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Hardware Engineer  Level 2


Annapolis Junction, MD

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CTC Group is seeking a Hardware Engineer to provide expertise to analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design and other technical hardware issues in addition to deploying, installing, and implementing hardware at Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS). 



  • Prepare functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitions. 

  • Analyze hardware specifications and system/subsystem requirements to conceive and document a practical design for hardware components to include servers, network devices, transmission media, storage devices, user interface devices, and special processors. 

  • Ensure that problems with operational hardware have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user’s requirements. 

  • Assist with preparing installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides. 

  • Conduct site surveys; assesses and documents current site network configuration and site-unique requirements. 

  • Develop hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelines. 

  • Train site personnel in proper use of hardware. 

  • Recommend specifications for hardware acquisitions. 

  • Prepare engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages. 

  • Prepare drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site. 

  • Prepare site installation and test reports. 

  • Configure computers, communications devices and peripheral equipment. 

  • Prepare installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides. 

  • Organize and directs hardware installations across multiple sites. 

  • Design and verify test harnesses/simulated interfaces for all test and integration phases. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 


Minimum Requirements

  • Current, active TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance.

  • Fourteen (14) years’ experience as a HE analyzing complex hardware systems for SIGINT solutions. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional hardware engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

  • Ability to Travel (CONUS & OCONUS).


Why CTC Group?

As a veteran-owned small business, we recognize that successful partnerships are based on open and direct communication, mutual respect, and the ability to adapt to evolving capabilities.  Our cleared employees bring decades of experience supporting customers in the Intelligence and Defense communities.  We specialize in providing engineering, technical, operational support, and training services to Federal government, and Mission Operations. 


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with CTC Group’s vaccination policy. All CTC Group employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over CTC Group’s vaccination policy.

CTC Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, physical disability, genetic information, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner status, gender (including sex stereotyping), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related) or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

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