Job title : Hardware Design Engineer
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Division : Engineering
Design and test new integrated circuits and hardware components for a wide variety of signal processing applications and research.
Design, document, and develop code (to include firmware) for digital signal processors or other programmable hardware devices such as Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware.
Analyze the function of existing integrated circuits and hardware components for the purpose of reverse engineering the hardware and firmware.
Conduct the necessary hardware engineering and related functions to modify and adapt vendor-manufactured hardware to meet special Government needs and contingencies.
Required skills and capabilities:
Assist with designing new products and processes and improving and maintaining existing products; Communicate with the other engineering personnel to coordinate the interrelated design and assure project completion; Conduct design analysis on components and/or assemblies to assist in the development process by ensuring designs are cost efficient, able to be manufactured, and reliable; Apply ASIC or FPGA place and route (P&R) tools with various libraries to create physical implementations of designs; Develop and maintain documentation for the P&R design flows; Assist with de-processing electronic components and retrieving stored firmware or software using approved reverse engineering procedures; Design new products and processes and improving and maintaining existing products; Work with tool and library vendors to develop solutions for designers’ P&R design challenges; perform the de-processing of electronic components and retrieving stored firmware or software using approved reverse engineering procedures; Integrate new P&R tools, P&R tool updates, and ASIC or FPGA design libraries into Government’s computer-aided design environment, documents the use of those tools and libraries, and Assist other physical designers to successfully complete their specific P&R design tasks; Lead the designs of new products and processes and improve and maintain existing products; Provide technical leadership to less experienced engineers; Perform the de-processing of electronic components and retrieving stored firmware or software using approved reverse engineering procedures and develops improved procedures; Direct and check the work of other hardware design engineers
Twelve years experience as an HDE in an integrated circuit or microelectronic component design or reverse engineering of the same is required. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university is required, or five years of additional hardware design engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.