Careers

Fourth Dimension is a small company, so we have don’t have layers of management to battle. You won’t have (8) bosses chewing you out every time you don’t use the correct format for your TPS report. In fact, we don’t have TPS reports, but you get the point. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make decisions and be accountable for your outcomes.

Join Our Team

ASSEMBLY ENGINEER-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Mechanical Engineer to support the development of processes, procedures, fixtures and tooling to support the assembly of custom microelectronic devices in or around the Fort Meade, MD area.

 

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Manufacturing process development, tool design, and equipment set-up/operation to support prototype and high volume production builds:
    • Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly – solder paste dispense, component pick and place, reflow, underfill, inspection
    • Hybrid assembly – wafer processing (dice, backgrind, sort, inspect), die attach, wire bonding, flip chip, dam & fill, transfer molding, balling, lidding, laser/ink marking, inspection
  • Leveraging Solidworks, or similar design software package to design and draft components for advanced microelectronic applications
  • Collaborating with and training highly-skilled manufacturing technicians, assembly operators and engineers within a team setting
  • Conducting and documenting engineering trade studies, analyses and tests.

The following experience areas are preferred, but not required:

  • Researching, qualifying and adapting new microelectronics packaging and assembly techniques
  • Engineering statistics background – Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Failure analysis background
  • Troubleshooting and resolving equipment problems

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • Bachelor/Master/PhD degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical, Microelectronics, Manufacturing, Materials, Chemical, Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent
  • Minimum six (6) years of engineering experience in a similar position.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written requirements and specifications.
  • Willingness to work in a clean room environment and follow strict clean room requirements.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
Computer Scientist- Firmware

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Computer Scientist to design, develop, test and document software code. The Computer Scientist shall apply sound planning, analysis, programming and coding practices.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Familiar with the following technologies:
    • Embedded C/C++ (2+ years)
    • Python (1+ year)
  • Special Engineering Dev High (1+ years)-Available in reading room
  • Specialize in one of these areas:
    • Special Engineering Dev High (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
    • Special Engineering Low (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
    • Windows, Linux, Mac OS development (2+ years)
    • Windows driver development (2+ years)
  • Software driver development
  • Software application development
  • Digital signal processing applications
  • Client/server applications
  • Legacy and current processor technology
  • Operating systems, architectures, and interfaces
  • Assembly and high-level programming languages
  • Software/code reverse engineering
  • Embedded software development
  • Moderate and participate in software peer reviews
  • Provide technical management using project management best practices
  • Lead a small team of contractor technical personnel
  • Effectively communicate, both written and verbally, to the technical team, management, and customer so as to inform them of progress, plans and potential problems and viable solutions
  • Apply sound planning, analysis, and programming and coding practices

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

  • Eight (8) years of experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code that follow applicable Government standards
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering from an accredited college or university is required OR Ten (10) years of experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code that follow applicable Government standards
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering from an accredited college or university is required

Desired Skills

  • Familiar with the following techniques:
    • Setting up test environments (5+ years)
    • Gov’t Processes-Available in reading room.
    • Hardware testing environments (4 years)
    • Distributed testing environments
    • Test plan writing
    • Testers should have test automation experience
    • Developing production C code
    • Developing production Python code
    • Operating system internals knowledge
    • 32-bit and 64-bit processor architectures
    • Assembler development and debugging
    • Agile development experience
    • Test-driven development experience

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
Computer Scientist- Virtualization

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Computer Scientist to design, develop, test and document software code. The Computer Scientist shall apply sound planning, analysis, programming and coding practices.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Software driver development
  • Software application development
  • Digital signal processing applications
  • Client/server applications
  • Legacy and current processor technology
  • Operating systems, architectures, and interfaces
  • Assembly and high-level programming languages
  • Software/code reverse engineering
  • Embedded software development
  • Moderate and participate in software peer reviews
  • Provide technical management using project management best practices
  • Lead a small team of contractor technical personnel
  • Effectively communicate, both written and verbally, to the technical team, management, and customer so as to inform them of progress, plans and potential problems and viable solutions
  • Apply sound planning, analysis, and programming and coding practices

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

  • Eight (8) years of experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code that follow applicable Government standards
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering from an accredited college or university is required OR Ten (10) years of experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code that follow applicable Government standards
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering from an accredited college or university is required
  • Specialize in one of these areas:
    • Special Engineering Dev High (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
    • Special Engineering Low (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
    • Windows, Linux, Mac OS development (2+ years)
    • Windows driver development (2+ years)
  • Embedded software and software development
  • Embedded software and software reverse engineering
  • C
  • C++
  • x86 assembly
  • ARM assembly
  • Python
  • Driver development in trusted execution environment
  • Linux kernel module development
  • Windows OS development
  • Linux OS development
  • 32-bit and 64-bit architectures
  • Assembler development and debugging
  • Writing drivers for virtual machine software
  • Embedded components and low-level firmware programming

Desired Skills

  • Familiar with the following technologies:
    • Embedded C/C++ (2+ years)
    • Python (1+ year)
  • Special Engineering Dev High (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
  • Familiar with the following techniques:
    • Setting up test environments (5+ years)
    • Gov’t Processes-Available in reading room.
    • Hardware testing environments (4 years)
    • Distributed testing environments
    • Test plan writing
    • Testers should have test automation experience.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
COMPUTER SCIENTIST-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Where you could help us.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Computer Scientist at all levels of experience. The successful candidate will join a small team developing embedded software systems.

You will have experience with software development in C on a Linux system. Your experience also includes a working knowledge of microprocessor architectures. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment.  We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • BSEE, BSCE, BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Experience developing software for embedded systems
  • Development experience on Linux based platforms
  • Embedded systems programming with C and Python scripting experience
  • Design of Linux applications for embedded systems
  • Linux networking experience
  • Subversion source control experience
  • Familiarity with typical computer interfaces including USB, Firewire, Ethernet and serial
  • Experience with packet based networking protocols including TCP and UDP
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, health saving accounts, life insurance, short and long term disability)

 

DIGITAL HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Digital Hardware Design Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small, fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing complex real-time embedded hardware and software systems.

