Junior / Intermediate Hardware Engineer
Curtiss-Wright - Ashburn, VA

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The Hardware Design Engineer is responsible for all aspects of hardware development within an embedded systems environment. The individual will support activities including requirements definition, design capture, board testing and debug, documenting, support and at the most senior level, may provide architecture, mentoring and team leadership.

  • Design, develop and test of new embedded hardware
  • Support and enhance existing embedded hardware
  • Apply established development processes and assist in process improvement
  • Analyze requirements and develop design alternatives
  • Generate complete and accurate user and design documentation
  • Provide input to architecture and design reviews
  • Provide input and evaluation of new technologies and products
  • Keep current with embedded hardware trends and share knowledge
  • Perform design verification of products
  • Contribute to the release of manufacturing technical data packages for products
  • Assist in maintaining a positive and productive atmosphere within the team
  • Provide task breakdowns and accurate estimates for project planning

  • Minimum of 2 years experience preferably in the military / aerospace market
  • Strong sense of responsibility, commitment to quality and ability to achieve deadlines
  • Strong digital design skills
  • Understanding of analog circuits and demonstrated experience with high current, multiphase switching power supply design is highly desired.
  • Board level development experience utilizing high speed digital circuits and/or FPGAs is required.
  • Experience with PCI-E, Serial Rapid I/O (SRIO), Gigabit Ethernet, Embedded processors (Power PC, Intel) VME, VPX is desired.
  • Experience with design capture tools (preferably Mentor Graphics) is required
  • Experience with Hardware test and debug methodologies is required
  • Experience with formal Product Development Processes is desired.
  • Experience with Hardware debugging tools – analyzers, scopes, emulators is desired
  • Experience with design for high speed signal integrity and power integrity is highly desired.
  • Experience with signal integrity analysis tools and measurement is an asset
  • Experience with hardware descriptor languages such as Verilog or VHDL is an asset
  • Experience with requirements capture, analysis and tracking is an asset
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations

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