Job Description

Senior Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designer
Contract 12+ months (contract - to - hire)
Mon-Fri 40 hours/week
Danbury, CT
*Onsite required

About the job

Come join a company where what you do makes a difference.  For over 50 years, we have forged groundbreaking technologies that have pushed the limits of physics, engineered the impossible, and provided actionable intelligence to keep our Armed Forces and nation safe.  We are dedicated to helping you grow your career by using all your talents, insights and experiences in a welcoming team environment. Bring your passion, commitment and curiosity and come grow with us as together we work to make our world a safer place. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designer.


  • Design, development, and documentation in support of space, air, and ground based optical payload systems
  • Versed in basic Analog and Digital electronics (mixed-signal), including FPGA’s
  • Understanding schematic development using Capture CIS and circuit flow and design constraints as passed down from the schematic to Allegro PCB Design Editor
  • Utilize Capture CIS to navigate, de-bug, and edit schematics as required to resolve common DRC errors
  • Thoroughly understand all the advanced set-up and customization features of Allegro PCB Design Editor
  • Collaborate with other engineering functions to derive the board mechanical constraints from an IDX or DXF file for import into Allegro
  • Complete design implementation including, choosing the appropriate board stack-up, determining the proper dielectric spacing and traces for any impedance controlled signals, and applying source and termination resistors/capacitors for Signal Integrity
  • Utilize the EC process using PDM Link to release a complete PCB design package with Schematic, PCB Post Process, Fab, CCA, and BOM documentation
  • Assist in both schematic entry and PCB layout
  • Assist in schematic symbols and PCB footprint creation


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience. Greater than 10 years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree
  • Experience using AutoCAD and Cadence software: OrCAD Capture CIS, OrCAD PCB Editor, Allegro PCB Designer is preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be able to work within a group and team environment
  • Must be detail-oriented and results-driven with ability  to achieve deadlines
  • Strong communication, presentation and organizational skills
  • Experience with Windchill (PDMlink) to store assembly drawings, parts lists, and create bills of material/BOM.
  • HyperLynx for analysis a plus
  • Capable of obtaining a clearance is desired

It is the policy of GCR to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. GCR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.

Application Instructions

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