You will have extensive PCB design and layout experience using Altium tools. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success. You will collaborate in the design of innovative tools and methods to improve all aspects of requirements definition, systems integration and component testing.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum six years experience
  • Experience designing, manufacturing high-speed, multi-layer, mixed signal printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Experience using PCB development tools (Altium preferred)
  • Development experience with FPGAs and VHDL coding experience are both pluses
  • Design and debugging experience with common high-speed interfaces (PCIe, USB, Ethernet, WiFi, etc.)
  • Ability to set up and administer small test networks
  • Experience working with component libraries & creating, maintenance, etc.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially to perform work)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

DSP/FPGA/ALGORITHM ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced DSP/FPGA/Algorithm Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small team developing real-time communication systems. Typical tasks include developing signal processing algorithms to extract data streams out of noisy signals and identifying electronic components and writing software to implement chosen algorithms. A 4D engineer is expected to be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or related relevant technical degree.
  • Minimum (5) five years experience
  • Expert in MATLAB and SIMULINK software
  • Proficient in C and Python Programming languages
  • Extensive experience in choosing optimal DSP and/or FPGA platforms, developing signal processing algorithms and implementing algorithms on a variety of DSPs and/or FPGAs.
  • Strong familiarity with wireless communication protocols (e.g. CDMA and OFDM for WiFi or WiMax or 3GPP-LTE etc)
  • Solid background with communication systems theory and design.
  • Experience with Software Defined Radio design.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Embedded Software Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small team developing real-time and embedded software systems.

You will have experience with software development in C, C++ and assembly language in Unix, Linux, Windows or an embedded operating system. Your experience also includes a working knowledge of microprocessor architectures. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum three years experience
  • Development experience with real-time operating systems and Linux command line experience is desired
  • C or C++ and assembly language development experience is required and Python or shell scripting is a plus
  • Familiarity or experience with a wide range of processors including 8051, x86, PowerPC or ARM processors
  • Familiarity with typical computer interfaces including USB, Firewire, Ethernet and serial
  • Experience with packet based networking protocols including TCP and UDP
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER-clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Embedded Software Engineer.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

 

        • Experience developing embedded software applications for microprocessors/microcontrollers in Assembly, C, and/or C++ using tools in Unix, Linux and/or Windows
        • Experience with Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) such as VxWorks, Micrium uC/OS, eCOS, Free-RTOS, or Keil RTX
        • Experience developing and/or using low-level device drivers
        • Experience with bit-level data analysis
        • Experience with common bus protocols (UART, USB, SPI, I2C, etc.) and network protocols (TCP, UDP)
        • Hands on experience with integrating and testing embedded systems
          • Familiarity with the use of programming devices and in-circuit debuggers (JTAG, ICP, etc.)
          • Familiarity with the use of test equipment such as Digital Multi-meters (DMMs), logic analyzers, and oscilloscopes.

 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

    • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
    • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering
    • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
    • 5 years experience in software and firmware design
    • Active government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
EMBEDDED SOFTWARE REVERSE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Where you could help us.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Embedded Software Engineer with a focus in Reverse Engineering. The successful candidate will join a small, multi-disciplinary team developing real-time and embedded software systems.

You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as an embedded systems programmer using ‘C/C++’ programming language
  • Minimum two (2) years’ software reverse engineering experience
  • Experience designing Linux applications for embedded systems
  • Experience setting up and maintaining Linux Servers
  • Experience with real time operating systems and embedded Linux development
  • Software Architecture experience
  • Adapts quickly to alternating priorities and requirement changes, with the ability to manage both while meeting deadlines
  • Forward thinker who has the ability to work independently and requires little direction
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communications
  • Ability to work well with others in a challenging and dynamic environment
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Engineering Technician. Successful candidates will provide technical expertise in electronics integration and prototyping for a small team. Tasks will include assisting engineers with production and prototype fabrication, process development, test, and documentation. Specialized experience in electronic systems troubleshooting/testing, electronic systems construction/deconstruction, precision soldering, and quick response prototyping skills are required. Rapid PCB prototyping skills and experience soldering many types of packages is also needed. Ideal candidates will be able to comfortably and effectively move between roles as hands-on electronics technicians, integrators, and testers.

Position requirements

  • Minimum of 15 years experience as an assembler, electronics technician, or engineering technician
  • Must be skilled in soldering under a microscope, including
    • Able to place and remove 0201 components, QFN’s, and other modern chip-scale leadless packages.
    • Able to route and solder 40 AWG multi-fiber wire
    • Able to connectorize, route, and solder micro coax, such as UT-20
  • Must be able to
    • Develop assembly processes
    • Design and construct tooling to assist with assembly or test processes
    • Debug hardware failures and document test results
    • Lead and communicate requirements to contractor engineering technicians, assemblers/fabricators, mechanical designers and technical writers
    • Prepare and validate parts lists
    • lndependently perform tests and document the tests results, following an approved test plan
    • Effectively communicate with the technical team, management and the customer concerning status of work
  • Experience with machine shop equipment such as manual or CNC mills, manual lathes, drill presses, band saws, shears and experience with molding, casting, or vacuum casting are all desirable, but not required
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

HARDWARE/ANALOG ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Hardware/Analog Electrical Engineer.

The successful candidate will provide technical expertise in system solutions and digital/analog electronics design as a key member of a small development team. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. You will collaborate in the development of concepts and requirements for future systems, and in the design of innovative tools and methods to improve all aspects of requirements definition, systems integration and component testing.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum seven (7) years experience
  • Design, simulate, build, test and document small, low noise, low power analog & mixed signal circuits (using discrete components and ICs).
  • Circuit Design Projects would include developing AC/DC power supplies and DC-DC power converters; battery charging, protection and monitoring circuits; sensor interface circuits; analog filters; low noise amplifiers; A/D circuits; interfacing to digital processors and transceivers; D/A circuits; power amplifiers, PLLs; VCOs etc.
  • Particular emphasis would be on low frequency (e.g. Audio) applications.
  • RF circuit development experience would be a plus.
  • Expert user of PCB development tools (Altium preferred)
  • Significant experience with design, layout, and routing of digital PCB designs including complex designs using die, rigid flex boards, and blind and buried vias
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially to perform work)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

MECHANICAL ENGINEER-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Mechanical Engineer to support the design, prototyping and production manufacturing of custom microelectronic devices in or around the Fort Meade, MD area.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

      • Designing and drafting utilizing 3D computer-aided design (CAD) (i.e. Solidworks)
      • Electronic and/or microelectronic packaging design
      • Manufacturing process development, tool design, and equipment set-up/operation to support prototype and/or high volume production builds
      • Researching, qualifying and adapting new microelectronics packaging and assembly techniques
      • Conducting and documenting engineering trade studies, analyses and tests.
      • Collaborating with and training highly-skilled manufacturing technicians, assembly operators and engineers within a team settin
    • Development, validation and optimization of thermal and structural finite element analysis (FEA) models (i.e. CFdesign) – preferred, not required
      • Engineering statistics background – Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE) – preferred, not required
      • Failure analysis background – preferred, not required
  • Troubleshooting and resolving equipment problems – preferred, not required
  • Hands-on fabrication, assembly and test of 1st article engineering prototypes – preferred, not required
  • Experience with machine shop equipment such as manual or CNC mills, manual lathes, drill presses, band saws, shears and experience with molding, casting, or vacuum casting – preferred, not required
  • Familiarity with microelectronic assembly techniques – preferred, not required
    • Surface Mount Technology (SMT) – solder paste dispense, component pick and place, reflow, underfill, inspection
    • Hybrid – wafer processing (dice, backgrind, sort, inspect), die attach, wire bonding, flip chip, dam & fill, transfer molding, balling, lidding, laser/ink marking, inspection

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • Bachelor/Master/PhD degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical, Microelectronics, Manufacturing, Materials, Chemical, Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent
  • 2-7 years of engineering experience in a similar position.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written requirements and specifications.
  • Willingness to work in a clean room environment and follow strict clean room requirements.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
SENIOR DIGITAL HARDWARE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Digital Hardware Design Engineer.

