Senior Principal Hardware Engineer
Employment Type: Full-Time
-Design, develop, modify, evaluate and implement new and existing Launch and Test Range hardware- and server-based systems
-Lead the technical aspects of a project and the supporting multi-disciplined project team. Primary focus will be on the Eastern Range supporting Telemetry, Radar, Surveillance, Optical, Communications, Command Destruct, Data Handling, Weather, Timing, and Safety systems
-Research, design, develop, evaluate and implement new capabilities and modifications to existing capabilities for hardware- and server-based systems
-Develop system architectures and designs, define and document system requirements for new and existing products and communicate technical requirements to stakeholders
-Analyze, develop, recommend and implement technical approaches to meet requirements
-Analyze technical issues and develop engineering solutions as required to meet system requirements
-Evaluate commercial or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products
-Perform radio frequency (RF) link or propagation analysis
-Perform data distribution and performance analysis
-Conduct site surveys at locations
-Conduct impact and feasibility studies for candidate equipment
-Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers.
-Perform complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis to provide the most appropriate technical solutions
-Prepare technical reports for internal and external customers
-Lead the technical aspects of a project and support the multi-disciplined project team
-Coordinate and oversee the efforts of all technical support personnel for assigned projects
-Serve as the primary technical interface for project information to internal management and customers, including users
-Work collaboratively with project managers, engineers, technicians, and users
-Conduct/support Unit, Functional, and Product Acceptance testing
-Conduct/support Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) and Operational Testing (OT)
-Participate in system safety analyses and provide input into system test and validation activities
-Provide technical support to Systems and Software Engineers
-Evaluate and recommend component suppliers and vendor capabilities and act as liaison with approved vendors/suppliers to maintain product/process availability
-Provide leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.
-Provide technical expertise for spectrum management.
-Provide Subject Matter Expertise as needed.
-Perform other duties as assigned
Required Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Math
Minimum 10 years' experience in hardware engineering to include leading proposal and project teams
Minimum 5 years' experience working with hardware and server based sytsems
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
-In depth knowledge of hardware- and server-based system integration and testing.
-Understanding of IP networks.
-Knowledge of RF data modulation (CPFSK, SOQPSK, FQPSK, etc.) and transport protocols and techniques.
-Knowledge of the principles and application of radio frequency (RF) instrumentation.
-Understanding of the principles and mitigation of electromagnetic/RF interference (EMI/RFI).
-The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements
-Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization
-Valid U.S. Driver’s License required
-Ability to travel nationwide (10% maximum)
Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron?s strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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