Lead Hardware Engineer

Location: Columbia, Maryland.

Position Type: Full-time.

Drive successful design and engineering of electronic products such as printed circuit boards, sensors, and gateways from conception to production.

Duties:

* Ensure successful completion of specification reviews, development program timelines and reports, design reviews, simple mechanical designs, documentation packages, reproduction builds and transfers to production.

* Solve highly advanced hardware engineering problems (certification, power supplies, high speed interfaces, high speed memory and processor buses).

* Review and approve design validation testing.

* Interface with customers at key development points to understand and guide system requirements.

* Develop quotes to estimate effort for hardware development projects.

* Ensure all hardware engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives.

* Design for single board computers and high level systems with DRAM, Flash, Ethernet, Serial, and Wireless Technology.

* Determine and meet hardware development commitments.
* Assist with creation of product technical specifications.
* System design and debugging, use of scopes and analyzers.
* Understand and maintain project schedules to ensure requirements are met.
* Supervise and develop hardware engineering team.
* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* 5 or more years of electrical engineering experience including the design of printed circuit boards required.
* Advanced knowledge of hardware design required.
* Experience with microprocessors, CPLD, LCDs, USB, low power & analog design.
* Knowledge of C language/High level design languages (VHDL/Verilog) helpful.
* Experienced with high speed board design, EMI/ESD remediation strategies.
* Excellent communication skills; able to work well in a team environment or independently.
* Ability to problem solve, analyze information for determining directions, and create documentation.
* Prior experience supervising small teams.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to travel, which may include occasional international travel. Valid passport required.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field.

Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required by the employee.

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