The successful candidate will provide technical expertise in system solutions and digital electronics design as a key member of a small development team. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. As a senior member of the team, you will use your specialized hardware experience in microprocessors/microcontrollers to directly contribute and mentor less experienced team members. You will have extensive PCB design and layout experience using Altium tools. You will collaborate in the development of concepts and requirements for future systems, and in the design of innovative tools and methods to improve all aspects of requirements definition, systems integration and component testing.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum ten years experience
  • Significant experience designing, manufacturing high-speed, multi-layer, mixed signal printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Expert user of PCB development tools (Altium preferred)
  • Significant experience with design, layout, and routing of digital PCB designs including complex designs using die, rigid flex 
boards, and blind and buried vias
  • PCB design experience with FPGAs, DSPs, ARM based microprocessors and PIC or 8051 microcontrollers
  • Firmware development for Xilinx FPGAs using VHDL
  • Design and debugging experience with common high-speed interfaces (PCIe, USB, Ethernet, WiFi, etc.)
  • Ability to set up and administer small test networks
  • Experience working with component libraries – creating, maintenance, etc.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (clearance not needed initially)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Where you could help us.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Software Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small team developing real-time and embedded software systems.

You will have experience with software development in C and assembly language in Unix, Linux, Windows or other real-time and embedded operating systems. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. Your experience will include hands-on familiarity with hardware and a good understanding of operating system internals. As a senior member of the team, you will use your experience in embedded software development to directly contribute to projects and also to mentor less experienced team members. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • At least twenty  (20) years experience as a software engineer
  • Broad knowledge and demonstrated experience with the development of real-time embedded systems involving Wi-Fi and Linux
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written requirements and specifications
  • Experience in overseeing program research, summation of findings and making recommendations to the technical team, program management and customers
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, C/C++, Assembly, Wi-Fi, Linux
  • BSEE, BSCE, BSCS or other relevant  technical degree
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, health saving accounts, life insurance, short and long term disability)
SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER-clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Software Test Engineer.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

 

        • Experience planning all phases of embedded system software test programs
        • Experience testing embedded software applications developed in Assembly, C, C++.
        • Experience testing embedded software systems developed for Unix, Linux, bare-metal, and Real-time operating systems
        • Demonstrated knowledge of software test processes such as requirement analysis, code development, verification and validation, and configuration management
        • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic and embedded software integration laboratory setup and associated hardware and software test processes
        • Demonstrated knowledge of programming languages, scripts, hardware and software integration, software configuration and development tools
        • Moderate and participate in software peer reviews
        • Gather data and execute test plans, and discover technical problems.
        • Experience testing applications developed in Java and Python

 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

    • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
    • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
    • 5 years experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code.
    • Active government security clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience leading small, integrated software test teams
  • Knowledge across a wide range of electronic, electrical, software engineering disciplines (e.g. analog and digital circuit design, electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) electrical design, embedded software and microprocessor based system designs, radar and electronic countermeasure ECM design, open and closed loop feedback control systems, and associated test instrumentation)
  • Experience with automated test tools.
  • Self-motivated and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience testing software developed using agile tools and techniques
  • Basic knowledge of software vulnerabilities and exploitation
  • Experience testing embedded software systems developed VxWorks operating systems

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Systems Engineer. The successful candidate will provide Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support for a small team developing complex real-time embedded hardware and software systems.

Success in this position requires experience in multiple disciplines including software, hardware, firmware, communications technologies and RF. You will perform engineering of system architectures, requirements analysis and decomposition and system performance test and verification. You will be responsible for preparing and reviewing test plans and test reports and performing analytical evaluations of systems’ performance. You will also review and assess contractor designs and conduct trade studies on alternative system design approaches. You will participate or lead technical meetings and government-led studies, assess technical baselines and ensure developed systems meet requirements. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Position requirements

  • Ten (10) years experience with real-time embedded systems development
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Physics required; Master’s preferred
  • Four (4) years in a leadership position providing supervision to other hardware and software personnel
  • Technical skills to understand and analyze system level problems, define potential solutions, and conduct in-depth technical analysis, assessments and trades and explain results of technical studies in a systems engineering context
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of performance and requirements analysis techniques, and acceptance testing strategies/methodologies
  • Experience in solving varied software related problems
  • Experience in reviewing system designs for accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget and schedule
  • One (1) year using CASE TOOLS, the Capability Maturity Model, development of performance and customer satisfaction metric tools
  • Development experience with real-time operating systems and embedded Linux experience is a plus
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially to perform work)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

TEST ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Test Engineer.

The successful candidate will work with development engineers to drive comprehensive verification of system functionality via manual and automated testing. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. As a member of the team, you will use your hardware and software experience to develop tests to verify functions, performance, reliability, scalability, usability, and security. You will be responsible for developing test plans, testing resource requirements, and overall scheduling of testing activity. You will develop manual and automated test cases and configurations needed to meet testing requirements. You will execute test cases/scripts and interpret results to ensure delivery of quality products, document and track defects. You will support the development team by investigating and isolating problems and providing recommendations for potential solutions.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE, BSME, BS in Physics or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum five years experience
  • Experience developing real-time and embedded systems; hardware, firmware and software
  • Experience developing software in C for one or more real-time and embedded operating systems
  • Equally comfortable dealing with software development, RF tools and techniques and hardware design
  • Ability to set up and administer small test networks
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (clearance not needed initially to perform work)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

TEST ENGINEER-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Test Engineer at all levels. The successful candidate will work with development engineers to drive comprehensive verification of system functionality via manual and automated testing.

