Principal Digital Hardware Engineer - 1178873

Job Summary of Principal Digital Hardware Engineer

Our client, a global leader in rugged embedded electronics, is looking for a Principal Digital Hardware Engineer to be a key player on their growing team.  In this position you will develop digital hardware for next generation products. The position is primarily a hands-on development engineer, though you'll also have some lead-level and mentoring responsibilities. You'll work hand-in-hand with Program Management, customers and internal teams in order to design and develop Single Board Computers, sensor processing modules, and I/O products.


This company is experiencing healthy growth due to the popularity of its products, and they offer challenging work and solid long-term potential. While this is a mid-size team, they're part of a larger company that gives them the backing and resources you'll need to succeed.


Responsibilities of Principal Digital Hardware Engineer

  • Create derived requirements by working cross-functionally with Product Management and Engineering
  • Perform updates to prototypes and production designs based on customer feedback and test performance
  • Work with Software Test Group to develop validation and regression test plans
  • Create and maintain schematic designs
  • Design and architect system backplane and I/O solutions
  • Perform signal integrity analysis
  • Prepare source, binary, and documentation files for use in a manufacturing environment
  • Understand basic networking concepts such as IP addressing, firewalls, and routing
  • Support project managers with closing out internal process deliverables
  • Releasing final products into production
  • Review customer feedback and test performance to make required updates to the current prototype and production designs.
  • Support interfacing organizational disciplines such as mechanical, software, test, customer support, and product management.
  • Troubleshoot/debug issues that come up during validation testing and drive quick resolution
  • Supporting of existing products
  • Mentoring junior engineers, Co-ops and Interns


Qualifications of Principal Digital Hardware Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 7+ years of experience in electrical engineering design
  • Strong background in full life-cycle development of digital hardware at the board/circuit level
  • Solid background with schematic capture and layout tools (MentorGraphics is a plus)
  • Experience troubleshooting and debugging hardware
  • Experience with low-level software development (C/C++ preferred) is a plus
  • Familiarity with FPGA Design and debug is a plus
  • Familiar with standard lab debug tools (oscilloscope, signal generator, spectrum analyzer, multi-meter, etc.)


Compensation & Other Details

Salary Range: $140,000 – $185,000/year, plus bonus and benefits

Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Type: Direct

Travel: Up to 10% when required 

Relocation Assistance: Available

Visa Sponsorship: None (US Citizens and Permanent Residents only)

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