Lead Hardware Design Engineer

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  • Location

    Crawley, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £45 - £55 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Job Role:

The purpose of this role is to act as Design Authority for hardware design for electronics products designed for mass production. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing technical domain and product knowledge
  • Provide architectural and strategic input to and advice as required to help the development of the product and ensure solutions meet future product requirements
  • Work collaboratively with Product Management and other stakeholders to establish and agree high level needs and priorities for product hardware platforms
  • Plan work collaboratively with the whole Engineering team to ensure that dependencies and planning commitments are understood and observed
  • Carry out the hardware design, prototyping and validation activities associated with Agile product development
  • Regularly prototype, integrate and demonstrate hardware platforms as part of "system demos"
  • Ensure on-going change control, testability and manufacturability of hardware designs

Key Skills:

Previous experience of Product Design is key, ideally within Cryptographics / Information Security / Cyber Security domains.

  • Experience of design for manufacture, test and support
  • Good understanding of Engineering standards and processes
  • Ideally, experience of design and implementation of hardware architectures for security products

PLEASE NOTE: Occasional travel to their Cambridge site will be a requirement of this role (maybe once a fortnight).