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Hardware Design Engineer: Systems Engineer IV

Annapolis Junction, MD · Information Technology
​• B.S. in Computer or Electrical Engineering desired; other technical degree or applicable years of experience will be considered
• Experience with systems requirements gathering, definition, and documentation capture for physical hardware and for customer provided software
• Ability to interpret customer intent and translate into written physical hardware requirements
• Ability to apply knowledge of system lifecycle (i.e., physical hardware, network growth, hardware reusability, and ease of deployment) to system designs
• Ability to interpret and create logic diagrams and Bill of Materials (BOMs)
• Ability to perform power analysis, optical power budget analysis, hardware interface compatibility analysis
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with OEM vendors to define hardware configurations and review/evaluate quotes
• Understanding of computing architecture concepts to include but not limited to the following:
o Intel x86 Processor's
o Intel x86 Memory Architecture
o NUMA memory architecture
o RAM memory types (DDR3, DDR4, R-DIMMs, LR-DIMMS)
o Storage (HDD, SSD, NVMe)
o Networking (1GE, 10GE, 40GE, 25GE, 100GE)
o Hardware Interface Protocols (e.g., RS232, Ethernet)
• Ability to troubleshoot issues ranging from usage of design capture tools to customer hardware not performing as expected
• Ability to perform trade analysis to minimize recommendations and present this information to peers and customers as-needed
• Understanding of electrical concepts, electrical interfaces, and signal communications 

• Utilize knowledge and experience to troubleshoot and design efficient and cost effective commodity hardware computing system solutions based on customer requirements.
• Day-to-day tasks include: reviewing customer requirements, performing equipment analysis, generating equipment architecture recommendations, creating logic diagrams and BOMs, and peer reviewing system designs.
• Individuals should be able to adapt to changing customer requirements and abide by customer guidelines.
• Candidates should have good communication skills and be comfortable meeting with the customer, and working in a team environment.
• All candidates should have great attention to detail, work within established processes, meet scheduled deadlines, and communicate in a timely manner when a schedule is at risk.​

REQUIRED: Minimum twenty (20) years experience in a technical role in projects and programs for Government or Industry customers.
REQUIRED: Twelve (12) years experience as a Systems Engineer in programs that encompass system architecture, requirements analysis, process execution and evaluation.
REQUIRED: At least five (5) years direct experience with an intelligence community or signals intelligence activity.
REQUIRED: Experience developing strategic and implementation plans for large-scale information systems.
REQUIRED: Experience reverse engineering and re-engineering.
REQUIRED: Experience developing system architecture and design including: Software, Hardware, Communications, Interface requirements.
REQUIRED: Experience in leading systems definition, trade-off and design activities.
REQUIRED: Experience in leading analysis of system requirements and components.
REQUIRED: Experience in performing system audits to ensure intended system functionality, operation, and performance requirements are achieved.
REQUIRED: Experience in system performance analysis.
REQUIRED: Experience in planning the next generation system.
REQUIRED: Experience providing leadership and vision for system engineering of large-scale systems, major system elements, and/or interfacing systems.
REQUIRED: Experience providing overall system engineering expertise in the architecture, design, development, requirements analysis, data flow, network design and/or implementation, or testing for the program.
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