Sr. Engineer – Electronics Hardware/Value Engineering

Xylem (Vadodara, GJ, India) 16 days ago

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) A leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at [...] Offer You More than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
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The Role: Senior Engineer – Electronics Hardware/Value Engineering.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development of emerging disruptive technology and business solutions. Specifically, this role will be a key contributor to the expansion of Xylem’s current India Technology Center. Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Centre of Excellence Group at ITC - (Vadodara), this critical role will support Xylem in moving up the technology curve, from component supplier to a systems supplier, providing integrated products and intelligent solution offerings. The desired candidate conducts/participates in Electronics Hardware Value Engineering Concepts, Should Costing of Components / PCBA, Assembly Costing PCBA along with Housing, Competitor Benchmarking of Electronics Products

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Perform technical feasibility study and electronic architecture of competitor products.
  • Benchmark our design with competitor products and identify opportunity for value engineering.
  • Model, simulate, analyze the reference designs, and reach up-to component costing.
  • Design and develop should cost analysis for any new electronics based product designs.
  • Perform the PCBA level costing estimates
  • Perform the Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacturability Analysis (DFA / DFM)
  • Participate in FMEA and risk assessment activities
  • Keep well informed of new features and products/services. Be proactive in understanding product/service roadmaps and the implications of new features with peer engineers or self-training.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

(Minimal education & experience, essential skills & abilities and required license/certification to perform this job.) (Bullets)

  • 4-Year bachelor’s degree / 4 + 2-Year Master’s degree in Electronics & Communication, Electronic/Electrical Engineering or equivalent curriculum
  • 5-8 Years of Electronics product development domain
  • Use of recognized best practices in Hardware/firmware/software development methodologies and processes
  • Excellent Communication skills with strong English both in written and spoken

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert in Digital hardware designs on various controller platforms like FreeScale / TI etc., Analog Designs.
  • Knowledge of  Power Supply concepts – SMPS designs, Converters/Inverters, Magnetics, Power Components, Sensing
  • Good knowledge on Analog circuit design analysis and understanding.
  • Electronics design knowledge, especially while estimation of overall power budget of the product
  • Expert in Communication Hardware designs on various physical layers – Wired and Wireless like RS485 / CAN / BlueTooth / Wi-Fi etc.
  • Knowledge front end protections applicable to product immunity (e.g. EMI/EMC, Insulation test, environmental test etc.)
  • Expert in designing the PCBs using Altium Designer software. Knows the in/out of Altium Designer tool and is able to write customized scripts on the same (for ex. BoM generation), rules, library management and vault.
  • Extensive experience utilizing a CAD library and library management
  • Expert in layout of high speed, low noise and high voltage / high current, multi-layered PCBs
  • Experience with designing to meet EMC and safety requirements.
  • Ensuring error-free release of Gerber’s, BOM, and fabrication/assembly drawings
  • Generate and maintain PCB specifications and ensure that PCB design packages include proper notes for fabrication and assembly.
  • Work with outside vendors for fabrication and assembly to establish and follow PCB design rules for DFM and DFA.
  • Conversion of Schematics to PCB layout, including component symbol and footprint generation and library management
  • Solid understanding of Layout techniques for EMI/EMC, Signal Integrity, crosstalk validation, Layout Designing, DRC Definition, High Speed board designing, PCB stack up finalization
  • Solid understanding of PCB manufacturing processes and of PCB materials
  • Working with mechanical engineers to determine PCB size and other constraints
  • Working with the Value Engineering Teams on other aspects of the projects.
  • Experience of handling Electronics measuring equipment like Mixed Signal Oscilloscope, Power Analyzer, Functional Generator etc.

Additional Information: 

  • Working Conditions
  • Electrical test labs, high voltage potentials.
  • Pump controls & test machines and rooms, high voltage potentials, mechanical hazards (moving machinery), high temperature hazards (hot metal,  sparks)
  • Occasional travel, both domestic and international
  • Stamina and Adaptability
  • Capable of working with cross functional team
  • Adaptability to work with different work culture, time zones.
  • Extensive lab testing, moving small equipment, etc.



Director – India Technology Centre (Vadodara)


Xylem Water Solutions India Private Limited



Sr. Engineer – Electronics Hardware/Value Engineering

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