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Hardware Engineer - Sr.

Job Title
Hardware Engineer - Sr.
Requirement ID
Washington,  DC 20520
Other Location

The Senior Hardware Engineer will provide expertise to analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design and other technical hardware issues.

Duties Include:

  • Procure and perform acceptance testing on equipment
  • Provide hardware maintenance support, both preventative and remedial.
    • Deploy, install, and implement hardware at Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS)
  • Prepare specifications for hardware by analyzing documented and derived system requirements
  • Conduct site surveys
  • Prepare engineering plans and site Technical Design Packages
  • Organize and direct hardware installations. Configure (and document configuration of) computers, networking devices and various peripheral equipment.
  • Prepare site installation and test reports. Ensure that problems have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user’s requirements
  • Prepare reports and recommendations concerning existing and emerging hardware technologies
  • Provide specific input to the hardware components of system design to include end-user devices, servers, networking devices, data storage devices, and specialized processors
  • 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.
  • Conduct site surveys; assesses and documents 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 directs 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 provides 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.
  • Direct the work of other hardware engineers on a project requiring a variety of hardware engineering activities and tasks.
  • Plan all phases of hardware project to include schedules, budgets, and maturation of technical performance parameters.
  • Work 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.
  • Develop proposals for the program manager to reduce or avoid customer costs in up-front acquisition costs or operational/disposal costs.
  • Organize and direct teams to address critical system failures that potentially derive from hardware component failure or misconfiguration.
Required Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree with 8+ years of related experience.
• Experience with common PC desktop components and peripherals as well as VOIP devices, printers, monitors, KVM switches

• DoDD 8570 IAT II

Active US Government Security Clearance Required.
Optional Skills

• OEM vendor certifications

An Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Metronome is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants for employment, to assure that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to equal employment opportunity (EEO). Metronome shall provide reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities, unless Metronome can demonstrate that a particular accommodation would impose an undue hardship on business operations. Applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation may make a request by contacting us.