Hardware Design Engineer – TS/SCI with FS Poly Clearance Required

Location: Linthicum Heights, MD

Senior Hardware Design Engineer - TS/SCI with FS Poly Clearance Required

Job Location: Lovettsville, VA

Our Client is seeking a dedicated and customer-focused team player to join our mission-oriented environment. The ideal candidate must be a proactive self-starter, possess excellent communication skills, and be comfortable collaborating with multiple teams throughout the design process.
 
We are currently hiring Information Assurance Hardware Design Engineers who specialize in FPGA architecture, design, development, and verification for cryptographic products. As a hardware design engineer, you will be responsible for working closely with software and system engineers to conceptualize, document, design, code, verify, and lab-debug ASIC, FPGA, and embedded firmware designs for cryptographic products. The role requires adaptability, motivation, a customer-oriented approach, the ability to lead a small team, and a willingness to mentor others while staying updated on new technologies.
 

Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance with Full-Scope Polygraph
  • Assist in designing new products and processes, as well as improving and maintaining existing products
  • Coordinate and communicate with other engineering personnel to ensure the interrelated design and project completion
  • Conduct design analysis on components and assemblies to ensure cost efficiency, manufacturability, and reliability
  • Apply FPGA place and route (P&R) tools with various libraries to create physical implementations of designs
  • Lead the designs of new products and processes, as well as the improvement and maintenance of existing products
  • Provide technical leadership to less experienced engineers
  • Perform Security Verification Testing and Certification to meet Type I Information Assurance Certification standards
  • Produce security evaluation documentation to support new ASIC and FPGA designs
  • Review VHDL code and provide security recommendations
  • Evaluate, review, and test security code
 

Other Highly Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in developing NSA TYPE 1 security products using NSA IA security practices
  • Proficiency in VHDL, C/C++, Bash, Verilog, Tcl/TK, Mentor Graphics, GitLab
  • Expertise in FPGA design using Xilinx's Vivado, Microblaze Design Suite, Partial Reconfiguration, Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS), and High-Speed Serdes (HSS)
  • Cryptographic algorithm development
  • NSA Type-1 SV testing
  • Python scripting
 

Education/Experience:

Mid-Career: A minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a hardware design engineer is required. A 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.

Senior: A minimum of twelve (12) years of experience as a hardware design engineer is required. A 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.

 

About Us:

Our Client is a locally owned small business that specializes in delivering high-end engineering products and services to our customers. Our team comprises employees with diverse engineering skills and talents in hardware, software, and system engineering. We thrive on solving the most challenging technical problems for our customers, and our detail-oriented and customer-focused employees enjoy working in a dynamic and productive team environment.
 
We invite you to embark on a mutually beneficial long-term employment relationship with our company. We are looking for talented individuals who appreciate learning opportunities and want to contribute their skills to multiple projects. We work closely with our clients to provide timely and incremental solutions for various projects.
 
We offer a great work environment and culture, along with excellent compensation and benefits for our employees. Our benefits include 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 25 days of paid time off, 10 government holidays, an outstanding 401K plan (6% employer contribution and 9% profit sharing), as well as a flexible work schedule and comp time policy. Our Client is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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