Electrical Designer

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Permanent Full Time

Job Description

Electrical Designer

Vancouver, Canada


Avigilon (TSX: AVO) provides trusted security solutions to the global market. Avigilon designs, develops, and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions. Avigilon’s solutions have been installed at thousands of customer sites, including school campuses, transportation systems, healthcare centers, public venues, critical infrastructure, prisons, factories, casinos, airports, financial institutions, government facilities, and retailers.


Responsibilities include:

  • Design of digital electronic and power supply circuits using EDA tools including schematic capture, PCB layout and SPICE simulation tools
  • Creation and maintenance of board design files and bills of materials
  • Testing and troubleshooting of electronic circuit boards
  • Creation and maintenance of design and testing documentation
  • Estimation of work and cost required to complete proposed tasks and the tracking of the work and cost as the tasks progress
  • Construction of prototypes for purposes of testing circuit designs as needed, using workbench tools and test equipment
  • Testing and mitigation of compliance issues


  • Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Diploma of Technology in Electronics
  • At least 5 years’ experience designing products for manufacture.
  • Strong understanding of SoC/DSP design incorporating DDR, flash, high speed sensor and Ethernet interfaces
  • Strong understanding of isolated, PoE and PoE+ power supply design
  • Extensive knowledge of EMC and safety standards and design requirements to ensure that the products meet these standards
  • Ability to critically assess and optimize the cost and performance of designs
  • Proven ability to design reliable electronic products using the latest technologies
  • Hands-on testing and troubleshooting experience
  • Strong soldering and improvisation abilities
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for electronics and a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to learn quickly and independently, and work within a team
  • Familiarity with schematic capture, circuit simulation, and PCB layout software
  • Ability to use scripting languages such as Python, TCL, etc. to automate everyday tasks
  • Understanding of embedded C, revision control (SVN or CVS) and PLM systems (Agile, Arena)
  • Ability to interact with vendors to optimize component selection in new designs

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience: 

  • Experience designing and testing video camera products (machine vision or IP cameras)

Perks and Benefits:


As a full-time employee at Avigilon, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes MSP, extended health, dental, medical insurance while travelling, and the opportunity to participate in the Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP).  You will also receive a health spending account to cover additional healthcare costs, such as vision care, RMT and chiropractor visits. 



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