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Senior Hardware Design Engineer – £68k – Northampton

Senior Hardware Design Engineer – £68k – Northampton

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  • Permanent - Hybrid Working
  • Northampton, UK
  • 60,000 - £68,000 £ / Year

Elite People Partners Ltd

Senior Hardware Design Engineer – £68k – Northampton

Our clients operates a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact. As a Senior Hardware Design Engineer  you will play a crucial role in New Product Introduction (NPI) and Sustaining Engineering for products within the Battlespace, Datalinks and SMS markets.

You will be joining a small dynamic team continually designing and developing world beating products. As a Senior Hardware Design Engineer you will be expected to join the RF and Hardware group and be involved in the full product lifecycle including requirements, design, test, release and support of new digital, analogue and RF designs.

This is an opportunity to work in a fast paced but rewarding environment on RF Technologies across a number of exciting markets including defense and aerospace.

Senior Hardware Design Engineer Day-to-day activities include:

  • Design including but not limited to;
    • Design of electronic circuits, subsystems and systems of varying complexity crossing analog, digital and RF (desirable) domains.
    • Complete electronic design including.
      • Schematic capture.
      • Layout capture
      • Footprint/symbol creation
    • Maintenance and update of Altium Library and templates
    • Scoping of new systems and technologies both for feasibility and product design.
    • Managing of external design houses and resource as required
  • Technical Support and Testing
    • Production and Manufacturing assistance as required.
    • Trouble shooting of hardware and system issues seen from all areas of the business
    • Self testing and troubleshooting of your own design and development work.
    • Testing, troubleshooting and updating of existing design and development work produced by other engineers for our products.
    • Complete Design Reviews
    • Verification of designs against requirement Specifications
    • Mentoring of lower grades assigned to your design function as and when needed.
  • Documentation and Communication including but not limited to;
    • Provide task time estimates and risk considerations to the project manager and/or RF and Hardware group manager.
    • Weekly standup meeting to communicate previous weeks achievements and current weeks priorities.
    • Organise and lead technical projects including being the lead of Preliminary, Interim and Critical Design Reviews as dictated by company procedures
    • Participate in Design Reviews and Project meetings being led by others.
    • Contribute to department processes and procedures
    • Creation of design pack documentation
    • Creation of User Information and manuals when required.
    • Assisting Principal Design Engineer and Project leads with project plans.
    • Collaboration and communication with full engineering team including interacting with other Engineering disciplines to achieve department targets.

Senior Hardware Design Engineer Essential Skills:

  • The following skills and experience will be required. Candidates are not expected to have experience in all areas;
    • Digital circuit design including micro-processors, FPGA’s and associated high speed peripherals.
    • Analogue circuit design such as power supplies.
    • RF circuit design
    • Layout experience.
    • EMC and CE marking experience.
    • Design for IPC
  • Practical experience of PCB bring up and test
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and interact with other Engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to produce results under pressure
  • Good analytical skills.
  • British Citizen or ability to obtain required security clearance.

Senior Hardware Design Engineer Highly Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with Altium Designer
  • The following skills and experience would also be beneficial;
    • Basic embedded firmware skills used to exercise and test hardware designs.
    • Experience of designing electronic circuits and sub-assemblies for use in military or airborne applications.
    • Experience of designing for and test/verification MIL-STD’s and DO160.
    • Test and verification using tools such as JTAG Boundary Scan Testing
    • Experience of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, analysers and signal generators.

What’s on offer:

  • Salary £60,000 – £68,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Annual bonus of 3-6%
  • Flexible 3 days a week on site (hybrid working)
  • Opportunity to work at a cutting-edge start-up company
  • Chance to make a significant impact on the future of wireless technology
  • Collaborative, supportive and Friendly work environment
  • Healthy work environment with sit/stand desks and large screens

My client offers a 2-stage process that can be completed within 1-2 week. (Subject to availability). 1st stage is a 30-60 minute Teams interview and the 2nd stage is on onsite technical interview and site tour.

Please note that you need to be entitled to work in the UK. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please find out more information about working in the UK from GOV.UK.

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Job Overview
Offered Salary
£60,000 - £68,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Northampton, UK
Nick Bray
Phone: +44 7713168460