Junior Hardware Enginner

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  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £1 - £2 per annum + + excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Junior Hardware Engineer

We are a world-leading manufacturer of Infrared detectors covering a broad range of wavelengths. These devices have widespread uses in industrial and civil applications as well as fulfilling many military requirements. We also work closely with the scientific community to develop technologies in the Astronomy and Space sector.

  • Minimum of 2:1 in a relevant degree discipline, e.g. Electronics Engineering

  • Electronics circuit design and development work, analysis, schematic capture, PCB layout, simulation and other design validation tasks

  • Aerospace, Defence, Science, Astronomy, Space

  • Southampton

  • Salary dependent on experience

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Hardware Engineer, who is keen to develop and grow their knowledge and capability. You will have a recognised electronics degree and a strong desire to work in a hi-tech aerospace environment. You'll complete electronics circuit design and development work, solve technical problems, complete analysis, schematic capture, PCB layout, simulation and other design validation tasks to produce, for example, high performance electronics for video signal processing, data acquisition and control functions. You will generate bills of material, full manufacturing and other technical documentation. You will complete lab work to build and assess designs and complete other electronics development and support engineering tasks. Training will be provided.

The role covers the full development lifecycle from initial design, through procurement to characterisation and test. It will require an ability to characterise and fault find, down to component level, using standard bench equipment and carry out repairs and modifications to a good soldering standard. It will also require the manufacture and repair of associated looms.

To be successful in this role it is essential that you have some level of knowledge and an interest in electronics. Experience in analogue electronics and design would be an advantage. You will be able to demonstrate problem-solving skills and be innovative. You will have good communication skills, work well in a team and have a desire to succeed.

A candidate with the right drive and capability will also have the opportunity in time to develop wider skills around firmware design and potentially software.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Analogue and digital design

  • Schematic capture and simulation

  • PCB layout

  • Design verification

  • To prepare technical documentation

  • To develop test solutions and characterise designs in the lab

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Have obtained a minimum of 2:1 in a relevant degree discipline, e.g. Electronics Engineering

  • Be able to obtain BPSS security clearance as a minimum

  • Have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK

  • Analogue, digital, firmware, software design, simulation, layout and validation

  • Ability to use industry standard electronics design tools (Mentor, Proteus, LabVIEW - preferred)

  • Ability to solve electronics design problems

  • Ability to complete accurate laboratory tests and measurements

  • Ability to solder surface mount components and looms to a good standard

  • Knowledge of PCB layout

  • Computer literate; Effective communicator; Good organisational skills

Apply now to start your application!