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3 months ago
Morson International
Salary: Ltd
Location: West London, Greenford
Job type: Contract
Contact: Simon Page
Sector: Electronics
Category: Electronic Engineer Jobs, Hardware Engineer Jobs

Principal Hardware Engineer

Greenford, West London - 4 month contract

We are looking to recruit a Principal Hardware Engineer to work for our client, a market leader in secure communication systems. This contract is initially expected to last from mid-March to mid-July and candidates must be willing to undertake an SC security clearance. You shall be responsible for for technical aspects of large complex design and development tasks and hardware engineering of high grade cryptographic equipment. You are likely to be involved in more than one project at any one time, these may be multi-disciplinary. Some UK and International travel may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Support lead engineer to propose hardware architecture to meet requirements.
  • Develop a variety of engineering methods and techniques which can be applied and adapted as necessary to create solutions.
  • Liaise with customers, external bodies and other engineering functions.
  • Identify cost-effective solutions in terms of both development time and materials. Accurately estimate work of self and others.
  • Propose/optimise multi-layer PCB stack-up design.
  • Seek input from peers and manager as required ensuring that work has been reviewed to a suitable level.
  • Clear presentation of proposals with ability to constructively debate input from others.
  • Explain technically complex concepts clearly. Provide a level of technical leadership at all times and share knowledge willingly.
  • Provide improvement suggestions for the processes and procedures you operate.
  • Identify and help manage technical risk within projects and developments.
  • Work closely with mechanical design engineer to specify PCB fixing, wiring and thermal design features.
  • Work closely with software and firmware disciplines to get first-off/initial designs working and resolve issues.
  • Work closely with PCB layout engineer.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced engineers on an informal basis only.
  • Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual.

Required skills and abilities:

  • Analogue and digital component selection, circuit designs incorporating DAC, ADC, FPGA, memory, processors, power supplies, op-amps, passive filters.
  • Schematic capture of complex circuits (Mentor PADs).
  • Familiar with power supply topologies.
  • Familiar with PCB constraints (rules/classes/groups).
  • Experience with a range of test equipment (oscilloscopes, logic analyser, spectrum analyser).
  • Circuit analysis (de-rating, power, thermal, stability)
  • Understands the importance of signal integrity and can select appropriate terminations.
  • Hardware simulation tools to verify circuit parameters (SPICE, Hyperlynx).
  • Authored wide range of documents (design descriptions, verification plans, test reports).
  • Design for EMC and TEMPEST, resolve conflicting requirements based on electromagnetic theory.
  • Understands EMC and TEMPEST test techniques, methods and can design suitable test harnesses.
  • Understands electronic assembly failure modes and investigatory techniques.
  • Designed products which operate in a wide temperature range and high vibration/shock environments.

Additional:

Please note all applicants must be capable of obtaining a UK MOD Security Clearance to SC level. The client will sponsor the application if you are not currently SC cleared.

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