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Open Position

Hardware Design Engineer II

Posted 08/07/2017

Sealevel Systems, Inc is a mature communications hardware manufacturer, providing serial and digital communications solutions across a wide array of computing platforms to customers since 1986.

The company is seeking a hardware design engineer to work on a variety of hardware development tasks that add value to our line of products. You will be involved with every aspect of the Hardware Development Life Cycle. We have many new design and next generation projects which will challenge you to apply your skills with the following technologies:
  • Analog and Digital I/O
  • Asynchronous and Synchronous serial communications
  • USB bus
  • PCI and PCIe bus
  • CPLD and FPGA
  • VHDL
  • Smart devices
  • Package design

The successful candidate will be an integral part of our staff which develops asynchronous and synchronous serial communication hardware, industrial computers, analog and digital IO hardware, and related systems for a wide range of customers, working independently and as part of small development teams.

Electrical engineers typically team with our software engineers on projects. Our engineers usually work on two or more projects at once and are responsible for all relevant artifacts, including requirements and design documentation. As many of our tasks are short-term, engineers are continually exposed to new technologies and have opportunities to expand into other areas of interest.

Reporting Relationship
The position will report to the Vice President of Engineering.

The objective of the compensation structure is to attract an individual who is detailed oriented and is interested in a challenging opportunity with a growing company
  • Base Salary -- Commensurate with experience and earnings history

The person we are seeking will:
  • Be organized and detail oriented
  • Be comfortable and able to operate in a rapidly growing environment
  • Can react to changes and handle requests from different sources (multi-task)
  • Strong computer hardware/operating systems troubleshooting skills, including Unix/Linux, is required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Detailed knowledge of hardware development best practices, and business fundamentals

The Ideal Candidate will:
  • Have the flexibility to adapt to business conditions to achieve corporate goals and meet customer demand
  • Possess the ability to interact with other departments within organization, to ensure that internal customer demands are met
  • Can take a high-level goal and break it down into measurable results
  • Be driven and results oriented with a positive outlook
  • Have strong problem-solving skills
  • Interest in collaborative environments and ISO processes

Objectives & Responsibilities
The company's objectives are to maintain historical growth rates and profitability increases, despite market conditions. This can be attained through the continued development and support of new product offerings that are considered the best in the industry. The creation and design of new innovated product offerings within a wide market mix will allow the company to continue its success. Successfully creating and maintaining hardware offerings and support can only increase the quality of our products and provide our customers with the best products in the industry.

The primary responsibilities of the hardware design engineer are:
  • Complete entire life cycle of programs including new business capture, preliminary and detail design, fabrication, integration and test, manufacturing and customer support
  • Assist in defining system requirements and architectures, to include, preparing bids and proposals, plan and lead projects utilizing cross-functional teams
  • Participation in peer audits of schematics, mechanical packaging, and standards compliance
  • Lead printed circuit board designs, document designs, select and procure components
  • Perform circuit designs and analysis, develop, code and simulate programmable devices
  • Provide direction to manufacturing in the assembly of first printed circuit board assemblies
  • Test and debug first assemblies, integrate and test with embedded software or in sub-systems
  • Assistance in the resolution of hardware/software compatibility issues
  • Work also involves addressing production issues including parts procurement, assembly and electrical performance
  • Ownership of new revisions of existing software products
  • Participation is continuous product development process improvement
  • Ownership of regulatory testing of assigned products (FCC, CE, etc.)

Previous Experience
The ideal candidate will have experience in electronic hardware development. Additionally, they should possess:
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent work experience in related field
  • 3+ years' experience in electronic circuit design and layout
  • General familiarity with digital hardware is required from the gate-level to PLDs
  • Must have hardware integration, test and debug experience
  • Proficiency in a current CAD tool
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written, oral and presentation skills
  • Experience managing budgets and schedules
  • Skills to fabricate, test and debug prototype designs
  • The ability to use laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, function generators is required
  • Track record of driving improvement with quantified results
  • US Citizenship or green card holder

  • Experience with Altium Designer a plus
  • Experience with digital and analog circuit design and layout
  • Experience designing USB bus-based products
  • Experience designing PCIe bus-based products
  • Experience with Atmel, FTDI, and Freescale chipsets
  • Experience working in an ISO 9000 company
  • Experience designing various serial bus and control interfaces
  • Knowledge of VHDL or Verilog and experience in developing firmware for CPLDs or FPGAs is also a plus

Sealevel Systems is conveniently located in Liberty, SC, a short drive from Greenville and Clemson. Our 45,000 square foot facility sits on almost twenty acres of land. The Company offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary, and is an EOE. Interested candidates should forward a resume with cover letter to:

Sealevel Systems, Inc
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 830
Liberty, SC 29657
Fax: (864) 843-3067
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