You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. As a member of the team, you will use your hardware and software testing experience to directly contribute to the program and also to mentor less experienced team members. You will develop tests to verify functions, performance, reliability, scalability, usability, and security. You will be responsible for developing test plans, testing resource requirements, and overall scheduling of testing activity. You will develop manual and automated test cases and configurations needed to meet testing requirements. You will execute test cases/scripts and interpret results to ensure delivery of quality products, document and track defects. You will support the development team by investigating and isolating problems and providing recommendations for potential solutions.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE, BSME, BS in Physics or other relevant technical degree
  • Experience developing test plans, procedures and test scripts for real-time and embedded systems to exercise hardware, firmware and software functionality
  • Automated test experience is required
  • Must possess the desire and ability to assist in the development and execution of test plans and analysis of the resultant data
  • Demonstrated experience uncovering the root causes of complex technical problems and development of viable solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Equally comfortable dealing with software development, RF tools and techniques and hardware design
  • Able to set up and administer small test networks
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

DIGITAL HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Digital Hardware Design Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small, fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing complex real-time embedded hardware and software systems.

You will have extensive PCB design and layout experience using Altium tools. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success. You will collaborate in the design of innovative tools and methods to improve all aspects of requirements definition, systems integration and component testing.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum six years experience
  • Experience designing, manufacturing high-speed, multi-layer, mixed signal printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Experience using PCB development tools (Altium preferred)
  • Development experience with FPGAs and VHDL coding experience are both pluses
  • Design and debugging experience with common high-speed interfaces (PCIe, USB, Ethernet, WiFi, etc.)
  • Ability to set up and administer small test networks
  • Experience working with component libraries & creating, maintenance, etc.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially to perform work)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

DSP/FPGA/ALGORITHM ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced DSP/FPGA/Algorithm Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small team developing real-time communication systems. Typical tasks include developing signal processing algorithms to extract data streams out of noisy signals and identifying electronic components and writing software to implement chosen algorithms. A 4D engineer is expected to be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or related relevant technical degree.
  • Minimum (5) five years experience
  • Expert in MATLAB and SIMULINK software
  • Proficient in C and Python Programming languages
  • Extensive experience in choosing optimal DSP and/or FPGA platforms, developing signal processing algorithms and implementing algorithms on a variety of DSPs and/or FPGAs.
  • Strong familiarity with wireless communication protocols (e.g. CDMA and OFDM for WiFi or WiMax or 3GPP-LTE etc)
  • Solid background with communication systems theory and design.
  • Experience with Software Defined Radio design.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

HARDWARE/ANALOG ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Hardware/Analog Electrical Engineer.

The successful candidate will provide technical expertise in system solutions and digital/analog electronics design as a key member of a small development team. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. You will collaborate in the development of concepts and requirements for future systems, and in the design of innovative tools and methods to improve all aspects of requirements definition, systems integration and component testing.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum seven (7) years experience
  • Design, simulate, build, test and document small, low noise, low power analog & mixed signal circuits (using discrete components and ICs).
  • Circuit Design Projects would include developing AC/DC power supplies and DC-DC power converters; battery charging, protection and monitoring circuits; sensor interface circuits; analog filters; low noise amplifiers; A/D circuits; interfacing to digital processors and transceivers; D/A circuits; power amplifiers, PLLs; VCOs etc.
  • Particular emphasis would be on low frequency (e.g. Audio) applications.
  • RF circuit development experience would be a plus.
  • Expert user of PCB development tools (Altium preferred)
  • Significant experience with design, layout, and routing of digital PCB designs including complex designs using die, rigid flex boards, and blind and buried vias
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially to perform work)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

SENIOR DIGITAL HARDWARE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Digital Hardware Design Engineer.

The successful candidate will provide technical expertise in system solutions and digital electronics design as a key member of a small development team. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. As a senior member of the team, you will use your specialized hardware experience in microprocessors/microcontrollers to directly contribute and mentor less experienced team members. You will have extensive PCB design and layout experience using Altium tools. You will collaborate in the development of concepts and requirements for future systems, and in the design of innovative tools and methods to improve all aspects of requirements definition, systems integration and component testing.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum ten years experience
  • Significant experience designing, manufacturing high-speed, multi-layer, mixed signal printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Expert user of PCB development tools (Altium preferred)
  • Significant experience with design, layout, and routing of digital PCB designs including complex designs using die, rigid flex 
boards, and blind and buried vias
  • PCB design experience with FPGAs, DSPs, ARM based microprocessors and PIC or 8051 microcontrollers
  • Firmware development for Xilinx FPGAs using VHDL
  • Design and debugging experience with common high-speed interfaces (PCIe, USB, Ethernet, WiFi, etc.)
  • Ability to set up and administer small test networks
  • Experience working with component libraries – creating, maintenance, etc.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (clearance not needed initially)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

ASSEMBLY ENGINEER-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Mechanical Engineer to support the development of processes, procedures, fixtures and tooling to support the assembly of custom microelectronic devices in or around the Fort Meade, MD area.

 

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Manufacturing process development, tool design, and equipment set-up/operation to support prototype and high volume production builds:
    • Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly – solder paste dispense, component pick and place, reflow, underfill, inspection
    • Hybrid assembly – wafer processing (dice, backgrind, sort, inspect), die attach, wire bonding, flip chip, dam & fill, transfer molding, balling, lidding, laser/ink marking, inspection
  • Leveraging Solidworks, or similar design software package to design and draft components for advanced microelectronic applications
  • Collaborating with and training highly-skilled manufacturing technicians, assembly operators and engineers within a team setting
  • Conducting and documenting engineering trade studies, analyses and tests.

The following experience areas are preferred, but not required:

  • Researching, qualifying and adapting new microelectronics packaging and assembly techniques
  • Engineering statistics background – Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Failure analysis background
  • Troubleshooting and resolving equipment problems

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • Bachelor/Master/PhD degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical, Microelectronics, Manufacturing, Materials, Chemical, Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent
  • Minimum six (6) years of engineering experience in a similar position.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written requirements and specifications.
  • Willingness to work in a clean room environment and follow strict clean room requirements.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
MECHANICAL ENGINEER-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Mechanical Engineer to support the design, prototyping and production manufacturing of custom microelectronic devices in or around the Fort Meade, MD area.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

      • Designing and drafting utilizing 3D computer-aided design (CAD) (i.e. Solidworks)
      • Electronic and/or microelectronic packaging design
      • Manufacturing process development, tool design, and equipment set-up/operation to support prototype and/or high volume production builds
      • Researching, qualifying and adapting new microelectronics packaging and assembly techniques
      • Conducting and documenting engineering trade studies, analyses and tests.
      • Collaborating with and training highly-skilled manufacturing technicians, assembly operators and engineers within a team settin
    • Development, validation and optimization of thermal and structural finite element analysis (FEA) models (i.e. CFdesign) – preferred, not required
      • Engineering statistics background – Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE) – preferred, not required
      • Failure analysis background – preferred, not required
  • Troubleshooting and resolving equipment problems – preferred, not required
  • Hands-on fabrication, assembly and test of 1st article engineering prototypes – preferred, not required
  • Experience with machine shop equipment such as manual or CNC mills, manual lathes, drill presses, band saws, shears and experience with molding, casting, or vacuum casting – preferred, not required
  • Familiarity with microelectronic assembly techniques – preferred, not required
    • Surface Mount Technology (SMT) – solder paste dispense, component pick and place, reflow, underfill, inspection
    • Hybrid – wafer processing (dice, backgrind, sort, inspect), die attach, wire bonding, flip chip, dam & fill, transfer molding, balling, lidding, laser/ink marking, inspection

