EverWatch

Hardware Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Annapolis Junction
Posted Date 10 months ago(2/3/2022 5:25 PM)
ID
2022-1696
# of Openings
0
Category
System Engineering

Job Title

Hardware Engineer

Overview

EverWatch is a government solutions company providing advanced defense, intelligence, and deployed support to our country’s 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 environment’s 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 U.S. 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

Analyzed 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.

Prepared functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitions.

Ensured that problems with operational hardware were properly identified and solutions satisfied the user’s requirements.

Conducted site surveys; assessed and documented site network configurations and site-unique requirements.

Recommended specifications for hardware acquisitions.

Prepared engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages.

Developed hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelines.

Prepared drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site.

Prepared site installation a test reports.

Configured computers, communications devices and peripheral equipment.

Trained site personnel in the proper use of hardware.

Prepared installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides.

Organized and directed hardware installations across multiple sites.

Analyzed and recommended hardware specifications for project-unique or modified commercial hardware.

Assisted with building simulations of proposed systems and provided hardware throughput analyses to system engineers.

Designed and verified test harnesses/simulated interfaces for all test and integration phases.

Prepared Mean-Time-Between-Failure and Mean-Time-To-Repair analyses.

Analyzed operational data to identify choke points, failure modes, and other data for design or maintainability improvements.

Directed the work of other hardware engineers on a project requiring a variety of hardware engineering activities and tasks.

Planned all phases of hardware projects to include schedules, budgets, and maturation of technical performance parameters.

Worked 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.

Developed proposals for the program manager to reduce or avoid customer costs in up-front acquisition costs or operational / disposal costs.

Organized and directed teams to address critical system failures that potentially derive from hardware component failure or misconfiguration.

Qualifications

Relevant Qualifications:

Fourteen (14) years of experience as an HWE analyzing complex hardware systems for SIGINT solutions
Complete a 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
Have the required three (3) years of SIGINT RF domain experience
Have 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 processors
Prepare functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitions
Ensure that problems with operational hardware are properly identified and solutions satisfied the user’s requirements
Conduct site surveys; assess and document site network configurations and site-unique requirements
Recommend specifications for hardware acquisitions
Prepare engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages
Develop hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelines
Prepare drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site
Prepare site installation test reports
Configure computers, communications devices and peripheral equipment
Train site personnel in the proper use of hardware for program
Prepare installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides
Organize and direct hardware installations across multiple sites
Analyze and recommend hardware specifications for project-unique or modified commercial hardware
Assist with building simulations of proposed systems and provided hardware throughput analyses to system engineers
Design and verify test harnesses/simulated interfaces for all test and integration phases
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

Clearance Level

TS/SCI polygraph

Job Locations

US-MD-Annapolis Junction

Skills

RF, Site Survey, Satellite Dishes

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