Principal Hardware Engineer

Principal Hardware Engineer

Job Title: Principal Hardware Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Middlesex, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 894457_1518537542
Contact Name: Marc Temple
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 13, 2018 15:59

Job Description

Principal Hardware Engineer - Contract
My client is looking for an experienced Hardware Engineer to join this international company leading the way in the Defence, Aerospace, Land, Maritime and Nuclear sectors. If you are looking for a new challenge with great opportunities, then this is the role for you.
You would be responsible for the technical aspects of large complex design and development tasks and hardware engineering of high grade cryptographic equipment. Likely to be involved in more than one project at any one time, these may be multi-disciplinary. Some UK and International travel may be required.
Key Responsibilities
-Support lead engineer to propose hardware architecture to meet requirements.
-Develop a variety of engineering methods and techniques which can be applied and adapted as necessary to create solutions.
-Liaise with customers, external bodies and other engineering functions.
-Identify cost-effective solutions in terms of both development time and materials. Accurately estimate work of self and others.
-Propose/optimise multi-layer PCB stack-up design.
-Clear presentation of proposals with ability to constructively debate input from others.
-Provide improvement suggestions for the processes and procedures you operate.
-Work closely with mechanical design engineer to specify PCB fixing, wiring and thermal design features.
-Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual
Skills & Experience
-Analogue and digital component selection, circuit designs incorporating DAC, ADC, FPGA, memory, processors, power supplies, op-amps, passive filters.
-Schematic capture of complex circuits (Mentor PADs).
-Understands the importance of signal integrity and can select appropriate terminations.
-Hardware simulation tools to verify circuit parameters (SPICE, Hyperlynx).
-Authored wide range of documents (design descriptions, verification plans, test reports).
-Design for EMC and TEMPEST, resolve conflicting requirements based on electromagnetic theory.
-Understands EMC and TEMPEST test techniques, methods and can design suitable test harnesses.
-Understands electronic assembly failure modes and investigatory techniques.
-Position - Principal Hardware Engineer - Contract
-Location - Middlesex
-Salary - Negotiable
Key Words - Hardware, FPGA, Tempest, EMC, Electronic, Design, Schematic Capture, Cryptographic, Architecture, Defence, Aerospace
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
Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

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