Hardware Engineer

  • £45k
  • Rochester, Kent
  • 1St Choice Jobs

Hardware Engineer

Rochester (maybe some travel to other locations)



Role Purpose

Our client requires a Hardware Engineer to design and develop new hardware for their range of products and to support existing products.

What you’ll be doing:

· Design and develop hardware for their product and associated equipment

· Involved in both analogue and digital design at system, product and circuit level

· Schematic design of high-speed interfaces

· Utilising EMC and Signal Integrity to complete impedance matching, decoupling strategies, PCB layout and debug of designs

· Liaise with other hardware engineers, production and production engineering where necessary

· Ensure that designs meet the stated objectives relating to performance, cost and timescale

· Ensure that work is carried out within the framework of the company’s Production Engineering and Purchasing procedures

· Produce prototypes of designs where appropriate

· Maintain and update existing product designs and design documentation as required

Person Specification

Our client is looking for individuals who are highly motivated and have a passion to contribute to the success of the organisation. In addition to this, you will possess the following:



· 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) of grades A-C (including Maths and English)

· Degree in an electronics related discipline


· Degree in an electronics-related discipline



· Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in hardware design and development role

· Hands on analogue and digital design at system, product and circuit level

· OrCAD/ALTIUM schematic design including best practices and techniques for high speed interfaces (NAND, NOR memory) designs

· Experience using firmware-hardware interface development and integration



· Popular microcontrollers/Embedded systems: Atmel, STM32, 8/16/32 bit, ARM Core

· SPI, I2C, Ethernet, I2S, DAC, ADC, USB, UART, RS232, RS485 communications

· EMC and Signal Integrity best practices and techniques

· Awareness of CPLD or FPGA designs using VHDL


· ISO9001 Quality Practice

· CE and EN54: Fire detection and fire alarm system standards

· FM, UL and NFPA fire alarm system standards

Technical skills


· Multi-layer PCB design and FPGA design, synthesis, place & route, verification and simulation

· PCB stack-ups for impedance control, fabrication drawings

Personal qualities

- Good time management skills

- Self-starter with the ability to quickly learn about new processes

- Ability to work as part of a team as well as take a lead on projects

- Excellent time management

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