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Digital Hardware Engineer

Digital Hardware Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    Up to £50.85 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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£50.85 per hour umbrella / £45.00 per hour deemed ltd /£44.03 PAYE (inclusive of holiday pay)

Inside IR35

Job Role:

Hardware engineer for flight equipment, including the hardware aspects of requirements management, detailed design and interface specification, test specification, reports and design analyses. Key focus areas:

- Able to interpret circuit board designs accommodating multiple FPGA / ASICs and high speed ADCs / DACs.
- Support to manufacture and test - may require travel to Portsmouth.
- Interface with many experts in other departments (e.g. radiation, EMC).
- Customer interface on technical issues.
- Generate, oversee and configure technical documentation.

Key Responsibilities:

- Produce digital electronic board specifications, from product or architecture requirements
- Define interfaces and digital parameters.
- Consider switching speeds, pulses, rise and fall times, feedback and interference, impedance of devices, signal transmission
- Define performance criteria and define how to prove validation and verification of performance with test strategy.
- Produce circuit diagrams, iterating design where necessary due to circuit analysis outputs and PCB layout constraints.
- Detailed design analysis e.g. WCA, PSA, FMECA/FMEA
- Support detailed design at component/ equipment/ mechanical level in accordance with engineering design rules.
- Interface with internal support functions e.g. radiation, thermal and mechanical design, EMC, parts procurement
- External customer and supplier interface on technical presentations and issues

Key Attributes:


- High speed electronic circuit board specification, schematic capture, component selection and related analyses.
- Lifecycle experience of digital equipment - design / manufacture / test, including customer interfacing.
- Sector experience of aerospace, automotive or military production over five years
- Hardware used - debug and test validation of designs
- Software used - schematic capture, layout and simulation tools (e.g. Mentor Expedition)
- Standards/accreditations/methodologies - ESA/ECSS and MIL Standards


- Mentor DxDesigner.
- Requirements management (DOORS) and SoC / RFD management.
- Space industry experience.
- Experience of team leadership, mentoring junior design engineers

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