Hardware Engineer, Level 3
Seeking team members for a contract that provides Systems Engineering support across key areas of assistance including, Systems Engineering, Program Planning and Configuration Management support for mission requirements, strategic planning, system upgrades, system availability, change management, and mission restoration for CONUS and OCONUS locations.
Security Clearance Requirements:
This position requires all candidates to be U.S. Citizens and possess an active TS/SCI Security Clearance with a Polygraph.
- Provide hardware engineering expertise to analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design and other technical hardware issues.
- Procure and perform acceptance testing on equipment.
- Provide hardware maintenance support, both preventative and remedial.
- Deploy, install, and implement hardware at Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS).
- Prepares specifications for hardware by analyzing documented and derived system requirements.
- Conduct site surveys.
- Prepares engineering plans and site Technical Design Packages.
- Organize and direct hardware installations.
- Configure (and document configuration of) computers, networking devices and various peripheral equipment.
- Prepare site installation and test reports.
- Ensure that problems have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user’s requirements.
- Prepare reports and recommendations concerning existing and emerging hardware technologies.
- Provide specific input to the hardware components of system design to include end-user devices, servers, networking devices, data storage devices, and specialized processors.
Required Education & Years of Experience:
- Twenty (20) years experience analyzing complex hardware systems for SIGINT solutions is required and
- 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.
- Analyzes 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
- Prepares functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitions
- Ensures that problems with operational hardware have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user’s requirements
- Assists with preparing installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides
- Conducts site surveys; assesses and documents current site network configuration and site- unique requirements
- Recommends specifications for hardware acquisitions
- Prepares engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages
- Develops hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelines
- Prepares drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site
- Prepares site installation and test reports
- Configures computers, communications devices and peripheral equipment
- Trains site personnel in proper use of hardware
- Prepares installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides
- Organizes and directs hardware installations across multiple sites
- Analyzes and recommends hardware specifications for project-unique or modified commercial hardware
- Assists with building simulations of proposed systems and provides hardware throughput analyses to system engineers
- Designs and verifies test harnesses/simulated interfaces for all test and integration phases
- Prepares Mean-Time-Between-Failure and Mean-Time-To-Repair analyses
- Analyzes operational data to identify choke points, failure modes, and other data for design or maintainability improvements
- Directs the work of other hardware engineers on a project requiring a variety of hardware engineering activities and tasks
- Has responsibility for all phases of hardware project planning to include schedules, budgets, and maturation of technical performance parameters
- Works 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
- Develops value engineering proposals for the program manager to reduce or avoid customer costs in up-front acquisition costs or operational/disposal costs
- Organizes and direct teams to address critical system failures that potentially derive from hardware component failure or misconfiguration
WOOD Consulting Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.