Hardware Engineer Job Openings - 49 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,973

    NEW
    Senior Hardware Engineer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,973

    NEW
    Senior Hardware Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,973

    Senior Hardware Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    NEW
    FPGA Design Engineer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,716

    NEW
    Product Development Manager (Hardware)
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,808

    Federal Civilian Rep
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,716

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    Product Development Manager (Hardware)
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,716

    Product Development Manager (Hardware)
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    Public Sector Hardware Sales Representative - State & Local (SLED) - SoCal, AZ, NM, HI - Hardware Sales Rep IV
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,808

    Federal Civilian Rep
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,808

    Hardware Sales Representative III - Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont territory
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

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    Hardware Engineer
    Vencore

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

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    Hardware Engineer- Senior
    Mantech

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

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    Hardware Reverse
    Caci International Inc.

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    ASIC Hardware Engineer
    Bae Systems

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    NEW
    International-Submarine-Hardware-Engineer-Lead
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

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    Hardware Engineer with Security Clearance
    STS International

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Hardware Engineer
    Vencore

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    International Submarine Hardware Engineer Lead
    Lockheed Martin

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Hardware Engineer III
    Leidos

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

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    Hardware Engineer TS
    General Dynamics Information Technology

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    NEW
    Hardware Engineer- Senior with Security Clearance
    Mantech International Corporation

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

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    CNO Hardware Engineer Assoc
    Mantech

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    NEW
    Network Hardware
    SS and C Technologies

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

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    Hardware-Engineering-Asc-Mgr
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,000

    Entry Level Hardware Engineer
    Echostar

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    CNO Hardware Engineer Assoc
    Mantech

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Cyber Hardware Engineer
    Battelle Memorial Institute

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

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    Hardware Engineer
    Vencore

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Hardware Engineer (Government)
    ATT

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,638

    Hardware Exploitation Engineer
    Mantech

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Cyber Hardware Engineer Senior
    Battelle Memorial Institute

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Computer Hardware Engineer
    Raytheon

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Hardware Engineering Asc Mgr
    Lockheed Martin

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    NEW
    Hardware Engineer
    Vencore

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,638

    NEW
    Hardware Engineer
    OCTO

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,638

    Hardware Exploitation Engineer
    Mantech

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Cyber Hardware Engineer Early Career
    Battelle Memorial Institute

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Hardware Engineer
    Vencore

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Hardware Engineer
    Lockheed Martin

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    Hardware Reverse
    Caci International

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,370

    NEW
    Hardware Engineer- Senior
    Mantech

    Vienna, VA

Hardware Engineer Jobs

average

$81,370

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Mostly Sitting

What does a Hardware Engineer do

Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. These engineers discover new directions in computer hardware, which generate rapid advances in computer technology.

Duties

Computer hardware engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new computer hardware, creating schematics of computer equipment to be built
  • Test the completed models of the computer hardware they design
  • Analyze the test results and modify the design as needed
  • Update existing computer equipment so that it will work with new software
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for computer hardware
  • Maintain knowledge of computer engineering trends and new technology

Many hardware engineers design noncomputer devices that incorporate processors and other computer components and connect to the Internet. For example, many car parts have computer systems embedded in them. Computer hardware engineers also are designing a growing number of medical devices with a computer system and the ability to connect to the Internet.

Computer hardware engineers ensure that computer hardware components work together with the latest software. Therefore, hardware engineers often work with software developers. For example, the hardware and software for a mobile phone frequently are developed jointly. Hardware engineers also may perform some computer programming in a hardware description language (HDL), which describes the digital circuits in hardware. Using this language, computer hardware engineers can simulate how the hardware design would work, test for errors, and then fix the design.

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how to become a Hardware Engineer

Most computer hardware engineers need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited computer engineering program.

Education

Most entry-level computer hardware engineers have a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, although a degree in electrical engineering or computer science also is generally acceptable. A computer engineering major is similar to a major in electrical engineering but with a heavy emphasis on computer science.

Many engineering programs are accredited by ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Employers may prefer students from an accredited program. To prepare for a major in computer or electrical engineering, students should have a solid background in math and science.

Because hardware engineers commonly work with computer software systems, a familiarity with computer programming usually is expected. This background may be obtained through computer science courses.

Some large firms or specialized jobs may require a master’s degree in computer engineering. Some experienced engineers obtain a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). All engineers must continue their learning over the course of their careers in order to keep up with rapid advances in technology.

Other Experience

Some students participate in internships while in school so that they can gain practical experience.

Advancement

Some computer hardware engineers can advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer hardware engineers use computer programming tools to analyze the digital circuits in hardware to determine the best design.

Creativity. Computer hardware engineers design new types of information technology devices.

Critical-thinking skills. These engineers use logic and reasoning to clarify goals, examine assumptions, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems.

Problem-solving skills. Computer hardware engineers identify complex problems in computer hardware, develop and evaluate possible solutions, and figure out the best way to implement them.

Speaking skills. Engineers often work on teams and must be able to communicate with other types of engineers as well as with nontechnical team members.

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Real Hardware Engineer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Hardware Engineer Jump Operations, LLC New York, NY Sep 14, 2016 $250,000 -
$300,000
Hardware Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 19, 2016 $214,000
Hardware Engineer, SR. Staff 1 Samsung Research America, Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 21, 2015 $185,000
Hardware Engineer, SR. Staff 1 Samsung Research America, Inc. Mountain View, CA Mar 05, 2016 $185,000
Hardware Engineer, SR. Staff Samsung Research America, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jun 04, 2015 $185,000
Hardware Engineer Google Life Sciences LLC Mountain View, CA Nov 01, 2016 $180,000
Hardware Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Apr 10, 2015 $180,000 -
$224,700
Hardware Engineer Verily Life Sciences, LLC South San Francisco, CA Apr 29, 2016 $180,000
Hardware Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 25, 2016 $180,000
Hardware Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 16, 2015 $179,000

Top Skills for a Hardware Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

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Top Hardware Engineer Skills

We found these skills on more job listings for hardware engineer jobs than any others:
  1. PCB
  2. Logic Analyzers
  3. PC

Companies look for Technical Support less than other skill for hardware engineer jobs.

Signal Integrity, USB, Asic, PCI, Verilog, PCB, Prototype, Cadence, Logic Analyzers, Xilinx Fpga, Altera, PC, RF, CAD, Circuit Board, Gigabit Ethernet, Windows, Hardware Design, Troubleshoot, Technical Support

Top Hardware Engineer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Hardware Engineer Employers

There are currently 10 companies that are hiring a Hardware Engineer.

The next set of companies with the Hardware Engineer jobs are:
  1. Cisco Systems
  2. Qualcomm
  3. EMC Corporation
  4. GE Healthcare

Hewlett Packard, Cisco Systems, Qualcomm, EMC Corporation, GE Healthcare, Mantech International Corporation, Intel Corporation, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Westinghouse Electric Corporation

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