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Hardware Design Engineer (012320.04-TUN)

Capital Solutions Group | Fort George G Meade MD 20755 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/24/2020

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CLEARANCE:  TS/SCI with Polygraphs are required

POSITION:  Hardware Design Engineer

LABOR CATEGORY:  Hardware Engineer, Level III


LOCATION:  Ft. Meade, Maryland



• 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, 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.

•Meet with the customer to communicate status and risks as well as work in a team environment to accomplish team goals

• Work within established processes to meet scheduled deadlines, and communicate in a timely manner when a schedule is at risk.

• Troubleshoot issues ranging from system design artifacts to customer hardware not performing as expected

• Perform trade analysis to minimize recommendations and present this information to peers and customers as-needed



• 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, hardware interface compatibility analysis

•  Attention to detail and 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   x86 compatble Processor's

   o   x86 compatible 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)

• Experience conducting equipment evaluations

• Experience as an administrator of LINUX

• Experience with scripting languages (PERL, JAVA, PYTHON, or others)

• Understanding of electrical concepts, electrical interfaces, and signal communications

• Exposure to Linux, cloud computing, SIGINT, distributed applications, networking technology.






        EDUCATION + EXPERIENCE:   Degree or higher in technical discipline related to the experience requirements as stated herein (such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering).

  •   Master’s Degree + 6 years of experience, OR
  •   Bachelor’s Degree + 8 years of experience, OR
  •   Associate’s Degree + 10 years of experience, OR
  •   No Degree + 12 years of experience.


REQUIRED: Minimum eight (8) years experience analyzing complex hardware systems for SIGINT solutions.

REQUIRED: Proficient analog design skills, such as power supply design, audio circuitry design, and experience with vehicle bus interfaces.

REQUIRED: Proficient digital design skills, such as processor/memory interfaces, logic design and timing analysis.

REQUIRED: Proficient in high-level logic design using very high speed integration circuits (VHISC) hardware description language (VHDL).

REQUIRED: Proficient in hardware debugging techniques.

REQUIRED: Proficient in the use of test equipment, such as: Digital Sampling Oscilloscopes, High-speed Logic Analyzers, Network Analyzers, and Spectrum Analyzers.

REQUIRED: Proficient with schematic entry; experience working with board layout and assembly vendors to get printed circuit boards built.

REQUIRED: Proficient in working with software developers to debug hardware/software integration issues.

REQUIRED: Experience providing hardware project development support, which includes the generation of new ideas, specifications, analysis of systems, interfacing with communication/network subsystems and generation of related documentation.

REQUIRED: Experience providing hardware engineering expertise to the program in a leadership role to analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design, and other technical hardware issues.

DESIRED: At least three (3) years direct experience with and intelligence community or signals intelligence activity.



CSG, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer that values the strength of diversity in the workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, medical condition or disability.

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Location Fort George G Meade, MD, 20755, United States
Categories Computer Hardware, Engineering, Professional
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI with Full-scope Polygraph

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Bianca Kennedy
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Primary Phone 571-216-7354
Job Code 012320.04-TUN