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • Bachelor/Master/PhD degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical, Microelectronics, Manufacturing, Materials, Chemical, Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent
  • 2-7 years of engineering experience in a similar position.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written requirements and specifications.
  • Willingness to work in a clean room environment and follow strict clean room requirements.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
Computer Scientist- Firmware

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Computer Scientist to design, develop, test and document software code. The Computer Scientist shall apply sound planning, analysis, programming and coding practices.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Familiar with the following technologies:
    • Embedded C/C++ (2+ years)
    • Python (1+ year)
  • Special Engineering Dev High (1+ years)-Available in reading room
  • Specialize in one of these areas:
    • Special Engineering Dev High (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
    • Special Engineering Low (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
    • Windows, Linux, Mac OS development (2+ years)
    • Windows driver development (2+ years)
  • Software driver development
  • Software application development
  • Digital signal processing applications
  • Client/server applications
  • Legacy and current processor technology
  • Operating systems, architectures, and interfaces
  • Assembly and high-level programming languages
  • Software/code reverse engineering
  • Embedded software development
  • Moderate and participate in software peer reviews
  • Provide technical management using project management best practices
  • Lead a small team of contractor technical personnel
  • Effectively communicate, both written and verbally, to the technical team, management, and customer so as to inform them of progress, plans and potential problems and viable solutions
  • Apply sound planning, analysis, and programming and coding practices

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

  • Eight (8) years of experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code that follow applicable Government standards
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering from an accredited college or university is required OR Ten (10) years of experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code that follow applicable Government standards
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering from an accredited college or university is required

Desired Skills

  • Familiar with the following techniques:
    • Setting up test environments (5+ years)
    • Gov’t Processes-Available in reading room.
    • Hardware testing environments (4 years)
    • Distributed testing environments
    • Test plan writing
    • Testers should have test automation experience
    • Developing production C code
    • Developing production Python code
    • Operating system internals knowledge
    • 32-bit and 64-bit processor architectures
    • Assembler development and debugging
    • Agile development experience
    • Test-driven development experience

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
Computer Scientist- Virtualization

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Computer Scientist to design, develop, test and document software code. The Computer Scientist shall apply sound planning, analysis, programming and coding practices.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Software driver development
  • Software application development
  • Digital signal processing applications
  • Client/server applications
  • Legacy and current processor technology
  • Operating systems, architectures, and interfaces
  • Assembly and high-level programming languages
  • Software/code reverse engineering
  • Embedded software development
  • Moderate and participate in software peer reviews
  • Provide technical management using project management best practices
  • Lead a small team of contractor technical personnel
  • Effectively communicate, both written and verbally, to the technical team, management, and customer so as to inform them of progress, plans and potential problems and viable solutions
  • Apply sound planning, analysis, and programming and coding practices

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

  • Eight (8) years of experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code that follow applicable Government standards
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering from an accredited college or university is required OR Ten (10) years of experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code that follow applicable Government standards
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering from an accredited college or university is required
  • Specialize in one of these areas:
    • Special Engineering Dev High (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
    • Special Engineering Low (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
    • Windows, Linux, Mac OS development (2+ years)
    • Windows driver development (2+ years)
  • Embedded software and software development
  • Embedded software and software reverse engineering
  • C
  • C++
  • x86 assembly
  • ARM assembly
  • Python
  • Driver development in trusted execution environment
  • Linux kernel module development
  • Windows OS development
  • Linux OS development
  • 32-bit and 64-bit architectures
  • Assembler development and debugging
  • Writing drivers for virtual machine software
  • Embedded components and low-level firmware programming

Desired Skills

  • Familiar with the following technologies:
    • Embedded C/C++ (2+ years)
    • Python (1+ year)
  • Special Engineering Dev High (1+ years)-Available in reading room.
  • Familiar with the following techniques:
    • Setting up test environments (5+ years)
    • Gov’t Processes-Available in reading room.
    • Hardware testing environments (4 years)
    • Distributed testing environments
    • Test plan writing
    • Testers should have test automation experience.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
COMPUTER SCIENTIST-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Where you could help us.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Computer Scientist at all levels of experience. The successful candidate will join a small team developing embedded software systems.

You will have experience with software development in C on a Linux system. Your experience also includes a working knowledge of microprocessor architectures. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment.  We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • BSEE, BSCE, BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Experience developing software for embedded systems
  • Development experience on Linux based platforms
  • Embedded systems programming with C and Python scripting experience
  • Design of Linux applications for embedded systems
  • Linux networking experience
  • Subversion source control experience
  • Familiarity with typical computer interfaces including USB, Firewire, Ethernet and serial
  • Experience with packet based networking protocols including TCP and UDP
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, health saving accounts, life insurance, short and long term disability)

 

DSP/FPGA/ALGORITHM ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced DSP/FPGA/Algorithm Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small team developing real-time communication systems. Typical tasks include developing signal processing algorithms to extract data streams out of noisy signals and identifying electronic components and writing software to implement chosen algorithms. A 4D engineer is expected to be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or related relevant technical degree.
  • Minimum (5) five years experience
  • Expert in MATLAB and SIMULINK software
  • Proficient in C and Python Programming languages
  • Extensive experience in choosing optimal DSP and/or FPGA platforms, developing signal processing algorithms and implementing algorithms on a variety of DSPs and/or FPGAs.
  • Strong familiarity with wireless communication protocols (e.g. CDMA and OFDM for WiFi or WiMax or 3GPP-LTE etc)
  • Solid background with communication systems theory and design.
  • Experience with Software Defined Radio design.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Embedded Software Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small team developing real-time and embedded software systems.

