Digital Hardware Engineer

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Client:


Digital Hardware Engineer

Location: Stevenage

Duration: 6 months

Rate: £40 per hour LTD

Our client seeks a Hardware Engineer for flight equipment, including the hardware aspects of requirements management, detailed design and interface specification, test specification, reports and design analyses.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • 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 in CAD/CAM or VHDL implementation on component/equipment/mechanical/VHDL 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

Proven Ability / Key Skills


  • High speed electronic circuit board specification, schematic capture, component selection and related analyses knowledge
  • Able to interpret circuit board designs accommodating multiple FPGA/ASICs and high-speed ADCs/DACs
  • Lifecycle knowledge of digital equipment - design/manufacture/test, including customer interfacing
  • Proven ability in aerospace, automotive or military production
  • Knowledge of debugging and test validation of hardware designs
  • 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 knowledge
  • Proven ability in the Space industry