Director of Hardware Engineering

| Greater Boston Area
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Due to our global success and exciting growth, HPR is seeking a Director of Hardware Engineering, to expand into new product categories beginning with a single product and expanding thereafter. HPR seeks a talented leader with a strong technology management background to support our rapid growth and product-line expansion.  We seek a passionate leader with a strong understanding of complex system design and architecture who thrives on driving programs from inception to completion. 

The Director of Hardware Engineering will report to senior leadership developing high performance FPGA-based hardware appliances and/or applications for the financial markets. This position requires a steadfast execution mindset, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to collaborate in a demanding environment while maintaining a composed, professional demeanor. A high degree of ownership, initiative, drive for excellence, and an aptitude for understanding and simplifying complex, diverse technologies are required to be effective in this role.

As Director of Hardware Engineering at HPR you will:

  • Leverage your proven team leadership skills to direct a group of engineers and deliver new products with minimal oversight
  • Utilize strong organizational skills to distill complex project deliverables, milestones, and timelines into predictable team output
  • Train and mentor engineering team members
  • Demonstrate and instill a strong sense of ownership and accountability for the projects that you are leading within the team
  • Leverage a strong technical background from any relevant domain to participate in the design and development of cutting-edge financial technology products
  • Guide project phases through the HPR Engineering Process and ensure that Best Practices are adhered to on an ongoing basis

Required Qualifications:

  • MS/BS in Computer Engineering, or related
  • 3+ years of managing and leading engineering teams
  • 5+ years of hands-on high-performance digital logic design in Verilog in any relevant industry (not necessarily financial technology)
  • Hands-on experience designing high-performance telecom datapaths
  • Experience working with digital logic simulation
  • Experience working with digital logic verification
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively within all levels of the organization
  • A passion for organizing complex details and logistics planning for project deliverables
  • Relentless sense of urgency and accuracy with an execution mindset
  • Demonstrable ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong executive presence and presentation skills

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Financial market knowledge
  • Knowledge of C, Embedded Systems & Networking

Please note: HPR currently does not provide employment sponsorship

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Our newly renovated office space is easily accessible from all major highways and nearby public transit stations.

An Insider's view of HPR

What’s the vibe like in the office?

HPR strikes a great team vibe in the office. Everyone gets along, is super helpful, friendly, and hard-working. I haven't experienced a more comfortable work setting than at HPR. To top it off, we like to balance the hard work with plenty of fun activities like ping pong or board games. I couldn't be happier with my decision to join the team!


Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

HPR has a very collaborative environment, so I always spend at least a bit of time everyday working with the more junior engineers and our clients. Typically there are a few daily meetings, and in the afternoons I almost always have time to focus on my projects and coding.


Senior Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

HPR Engineering has several exciting projects currently underway. The end result will be new features and new products that disrupt the status quo in high-performance electronic trading. Our innovative designs combine complex high-performance hardware and software data-paths that deliver results that are unmatched by anything in the industry.


Vice President of Engineering

What are HPR Perks + Benefits

HPR Benefits Overview

At HPR we offer competitive compensation and benefits in a professional and fun setting.

Benefits include a BCBS health plan; a Delta dental plan; Short-term and Long-term Disability Coverage and Life Insurance; a 401(k) plan; 3 weeks paid vacation and 1 week paid sick time off; and we follow the U.S. stock market holiday schedule.

You will also enjoy generous employee perks, including casual dress code, game room and VR access, team events, free food, beverages, free onsite parking, gym and pool access and more.

Volunteer in local community
HPR participates in local volunteer activities through Building Impact.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
We offer both short and long-term disability coverage for our employees. These excellent plans offer peace of mind knowing you will have excellent coverage if needed.
Dental Benefits
HPR offers a fully paid for Delta Dental plan which offers extensive benefits and a large network of dental providers.
Health Insurance Benefits
HPR offers BCBS HMO and PPO plans that provide comprehensive coverage for employees. You will have access to a large network of physicians at a low out of pocket cost.
Life Insurance
We offer coverage at no cost for employees provided by Sun Life.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
The HPR tennis team gathers weekly throughout the spring and summer. Employees also enjoy CrossFit workouts together at the local gym.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
HPR sponsors a 401(K) plan administered by Ubiquity. You will have your choice of 26 different funds in which to invest.
Company Equity
HPR offers unparalleled equity opportunity for employees by awarding incentive stock options through its Equity Incentive Plan.
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
HPR employees receive 15 days per year of paid vacation time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
HPR hosts large-scale team events quarterly, as well as happy hours and team building activities frequently throughout the year.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
HPR has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored soda water you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted roughly once per month.
We offer employees Free on-site covered garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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