Lead Hardware Engineer (Remote)

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Our mission at Dragos is to protect the world’s most critical infrastructure from adversaries who wish to do it harm. We help defend industrial organizations that provide us with the necessities of modern civilization: running water, functioning electricity, and safe industrial working environments.

Dragos is looking for a Lead Hardware Engineer to join its System Engineering team. This role will work cross-functionally with other teams to provide expert advice on the design, implementation, and tactical troubleshooting of hardware. They ensure quality documentation exists for all systems, while also providing guidance and mentorship to other Senior Engineers. We set our goal as best in class and are looking for team players who set these same standards for themselves in a highly collaborative environment.


  • Work with hardware manufacturers and vendors to implement processes around hardware and firmware locking, product imaging, and creative ways to solve supply chain constraints
  • Collaborate with Product and Engineering teams to define product requirements and provide subject matter expertise around hardware related topics
  • Develop and implement a hardware benchmark testing suite to establish performance baselines for all supported hardware, while also helping set performance KPIs for our hardware
  • Partner with the Performance Engineering team to optimize our application stack on our existing and new hardware.
  • Collaborate on all hardware documentation and ensures all information is valid and in line with expectations
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of existing solutions
  • Directly contributes to feature and tech debt work, while also ensuring realistic estimates are defined for said work


  • 5+ years of experience working with enterprise hardware, preferably in an engineering lab of a hardware manufacturer or vendor
  • 4+ years working with Linux operating systems (installation, configuration, tuning, etc)
  • Experience working through an entire product development lifecycle
  • Deep understanding of server hardware component technologies and industry roadmaps, including CPU/SOC, memory, NIC/networking, and storage & storage subsystems.
  • Experience building out and implementing a hardware benchmarking suite
  • Strong technical leadership skills, with the ability to champion and drive the hardware domain within the organization


  • Base Salary: $192,000
  • Salary + Benefits + Equity = $320,000
  • Comprehensive benefits plan (medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K with match)
  • Equity at Dragos is quickly growing and the total compensation under-represents the future growth and refresh program. This will be discussed on the first call with the Dragos recruiter.

Dragos is the Industrial Cybersecurity expert on a relentless mission to safeguard civilization. In a world of rising cybersecurity threats, Dragos protects the most critical infrastructure – those that provide us with the tenets of modern civilization – from increasingly capable adversaries who wish to do it harm. Devoted to codifying and sharing our in-depth industry knowledge of ICS/OT systems, Dragos arms industrial defenders around the world with the knowledge and tools to protect their systems as effectively and efficiently as possible. Founded by world-class industrial intelligence experts, Dragos has the industry’s largest team of ICS/OT practitioners who have been on the front lines of the world’s most significant industrial cyber-attacks.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values at Dragos, and we are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for all. We know that every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions. Not only does a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focus enrich our environment and teams, but it is also critical to our success as we defend against adversaries all over the world. The broad range of ideas, experiences, and perspectives is critical to our success.
Dragos is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local laws. All new hires must pass a background check as a condition of employment.


More Information on Dragos
Dragos operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Hanover, MD and Houston, TX. Dragos was founded in 2016. It has 295 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 24 open jobs at Dragos, click here.
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