Lead Hardware Engineer

Direct Hire

Bloomington, MN

MentorGraphic DxDesigner, Xilinix FPGAs


We have an immediate opening in the Twin Cities metro area for a Lead Hardware Engineer.  Lead Hardware Engineers research, design, develop information processing hardware to operate in a harsh military environment. Avionics hardware consists of various electrical system components mechanisms, materials, circuitry, equipment and processes.


The selected candidate will be responsible for:
 • Design of circuit card assemblies based on the system hardware requirements
 • Selecting electronic components
 • Implementing the schematic design
 • Directing the layout and routing of printed wiring boards
 • Performing design analysis/simulation
 • Supporting system integration
 • Evaluating the system performance
 • Implementing test plans
 • Writing design documentation
 • Hardware verification and validation
 • Selected candidates will also:
 • Manage component suppliers
 • Transform customer objectives and system requirements into function designs
 • Work well with interdisciplinary teams consisting of mechanical, thermal, reliability, safety, manufacturing engineers and others to provide quality designs in compressed time-frames
 • Provide technical leadership of HW team members
 • Drive HW teams to complete activities on time and on budget


Successful candidate must have current working experience with several of the following:

 • Current release Mentor Graphics DxDesigner schematic capture and printed wiring board design tools
 • Complex multi-core microprocessor designs
 • Various memory types including DDR2, DDR3, SDRAM, SRAM
 • Xilinx FPGAs
 • Gigabit Ethernet
 • Fibre Channel
 • 1553
 • PCIe
 • VME64
 • VITA 46

Basic Qualifications :

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

 • Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
 • Due to the nature of work performed, U.S. citizenship is required.

If you are interested and available for this position please use the apply process where you found this job or apply directly on our website at the following URL: http://www.newtownsolutions.com/show_job.cfm?ID=00003471&SRC=NTS