Hardware Engineer (HE) Skill Level 2

Location: Ft. Gordon, GA
Date Posted: 01-26-2016
Provides hardware engineering expertise to analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design, and other technical hardware issues. Procures and performs acceptance testing on equipment. Provides hardware maintenance support, both preventative and remedial. Deploys, installs, and implements hardware in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS). Prepares specifications for hardware by analyzing documented and derived system requirements. Conducts site surveys. Prepares engineering plans and site Technical Design Packages. Organizes and directs hardware installations. Configures (and documents configuration of) computers, networking devices, and various peripheral equipment. Prepares site installations and test reports. Ensures that problems have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user’s requirements. Prepares reports and recommendations concerning existing and emerging hardware technologies. Provides specific input to the hardware components of system design to include end-user devices, servers, networking devices, data storage devices, and specialized processors.
 
The Level 2 Hardware Engineer (HE) 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 have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user’s requirements
  • Assist with preparing installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides 
  • Conduct site surveys; assess and document current site network configuration 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 and test reports 
  • Configure computers, communications devices, and peripheral equipment 
  • Train site personnel in proper use of hardware 
  • 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 provide 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

Requirements:
  • Fourteen (14) years of experience as an HE analyzing complex hardware systems for IT solutions is required.
  • 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets
 
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