Senior Electronics Engineer - FPGA

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    Northampton, Northamptonshire

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits

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    Harry Garvin

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    over 1 year ago

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Senior Electronics Engineer

+ Looking for a strong all rounder

+ Digital and analog background

+ firmware experienced - FPGA/VHDL

+ £50,000 to £65,000

+ Benefits include: Stock options, bonus, health and dental, 9% pension

+ Applications invited worldwide

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire - relocation expenses will be covered

A market leader manufacturer of optical and photonic products used within telecom, enterprise and data centre networks are seeking an experienced Senior Electronics Engineer.

You will be working with optical components and subsystems, including commercial lasers enabling advanced manufacturing of next generation complex products. The focus will be on design of hardware and firmware (electronics) used by the software test team to deploy test systems in operations and R and D.

Responsibilities - Senior Electronics Engineer

  • Design, procure and maintain custom instrumentation for the test and calibration of optoelectronic devices used across several manufacturing stages from chip, chip-on-carrier, gold-box and module.

  • Design and lifecycle manage custom electronics hardware (PCBAs) to enable test, alignment, calibration, burn-in and other manufacturing stages in a cleanroom environment.

  • The focus is on the data acquisition electronics equipment to support test automation rather than on the software to implement the actual test stages, but some software expertise is required for FW, calibration and GUI development (e.g. embedded C, C#,

  • This is a mix of analogue (typically source-measure circuits) and digital (control) electronics used to drive and measure the performance of electro-optical components.

  • Improve and maintain existing electronics solutions to ensure new requirements are met

  • Occasionally design evaluation (RF) boards for optoelectronics gold boxes and optical transceivers Design and supervise manufacturing of the hardware required to support product ramps

  • Critical skills include analogue and digital design at schematic level, HDL, debugging electronics, firmware and some software. Some layout expertise also required.

Qualifications and skills - Senior Electronics Engineer

  • Must have a M.Eng in electronics engineering or relevant discipline and 5 years hands on experience

  • Experience in mixed signal PCB design both schematic and layout

  • Knowledge and experience in digital low speed (e.g. SPI/i2C/USB)

  • Knowledge and experience in FPGA, digital high speed (e.g. RAM/USB3/PCIE) and VHDL

  • Knowledge and experience in Micro-controllers, embedded systems and firmware (C)

  • Knowledge and experience in analogue signal conditioning and circuits with OPMAPs

  • Knowledge of electronics simulation, prototyping and debugging skills

Desirable - Senior Electronics Engineer

  • Some experience in FPGA soft cores and RTOS - highly desirable

  • Some experience on source-measure DC circuits and power design (current/voltage sources, transimpedance amplifiers, TEC controllers, DACs/ADCs, board power supplies)

  • Some experience dealing with signal integrity issues - designs need to be optimized for speed

  • Previous work on fast links between control PCs and custom electronics and/or fast links between multiple PCBs

  • Some experience of C# , and/or Matlab

  • Previous work with instrumentation and optoelectronics

  • Previous experience with Oracle AGILE PLM

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