Persistent Systems

Principal Hardware Engineer

Job Location US-NY-New York

Job Description & Responsibilities

We are looking for a Principal Hardware Engineer who will be responsible for leading research and development of new products, leading improvements existing products and overall systems solutions. This role will play a critical role developing Wave Relay Product solutions with our DOD customers.  The Principal Hardware Engineer will identify customer needs through face to face interaction and play a critical role in developing the product solution.  This individual will operate out of our New York City headquarters and manage projects involving a variety of functions. 


Position Responsibilities 

  • Managing, deriving, and capturing Product/Program requirements including mechanical and electrical interface design specifications, component requirements, and functional block diagrams
  • Supporting software and hardware testing
  • Supporting and facilitating engineering projects including new product/solution development, product changes, and customer integration
  • Supporting the change management process to ensure all required actions have been completed and that communication to key stakeholders is maintained
  • Ensuring quality documentation is updated/created as required, including technical manuals
  • Providing support and delivering solutions for rapid development projects
  • Modifying and updating requirements documents
  • Coordinating preparation of design drawings including updates
  • Supporting and facilitating project scheduling

Job Qualifications & Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • At least 7 years working as a Hardware Design Engineer demonstrating powerful design thinking in both interaction and experience design
  • At least 3 years of experience in RF engineering
  • Defense Project Management Experience interfacing directly with customers for networking architecture solutions and product integration solutions
  • Product Development experience
  • Experience with complex systems development, evaluation and requirements capture
  • Experience with electrical and mechanical interface requirements
  • Experience in risk analysis and progress reporting
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Must have a United States security clearance or the ability to obtain a United States security clearance 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of systems engineering and networking experience
  • Experience with Embedded Linux
  • Knowledge of audio/video encoder/decoders and interfaces
  • Experience in electromagnetic capability (EMC) testing and design
  • Knowledge of military certification/qualification testing
  • Experience with enclosure/packaging design for hardware


Total compensation for this role can vary from $180,000 to $200,000 a year based on individual qualifications. Eligibility for yearly discretionary bonus. Persistent Systems, LLC offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid time off (sick time and vacation time); flexible spending accounts; 401(k) plan with company match; fitness membership reimbursement; tuition assistance; mental health benefits; and pet discounts.

Company Overview

Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting-edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.


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