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Senior Hardware Engineer

Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Job Description
Provide hardware engineering expertise to analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design and other technical hardware issues. Procure and perform acceptance testing on equipment. Provide hardware maintenance support, both preventative and remedial. Deploy, install, and implement hardware at Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS). Prepares specifications for hardware by analyzing documented and derived system requirements. Conduct site surveys. Prepares engineering plans and site Technical Design Packages. Organize and direct hardware installations. Configure (and document configuration of) computers, networking devices and various peripheral equipment. Prepare site installation and test reports. Ensure that problems have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user's requirements. Prepare reports and recommendations concerning existing and emerging hardware technologies. Provide specific input to the hardware components of system design to include end-user devices, servers, networking devices, data storage devices, and specialized processors.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Candidates shall possess the following experience:

Prepare functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitions
Analyze hardware specifications and system/subsystem requirements to conceive and document a practical design for hardware components to include servers, network devices, transmission media, storage devices, user interface devices, and special processors
Ensure that problems with operational hardware have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user's requirements
Assist with preparing installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides
Conduct site surveys; assesses and documents current site network configuration and site unique requirements
Develop hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelines
Train site personnel in proper use of hardware
Recommend specifications for hardware acquisitions
Prepare engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages
Prepare drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site
Prepare site installation and test reports
Configure computers, communications devices and peripheral equipment Prepare installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides
Organize and directs hardware installations across multiple sites
Design and verify test harnesses/simulated interfaces for all test and integration phases
Analyze and recommend hardware specifications for project-unique or modified commercial hardware
Assist with building simulations of proposed systems and provides hardware throughput analyses to system engineers
Prepare Mean-Time-Between-Failure and Mean-Time-To-Repair analyses
Analyze operational data to identify choke points, failure modes, and other data for design or maintainability improvements
Plan all phases of hardware project to include schedules, budgets, and maturation of technical performance parameters
Organize and direct teams to address critical system failures that potentially derive from hardware component failure or misconfiguration
Work closely with system engineering and test engineering to develop and validate hardware portion of test plans, test procedures, throughput models, failure analysis, and risk analysis
Develop proposals for the program manager to reduce or avoid customer costs in up-front acquisition costs or operational/disposal costs
Direct the work of other hardware engineers on a project requiring a variety of hardware engineering activities and tasks

Twenty (20) years experience as a HE analyzing complex hardware systems for SIGINT solutions is required. Bachelor's degree in Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional hardware engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
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  • Job Reference: 706747100-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: BAE Systems
  • Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent