Hardware Design Engineer

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Varec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking to hire an entry level Hardware Design Engineer for instrumentation and communications devices. 

Responsibilities will include developing technical documentation and plans, assessing new technologies and tools, circuit board design, firmware development, troubleshooting and repair, verification & validation, and testing. 

This position will report to the Hardware Engineering Manager and interface with production, procurement, systems engineering, technical support analysts and software development personnel.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate competency in decision-making, flexibility, planning and organizing, self-initiative and interpersonal skills.
An exciting ground level opportunity to work on Varec’s next generation of Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) in the tank gauging and inventory management industry
A chance to work with the latest embedded technologies, including state of the art Real-Time Operating System, and OPC UA M2M communication
Opportunity to contribute to the development of both Hardware and Software (Firmware) components 
Flexible work hours
An individual office
Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Vacation, Flexible Spending Account, 401K

Hardware engineering for a variety of products, including gauges, transmitters, interface devices and operator terminals
Working independently or in small teams to develop new hardware products or make design changes to existing products
Analyze product requirements and specifications to develop technical plans, work task breakdown and estimates
Develop electrical schematics and printed circuit board (PCB) design
Develop embedded firmware in ANSI C
Research, analyze and select components and integrated circuits
Write test procedures and perform component level, functional and integration testing
Interface with mechanical engineers and drafters to integrate circuit board designs into the product housings and enclosures
Work with technical writers to produce installation and operations manuals and other product documentation
Develop manual and automated test fixtures for quality assurance and manufacturing
Documentation of work and results
Provide tier 3 technical support to troubleshoot and fix hardware and firmware defects
***External Referral eligible***

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE LEVEL:   Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, related degree or equivalent work experience

Basic electronic bench skills
Strong basic electrical and electronics design knowledge
Education, training and zero to 3 years of experience in circuit design and board layout
Education, training and zero to 3 years of experience in ANSI C firmware development
Education, training and zero to 3 years of experience with CAD tools such as OrCAD, AutoCAD and SolidWorks
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Successfully works in a small team environment

Works independently and with minimal supervision
Good planning and organizational skills, prioritizes well and stays focused
Very detail oriented
Reacts well to change
Reports problems immediately

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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