Senior Hardware Engineer II

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Wilsonville, OR, United States

Phone: 9712242779
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Senior Hardware Engineer II


Wilsonville, OR 

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APCON, an industry leader in network visibility and security solutions, provides an unparalleled level of confidence to enterprise and midsize businesses seeking network insights for enhanced investigation, threat detection and response. Our customers include Fortune 1000 companies to midsize organizations as well as government and defense agencies. Organizations in over 40 countries depend on APCON solutions.

Purpose of Job

The Senior Hardware Engineer II will be responsible for research, design, and building APCON’s next generation of products while contributing to the existing product lines.


  • Designs and develops new leading-edge network switch solutions from conception through production
  • Analyzes hardware requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints
  • Consults with engineering team members to evaluate operational and performance requirements of overall system
  • Participates in technical reviews of product requirements
  • Participates in schematic and layout reviews
  • Develops functional tests to support quality assurance
  • Designs and implements design verification tests (DVT)
  • Updates existing product lines as needed
  • Works closely with SW engineers to optimize design and debug products
  • Works in both an independent and team environment to meet product delivery goals

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 10+ years' hardware development experience in a communications-related product design
  • Experience in 1G/10G/25G/100G Ethernet or other high-speed digital designs
  • Experience with a variety of local buses and interfaces - PCIe, SATA, DDR3/4, SGMII, RXAUI, etc.
  • Use of CAD design tools for schematic entry and library creation (Cadence OrCAD preferred)
  • Validation of design via physical measurements and functional test
  • Experience working with FAB House and PCB Designer to generate stackups
  • Experience with tuning and validation of boards

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with Ethernet switching or routing products
  • Experience using PCB layout tools (Cadence OrCAD and Allegro preferred)
  • Intermediate level Verilog or VHDL coding for FPGA/CPLD
  • Familiar with C/C++/Assembly as required to develop, test and debug embedded system designs
  • Validation of design via writing, compiling and execution of test code, drivers
  • Experience with tools used for physical modeling of the board, e.g. Hyperlynx, HFSS, Ansoft, CST and/or AWR

Core Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate professionally across the organization
  • Excellent organizational, planning, presentation, troubleshooting, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional customer support
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced environment


  • BS degree (BSEE strongly preferred, MSEE a plus) or the equivalent in training and experience

Travel: Some; less than 10%.


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Company-paid short and long term disability  
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Healthy work-life balance and generous paid time off program
  • Retirement savings match
  • Professional development program
  • Volunteer time off and employee assistance plan
  • Collaborative and innovative work environment
  • On-site exercise facility

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, natural origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.