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Hardware Engineer Level 2

Learn more about this opportunity below: 6823-GE - Hardware Engineer Level 2

Clearance: TS/SCI FSP

Location: Ft. Meade





Required Skills:

The HE2 will meet the following educational and years of experience requirement:

• Fourteen (14) years’ experience as a HE is analyzing complex hardware systems for SIGINT solutions.

• A Bachelor’s degree in Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, or related discipline from an accredited college or university. Five (5) years of additional hardware engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.


The HE2 should have skills/knowledge in the following:

• Cisco ASA, Nexus, Catalyst devices – install, configure, maintain, demonstrate familiarity with IOS options, features, and support structure

• Cisco ACI and APIC technologies – to include configuration and troubleshooting of EPGs

• Demonstrate familiarity with Software Defined Networking concepts

• Address Nessus scan vulnerability and compliance requirements for network hardware (Cisco, Juniper, possibly others)

• Troubleshoot routing, firewall, and other connectivity issue with other technology teams and various stakeholders.

• Familiarity with VMware hypervisor, converged storage, and multisite redundancy techniques



The Level 2 Hardware Engineer (HE) shall possess the following capabilities:

Analyze hardware specifications and system/subsystem requirements to conceive and document a practical design for hardware components to include servers, network devices, transmission media, storage devices, user interface devices, and special processors

Prepare functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitions

Ensure that problems with operational hardware have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user’s requirements

Assist with preparing installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides

Conduct site surveys; assesses and documents current site network configuration and site-unique requirements

Recommend specifications for hardware acquisitions

Prepare engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages

Develop hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelines

Prepare drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site

Prepare site installation and test reports

Configure computers, communications devices and peripheral equipment

Train site personnel in proper use of hardware

Prepare installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides

Organize and direct hardware installations across multiple sites

Analyze and recommend hardware specifications for project-unique or modified commercial hardware

Assist with building simulations of proposed systems and provides hardware throughput analyses to system engineers

Design and verify test harnesses/simulated interfaces for all test and integration phases

Prepare Mean-Time-Between-Failure and Mean-Time-To-Repair analyses

Analyze operational data to identify choke-points, failure modes, and other data for design or maintainability improvements


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