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Principal Hardware Engineer in Newtown at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 1/22/2019

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Job Description

This position involves all aspects of electronic hardware circuit design. As a Principal Hardware Engineer, you will be the prime hardware development contributor on a wide variety of digital, FPGA and interface designs. You will get involved in customer requirement definition, sub-assembly architecture, electrical and FPGA design, design verification test, and product documentation and delivery support. You will have the lead engineering role in developing high quality ruggedized embedded systems and a wide variety of high-speed interface designs that meet stringent commercial and military product requirements.


  • Work with internal and external customers to develop product requirements

  • Develop architectures and designs to meet customer requirements on schedule and within budget

  • Engage in both board-level and FPGA design activities

  • Generate concise design documentation

  • Coordinate assembly of first article prototypes

  • Test or coordinate the test of products for compliance with customer requirements

  • Work with production & test personnel to transition designs to manufacturing

  • Assist in the generation of customer documentation

  • Provide engineering support for fielded products

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • 10 or more years of electronic hardware design experience required

  • Strong knowledge of high-speed digital design techniques

  • Proficient at using Xilinx and/or Altera tool sets required

  • Experience using signal integrity simulation tools

  • Working knowledge of Verilog or VHDL

  • Proficient at EMI/EMC design and mitigation techniques

  • Excellent communication, planning and leadership skills


  • BS in Electrical, Electronics or Computer Engineering (from an accredited college or university) required

  • MS in Electrical, Electronics or Computer Engineering preferred

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.