Hardware/Firmware Engineer

Hardware/Firmware Engineer

Job Title: Hardware/Firmware Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895969_1560515290
Contact Name: Marc Temple
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 14, 2019 13:28

Job Description

Hardware/Firmware Engineer
My client is looking for an experienced Hardware/Firmware Engineer based in Chelmsford. They deliver innovative developments in technology for high performance systems and equipment across Civil Aerospace, Defence & Security, Space, Industrial, Medical & Science applications
-Take overall responsibility for the design and overall quality of the electronics hardware for various products and provide leadership and guidance for team members.
-Documentation of all design specifications and implementation details, including the configuration control aspects.
-Leadership of all electronics design reviews, including System Requirements Reviews (SRR), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR and Critical Design Reviews (CDR).
-Selection of the appropriate electronic components to ensure optimum trade-off between performance, availability (obsolescence & legislative - ROHS, WEEE) and cost.
-Lead efforts to reduce the overall footprint and electronic hardware Bill of Materials (BoM) costs across the system(s), including the development/trade studies of innovative and low-cost architectures and methods.
-Realisation of complex system requirements to provide robust, reliable and production ready hardware solutions, at the required price (BoM) point, that meet performance characteristics and to ensure quality, reliability and life meet or exceed customer expectations.
-Responsibility for the complete implementation of detailed technical items and an understanding/appreciation of system level requirements, and how they flow-down into the electronics hardware requirements.
Qualifications & Experience
-A strong background in electronic hardware and embedded software design
-Use of Zuken CADSTAR 17 or Mentor Graphics schematic entry
-Design of analogue, high speed digital and RF circuits for low power electronics, such as atomic clocks, mobile computing devices, portable communications systems, computing systems.
-Experience of creating robust, ruggedized and miniaturised electronics hardware designs (e.g. for military or rugged consumer products).
-Experienced in designing products to operate within a high noise environment.
-Experienced in design for reliability (MTBF)
-Embedded Microprocessors (including ARM)
-CPLD and FPGA circuit implementation and programming (Xilinx, Intel, Microsemi)
-Power supply design for FPGAs and Processors
-Low power design
-Ability to design, integrate and test PCBAs and systems
-Position - Hardware/Firmware Engineer - Permanent
-Location - Chelmsford
-Salary - Negotiable depending on experience
Key Words - Hardware, Firmware, Electronic, Embedded, Design, PCB, FPGA, Analogue, High Speed, RF, Radio Frequency
Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

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