Hardware Engineer

The Mission Matters

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Powder River Industries, LLC team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers. As a member of our inclusive team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems. 


Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Hardware Engineer to join our team in to begin an exciting and challenging career with Powder River Industries, LLC.

Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components. Hardware refers to computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment such as keyboards, modems, and printers.

Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan layout, including type of computers and peripheral equipment modifications.

  • Analyze user needs and recommend appropriate hardware.

  • Assemble and modify existing pieces of equipment to meet special needs.

  • Build, test and modify product prototypes, using working models or theoretical models constructed using computer simulation.

  • Confer with engineering staff and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system.

  • Design and develop computer hardware and support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives.

  • Direct technicians, engineering designers or other technical support personnel as needed.

  • Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration.

  • Monitor functioning of equipment and make necessary modifications to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.

  • Provide technical support to designers, marketing and sales departments, suppliers, engineers and other team members throughout the product development and implementation process.

  • Provide training and support to system designers and users.

  • Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation.

  • Select hardware and material, assuring compliance with specifications and product requirements.

  • Specify power supply requirements and configuration, drawing on system performance expectations and design specifications.

  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.

  • Test and verify hardware and support peripherals to ensure that they meet specifications and requirements, analyzing and recording test data.

  • Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology.

  • Write detailed functional specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction.




  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill

  • 3 years experience or equivalent.





Does the mission matter to you?

Powder River Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/ Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Powder River Industries

1938 E Harney St Suite 216, Laramie, WY 82072, USA

(307) 314-2431

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