The main function of a hardware engineer is to research, design, develop, test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. A typical hardware engineer is responsible for the manufacture and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components. Job Responsibilities:
? Review and approve plan layout, including type of computers and peripheral equipment modifications.
? Review and approve product prototypes, working models or theoretical models constructed with computer simulation.
? Supervise functioning of equipment and approve modifications to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.
? Write detailed functional specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction.
? Function as a subject matter expert to engineering staff and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system.
? Provide training and support to system designers and users.
? Design and develop computer hardware and support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives.
? Direct technicians, engineering designers or other technical support personnel as needed.Job Requirements:
? Bachelor's degree in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering required.
? This is not a remote position. You must report to our client's location in Lowell, MA.
? Ten years' experience as a hardware engineer bringing electronic products to market preferred.
? Experience collaborating with Mentor Graphics Design Architect tools required.
? Hands on experience working with oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers preferred.
? Experience working in an embedded environment preferred.
? Creativity, verbal and written communication skills, analytical and problem-solving ability.
? Team player and detail oriented.
? Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.
? Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
? Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
? Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Previous experience with computer applications and design software related to engineering field.
? Strong lab debug skills, working with oscilloscopes, and logic analyzer.
? Experience with signal integrity and high-speed design.
? Experience working through compliance testing.