Hardware Design Engineer (1235)

Hardware Design Engineer (1235) | Annapolis Junction, 20701, Annapolis Junction, MD, US

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Zapata Technology, Inc. seeks a cleared person holding a TS/SCI clearance with polygraph to become a Hardware Engineer  in Annapolis Junction, MD. Check out the details below and our awesome benefits here. 


Essential Functions:

  • Designs and tests new integrated circuits and hardware components for a wide variety of signal processing applications and research. 
  • Analyze the function of existing integrated circuits and hardware components.
  • Conducts the necessary hardware engineering and related functions to modify and adapt vendor-manufactured hardware.
  • Conduct design analysis on components and/or assemblies to assist in the development process.
  • Assist with de-processing electronic components and retrieving stored firmware or software using approved reverse engineering procedures.
  • Work with tool and library vendors to develop solutions for designers’ P&R design challenges.
  • Perform the de-processing of electronic components and retrieving stored firmware or software.
  • Perform the de-processing of electronic components and retrieving stored firmware or software.
  • Direct and check the work of other hardware design engineers
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership on most complex projects.


Job Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills include: 

  • Experience with designs, documents, and develops code for digital signal processors or other programmable hardware devices such as Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware.
  • Experience with integrated circuit/microelectronic component design or reverse engineering.  
  • Understanding and experience with designing new products and processes and improving and maintaining existing products.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining documentation for the P&R design flows.


Education/Experience include:

  • Twelve (12) years’ experience as a HDE in integrated circuit or microelectronic component design or reverse engineering of the same is required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university is required. 
  • Five (5) years of additional hardware design engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.


Working Conditions:

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Use of standard office equipment such as scanners and printers, phones, and laptops. 


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Full time position


Clearance Requirement and Background screening:

Employment is contingent on maintaining the required TS/SCI clearance with polygraph, as well as other factors, including, but not limited to, drug screens. 


AAP/EEO Statement: 

Zapata Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


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