Electrical Hardware Engineer
ELTA North America Annapolis Junction, MD Competitive

ELTA North America (ELTA NA) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and support of innovative electronic systems for the United States government. ELTA NA is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Electrical Hardware Engineer.

 Active Security Clearance is required to qualify for this position.


The Electrical Hardware Engineer will support all electrical engineering needs of the company in Operations and Business Development efforts. Support products assembly and innovative R&D activities. The Electrical Hardware Engineer will work in a small team of engineers covering all disciplines of engineering in regards to the development of electronic systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create hardware design solutions such as cables, wiring, digital hardware and firmware development
  • Research, develop, design, and test RF and digital components, equipment, and systems, applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering
  • Develop electrical schematics
  • Oversee engineering life cycle of hardware products including architecture, design, and implementation
  • Write functional specifications, requirements specification and test procedures
  • Design product solutions and features using hardware description languages, CAD tools, and other tools as necessary
  • Support business development team in customer demonstrations and in writing technical papers and proposals
  • Assist production team in Printed Circuit Board Assembly process, and assist in debugging malfunctioning hardware
  • Revise engineering documents by incorporating ECNs, according to configuration management process
  • Work closely with quality assurance in identifying bugs and building fixes 


  • Current/Active DoD Secret Clearance is required
  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from a four-year college or university
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in electronic hardware design
  • Experience with system level tests and integration
  • Experience with RF design and RF test equipment (VNA, Spectrum Analyzer, etc.)
  • Experience with electronic production processes (SMT, Wiring, etc.)
  • Travel: 10-20%; domestic and international

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with power supplies and power supply systems
  • Experience with implementation of communication protocols (SPI, I2C, TCP, UDP, etc.)
  • Experience with FPGA design using VHDL
  • Experience with microprocessor-based board level design, motherboard design, digital signal processing, and real time embedded multiprocessor design

ELTA – NA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates must document US citizenship as required to obtain Secret clearance.

ELTA North America is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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