Hardware Engineer

Employer
Aces Incorporated
Location
Annapolis Junction, MD
Posted
Jan 18, 2022
Closes
Jan 24, 2022
Ref
325082450
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Hardware Engineer Overview: EverWatch is a government solutions company providing advanced defense, intelligence, and deployed support to our countrys most critical missions. We are a full-service government solutions company. Harnessing the most advanced technology and solutions, we strengthen defenses and control environments to preserve continuity and ensure mission success.ACES, an EverWatch company, specializes in intelligence analysis, information technology, and engineering services. We are a full-service government solutions company. We tackle the hardest challenges to ensure that national defenses are strengthen and control environments continuity is preserved.ACES employees are focused on tackling the most difficult challenges of the US Government. We offer the best salaries and benefits packages in our industry - to identify and retain the top talent in support of our critical mission objectives.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 US Government.Aces is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, citizenship or immigration status, and veteran status or any other factor prohibited by applicable law. Responsibilities: Possess hardware engineering experience with Satellite dishes ranging from 3 meters to 13 meter (M Motors, Feeds, LNAs) and experience in hardware fabrication of BNC, ENET, RF, Fiber Optic and data cables.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 processorsPrepare functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitionsEnsure that problems with operational hardware are properly identified and solutions satisfy the users requirementsConduct site surveys; assess and document site network configurations and site-unique requirementsRecommend specifications for hardware acquisitionsPrepare engineering plans and site installation Technical Design PackagesDevelop hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelinesPrepare drawings documenting as-built configurations at each sitePrepare site installation test reportsConfigure computers, communications devices and peripheral equipmentTrain site personnel in the proper use of hardwarePrepare installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides Qualifications: Relevant Qualifications:Fourteen (14) years of experience as an HWE analyzing complex hardware systems for SIGINT solutionsComplete a Bachelors 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 bachelors degreeHave the required three (3) years of SIGINT RF domain experienceHave three (3) years or more of experience in digital signal processing, integrating and testing RF components or systems that demodulate analog and digital communications signals.The Level 2 Hardware Engineer (HWE) shall possess the following capabilities: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 processorsPrepare functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitionsEnsure that problems with operational hardware are properly identified and solutions satisfied the users requirementsConduct site surveys; assess and document site network configurations and site-unique requirementsRecommend specifications for hardware acquisitionsPrepare engineering plans and site installation Technical Design PackagesDevelop hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelinesPrepare drawings documenting as-built configurations at each sitePrepare site installation test reportsConfigure computers, communications devices and peripheral equipmentTrain site personnel in the proper use of hardware for programPrepare installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guidesOrganize and direct hardware installations across multiple sitesAnalyze and recommend hardware specifications for project-unique or modified commercial hardwareAssist with building simulations of proposed systems and provided hardware throughput analyses to system engineersDesign and verify test harnesses/simulated interfaces for all test and integration phasesPrepare Mean-Time-Between-Failure and Mean-Time-To-Repair analysesAnalyze operational data to identify choke points, failure modes, and other data for design or maintainability improvements Clearance Level: TS/SCI polygraph Job Locations: US-MD-Annapolis Junction Skills: RF, Site Survey, Satellite Dishes

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