Hardware Engineer

Our client is seeking a contract Hardware Engineer to join a multi-disciplinary team responsible for technical aspects of large and complex design tasks. The purpose of the role is the design and implementation of hardware for secure communication products.


  • Generate clear and unambiguous Hardware requirements based on user and systems level requirements.
  • Produce high quality robust designs and architectures to meet the Hardware requirements and Interface specifications.
  • Produce high quality design, development and implementation documentation including specifications, reports and proposals.
  • Produce documentation to show requirement traceability including verification methodologies.
  • Accurately estimate timescales for own work; identify cost-effective solutions; deliver predictably and increase team's ability to do the same.
  • Ensure that the Hardware development process is conducted in accordance with the Hardware development plan.
  • Generate inputs required for product level design reviews.
  • Manage security of information as defined in the security manual.



  • Understand a variety of engineering methods and techniques; applies and adapts these as necessary to create solutions.
  • Fully proficient in the full life cycle of Hardware development demonstrated on more than one project.
  • Proven ability with System Engineering design methodologies, e.g. the 'V' Model.
  • Ability in schematic capture.
  • Proficient in Verification.
  • Competent in power supply design.
  • Digital electronics and digital logic design.
  • Understand signal integrity problems and can select appropriate terminations.
  • Can analyse performance across process, voltage and temperature variations.
  • Understand best practice for EMC and TEMPEST - both design and test.


  • Ability in analogue electronics.
  • Ability in developing military equipment.
  • Developing UK High Grade Crypto products.
  • High-speed digital design (e.g. Double Data-Rate (DDR) interfaces, high speed Analog- to-Digital Converters (ADC) and Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC)).