Principal Hardware Engineer

  • Huntsville, AL
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: MI88-2690183

$140000 to $185000 Per Year

Principal Hardware Engineer
Huntsville, AL

Job Summary of the Principal Hardware Engineer:

Principal level Hardware Engineer with leadership experience in the design and verification of complex electronic hardware is required for one of our clients in Huntsville, AL. This client is well known for their leading-edge ruggedized ADC, DAC, and digital signal processing products. This is a stable, growing company that is offering significant future opportunities to break into new technologies. In this role you will be responsible for technical and project leadership of projects from inception to production release (around 10 direct reports). This would include the design, development, and verification of a variety of embedded electronics products, which may include Single Board Computers, Graphics Cards, Sensor Processing products, and Network Switches. All are designed for use over extreme temperatures and in harsh environments. If you're looking for a leadership position that keeps you involved on the technical side, this could be a good match for you.


Responsibilities of the Principal Hardware Engineer:

  • Management responsibility for electrical engineering group
  • Definition of engineering requirements in consultation with customers and product managers
  • Coordination of a cross-functional team to develop coherent hardware, software, and mechanical design solution
  • Contribute to component selection, schematic capture and design constraint consistency
  • Oversight and review of PCB layout
  • Conduct design reviews and generate design documentation in accordance with company quality processes
  • Demonstrate product functionality and design robustness through a rigorous verification process
  • Definition of production test strategy and supervision of production handover
  • Provide engineering support for designs throughout product lifecycle including production test support, customer support, and obsolescence management


Qualifications for the Principal Hardware Engineer:

  • Degree in Electronic Engineering or a related subject, or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • 15+ years of experience in design and verification of complex electronic hardware
  • Proven track record in technical and project leadership
  • Strong background working with:
    - High-speed memory interfaces (DDR4 or similar)
    - High-speed serial interfaces (5GHz+) - signal integrity principles, simulation and verification
    - Standards-based product design including VPX, VME, XMC, CPCI, etc.

    - I/O interfaces such as USB, Serial, Ethernet, I2C, SPI
  • Familiarity/exposure to FPGA/SoC - development and verification using VHDL
  • A plus if you have:
    - Switch-mode power supplies - design and simulation
    - Security and Root of Trust design methods.
    - Multi-core/multi GHz System-on-Chip processor architectures including Intel, NVIDIA, and NXP architectures
  • Understanding of computer architectures and embedded systems
  • Experience designing commissioning and fault-finding
  • Experience using Schematic Capture tools such as Mentor Dx-Designer
  • Enthusiasm for the technology and its use in Military & Aerospace applications


Compensation of the Principal Hardware Engineer:
Salary Range:  Up to $140,000-185,000K/year, depending on experience

Location: Huntsville, AL
Type:  Direct
Travel: Low travel
Relocation Assistance:  Subject to review
Visa Sponsorship: No. US Citizens or Green Card Only

Knowledge of the following areas will be helpful – design, development, verification , embedded electronics products, Single Board Computers, Graphics Cards, Sensor Processing products, Network Switches, computer architectures, Mentor Dx-Designer, high-speed board, programmable logic design, System-on-Chip, SoC, Intel, NVIDIA, NXP, High-speed memory, DDR4, High-speed serial interfaces, Switch-mode power supplies, SMPS, FPGA, VHDL, USB, Serial, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, VPX, VME, XMC, CPCI

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