Senior Hardware Engineer

£30 - £39 per hour
19 Jan 2017
16 Feb 2017
Dale Williams
Clearance Level
Job Type
Senior Hardware Engineer responsible for the design and development of complex digital circuits to support Ethernet, IP communications and data processing.

Day to day activities will include:
-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.
-Can accurately estimate work of self and others.
-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.
-Encourages and proposes ideas for improvement.

The successful candidate will have the below skills:
-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.

Candidates must be SC cleared or willing to undergo the security vetting procedure.

If interested and would like any further information, please contact Dale Williams on 01179330434 or email

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