital processing)
  • Embedded firmware and microprocessor programming
  • Digital signal processing, including MATLAB DSP Builder
  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA filtering/downsampling, Intel Quartus, Verilog, and SystemVerilog)
  • Digital Communication and third-party interfaces, including EtherCAT
  • Support role in overall system architecture design. Lead role in subsystem design

General Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide technical support for internal and external customers
  • Provide technical support for Contract Manufacturing partners in production related issues
  • Electronic component vendor interface
  • Provide and maintain engineering documentation
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives



  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field (Master’s preferred) from an ABET accredited institution
  • 5+ years electrical engineering experience, capable of performing 5 or more items from the key responsibility list
  • Demonstrated technical expertise and domain experience in embedded systems (motion control exp is helpful.)

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with others

  • Able to effectively deal with ambiguity and make good decisions with incomplete data

  • Responsive and willing to take ownership of issues and drive solutions

  • Self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and decisive

  • Creative problem solver and solution developer when presented with conflicting requirements, business demands and technical risks/issues

  • Occasional travel 10% both domestic and international, not more than 10%

  • Working knowledge of product development methodologies and stage-gate development processes


Additional Qualifications:

Experience with Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio, MATLAB, TI Code Composer, OrCAD, HDL





MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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