Principle Hardware Engineer (Contract)

£40 - £45 per hour
20 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
Matthew Gibbs
Clearance Level
Job Type

Modis are currently recruiting for a Principle Hardware Engineer on a contract basis for a Defence company based in Middlesex who will be responsible for the Hardware Engineering of high grade cryptographic equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide specialist knowledge and support to engineering team.
  • Apply diversified engineering knowledge to quickly trouble-shoot difficult problems.
  • Identify and drive for most cost-effective engineering solutions; balance various diverse quantities in supporting this calculation (NRE, UPC); is innovative in this regard.
  • Propose improvements in tools and techniques that support innovation and make the engineering organisation more efficient.
  • Conduct appropriate research and apply existing and emerging technology to practical developments.
  • Share knowledge willingly and constructively.
  • Review and sign-off significant technical documents.
  • Explain technically complex concepts clearly to less technical/involved parties, applying strong presentation skills where necessary.
  • Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual

Knowledge / Skills Required:

  • Experience in high speed digital designs that include processors, programmable devices and some analogue circuits.
  • Must be able to estimate time and effort required and deliver projects on time and to the required quality.
  • Must have worked on complex electronics designs and multi-layer PCBs.
  • Competent with schematic capture and understands how to constrain layout using rules/classes/groups.
  • Experienced in use of advanced SPICE techniques to ensure circuits are modelled against variable parameters.
  • Familiar with how to operate spectrum analysers, EMC receivers, vector network analysers.
  • Can optimise for low power, low noise, or tight performance across tolerance.
  • Can quantify at design time expected performance and high risk areas.
  • Uses appropriate simulation and prototyping techniques to ensure confidence in released designs.
  • Competent in EMC and TEMPEST test techniques and methods.
  • Can optimise PCB stack-up design.
  • Understands electronic assembly failure modes and investigatory techniques.
  • Determines verification test requirements and devises appropriate test plans.
  • Can work with the drawing office on PCB layout and the mechanical team on enclosure designs.

In order to apply, candidates must be eligible to gain SC clearance.

Please contact the Modis (Bristol) office for further information or click the apply button below.

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