Hardware Engineer

Location: Arlington, VA

Department: Electrical Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


SYNEXXUS serves both the commercial and defense markets. SYNEXXUS’ commercial hardware and software power the Industrial Internet of Things; monitoring/controlling diverse systems from connected cities to power transmission.   SYNEXXUS’ rugged military products have been proven in combat supporting Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams spanning two operational theaters.

Now Hiring a Hardware Engineer to be responsible for supporting the full range of engineering development activities including design, test, fielding, and transition into manufacturing.  The employee translates customer and derived requirements to design solutions. The employee develops PCB assemblies as well as the associated firmware and device application code when needed.  When assigned Project Lead or Technical Lead, the Hardware Engineer is responsible for the project’s overall execution or  technical implementation, respectfully.

Travel Required: Limited, 10%

Essential Job Functions

  • Mixed signal circuit design, schematic capture, PCB Layout, & support for manf.
  • Design background to include power supply design, implementation, and test
  • Design background to include analog circuit design, implementation, and test.  For example RTD and TC temperature sensors, voltage inputs, CT inputs, etc.
  • Work with chip vendors to source parts and implement designs
  • Circuit simulation and evaluation
  • Microcontroller programming, firmware, and device application code
  • Support mechanical and system level designs
  • Design reviews: internally present and/or provide experienced evaluations of SYNEXXUS designs
  • Create test plans, test environments, and perform robust testing at the component, board, unit, and system level.
  • Design and test to ensure products operate within the environmental requirements such as those in MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461/464, or applicable UL standards.
  • Integrate and test hardware and software at the system level  to assure customer level requirements are met
  • Field testing and customer support
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • B.S.E.E. or equivalent required.  M.S preferred.
  • 5-15+ years of experience development, design, test, & fielding of systems.  Range of acceptable experience will depend on the number of years of experience relevant to this job description.
  • Power supply and analog circuity experience.
  • Proficiency in a major EDA system; Altium Designer is used at Synexxus
  • Working knowledge of common software languages, such as C, to enable effective hardware design, testing, and system integration
  • Basic soldering skills are required; rework skills are desirable.
  • The ability to interact professionally and effectively even in a stressed and dynamic environment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, decision making ability, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. DoD SECRET Security Clearance is required. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties.

SYNEXXUS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable laws, as stated in the EEO is the Law poster.


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