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Hardware Design Engineers, or Computer Hardware Engineers, evaluate existing computer systems and use complex problem-solving skills to improve on them. Responsibilities shown on sample resumes in this field include designing, testing and validating high-traffic networking boards; designing PCBs for high-performance switching and routing solutions; and collecting and analyzing data for design validation. Hardware Design Engineers are typically able to show a bachelor's degree in the fields of computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering on their resumes.

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1

Staff Hardware Design Engineer

Promoted quickly through series of increasingly responsible positions in RF wireless product design. Handled all phases of design process from product conception and schematic definition through board layout and debugging. Managed and mentored 2 entry-level engineers.

  • Dramatically reduced production costs while contributing directly to product quality and performance, innovation, and manufacturability.
  • Reduced parts cost by more than 15% (primarily through second-sourcing) and reduced parts count by more than 30%. Achieved significant manufacturing cost savings and production speed / test time improvements.
  • Debugged and perfected audio circuitry, eliminating burst noise and echo and improving audio quality.
  • Performed full evaluation of ROHM power management IC (ASIC) which resulted in its integration in the design.
  • Implemented discrete power management and audio circuitry portion of the handset, which met design specifications and functionality requirements, FTA requirements and power consumption targets, resulting in the commercialization of several handsets.
  • Defined, selected, and created documentation and specifications for factory tests.
  • Recognized for spearheading team innovation of first dual-mode, triple-band handset.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
2

Hardware Design Engineer

Guided engineering team designing SC48 Live Sound Console (digital mixing board used at / on world's largest events
& recordings) - and one of company's most profitable products at this division of Avid Audio.

  • The New Meadowlands Stadium installed the SC48 to deliver all in-stadium sounds.
  • Created, managed $1.5M design budget & all timelines / schedules for SC48.
  • Advised on industrial design, DFM (design for manufacturing), field service methods.
  • Designed power subsystem, control surfaces. Tested thermal, environment, EMI (electromagnetic interference).
  • Served as board-level designer on D-Control, D-Command, C24 Consoles: designed embedded processor PCBs.
  • Implemented FPGAs, programmed VHDL to scan & update controls, communicate with peripheral IC's.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
3

Hardware Design Engineer

Established/implemented the OrCAD, Allegro and CIS/CIP internal PCB design methodology.

  • Led and performed the design of 8 new PCB's in first year, completed the layout of 3 of the boards in Allegro.
  • Implemented a new revision control system for the company using subversion.
  • Performed DO-160 qualifications for multiple new and existing designs including but not limited to EMI testing for susceptibility, radiated and conducted RF, lightning, ESD, temperature and altitude.
  • Personally designed circuits featuring 3 phase brushless DC motor control, Hbridges, closed loop valve position
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
4

Hardware Design Engineer

Designed interface test adapters (ITA's) for RF/Analog printed circuit cards and electrical assemblies (SRU/LRU) for the B2 military aircraft. The adaptor tested the airborne electronics that were removed from the aircraft.

  • Repaired any faulty electronics, including reference oscillators, DC power supplies and RF receiving assemblies.
  • Merged hardware and mechanical requirements for several units under one universal ITA on a single test adapter, and designed the interface circuits to mate to the unit-under-test. The interface devices included RF couplers, amplifiers, loads and transformers and discrete.
  • Generated schematics, wiring/block diagrams and assembly drawings, specified and ordered parts for the test adapters, and provided cost reduction options and design review documentation.
  • Typical technologies utilized included AutoCAD 14 and RF design software.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Communication
5

Hardware Design Engineer - Power Systems

Designed, performed the PCB layout, generated the BOM, tested, and integrated various DC/DC power supply topologies for analog, digital, infrared, and RF applications

  • Led the design, cost account and schedule for the development of a 600W low voltage power supply from the requirements phase to the final test and integration phase
  • Worked in a cross-functional team analyzing a production delay issue of a major subcontractor and provided a timely solution allowing for $30M in deliveries as well as additional follow-up contracts
  • Managed junior engineers on multiple designs and reviewed, delegated and updated their project status to upper management
  • Performed MIL-STD-461 EMI testing and troubleshooting on an infrared countermeasure system
  • Reviewed work products prior to customer design reviews as a Subject Matter Expert
  • Generated and oversaw the generation of engineering change orders, specifications, schematics, board layouts, BOMs, and various other product support paperwork
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
MS
Electrical Engineering
6

Hardware Design Engineer

Designed and debugged CD and DVD drive circuitry supporting a high volume OEM product development environment.

