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Hardware Engineer 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.

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


  • Prepare functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitions. Ensure that problems with operational hardware have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user’s requirements.
  • Conduct site surveys; assesses and documents current site network configuration and site-unique requirements.
  • Recommend specifications for hardware acquisitions. Prepare engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages.
  • Develop hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelines.
  • Prepare drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site. Prepare site installation and test reports.
  • Configure computers, communications devices and peripheral equipment. Train site personnel in proper use of hardware.
  • Prepare installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides.
  • DoD 8570 compliance or information assurance certification commensurate with technical objectives

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.