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Senior Hardware Design Engineer

We are seeking a exceptional Senior Hardware Design Engineer to take on the overall responsibility for circuit design and PCB design within the Company.

The role encompasses two primary areas: Firstly circuit design and schematic entry along with the related system design/architecture, development, testing and qualification of the resulting products from prototypes to production handover; and secondly, the management, company-wide, of the component library and PCB design.

Key Competencies

  • Success driven - having the desire to produce the best products, right first time.

  • Can design products to the specification, involving system design and architecture.

  • Extensive experience in circuit and PCB layout at high speed (at least 12.5 Gbps) using Altium.

  • Familiar with EMI/EMC best practice.

  • Planning and project management - able to manage your own time to deliver the projects you are working on.

  • Communication - good written, verbal and presentation skills - the ability to communicate to the rest of the engineering team, to suppliers and sub-contractors, as well sometimes direct to customers.

  • Familiar with usage of test equipment (e.g.

    high-speed oscilloscopes).

Key Responsibilities

  • The lead schematic and PCB engineer in the Company.

  • Managing sub-contractors for both some PCB design and for high frequency simulation.

  • Able to support other engineering team members with advice on the use of the CAD tools and Company best practise.

  • Managing the Company schematic and PCB libraries, including 3D models.

  • Help maintain the Company component database, and contribute to new part qualification and entry.

  • Test and debug new hardware on the bench to ensure correct operation.

  • Perform reviews on designs by other members of the team.

  • Help the QA department with approval of new PCB manufacturers and design sub-contractors (can involve travel).

  • Work closely with the CTO to define and refine Company Procedures for schematics & PCBs.

Useful Additional Expertise

The following are a benefit but not a requirement:

  • Knowledge/background in imaging.

  • Knowledge of JTAG-based test, in particular XJTAG.

  • Knowledge of FPGA design tools from the main vendors, in particular Vivado.

  • Knowledge of 3D CAD tools, in particular Solid Works.

  • Knowledge of C / C++ and VHDL.

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