Principal Hardware Engineer

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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Salary:

    £42000 - £59600 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    12 months ago

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Principal Hardware Engineer

Permanent role

Salary: £42,000 to £59,600 pa

Location: Edinburgh

A world class defence organisation specialising in cutting edge radars for the Eurofighter Typhoon and SAAB Gripen fighter jets, as well as Maritime and Airborne surveillance systems are seeking a Principal Hardware Engineer.

The role primarily involves development of the next generation of technologies within the Electro-Optic Research and Technology Division.

You will have the opportunity to lead development of electronic hardware within a wider multi-discipline engineering team. The work will span the engineering life-cycle, taking projects from initial concept creation through design and development to integration, test and verification.

Responsibilities - Principal Hardware Engineer

  • Responsible for leading a small team of electrical engineers

  • Product development, covering the full life cycle from requirement capture through prototyping, schematic capture and simulation, supporting PCB Layout and manufacture, to build, test and qualification.

  • Liaising with external project customers, partners and suppliers.

  • Working as part of a multi-discipline Integrated Project Team, you will be liaising and building strong working relationships with other functions.

  • Develop junior engineers within the team by sharing your experience through coaching and formal review of their work.

  • Reporting to project leads on matters such as progress against schedule, and timely identification of emerging technical issues.

Skills and Qualifications - Principal Hardware Engineer

  • Wide electronics design experience across a range of fields including analogue, digital / FPGA, power supplies, PCB design, high speed digital interfaces, EMC / EMI.

  • Team Leadership.

  • Full Lifecycle / Design Process.

  • ECAD design tools, e.g. Mentor Graphics or similar.

  • Analogue circuit simulation techniques, e.g. LT Spice or Simetrix.

  • Writing hardware requirements specifications, test requirements specifications & production test procedures for electronic boards.

  • System level design verification / qualification, with fault finding experience and investigation capabilities to establish root cause and corrective action. Areas of expertise are required in EMC and at edges of the environmental envelope.

  • Creating/modifying electrical designs for a military avionics environment, particularly working with stress and thermal engineers to address vibration & temperature requirements

  • Previous experience working on electro-optic systems, e.g. lasers or imaging systems, is desirable but not essential.

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