The Hardware Building Blocks Engineering unit is responsible for developing hardware and embedded processing system-based instrumentation and control (I&C) equipment used onboard naval nuclear vessels. The successful candidate will contribute to the design, test, and production of currently fielded and next generation circuit cards and displays. An understanding of circuit analysis, hardware-based logic, digital processing, C/C++ embedded software, Very High speed Integrated Circuit (VHSIC) Hardware Description Language (VHDL) programmable logic, and various communication protocols including Ethernet, serial rapid IO (SRIO) and Synchronous Data Link Control (SDLC) will be leveraged and developed by the candidate to successfully contribute to the development of the I&C equipment from conceptual design to production. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining hardware level specifications for next generation circuit cards, reviewing detailed supplier designs, and developing and executing test plans to ensure that the system requirements are being fulfilled. Execution of work tasks will be performed in an agile development environment as an independent contributing member of an energetic design team. The successful candidate will drive and coordinate efforts and communications between multiple organizations to effectively develop I&C equipment that meets the needs of the end users. This is a great opportunity for interested applicants to further develop their skills and contribute to future technology.
Required Skills *
Intermediate: BS degree in Electrical or Computer engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or MS degree in Electrical or Computer engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of relevant experience;
Advanced: BS degree in Electrical or Computer engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience; or MS degree in Electrical or Computer engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience;
Candidates at either level must have demonstrated experience in at least two of the following areas: microprocessor-based equipment (embedded systems); control system software/hardware development; digital design; C/C++ programming; VHSIC, Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
- Experience with National Instruments’ LabVIEW.
- Experience writing formal correspondence and functional requirements.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to articulate technical ideas in a clear and concise manner via formal correspondence, meetings, and presentations.