• Hardware Design Engineer

    Job Location US-MD-Annapolis Junction
    ID
    2016-4183
  • Overview

    Vistronix Intelligence & Technology Solutions is a national security solutions provider specializing in transforming big and complex data sets into mission critical intelligence.  Ingesting, processing, and exploiting Big Data is at the core of everything we do: Cyber & SIGINT Operations, C4ISR & Multi-INT Processing, and Enterprise & Open Source Analysis.  As a national security middleweight, we have a passion for our customers' mission and value ingenuity, agility, speed, and the ability to think and deliver at scale.  For more information, visit www.vistronix.com.

     

    Vistronix is currently seeking a Hardware Design Engineer for a role on one of our subcontracts.  This full time position affords the successful candidate the opportunity to work in an engaging, high-tech development environment, working with an excellent team and customer base. 

     

    Responsibilities

    Designs and tests new integrated circuits and hardware components for a wide variety of signal processing applications and research. Designs, documents, and develops 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. Analyzes the function of existing integrated circuits and hardware components for the purpose of reverse engineering the hardware and firmware. Conducts the necessary hardware engineering and related functions to modify and adapt vendor-manufactured hardware to meet special needs and contingencies.

    Qualifications

    Required Experience:

    • 7 years experience as a HDE in integrated circuit or microelectronic component design or reverse engineering of the same is required.
    • Assist with designing new products and processes and improving and maintaining existing products
    • 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
    • Communicate with the other engineering personnel to coordinate the interrelated design and assure project completion
    • 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
    • Integrate new P&R tools, P&R tool updates, and ASIC or FPGA design libraries into 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
    • 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
    • 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

    Additional contract or position specific required experience for this level:

    Information Technology: Experience with software defined radio architectures (e/g/ SCA, REDHAWK, or GNU)and model-based design (e.g. MATLAB/SIMULINK). 1 year of experience with coherent sampling/digitization; VITA 49; and 10GbE

     

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university is required. 5 years of additional hardware design engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

     

    This position requires an active Security Clearance.

     

    Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.

     

    Vistronix is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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