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Senior Electrical Sustaining Engineer (Relocation Bonus)

Irvine , California

Job Category: Electrical Engineering

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3431

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 2,000 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 
ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 40,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 
When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we’re a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyze reported failures and evaluate to determine the root cause and implement solutions.
  • Support product/process/yield improvement activities in partnership with Engineering, Operations, and Quality departments.
  • Generate reports and compile data related to reported issues and findings.
  • Investigate and escalate Production issues/complaints with the development.
  • Analyze failure tracking for trend identification.
  • Responsible for yield improvement of the production line.
  • Provide engineering knowledge and oversight to resolve manufacturing- and quality-related problems with existing products.
  • Create strategies for the verification of the corrective actions and participate in verification activities.
  • Create engineering change orders.
  • Support operational (shortages, EOL) change requests for released products.
  • Create prototypes to test new components, fixes, and improvements.
  • Maintain assembly procedures and documents from the release.
  • Implement Manufacturing Bill of Materials administration and updates from product improvements or obsolescence.
  • Provide routine review and action for obsolete parts and identification of sources for direct replacement parts that meet the form, fit, and function requirements.
  • Support and set up new product introductions.
  • Routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking.
  • Able to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds.
  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree.
  • 8+ years of experience in testing and debugging embedded hardware development experience in the Aerospace industry.
  • Knowledge of standard data bus peripherals (I2C, SPI, UART, USB, Ethernet).
  • Competency with standard test equipment: oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter, logic analyzer.
  • Ability to rework circuit boards with surface mount technology.
  • Working knowledge of hardware and system debug practices.
  • Experience with debugging and evaluation of system failures.
  • Ability to read schematics and be able to relate them to the PCB Design.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Energy and passion for inventing and creating new solutions, challenging the status quo, and driving positive change.
  • Ability and willingness to go above and beyond one’s comfort zone when it comes to learning about other technologies and applications.
Note: Due to nature of work, only US Persons (citizens or permanent residents) need apply for this position.

Salary Range: $140,000 - $205,000

The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.


ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.