Hardware Design Engineer

The Hardware Design Engineer I develops test strategies, devices, and systems. Provides analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of hardware for products. Being a Hardware Design Engineer I may require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty. Performs stress and performance tests on a variety of computer hardware including circuit boards, processors and wiring. In addition, Hardware Design Engineer I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Working as a Hardware Design Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed.

Hardware Design Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Hardware Design Engineer to join our team.


  • Lead and master the department processes, as well as the cross-department dependencies and processes;
  • Support RFI and RFQ activities which include RA, Design, Calcs, simulations, PoCs, specifications, and presentation materials;
  • Provides status updates on project activities and progress to hardware lead, supervisor, manager, and fellow Hardware Engineers;
  • Completes tear-down analysis of competitor’s parts, documents design details, and makes presentation;
  • Design to, and comply with, all electrical/electronic based standards such as ISO, CISPR, and all other design/compliance standards;
  • Link traceability between SRS, SAD to design documents;
  • Conducts vehicle level electrical functional and measurement tests, reports findings to hardware leadership and customer;
  • Analyzes warranty return issues and implement necessary design changes in coordination other Hardware Engineers;
  • Lead internal development and problem-solving meetings and other activities to achieve design goals and/or to solve challenges;
  • Assists in preparing technical reports, design proposals, functional specifications, and project timelines to customers and leadership;
  • Lead and master the Blogal Quality Gate Process and deliverables;
  • Assists in the completion of electrical studies and all documentation for RFQ activities for new business;
  • Assists in preparing component and sub-system level DFMEA documents;
  • Lead and master all internal design standards, best practices, and lessons learned;
  • Conduct PSPICE simulations.


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent practical experience;
  • Broad, cross-functional understanding of hardware product execution such as ME/PD, ID, cost and factory/operations;
  • Experience shipping high volume consumer products with external CM, ODM, or JDM partners;
  • 10 years of relevant work experience in a cross-functional system integration role;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to understand circuits in the frequency and time domain;
  • Design simulation analysis with Orcad, PSpice, Excel, Ansys tools, MatLab or other software tools;
  • Knowledge of high-speed analog design, signal integrity, transmission lines, RF and microwave concepts;
  • Basic knowledge of digital signal processing theory;
  • The use of test equipment – especially spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers and Digital Oscilloscopes;
  • Python or similar scripting capability to analyze data.