Hardware Engineer, Associate - 37709 in WRIGHT PATTER, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/27/2021

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Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is seeking a junior Hardware Engineer to join our National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) support team to support efforts with digital hardware design and verification, and reverse engineering of electronics hardware.  The majority of the work is performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton.  To find out more about this exciting mission read NASIC's Acquire, Assess, Exploit article.


  • Prospective candidates must be able to work well in a team environment and independently under general supervision.
  • In this position of Hardware Engineer you will be supporting the Foreign Materiel Exploitation (FME) Squadron of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).
  • The mission objective is to help U.S. warfighters maintain their competitive edge by enabling the execution of timely exploitation of foreign aerospace and electronic systems for FME’s Global Exploitation Intelligence Group.


  • Prospective candidates should have a Bachelors' degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering with 1-5 years of experience
  • The ideal candidate should have experience in digital hardware design / verification and either experience or a desire to perform reverse engineering of electronics hardware; experience should include some of the following skills:
  • Hardware Domain Knowledge (RF, EW, RADAR, etc.)
  • Experience with assembling and disassembling hardware systems, equipment, and associated components
  • Experience utilizing either Verilog and/or VHDL
  • Programming and reading Microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processing Chips, Pic Chips, PSOCs, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA).
  • Experience with code extraction from microcontrollers, EEPROMS, FPGAs, and DSPs.
  • Manipulation of binary, hex, and other digital files.
  • Experience with the setup and use of common test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Strong documentation and writing skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.

Preferred Skills

  • Previous software reverse engineer experience.
  • Knowledge of computer programming, design software, and system design
  • Experience with software debuggers, decompilers, disassemblers, and software reverse engineering tools such as IDAPro and Ghidra.
  • Adequate knowledge of reading schematics and component and microprocessor data sheets.
  • Candidates must hold an active Secret Clearance, and be eligible for an SCI and additional clearances commensurate to their involvement with the USG.

Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible


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