  • Investigated and integrated write channel strategy enhancements improving customer observable drive performance.
  • Implemented discrete circuitry interfacing to embedded ASIC reducing production costs and maximizing profitability.
  • Improved drive performance by creating testplans to characterize ability to read/write through physical defects.
  • Proved drive functionality by developing C based firmware test cases and tools to verify drive specifications.
  • Designed and verified analog and digital circuits as well as firmware for rotating media using ATAPI/SCSI protocols.
  • Worked directly with Japanese OEM production partners to meet product and project schedule requirements.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
7

Hardware Design Engineer

Designed and implemented several electronic systems for high-capacity storage platforms on aggressive schedule.

  • Worked as member of a cross-functional meeting, aligning areas of product development.
  • Utilized designer software, developing electrical schematics and mechanical constraints, preparing PCBs for manufacturing.
  • Supported debug and quality assurance phases during design verification testing on similar platform, often involving root cause analysis on critical design issues.
  • Constructed prototype circuits and test fixtures for gauging electrical performance and component selection; provided rework and rewiring assistance for early release boards.
  • Drafted and maintained the technical documentation of emerging product describing detailed functionality and theory of operation.
  • Met maximum quarterly bonus target each time when eligible, and recognized with honorary performance achievement award.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Electrical And Computer Engineering
8

Hardware Design Engineer

Participated in FPGA design for digital telephony with extracting superframe slot per 49 frames from 768 Kbps bearer link; receiving voice activity for multiple channels of bar graph LEDs; transmitting volume controls for each channel; Controlling LCD channel pushbuttons and loopback of data stream in test mode.

  • Designed Power Distribution Interface with Actel FPGA.
  • Managed procurement of a redundant, hot-swap 4KW Power System, identified potential vendors, wrote purchase specifications, evaluated vendors on cost, capabilities, reputation, etc.
  • Wrote code in Assembler for programming micro core flash EEPROMs, saving 2 hours per board.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Electronic Engineering
9

Hardware Design Engineer

Worked on project concerning the Flight and Maintenance Trainers for the B-1B plane

  • Attended weekly meetings, prepared power point presentation slides to prepare for design review with the Air Force and government
  • Researched Integrated Keyboards, Cursor Controllers and other military equipment to use for updating the B-1B trainers
  • Reviewed electrical engineering standards to clarify design details and equipment of trainers
  • Updated cable harnesses, assemblies, and switch wiring for the Landing Gear, Pilot Stores, and Firmware Enable panels on the B-1B trainers
  • Created purchase requisitions in ARMS program for parts needed for B-1B
  • Wrote Engineering Change Orders for updating of B-1B trainer switches and panels
  • Used AutoCAD, ENOVIA, and Lotus Notes programs to update, create, and rework drawings concerning the B-1B trainers
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Science Of Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
10

Hardware Design Engineer

High speed Graphics boards designer for the Desktop PC and Notebook markets.

  • Designed and developed state of the art DDR and SDR based PCI and AGP compliant graphics boards for PC, powered by: Number Nine's 128-bit IMAGINE, Ticket-to-ride III, and IV graphics processor series, and providing the first 3D graphics experience in the market.
  • Designed/Captured Schematics, using Orcad and Viewlogic.
  • Provided support for PCB layout and routing, and oversaw prototype builds, hardware bring-up, debugging and qualification.
  • Qualified DRAMs, TTL and CMOS components to be used on products. Created and updated Bill of Materials, keeping within target cost.
  • Utilized the Hewlett Packard's E7403A EMC Analyzer to conduct in-house EMI probing of boards prior to field regulatory testing (FCC, VCCI, CE), thereby saving thousands of dollars on prototype build.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job

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