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Hardware Engineer Level 1

Learn more about this opportunity below: 7093-EI - Hardware Engineer Level 1

Clearance: TS/SCI FSP

Location: Ft. Meade








-20 years of experience as an HE analyzing complex hardware systems for SIGINT solutions. Bachelor’s degree in Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional hardware engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

-Required three (3) years of SIGINT RF domain experience

-Three (3) years or more of experience in digital signal processing, integrating and testing RF components or systems that demodulate analog and digital communications signals.


The Level 3 Hardware Engineer (HE) shall possess the following capabilities:

-Analyzed 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.

-Prepared functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitions.

-Ensured that problems with operational hardware were properly identified and solutions satisfied the user’s requirements.

-Conducted site surveys; assessed and documented site network configurations and site-unique requirements.

-Recommended specifications for hardware acquisitions.

-Prepared engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages.

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

-Prepared drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site.

-Prepared site installation a test reports.

-Configured computers, communications devices and peripheral equipment.

-Trained site personnel in the proper use of hardware.

-Prepared installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides.

-Organized and directed hardware installations across multiple sites.

-Analyzed and recommended hardware specifications for project-unique or modified commercial hardware.

-Assisted with building simulations of proposed systems and provided hardware throughput analyses to system engineers.

-Designed and verified test harnesses/simulated interfaces for all test and integration phases.

-Prepared Mean-Time-Between-Failure and Mean-Time-To-Repair analyses.

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

-Directed the work of other hardware engineers on a project requiring a variety of hardware engineering activities and tasks.

-Planned all phases of hardware projects to include schedules, budgets, and maturation of technical performance parameters.

-Worked closely with system engineering and test engineering to develop and validate hardware portion of test plans, test procedures, throughput models, failure analysis and risk analysis.

-Developed proposals for the program manager to reduce or avoid customer costs in up-front acquisition costs or operational / disposal costs.

-Organized and directed teams to address critical system failures that potentially derive from hardware component failure or misconfiguration.


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