Senior Hardware Engineer

HF Controls Corporation, a global leader in providing complete process control and automation solutions through innovative technology. We specialize in the design and construction of digital control systems for a variety of power and industrial applications. Based on sound technological advancements, we supply our customers with an array of advanced control hardware, software applications, and support services that offer distributed intelligence and information management for the most reliable process control solutions. With over five decades of innovation and manufacturing of control systems in hundreds of installations around the world, our coverage is strengthened by our experienced field service faculty, robust technical support, and extensive training capabilities.

We are currently seeking an individual who can take on the role of Senior Hardware Engineer to join our team. 
This individual will work in a R&D team, so a positive attitude and teamwork spirit is an essential. 


•    Develops, simulates, and tests embedded system hardware.
•    Develops requirement specifications, prototype test procedures, design specifications, production test procedures, and production test equipment per company’s procedure.
•    Design and test components and systems within federal, state and local codes and regulations, contract specifications, good engineering practices, and HF Controls standards.
•    Develops schematics, bills of materials and documentation to include dimensions, part numbers, wiring and assembly diagrams, standard products, logic drawings and graphics, etc.
•    Troubleshoot existing design/production and provide prompt solution per customer’s request.
•    Complies with policies, procedures, standards, and rules of the Company.  Able to work in ISO-9001 and NQA1 environment.
•    May be responsible for supervising a group or section concerned with specific projects or tasks.

•    Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering or computer science.
•    Analytical thinking with good problem-solving abilities.
•    Ability to work to strict deadlines.
•    Ability to work closely with the software development team.
•    Extensive knowledge of computer hardware, software, and electrical systems.
•    Ability to see potential problems in a system setup.
•    Attention to detail.
•    Undergraduate/advanced engineering degree in electrical engineering or other engineering discipline.
•    10-15 years related, applicable experience of embedded system hardware:
      o    Processor: Intel CPU, ARM processor, DSP processor etc.
      o    Programmable device: CPLD, FPGA etc.
      o    Memory: SDRAM, DDR, Flash, Dual-port-memory etc.
      o    Peripheral Interface: UART, SPI, I2C, Ethernet, USB, COM etc.
      o    Power rail: LDO, DC-DC etc.
      o    Analog circuit: ADC/DAC, Thermal Couple, RTD etc.
•    Ability to utilize advanced, analytical engineering hardware/software tools including Altium\Allegro\PADS, PSPICE, scope, logic analyzers, and microprocessor emulator etc.
•    Ability to develop high quality of R&D documentation including function requirement, design specification, prototype test procedure, production test procedure, production manual etc.
•    Ability to effectively identify root cause and resolve issues.

HFC considers new graduate as entry level H/W Engineer position. Under broad supervision, performs a variety of engineering work in planning, design, testing and analysis of instruments and systems, electrical equipment, and microprocessor-based and FPGA-based control systems. Work is performed with some latitude for independent action or decision within practices and procedures covered by functional precedents and policies; work is subject to peer review. Variable environments, moderate travel and field work, changing deadlines and projects of a diverse nature.

The successful candidate is an energetic, solution-oriented individual with a teamwork-friendly attitude. This individual applies knowledge, skills, and analytical methods to ensure system reliability and optimal performance. The successful candidate maintains an excellent work ethic and is proficient in both written and verbal communications.