Hardware Engineer
Washington, DC 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

The Hardware Engineer (HE) Skill Level 1 provides hardware engineering expertise to analyze complex hardware systems, hardware design, architecture, network design, and other technical hardware issues. Procures and performs acceptance testing on equipment. Provides hardware maintenance support, both preventative and remedial. Deploys, installs, and implements hardware in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS). Prepares specifications for hardware by analyzing documented and derived system requirements. Conducts site surveys. Prepares engineering plans and site Technical Design Packages. Organizes and directs hardware installations. Configures (and documents configuration of) computers, networking devices, and various peripheral equipment. Prepares site installations and test reports. Ensures that problems have been properly identified and solutions will satisfy the user's requirements. Prepares reports and recommendations concerning existing and emerging hardware technologies. Provides specific input to the hardware components of system design to include end-user devices, servers, networking devices, data storage devices, and specialized processors.

(U) The Skill Level 1 Hardware Engineer (HE) shall possess the following capabilities:

  • Conduct site surveys; assess and document current site network configuration and site-unique requirements
  • Recommend specifications for hardware acquisitions
  • Prepare engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages
  • Develop hardware installation schedules based upon set-up, integration, and test timelines
  • Prepare drawings documenting as-built configurations at each site
  • Prepare site installation and test reports
  • Configure computers, communications devices, and peripheral equipment
  • Train site personnel in proper use of hardware
  • Prepare installation guides, field test procedures, and troubleshooting guides


  • Seven (7) years of experience as a HE analyzing complex hardware systems for IT solutions.
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Five (5) years of additional hardware engineering experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree.

CDW is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 years
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