You will have experience with software development in C, C++ and assembly language in Unix, Linux, Windows or an embedded operating system. Your experience also includes a working knowledge of microprocessor architectures. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum three years experience
  • Development experience with real-time operating systems and Linux command line experience is desired
  • C or C++ and assembly language development experience is required and Python or shell scripting is a plus
  • Familiarity or experience with a wide range of processors including 8051, x86, PowerPC or ARM processors
  • Familiarity with typical computer interfaces including USB, Firewire, Ethernet and serial
  • Experience with packet based networking protocols including TCP and UDP
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER-clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Embedded Software Engineer.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

 

        • Experience developing embedded software applications for microprocessors/microcontrollers in Assembly, C, and/or C++ using tools in Unix, Linux and/or Windows
        • Experience with Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) such as VxWorks, Micrium uC/OS, eCOS, Free-RTOS, or Keil RTX
        • Experience developing and/or using low-level device drivers
        • Experience with bit-level data analysis
        • Experience with common bus protocols (UART, USB, SPI, I2C, etc.) and network protocols (TCP, UDP)
        • Hands on experience with integrating and testing embedded systems
          • Familiarity with the use of programming devices and in-circuit debuggers (JTAG, ICP, etc.)
          • Familiarity with the use of test equipment such as Digital Multi-meters (DMMs), logic analyzers, and oscilloscopes.

 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

    • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
    • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering
    • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
    • 5 years experience in software and firmware design
    • Active government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
EMBEDDED SOFTWARE REVERSE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Where you could help us.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Embedded Software Engineer with a focus in Reverse Engineering. The successful candidate will join a small, multi-disciplinary team developing real-time and embedded software systems.

You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as an embedded systems programmer using ‘C/C++’ programming language
  • Minimum two (2) years’ software reverse engineering experience
  • Experience designing Linux applications for embedded systems
  • Experience setting up and maintaining Linux Servers
  • Experience with real time operating systems and embedded Linux development
  • Software Architecture experience
  • Adapts quickly to alternating priorities and requirement changes, with the ability to manage both while meeting deadlines
  • Forward thinker who has the ability to work independently and requires little direction
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communications
  • Ability to work well with others in a challenging and dynamic environment
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Where you could help us.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Software Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small team developing real-time and embedded software systems.

You will have experience with software development in C and assembly language in Unix, Linux, Windows or other real-time and embedded operating systems. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. Your experience will include hands-on familiarity with hardware and a good understanding of operating system internals. As a senior member of the team, you will use your experience in embedded software development to directly contribute to projects and also to mentor less experienced team members. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • At least twenty  (20) years experience as a software engineer
  • Broad knowledge and demonstrated experience with the development of real-time embedded systems involving Wi-Fi and Linux
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written requirements and specifications
  • Experience in overseeing program research, summation of findings and making recommendations to the technical team, program management and customers
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, C/C++, Assembly, Wi-Fi, Linux
  • BSEE, BSCE, BSCS or other relevant  technical degree
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, health saving accounts, life insurance, short and long term disability)
SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER-clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Software Test Engineer.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

 

        • Experience planning all phases of embedded system software test programs
        • Experience testing embedded software applications developed in Assembly, C, C++.
        • Experience testing embedded software systems developed for Unix, Linux, bare-metal, and Real-time operating systems
        • Demonstrated knowledge of software test processes such as requirement analysis, code development, verification and validation, and configuration management
        • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic and embedded software integration laboratory setup and associated hardware and software test processes
        • Demonstrated knowledge of programming languages, scripts, hardware and software integration, software configuration and development tools
        • Moderate and participate in software peer reviews
        • Gather data and execute test plans, and discover technical problems.
        • Experience testing applications developed in Java and Python

 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

    • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
    • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
    • 5 years experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code.
    • Active government security clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience leading small, integrated software test teams
  • Knowledge across a wide range of electronic, electrical, software engineering disciplines (e.g. analog and digital circuit design, electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) electrical design, embedded software and microprocessor based system designs, radar and electronic countermeasure ECM design, open and closed loop feedback control systems, and associated test instrumentation)
  • Experience with automated test tools.
  • Self-motivated and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience testing software developed using agile tools and techniques
  • Basic knowledge of software vulnerabilities and exploitation
  • Experience testing embedded software systems developed VxWorks operating systems

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Engineering Technician. Successful candidates will provide technical expertise in electronics integration and prototyping for a small team. Tasks will include assisting engineers with production and prototype fabrication, process development, test, and documentation. Specialized experience in electronic systems troubleshooting/testing, electronic systems construction/deconstruction, precision soldering, and quick response prototyping skills are required. Rapid PCB prototyping skills and experience soldering many types of packages is also needed. Ideal candidates will be able to comfortably and effectively move between roles as hands-on electronics technicians, integrators, and testers.

Position requirements

  • Minimum of 15 years experience as an assembler, electronics technician, or engineering technician
  • Must be skilled in soldering under a microscope, including
    • Able to place and remove 0201 components, QFN’s, and other modern chip-scale leadless packages.
    • Able to route and solder 40 AWG multi-fiber wire
    • Able to connectorize, route, and solder micro coax, such as UT-20
  • Must be able to
    • Develop assembly processes
    • Design and construct tooling to assist with assembly or test processes
    • Debug hardware failures and document test results
    • Lead and communicate requirements to contractor engineering technicians, assemblers/fabricators, mechanical designers and technical writers
    • Prepare and validate parts lists
    • lndependently perform tests and document the tests results, following an approved test plan
    • Effectively communicate with the technical team, management and the customer concerning status of work
  • Experience with machine shop equipment such as manual or CNC mills, manual lathes, drill presses, band saws, shears and experience with molding, casting, or vacuum casting are all desirable, but not required
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

COMPUTER SCIENTIST-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Where you could help us.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Computer Scientist at all levels of experience. The successful candidate will join a small team developing embedded software systems.

You will have experience with software development in C on a Linux system. Your experience also includes a working knowledge of microprocessor architectures. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment.  We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • BSEE, BSCE, BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Experience developing software for embedded systems
  • Development experience on Linux based platforms
  • Embedded systems programming with C and Python scripting experience
  • Design of Linux applications for embedded systems
  • Linux networking experience
  • Subversion source control experience
  • Familiarity with typical computer interfaces including USB, Firewire, Ethernet and serial
  • Experience with packet based networking protocols including TCP and UDP
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, health saving accounts, life insurance, short and long term disability)

 

DIGITAL HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Digital Hardware Design Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small, fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing complex real-time embedded hardware and software systems.

You will have extensive PCB design and layout experience using Altium tools. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success. You will collaborate in the design of innovative tools and methods to improve all aspects of requirements definition, systems integration and component testing.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum six years experience
  • Experience designing, manufacturing high-speed, multi-layer, mixed signal printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Experience using PCB development tools (Altium preferred)
  • Development experience with FPGAs and VHDL coding experience are both pluses
  • Design and debugging experience with common high-speed interfaces (PCIe, USB, Ethernet, WiFi, etc.)
  • Ability to set up and administer small test networks
  • Experience working with component libraries & creating, maintenance, etc.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially to perform work)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Embedded Software Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small team developing real-time and embedded software systems.

