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Job ID: 46797

Staff Hardware Engineer
The Staff Hardware Engineer will be responsible for research, design, and building the next generation of products while contributing to the existing product lines.

Designs and develops new leading edge network switch solutions from conception through production.
Analyzes hardware requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
Consults with engineering team members to evaluate operational and performance requirements of overall system.
Participates in technical reviews of product requirements.
Participates in schematic and layout reviews.
Develops functional tests to support quality assurance.
Designs and implements design verification tests (DVT).
Updates existing product lines as needed.
Works closely with SW engineers to optimize design and debug products.
Works in both an independent and team environment to meet product delivery goals.

Qualifications and Requirements
BS degree (BSEE strongly preferred, MSEE a plus) or the equivalent in training and experience.
15+ years’ hardware development experience in a communications related product design.
Experience in 1G/10G/25G/100G Ethernet or other high-speed digital designs.
Experience with a variety of local buses and interfaces – PCIe, SATA, DDR3/4, SGMII, RXAUI, etc.
Use of CAD design tools for schematic entry and library creation (Cadence OrCAD preferred).
Validation of design via physical measurements and functional tests.
Experience working with FAB House and PCB Designer to generate stackups.
Experience with tuning and validation of boards.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate professionally across the organization.
Excellent organizational, planning, presentation, troubleshooting, and multi-tasking skills.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
Strong attention to detail and exceptional customer support.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Must be able to work independently and as a team member.
Ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced environment.
Travel: Some; less than 10%.

Preferred Experience
Experience Ethernet switching or routing products.
Experience using PCB layout tools (Cadence OrCAD and Allegro preferred).
Intermediate level Verilog or VHDL coding for FPGA/CPLD.
Familiar with C/C++/Assembly as required to develop, test and debug embedded system designs.
Validation of design via writing, compiling and execution of test code, drivers.
Experience with tools used for physical modeling of the board, e.g. Hyperlynx, HFSS, Ansoft, CST and/or AWR.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 


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