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3 months ago
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Farnborough
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Toby Burden
Sector: Electronics
Category: Electronic Engineer Jobs

Design and Development Manager

Are you a Design and Development Manager / Principle Electronics Engineer looking for a new position in the defence industry? Do you have experience working in electronic warfare market? If so then this position could be the one for you.

One of its principal activities is the design of innovative equipment for testing Electronic Warfare systems on military aircraft to ensure that they have fully functioning defensive aids before they venture into hostile airspace.

Due to the nature of the business you must hold a valid UK passport and be able to hold maximum UK security clearance.

The Position

The Design and Development Manger's role is to use these facilities to design and introduce new equipment in response to customer's needs and market opportunities. This will involve liaising with technical specialists in the user community. The Design and Development Manger will be required to take ideas from initial customer query or market opportunity to a set of detailed specifications ready for electronic, mechanical and software engineers to work on.

Key Tasks

  • Generation of simple and complex radar signals in the 500 MHz to 40 GHz range
  • Measurement of radar and radar-jamming signals
  • Partially- and fully-automated testing of aircraft radar systems
  • Generation of Ultra Violet and Infra Red signals that mimic missile signatures
  • Generation of modulated IR laser beams

Desired Experience in the Following Areas

  • RF signal generation - does not undertake anything but very basic RF PCB design)
  • Multilayer PCB design
  • basic optics
  • firmware production (typically Atmel ATXMega programmed in C)
  • software development (PC -based software typically written in C# plus some Labview)
  • fabricated and milled metalwork
  • 3D printed plastic parts
  • EMC and mechanical qualification

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.

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