Hardware Design Engineer (Clearance Required)

Praxis Engineering Annapolis Junction , MD 20701

Posted Yesterday

What will you be doing?:

As a Hardware Design Engineer, you will work on a team responsible for the development and deployment of wireless systems focusing on RF systems using Software Defined Radios, Digital Signals Processing, Protocol Analysis, and Data Flow supporting national and tactical customers. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and testing new integrated circuits and hardware components for a wide variety of signal processing applications and research;

  • Designing, documenting, and developing code (to include firmware) for digital signal processors or other programmable hardware devices such as Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware;

  • Analyzing the function of existing integrated circuits and hardware components for the purpose of reverse engineering the hardware and firmware;

  • Conducting the necessary hardware engineering and related functions to modify and adapt vendor-manufactured hardware to meet special Government needs and contingencies.

What will you need?

  • 7+ years of experience as a Hardware Design Engineer in integrated circuit or microelectronic component design or reverse engineering of the same

  • Experience with software defined radio architectures such as SCA, Redhawk, or GNU

  • Experience with model-based design (e.g. MATLAB/SIMULINK)

  • 1+ years of experience with coherent sampling/digitization, VITA 49, and 10GbE

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or a related discipline from an accredited college or university. Five (5) years of additional hardware design engineering may be substituted in lieu of a BS degree.

  • Must have an active TS/SCI with Polygraph

Who are we?

Praxis Engineering was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Annapolis Junction MD - with growing offices in Chantilly VA, Aberdeen MD and Linthicum MD.

Praxis Engineering is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems.

With over 300 employees supporting more than 50 contracts, Praxis brings together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives.

Why Praxis?

We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don't do things because "that's the way we've always done things"; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace. We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer's mission. We've been profitable year after year. We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do. We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best. No red tape. No micromanagement. Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better.

And then there are the....


  • Competitive salary

  • Office perks such as free soft drinks and snacks (both healthy and not-so-healthy)

  • Praxis swag (annual gift certificate to purchase top brand Praxis apparel)

  • Comprehensive health insurance plan

  • 401(k) retirement plan with company paid contribution (amount equivalent to 7% of your salary)

  • Annual bonus plan

  • Four weeks Paid Time Off + 10 holidays + comp time eligibility

  • Training is a priority! Take advantage of our endless in-house training opportunities - or seek out vendor offered (paid) training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars.

  • Conferences (recently attended by Praxis employees): AWS Summit, IoT World, Black Hat and DefCon.

  • Training & Certifications: Splunk, AWS, Big Data/Cloudera, VMWare, Scrum Master...the list of certifications goes on and on!

  • Praxis University: Cyber Research, Data Analytics, IoT , AWS and RedHat course offerings and hands-on training.

  • We truly believe the right work-life balance can exist, and it's here at Praxis. Our work is extremely important, but your job is just a part of who you are. When you enjoy your life outside of our walls, you're at your best the next time you walk through our doors. We do all we can to assure that happens every day.

Praxis Engineering provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability

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