Senior Electrical Engineer Job Openings - 67 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Sr. Electrical Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Sr. Electrical Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    Electrical Panel Builder
    Manpower Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

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    Data Center Electrical Field Engineer
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

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    Data Center Electrical Field Engineer
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,315

    Senior UI Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    FPGA Design Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,984

    Senior DevOps Engineer - Dyn
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,984

    Senior DevOps Engineer
    Dimension Data

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

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    Senior Exchange Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

    Senior Exchange Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $121,496

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    Senior Security Engineer
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $99,154

    Senior Storage Engineer
    Dimension Data

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,973

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    Senior Hardware Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,973

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    Senior Hardware Engineer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Software Engineer- Dyn
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

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    Senior Staff Network Engineer
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

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    Sr. Software Java JIRA
    Latitude Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $121,496

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    Senior Security Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,192

    Senior Voice Services Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

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    Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

    Senior Systems and Virtualization Engineer Opening
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,028

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    REF6950D Senior Staff
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $112,880

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    Senior Linux Systems Engineer Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,028

    REF6950D Senior Staff
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

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    Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $119,028

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    REF6950D Senior Staff
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

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    Senior Systems and Virtualization Engineer Opening
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Senior Cloud Network and DDoS Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

    Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $112,880

    Senior Linux Systems Engineer Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,557

    Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,192

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    Senior Voice Services Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $105,560

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    REF5960C - Senior Staff Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Logging & Monitoring
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $105,560

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    REF5960C - Senior Staff Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Logging & Monitoring
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

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    Senior Remedy Developer (Lead) Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    ATG Sr. Developer
    Viva USA Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Remedy Developer (Lead) Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Principal Sr &
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

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    Sr. Network Support Engineers
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,456

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    UPS Field Service Engineer
    Peter Kazella Associates, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    Senior Principal Windows System Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    Senior Principal Windows System Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

    Sr Electrical Engineer FAA Infrastructure
    Leidos

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Senior Electrical
    Sgt Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

    Sr. Electrical Engineer
    USM, An Emcor Company

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Sr Electrical Engineer Job
    Alliant Techsystems

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Sr Electrical Engineer (Harness) - Clearance required Job
    Alliant Techsystems

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

    Electrical Engineer, Sr._Electrical Engineering
    The Mitre Corporation

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

    Senior Electrical Engineer
    Orbital ATK

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Sr. Electrical Engineer
    Acuity Brands

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Sr. ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
    Latitude Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

    Senior Electrical Engineer I&T
    Orbital ATK

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Engineer - Electrical (Senior)
    Quadrant Inc.

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Sr. Electrical Engineer
    Acuity Brands

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

    Sr Electrical Engineer - Analog & Mixed-Signal Circuit Design
    Cybercoders

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

    Sr. Electrical Engineer (Power Subsystems) - Security Clearence Required
    Orbital ATK

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Senior Electrical Engineer
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

Senior Electrical Engineer Jobs

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$108,991

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What does a Senior Electrical Engineer do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

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how to become a Senior Electrical Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Real Senior Electrical Engineer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Electrical Engineer Vibrant America, LLC San Carlos, CA Sep 19, 2016 $200,665
Senior Electrical Engineer Vibrant America, LLC San Carlos, CA Sep 21, 2016 $200,665
Senior Electrical Engineer NES Global, LLC New Orleans, LA Feb 09, 2015 $180,000
Senior Electrical Engineer Vibrant America, LLC San Carlos, CA Sep 21, 2016 $175,579
Senior Electrical Engineer Vibrant America, LLC San Carlos, CA Sep 19, 2016 $175,579
Senior Electrical Engineer Vibrant Sciences, LLC San Carlos, CA Oct 01, 2015 $175,000
Senior Electrical Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 10, 2016 $169,747
Senior Electrical Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Apr 15, 2016 $157,780
Senior Electrical Engineer QPS Engineering, LLC Ashville, OH Oct 10, 2016 $156,525 -
$346,964
Senior Electrical Engineer QPS Engineering, LLC Tulsa, OK Oct 10, 2016 $156,525 -
$346,964

Top Skills for a Senior Electrical Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

ControlSystemSafetyElectricalSystemsPCBFpgaElectricalDesignFacilityElectricalSchematicsFirmwareRFCADProjectManagementAutocadMotorControlSystemDesignElectricalEquipmentProductDevelopmentEthernetTestProceduresEMI

Top Senior Electrical Engineer Skills

The three most common skills for senior electrical engineer jobs are:
  1. Control System
  2. Safety
  3. Electrical Systems

The skill you don’t need: EMI.

Autocad, Firmware, EMI, Product Development, Safety, PCB, CAD, Test Procedures, Fpga, Control System, Electrical Systems, RF, Project Management, Electrical Equipment, Motor Control, Electrical Schematics, Ethernet, Electrical Design, Facility, System Design

Top Senior Electrical Engineer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Senior Electrical Engineer Employers

There are currently 10 companies that are hiring a Senior Electrical Engineer.

You can also find a good amount of Senior Electrical Engineer jobs here:
  1. Rockwell Collins
  2. Enercon Services
  3. Jacobs Engineering
  4. Ion Geophysical

Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Enercon Services, Jacobs Engineering, Ion Geophysical, ECG, Burns & McDonnell, AMEC, Engineering Design, Klein Tools

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