Computer Hardware Engineer
Vaxcom Services Inc. (an Xator Corporation National Security Solutions Company) is a niche provider of intelligence related support services. We are recognized experts in Intelligence Community with subject matter expertise in the areas of Technical/IT Services, Operations, and Intelligence Services. Clearance Requirement: Active TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph is required. Computer Hardware Engineer Reston/Herndon/Chantilly, Virginia The Computer Hardware Engineer researches, designs, develops, and tests computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components. Exclude "Computer Software Engineers, Applications" and "Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software". Hardware refers to computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment such as keyboards, modems, and printers. Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan layout, including type of computers and peripheral equipment modifications. Analyze user needs and recommend appropriate hardware. Assemble and modify existing pieces of equipment to meet special needs. Build, test and modify product prototypes, using working models or theoretical models constructed using computer simulation. Confer with engineering staff and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system. Design and develop computer hardware and support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives. Direct technicians, engineering designers or other technical support personnel as needed. Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration. Monitor functioning of equipment and make necessary modifications to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications. Provide technical support to designers, marketing and sales departments, suppliers, engineers and other team members throughout the product development and implementation process. Provide training and support to system designers and users. Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation. Select hardware and material, assuring compliance with specifications and product requirements. Specify power supply requirements and configuration, drawing on system performance expectations and design specifications. Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. Test and verify hardware and support peripherals to ensure that they meet specifications and requirements, analyzing and recording test data. Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology. Write detailed functional specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction. Equal Opportunity Statement Xator Corporation, and its Subsidiaries, provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans' status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. 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