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Hardware-Firmware Engineer

Location: Chelmsford, Essex Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Sector: Engineering Type: Permanent
Contact: Ben Abbott Job Published: 30 days ago

Hardware/Firmware Engineer
Essex, Commutable from Romford, Harlow, Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Enfield.

An innovative electronics technology company are looking for a Hardware/Firmware Engineer to join a very successful and growing company based in Essex. My client can offer you unlimited career progression. They are working on some very exciting projects that you will never get to work on anywhere else. If you want to make a difference and work on something unique then this is the role for you!

The successful Hardware/Firmware Engineer will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

- Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per annum
- 24 Days holiday
- Pension
- Life Assurance
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Perks at Work
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Simply Health
- Free on site car parking
- On site canteen
- Legal discounts
- Discount gym membership at local gyms


What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Hardware/Firmware Engineer will include:

- Take overall responsibility for the design and overall quality of the electronics hardware for various Teledyne e2v 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).
- Upholding of the Teledyne e2v hardware design standards and methodologies.
- 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 electronics 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.
- Demonstrate flexibility as specifications may not be fully defined at the start of development, and therefore the ability to cope with an agile working environment is required.
- Collaboration with other Teledyne e2v engineering team members (including systems, software, mechanical and PCB layout engineers), as well as other partners, component providers and UK/EU national institutions (e.g. NPL, Dstl and ESA) to agree system specifications, interfaces and protocols.
- Identify cost effective opportunities to implement use of 3rd party software/hardware, analysis techniques and/or design tools to facilitate the development activities.
- Development of appropriate test hardware and procedures, both informal and formal (subsystem qualification test level), to rigorously prove the correct operation of hardware prior to system integration.
- Provide support for the hardware and manage component obsolescence throughout its product lifecycle.
- Accurate monitoring and reporting of development progress to development team project and technical leads.


In order to be the successful Hardware/Firmware Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

- 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, ruggedised 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)
- BEng/BS in Electronics Engineering or similar
- SC Cleared UK National

Experience for the implementation of technologies including:-

- 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
- Good understanding of the component market and COTS product offerings
- Designing and managing the layout of PCB's
- RF circuit (including Microwave) design
- Use of analogue, digital and RF test equipment
- VHDL
- Embedded software (e.g. Embedded C)
- Basic Python scripting for test environments


Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Hardware/Firmware Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. A copy of our privacy policy can be found here: https://www.goldgroup.co.uk/about-us/privacy-policy. Gold Group is an equal opportunity & diversity employer. A copy of our equal opportunity & diversity policy can be found here: https://www.goldgroup.co.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity-policy

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