You will have experience with software development in C, C++ and assembly language in Unix, Linux, Windows or an embedded operating system. Your experience also includes a working knowledge of microprocessor architectures. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum three years experience
  • Development experience with real-time operating systems and Linux command line experience is desired
  • C or C++ and assembly language development experience is required and Python or shell scripting is a plus
  • Familiarity or experience with a wide range of processors including 8051, x86, PowerPC or ARM processors
  • Familiarity with typical computer interfaces including USB, Firewire, Ethernet and serial
  • Experience with packet based networking protocols including TCP and UDP
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER-clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Embedded Software Engineer.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

 

        • Experience developing embedded software applications for microprocessors/microcontrollers in Assembly, C, and/or C++ using tools in Unix, Linux and/or Windows
        • Experience with Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) such as VxWorks, Micrium uC/OS, eCOS, Free-RTOS, or Keil RTX
        • Experience developing and/or using low-level device drivers
        • Experience with bit-level data analysis
        • Experience with common bus protocols (UART, USB, SPI, I2C, etc.) and network protocols (TCP, UDP)
        • Hands on experience with integrating and testing embedded systems
          • Familiarity with the use of programming devices and in-circuit debuggers (JTAG, ICP, etc.)
          • Familiarity with the use of test equipment such as Digital Multi-meters (DMMs), logic analyzers, and oscilloscopes.

 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

    • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
    • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering
    • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
    • 5 years experience in software and firmware design
    • Active government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Engineering Technician. Successful candidates will provide technical expertise in electronics integration and prototyping for a small team. Tasks will include assisting engineers with production and prototype fabrication, process development, test, and documentation. Specialized experience in electronic systems troubleshooting/testing, electronic systems construction/deconstruction, precision soldering, and quick response prototyping skills are required. Rapid PCB prototyping skills and experience soldering many types of packages is also needed. Ideal candidates will be able to comfortably and effectively move between roles as hands-on electronics technicians, integrators, and testers.

Position requirements

  • Minimum of 15 years experience as an assembler, electronics technician, or engineering technician
  • Must be skilled in soldering under a microscope, including
    • Able to place and remove 0201 components, QFN’s, and other modern chip-scale leadless packages.
    • Able to route and solder 40 AWG multi-fiber wire
    • Able to connectorize, route, and solder micro coax, such as UT-20
  • Must be able to
    • Develop assembly processes
    • Design and construct tooling to assist with assembly or test processes
    • Debug hardware failures and document test results
    • Lead and communicate requirements to contractor engineering technicians, assemblers/fabricators, mechanical designers and technical writers
    • Prepare and validate parts lists
    • lndependently perform tests and document the tests results, following an approved test plan
    • Effectively communicate with the technical team, management and the customer concerning status of work
  • Experience with machine shop equipment such as manual or CNC mills, manual lathes, drill presses, band saws, shears and experience with molding, casting, or vacuum casting are all desirable, but not required
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

MECHANICAL ENGINEER-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Mechanical Engineer to support the design, prototyping and production manufacturing of custom microelectronic devices in or around the Fort Meade, MD area.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

      • Designing and drafting utilizing 3D computer-aided design (CAD) (i.e. Solidworks)
      • Electronic and/or microelectronic packaging design
      • Manufacturing process development, tool design, and equipment set-up/operation to support prototype and/or high volume production builds
      • Researching, qualifying and adapting new microelectronics packaging and assembly techniques
      • Conducting and documenting engineering trade studies, analyses and tests.
      • Collaborating with and training highly-skilled manufacturing technicians, assembly operators and engineers within a team settin
    • Development, validation and optimization of thermal and structural finite element analysis (FEA) models (i.e. CFdesign) – preferred, not required
      • Engineering statistics background – Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE) – preferred, not required
      • Failure analysis background – preferred, not required
  • Troubleshooting and resolving equipment problems – preferred, not required
  • Hands-on fabrication, assembly and test of 1st article engineering prototypes – preferred, not required
  • Experience with machine shop equipment such as manual or CNC mills, manual lathes, drill presses, band saws, shears and experience with molding, casting, or vacuum casting – preferred, not required
  • Familiarity with microelectronic assembly techniques – preferred, not required
    • Surface Mount Technology (SMT) – solder paste dispense, component pick and place, reflow, underfill, inspection
    • Hybrid – wafer processing (dice, backgrind, sort, inspect), die attach, wire bonding, flip chip, dam & fill, transfer molding, balling, lidding, laser/ink marking, inspection

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • Bachelor/Master/PhD degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical, Microelectronics, Manufacturing, Materials, Chemical, Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent
  • 2-7 years of engineering experience in a similar position.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written requirements and specifications.
  • Willingness to work in a clean room environment and follow strict clean room requirements.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
SENIOR DIGITAL HARDWARE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Digital Hardware Design Engineer.

The successful candidate will provide technical expertise in system solutions and digital electronics design as a key member of a small development team. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. As a senior member of the team, you will use your specialized hardware experience in microprocessors/microcontrollers to directly contribute and mentor less experienced team members. You will have extensive PCB design and layout experience using Altium tools. You will collaborate in the development of concepts and requirements for future systems, and in the design of innovative tools and methods to improve all aspects of requirements definition, systems integration and component testing.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE or BSCS or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum ten years experience
  • Significant experience designing, manufacturing high-speed, multi-layer, mixed signal printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Expert user of PCB development tools (Altium preferred)
  • Significant experience with design, layout, and routing of digital PCB designs including complex designs using die, rigid flex 
boards, and blind and buried vias
  • PCB design experience with FPGAs, DSPs, ARM based microprocessors and PIC or 8051 microcontrollers
  • Firmware development for Xilinx FPGAs using VHDL
  • Design and debugging experience with common high-speed interfaces (PCIe, USB, Ethernet, WiFi, etc.)
  • Ability to set up and administer small test networks
  • Experience working with component libraries – creating, maintenance, etc.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (clearance not needed initially)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Where you could help us.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Software Engineer. The successful candidate will join a small team developing real-time and embedded software systems.

You will have experience with software development in C and assembly language in Unix, Linux, Windows or other real-time and embedded operating systems. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. Your experience will include hands-on familiarity with hardware and a good understanding of operating system internals. As a senior member of the team, you will use your experience in embedded software development to directly contribute to projects and also to mentor less experienced team members. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Details make the engineer (or something like that).

  • At least twenty  (20) years experience as a software engineer
  • Broad knowledge and demonstrated experience with the development of real-time embedded systems involving Wi-Fi and Linux
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare written requirements and specifications
  • Experience in overseeing program research, summation of findings and making recommendations to the technical team, program management and customers
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, C/C++, Assembly, Wi-Fi, Linux
  • BSEE, BSCE, BSCS or other relevant  technical degree
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, health saving accounts, life insurance, short and long term disability)
SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER-clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Software Test Engineer.

