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Kelly Services Hardware Design Engineer in Marlborough, Massachusetts

I have an exciting Direct Hire opportunity for a Hardware Design Engineer with a Client located in Marlborough, MA who is an innovative team developing the next generation of instrumentation for the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry. The role will contribute to the digital measurement and packet processing designs used in our equipment.


  • Develop design specifications for hardware design and enhancements

  • Develop schematics covering assigned areas of responsibility and direct PCB Layout resources

  • Coordinate with mechanical design team to meet customer requirements

  • Design and perform verification for Regulatory compliance (CE, UL EMI/EMC, etc.), Manufacturing (DFM) and Test (DFT).

  • Run simulations (Signal Integrity, SPICE, PSim) as needed to evaluate designs.

  • Experiment and prototype concepts for evaluation

  • Debug and bring-up of new board designs

  • Participate as a team member on development projects and team meetings

  • Some amount of maintenance of existing products is required. This can include everything from part obsolescence to new features


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering required


  • 2-7+ years of relevant engineering experience in circuit/circuit board design, and circuit layout (analog preferred but not required.)

  • Schematic Capture experience preferably with Altium or DX Designer; open to other schematic capture tools

  • Ability to write design specifications at the card level

  • Lab skills testing and debugging hardware using tools like oscilloscopes


  • FPGA Design experience desired but not required

  • Experience with analog simulations (PSpice and/or PSIM)

  • Familiarity with communication protocols, i.e. USB, WiFi, Bluetooth

  • Familiarity with Xilinx ISE/Vivado and Lattice Diamond FGPA design tools

  • Familiarity with FPGA simulation tools (Vivado, Aldec, ModelSim)

Why Kelly ® ?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly® Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we’re here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.