Careers at McQ - Design Engineer (Fulltime)
McQ is recognized as the technology leader in the development of low power embedded systems, remote surveillance, security and environmental monitoring products. For over 30 years, McQ has earned a reputation for delivering rugged, state of the art surveillance and remote sensor systems for a wide range of commercial, industrial, and government clients. McQ is responsible for the complete life–cycle of a project–from initial concept to customer delivery. Therefore, McQ's engineers are involved in the design, implementation, manufacturing, testing, and delivery/training of its products.
At McQ, we develop custom embedded systems with state of the art integrated circuits (e.g. microprocessors, DSPs, and FPGAs), write our embedded firmware, write our own software for mobile and client/server applications, design our own custom hardware from scratch including custom printed circuit boards (PCBs), develop our own algorithms (utilizing signal processing and image processing), perform extensive modeling and simulation, develop our own mechanical designs, develop and integrate a large variety of communication solutions, and perform our own testing, integration, and transition into manufacturing.
Fulltime engineers work on small teams (average size of 5) to develop complex embedded systems, from scratch, in short timeframes (typical projects are 6 months to 1 year in duration). Good written and oral communication skills are critically important, and these skills will be used throughout the candidate's position with McQ.
McQ hires both experienced engineers and those graduating with a BS, MS, or PhD in a related engineering/science discipline -- Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Engineering (CpE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), or Computer Science (CS). A BS degree in at least one of these disciplines is required; while multiple related degrees, an MS, or PhD is preferred.
A fulltime engineering candidate should have at least the minimum background stated below in one or more of the following job functions: embedded design, analog design, algorithm design, software application design and/or mechanical design. However, a candidate that meets the desired qualifications and in multiple job functions is preferred.