Hardware Engineer

Location: Greenford, Middlesex Salary: £30 - £40 per hour
Sector: Engineering Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Jack Pleon

Hardware Engineer


Hardware Engineer required to join a globally established defence / engineering company in the Greenford area.

Responsibilities for the Hardware Engineer:

  • Responsible for complex design and development of high speed digital circuits including microprocessors and FPGA devices.
  • Can simulate high speed digital circuits and assess signal integrity of designed solutions.
  • Likely to be involved in more than one project at any one time.
  • Expected to be able to liaise with customers and external bodies as needed.
  • Will identify cost-effective solutions in terms of both development time and materials.
  • Expected to seek input from peers and manager as required; will ensure that work has been reviewed to a suitable level.
  • Can clearly present proposals and constructively debate input from others.
  • Is expected to provide a level of technical leadership; shares knowledge willingly.
  • Is expected to coach and mentor more junior engineers on an informal basis only.
  • Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual

Requirements (Skill set) for the Hardware Engineer include:

  • Competent with schematic capture and understands how to constrain layout using rules/classes/groups.
  • Understands best practice in probing techniques and measurement on high speed digital circuits.
  • Can optimise complex digital circuits to achieve power reduction.
  • Can analyse performance across process, voltage and temperature variations.
  • Understands signal integrity problems and can select appropriate terminations.
  • Understands power distribution networks and strategies to efficiently and effectively mitigate.
  • Can devise HW architecture to meet requirements using appropriate technology to meet cost targets.
  • Uses advanced SPICE techniques to ensure circuits are modelled against variable parameters.
  • Determines verification test requirements and devises appropriate test plans.
  • Understands TCP/IP protocols and Ethernet data communications coding technologies (copper and optical).
  • Can optimise PCB stack-up design.
  • Understands electronic assembly failure modes and investigatory techniques.
  • Designs to ensure high yield and reliable solder joints.

The Hardware Engineer will need to be eligible for SC clearance (Security clearance)

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