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Hardware Engineer Senior in Reston at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

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Job Description

Designs and develops information processing hardware, computer systems, and electrical components

Provide hardware engineering expertise to analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design and other technical hardware issues

o Procure and perform acceptance testing on equipment

o Provide hardware maintenance support, both preventative and remedial. Deploy, install, and implement hardware at Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS)

o Prepares specifications for hardware by analyzing documented and derived system requirements

o Conduct site surveys

o Prepares engineering plans and site Technical Design Packages

o Organize and direct hardware installations. Configure (and document configuration of) computers, networking devices and various peripheral equipment.

o Prepare site installation and test reports. Ensure that problems have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user’s requirements

o Prepare reports and recommendations concerning existing and emerging hardware technologies

o Provide specific input to the hardware components of system design to include end-user devices, servers, networking devices, data storage devices, and specialized processors

Job Requirements


  • Analyze and recommend hardware specifications for project-unique or modified commercial hardware.
  • Assist with building simulations of proposed systems and provides hardware throughput analyses to system engineers.
  • Design and verify test harnesses/simulated interfaces for all test and integration phases.
  • Prepare Mean-Time-Between-Failure and Mean-Time-To-Repair analyses.
  • Analyze operational data to identify choke points, failure modes, and other data for design or maintainability improvements.
  • 8570 complaint or higher certification required

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.