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United Technologies Corporation Hardware Design Engineer in Derry, New Hampshire

Job ID: 01268018

City: Derry

State: New Hampshire

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


CAENH: FS Kidde Fireye 3 Manchester Road, Derry, NH, 03038 USA

UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

The Gas Suppression & POG group at UTC Climate, Controls & Security is dedicated to providing product and technology designed to protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. As the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products, the Fire Safety Solutions group meets the safety needs of homes and businesses by providing fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, mechanical locking systems, fire alarm control panels, gas and flame detection, fire suppression systems and mass notification solutions. Notable brands within the group are Kidde, Firex, Badger, Vigilant, Fenwal, Det-Tronics, Fireye and Edwards.


You are responsible for the design, development and implementation of Hardware products from concept to completion for various projects with inputs from Marketing and the Director of Engineering. Individual also has responsibility as the Technical Project Leader for assigned projects meeting all goals for cost, quality, reliability, and schedule.


You will have responsibilities in Design Engineering and Project Management. Details for each area are listed below.

Design Engineering:

  • Participate in the development and specification of new product HW/SW platform architectures

  • Develop detailed design specifications

  • Lead and participate in design reviews

  • Develop schematics for and specify printed circuit board layouts for new designs

  • Balance high quality, low cost, and fast time-to-market during the development of products

  • Be an expert in the use of HW tools: Oscilloscopes, DVMs, signal generators/analyzers, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, LabView, for development/debug

  • Good debug skills for both HW/FW

  • Develop schematics using DxDesigner

  • Simulate, breadboard, prototype HW/SW designs

  • Bring-up new designs, perform signal integrity analysis

  • Specify and perform design verification tests

  • Thoroughly document designs

  • Design to insure agency approval, platform re-use, testability, manufacturability

  • Obtain product approvals (safety, EMC)

  • Develop firmware for diagnostic/board bring-up/DVT tests

  • Perform root-cause analysis on failed product

Project Management:

  • Technical Leader on product development teams

  • Project Lead on key product developments

  • Develop estimates of non-recurring engineering charges (NRE), bills of materials (BOM), schedules

  • Monitor and control ongoing progress of projects to insure meeting NRE, BOM, and schedule goals

  • Good communicator/motivator

  • Conduct business within Fireye’s policies and procedures


  • BSEE minimum

  • MSEE preferred


  • You will have strong hardware engineering skills with a working knowledge in electronic design and development.

  • Individual should possess:

  • 5 – 7 years in electronic design and development experience

  • Experience in hands-on, board-level, analog and mixed signal circuit design

  • Experience developing low-level debug firmware is desired

  • Experience gaining regulatory approvals for products, especially UL, FM, CE

  • Experience performing FMEA and MTBF analysis

  • Experience with “fail-safe” design

  • Experience testing, debugging, and characterizing PCB designs, sub-systems and system as well

  • Experience with Safety Integrity Level (SIL) design a plus

  • Experience with EMI reduction techniques, modeling and electrical simulation

  • Experience with DSPs a plus

  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required

Physical Limitations:

  • You will periodically be required to perform repetitive movements

  • Individual is required to regularly use mechanical controls including buttons, knobs, levers, cranks, and pedals in performance of a function

  • Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials

  • The individual occasionally will be required to reach overhead with hands and arms; rotate body from sitting and standing position and lift and carry weight up to 35 pounds

  • Normal amount of sitting and standing, average mobility to move around an office and plant environment, able to conduct normal amount of work on a computer

  • The individual is regularly required to walk and move around; use hands to feel, touch, grasp or grip tools, objects, or handles

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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