The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

 

        • Experience planning all phases of embedded system software test programs
        • Experience testing embedded software applications developed in Assembly, C, C++.
        • Experience testing embedded software systems developed for Unix, Linux, bare-metal, and Real-time operating systems
        • Demonstrated knowledge of software test processes such as requirement analysis, code development, verification and validation, and configuration management
        • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic and embedded software integration laboratory setup and associated hardware and software test processes
        • Demonstrated knowledge of programming languages, scripts, hardware and software integration, software configuration and development tools
        • Moderate and participate in software peer reviews
        • Gather data and execute test plans, and discover technical problems.
        • Experience testing applications developed in Java and Python

 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute to and support overall team success.

Position Requirements

    • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
    • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
    • 5 years experience in software and firmware design, development and test to include writing clear, concise, functioning and fully commented code.
    • Active government security clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience leading small, integrated software test teams
  • Knowledge across a wide range of electronic, electrical, software engineering disciplines (e.g. analog and digital circuit design, electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) electrical design, embedded software and microprocessor based system designs, radar and electronic countermeasure ECM design, open and closed loop feedback control systems, and associated test instrumentation)
  • Experience with automated test tools.
  • Self-motivated and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience testing software developed using agile tools and techniques
  • Basic knowledge of software vulnerabilities and exploitation
  • Experience testing embedded software systems developed VxWorks operating systems

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Systems Engineer. The successful candidate will provide Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support for a small team developing complex real-time embedded hardware and software systems.

Success in this position requires experience in multiple disciplines including software, hardware, firmware, communications technologies and RF. You will perform engineering of system architectures, requirements analysis and decomposition and system performance test and verification. You will be responsible for preparing and reviewing test plans and test reports and performing analytical evaluations of systems’ performance. You will also review and assess contractor designs and conduct trade studies on alternative system design approaches. You will participate or lead technical meetings and government-led studies, assess technical baselines and ensure developed systems meet requirements. You will be able to work both independently and within a team environment. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can operate in a less structured, free thinking environment, but who can also contribute and support overall team success.

Position requirements

  • Ten (10) years experience with real-time embedded systems development
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Physics required; Master’s preferred
  • Four (4) years in a leadership position providing supervision to other hardware and software personnel
  • Technical skills to understand and analyze system level problems, define potential solutions, and conduct in-depth technical analysis, assessments and trades and explain results of technical studies in a systems engineering context
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of performance and requirements analysis techniques, and acceptance testing strategies/methodologies
  • Experience in solving varied software related problems
  • Experience in reviewing system designs for accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget and schedule
  • One (1) year using CASE TOOLS, the Capability Maturity Model, development of performance and customer satisfaction metric tools
  • Development experience with real-time operating systems and embedded Linux experience is a plus
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (no clearance needed initially to perform work)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

TEST ENGINEER

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Test Engineer.

The successful candidate will work with development engineers to drive comprehensive verification of system functionality via manual and automated testing. You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. As a member of the team, you will use your hardware and software experience to develop tests to verify functions, performance, reliability, scalability, usability, and security. You will be responsible for developing test plans, testing resource requirements, and overall scheduling of testing activity. You will develop manual and automated test cases and configurations needed to meet testing requirements. You will execute test cases/scripts and interpret results to ensure delivery of quality products, document and track defects. You will support the development team by investigating and isolating problems and providing recommendations for potential solutions.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE, BSME, BS in Physics or other relevant technical degree
  • Minimum five years experience
  • Experience developing real-time and embedded systems; hardware, firmware and software
  • Experience developing software in C for one or more real-time and embedded operating systems
  • Equally comfortable dealing with software development, RF tools and techniques and hardware design
  • Ability to set up and administer small test networks
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance (clearance not needed initially to perform work)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

TEST ENGINEER-government security clearance required

Fourth Dimension, it’s about time.

Fourth Dimension Engineering provides complete electronic product design and development services. Our engineering design capabilities span multiple engineering disciplines and employ a flexible, mission-centric product development process. We consistently succeed on the most challenging time-critical problems.

Working at a small company means you are never far from the action. We don’t have layers of management to battle. Instead, we pride ourselves on our culture of independence and responsibility where you have the freedom to make the decisions required for mission success.

Let’s get philosophical.

The growth and progress of any organization like ours depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. We maintain high standards of honesty, hard work and a consistent focus on our customer’s needs. In the workplace, we promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration among all of our employees in which they can learn and grow. Our employees work together for our common success to help us maintain our leadership position in a highly competitive industry. We lead where others only follow; we succeed by cultivating the best in our team.

Fourth Dimension Engineering in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a talented and experienced Test Engineer at all levels. The successful candidate will work with development engineers to drive comprehensive verification of system functionality via manual and automated testing.

You will join a fast-paced team designing, developing, integrating and testing operational prototypes. As a member of the team, you will use your hardware and software testing experience to directly contribute to the program and also to mentor less experienced team members. You will develop tests to verify functions, performance, reliability, scalability, usability, and security. You will be responsible for developing test plans, testing resource requirements, and overall scheduling of testing activity. You will develop manual and automated test cases and configurations needed to meet testing requirements. You will execute test cases/scripts and interpret results to ensure delivery of quality products, document and track defects. You will support the development team by investigating and isolating problems and providing recommendations for potential solutions.

Position requirements

  • BSEE, BSCE, BSME, BS in Physics or other relevant technical degree
  • Experience developing test plans, procedures and test scripts for real-time and embedded systems to exercise hardware, firmware and software functionality
  • Automated test experience is required
  • Must possess the desire and ability to assist in the development and execution of test plans and analysis of the resultant data
  • Demonstrated experience uncovering the root causes of complex technical problems and development of viable solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Equally comfortable dealing with software development, RF tools and techniques and hardware design
  • Able to set up and administer small test networks
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance development team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.

More about FourthDim.

  • Founded in 2007 by engineers who want to do engineering
  • Focus on technical excellence and flawless execution – we consistently meet the tightest of deadlines
  • Consistent > 20% growth per year
  • Recent large prime contracts with more wins coming!
  • Casual, relaxed, family-oriented work environment with free drinks and snacks!
  • Conveniently located in the Columbia Gateway business park where there are actually places to go have lunch
  • Consistently profitable which is why our 401(k) keeps growing!

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and time off
  • Generous leave – grows as you continue your tenure with 4D!
  • Holiday shut down around the Christmas/New Year timeframe
  • Retirement contributions of 15% of total comp per year
  • Continuous education and conference allowance
  • Who doesn’t love company swag? We have plenty of it!
  • Plus all the basics that are important too (like comprehensive healthcare, life insurance, short and long term disability)

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a high-performance team, send your resume to careers@fourthdim.com.