Principal Hardware Design Engineer


Tucson, AZ

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 5 days ago


Kforce's client, a growing Technology Company in the Tucson, Arizona (AZ) area is looking for a Principal Hardware Design Engineer. Essential Functions:

  • Develop, design and determine hardware, software and system requirements for mixed-signal and digital products by examining design criteria, system feasibility and capabilities
  • Select key components, interfaces, and protocols; Perform board design using schematic capture tools, such as Mentor Graphics PADS or other tools
  • Determine optimal system trade-offs to balance efficiency, cost and flexibility
  • Develop, maintain, and improve algorithms and firmware for embedded systems
  • Develop and execute test plans for product validation and characterization
  • Work with Marketing, Applications Engineers and Analog Design Engineers to design mixed-signal product
  • Work with Test Engineering on Design for Testability
  • Work with outside consultants, suppliers and contract manufacturers to identify components and tools
  • Occasional travel is required
  • Performs other related duties as requested or required


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree
  • 5-8 years of Electrical Design and Embedded System Design experience
  • Minimum three 3-5 years of microcontroller design experience
  • Experience with various high-speed interfaces such as USB, SATA, HDMI, Ethernet, and PCIe are plusses
  • Experience with PCB design
  • Strong analog circuit design and MCU design is required
  • Power Electronic Design is highly desired
  • Basic knowledge of version control systems, such as Git, SVN, or Mercurial would be ideal
  • Familiarity with low-speed interfaces including UART, SPI, and I2C is preferred
  • Track record of participating in the successful deployment of products over the full product development life cycle
  • Familiarity with various microprocessor and/or memory interface is preferred

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be "the firm most respected by those we serve."

JobID: 1769031-WQG