The responsibilities of this role include:
Working independently with little supervision.
Making decisions that are moderate in impact; Errors may have relatively minor financial impact or effect on projects, operations, or customer relationships; Errors may require involvement beyond immediate work group to correct.
Using verbal and written communication skills to convey information that may be somewhat complex to others who may have limited knowledge of the subject in question. May require basic negotiation and influence, cooperation, tact, and diplomacy, etc.
Having a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to provide input on key decisions).
Completing tasks with multiple steps that can be performed in various orders; some planning and prioritization must occur to complete the tasks effectively; mistakes may result in some rework.
Exercising creativity to draft original documents, imagery, or work products within established guidelines.
Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or incomplete; intermediate data analysis/interpretation skills may be required.
May be solicited during strategic planning period. The responsibilities of this role do not include:
Financial accountability (e.g., does not involve budgeting responsibility).
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Develops common features and components of hardware designs in line with product proposals or roadmaps; assists less experienced engineers on testing and design tasks.
Designs, develops, modifies, and evaluates common components for electronic hardware, equipment, and/or integrated circuitry; advises less experienced engineers on more advanced aspects of the designs they are working on.
Reads device specification sheets and interprets common details required to design various hardware features; provides guidance to less experienced engineers working with spec sheets.
Identifies common ways to optimize tests and/or hardware designs by evaluating device performance over a wide range of operating conditions and configurations.
Evaluates complex design features to identify potential flaws (electrical, mechanical, hardware), compatibility issues, and/or compliance issues.
Documents essential details about materials, components, chipsets, and functionality for a device; assists less experienced engineers in their documentation of these details.
Troubleshoots complex issues with product designs, finds solutions, and advises less experienced engineers on their suggested solutions.
Provides essential technical input, support, and documentation for internal customers.
Acts as a tech lead on small to mid-sized projects and owns the outcome of the project.
Provides accurate schedule in preparation of kick start to project.
Assists in the evaluation and testing of hardware designs to identify unique components or functions that could potentially be filed for Intellectual Property (IP) patents.
Seeks essential knowledge of industry trends, competitor products, and advances in various engineering fields from publically available information; shares this information with others on team and helps less experienced engineers understand and apply advanced concepts.
Assists in conducting specialized analyses (e.g., feasibility studies, signal integrity, power integrity, teardown analyses) with minimal direction from more experienced engineers. Additional responsibilities may also include: Develops design implementation, analysis, methodology, flows, and automation for development and validation of System on Chip, electronic parts, components, integrated circuitry, and packaging. Provides design solutions to evaluate, characterize and develop the design implementation solution for leading-edge products in the most advanced processes. Interfaces with various cross functional teams (RF, Analog and Digital IC designers, Software, System Engineering, Test Engineers, Customer Engineering, and Operations) to drive and incorporate the latest design solutions in the production program to improve yield, productivity, and quality.
IT Core Competencies N/A
Required Competencies (All competencies below are required upon entry)
Analytical Skills - The ability to collect information and identify fundamental patterns/trends in data. This includes the ability to gather, integrate, and interpret information from several sources.
Building Trusting Relationships - The ability to build trusting, collaborative relationships and rapport with different types of people and businesses. This includes delivering on commitments and maintaining confidential information, as well as being approachable, showing interest in the other person, and relating well to people regardless of personality or background.
Communication - The ability to convey information clearly and accurately, as well as choosing the most effective method of delivery (e.g., email, phone, face-to-face). This includes using a technically sound communication style both verbally and in writing.
Creating the New and Different - The ability to be creative. This includes the ability to produce breakthrough ideas, being a visionary, managing innovation, seeing multiple futures, having broad interests and knowledge, and gaining support in order to translate new ideas into solutions. This also includes the ability to plan and implement unconventional ideas and speculate about alternative futures without all of the data.
Decision Making - The ability to make quick, accurate decisions. This includes the ability to weigh alternatives and take into account the impact of the decisions on people, equipment, or other resources.
Documentation - The Ability to appropriately document software and/or hardware specifications and processes to promote knowledge transfer to other engineers.
Getting Work Done - The ability to be organized, resourceful, and planful. This includes the ability to leverage multiple resources to get things done and lay out tasks in sufficient detail. This also includes the ability to get things done with fewer resources and in less time, work on multiple tasks at once without losing track, and foresee and plan around obstacles.
Hardware Design - Knowledge of and the ability to understand advanced or complex hardware design elements in order to carry out designs, upgrades, and technology roadmaps.
Hardware Infrastructure - The ability to implement and integrate IT hardware for use in business environments and assist in designing its main features according to business needs. This includes the ability to track and report operational problems. This also includes the ability to compare IT hardware across one's own organization and its competitors.
Mentoring and Coaching - The ability to develop, coach, and mentor associates. This includes the ability to provide development experiences and network opportunities, advise, and teach to prepare associates for effective job performance.
Project Management - The ability to use organizational skills for purposes of planning and decision-making. This includes developing and communicating objectives, timelines, assignments, and goals. This also includes the ability to scope projects, orchestrate multiple activities at once, and use resources efficiently across functional areas within the enterprise.
Additional Competencies N/A
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.
4+ years Hardware Engineering experience or related work experience.
6+ years Hardware Engineering experience or related work experience.
2+ years experience with circuit design (e.g., digital, analog, RF).
2+ years experience utilizing schematic capture and circuit simulation software.
2+ years experience with hardware design and measurement instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, RF tools, etc.
1+ years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.
Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to mile.
Frequently transports and installs equipment up to 5 lbs.
Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting).
Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.
Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.