Hardware Engineer

Recruiter
Meggitt
Location
UK, Fareham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jul 2018
Closes
14 May 2018
Ref
29299
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Sector
Aerospace
Job Type
Permanent
Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation
Develop and implement safety critical hardware solutions to meet programme requirements across the whole development lifecycle in accordance with customer requirements, legislation, human factors and business needs. Be responsible for the control of own work to meet agreed technical, quality, process, cost and schedule requirements.

Hardware engineers are required to work across the full development lifecycle although frequently they may only address part of the lifecycle on any one project due to process requirements for independence across design and verification activity.

Job Core Responsibilities
To interpret system requirements into clear unambiguous hardware design requirements and to rationalise Hardware Development Plans to identify workflow
Documenting design activities, ensuring traceability of design to requirements, whilst also ensuring adherence to relevant project, company or regulatory standards
To design, analyse, commission and verify analogue and digital circuits in accordance with defined requirements specifications including cost and reliability targets
To plan and manage hardware qualification activities and specify, design, commission and verify equipment test solutions
Generate, perform and validate results of verification plans, test plans, analysis, test case design and other specific kinds of tests.
Work collaboratively with systems, software and mechanical engineers to ensure that hardware level requirements have been met and to overcome trade-offs or problems identified in the design.
Contribute to the development of systems architectures considering alternative concepts and trade analysis in order to determine an evidence led preferred solution.
Understand and implement the requirements for certification of safety critical products to the specified development assurance level requirements and processes
Primary Working Relationships & Interfaces: The hardware engineer will work to the design lead's technical direction and the project manager's priority direction. They will be required to work closely with software engineers as well as quality assurance and safety.

Job Specifications
Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent
Electronic hardware design with solid post qualification experience in some or all of:
  • Design of micro-processor circuitry
  • Design of digital interface circuitry such as DDR2/DDR3/SPI/I2C/MIPI
  • Design of analogue circuitry (eg amplifiers, filters and signal sampling)
  • Design for EMC and/or lightning protection
  • Low voltage power supply and/or power switching techniques
  • Ability to drive and manage PCB layout through sub-contract
  • Experience of keeping engineering documentation up to date and under configuration control
Experience of developing high integrity designs, preferably safety critical.
Experience of working (and tracking/reporting) to cost and timescale constraints.
Capable of managing multiple tasks to maintain an overall schedule and meet design targets / milestones.
Ability to work within a team of engineers from different disciplines
Ability to communicate complex engineering concepts in an understandable manner.
Willingness to engineer safety critical products in an industry that is highly regulated and where engineering vigour in valued.
Demonstrable ability to identify solutions to engineering problems using analysis and evidence to draw conclusions and make recommendations
Desirable Awareness of RTCA/DO254.
Awareness of RTCA/DO160 or equivalent.
Experience using OrCAD schematic capture, Allegro PCB Editor, LT Spice, pSpice.
Experience in documenting designs in preparation for formal qualification / certification.
Experience with TMS570 family of micro-controllers.
Experience of design for manufacture.
Exposure to firmwareto facilitate HW/firmware integration
Exposure to hardware data bus standards such as RS242/232, , I 2 C, SPI, ARINC429, MIPI
Exposure to embedded software to facilitate HW/SW integration
Understanding and ideally experience of some or all parts of a formal engineering development lifecycle and demonstrable aptitude to apply rigorous development process.

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