Senior Hardware Engineer | IIoT Provider

Bircham Wyatt Recruitment
11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Hardware Engineer | IIoT Provider
Our client is a global leader in Enterprise Location Intelligence solutions. They work with a range of businesses across sectors including manufacturing, logistics, communications and utilities, enabling them to improve operational effectiveness, increase efficiency and boost profitability.

Your Challenge
Their Engineering team, based in Cambridge, is responsible for designing, developing and sustaining their Real-Time Location System (RTLS) products. As a senior RTLS hardware engineer you will be a part of this team, helping to create and maintain innovative products to support their customers’ mission-critical operations.

Main Function of the role
Design, development and debugging of RTLS hardware products. As a Senior Hardware Engineer, you will normally take responsibility for designs throughout their lifecycle – from definition (in conjunction with Product Management), architecture and design, through release and introduction into manufacturing, and afterwards when supporting their customers.
Their RTLS platform covers all levels of the hardware stack (RF, analogue, digital, firmware and embedded software) and they will expect you to want to become an expert in that platform. Thereafter, the role offers considerable scope for the right candidate to take on substantial responsibility for successful future introduction of next-generation products.

The Role, Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting into their Chief Technical Officer you will be responsible for the following:
As an integral part of the hardware engineering team, you will be heavily involved in implementing RTLS hardware product releases, to support the growing number of installations of their products in automotive and aerospace manufacturing applications (approximately 5% of cars built worldwide are now assembled under the control of the company’s systems).
This requires the ability to work through the full hardware and firmware development lifecycle, and you will be involved in most or all of the following:
• Design of digital and analogue hardware for their products
• Development of firmware for their hardware products
• Analysis of circuits and systems to verify performance
• Prototyping of test circuits
• Compliance testing of low-power wireless products
• Support for release management of products
• Support for transfer to manufacturing
• Support for and improvement to products throughout their lifecycle

About you
Skills & Experience
Technical Essential skills
• Demonstrable project management skills over the full product lifecycle
• Experience of design and implementation of digital and analogue hardware
• Embedded systems and combined hardware/firmware systems experience
• C/C++/assembler programming experience in embedded environments
• Familiarity with electronics test and measurement equipment
• Understanding of design for EMC and compliance testing
• Familiarity with build systems (e.g. make), revision control and bug management systems

Desirable skills
• Experience in one or more of wireless, microwave RF, sensors and distributed software systems
• High-speed FPGA design skills
• Good understanding of network protocols including TCP, UDP and HTTP
• Microsoft Windows GUI programming skills
• Development of test systems
• Familiarity with Unix/Linux
• Familiarity with other programming or scripting languages
• Familiarity with Altium Designer and/or Mentor PCB tools

• Normally ten or more years’ recent relevant experience

• Qualifications A 1st or 2.1 degree in electronic engineering or similar

Personal qualities
• Hard-working, methodical, good completer-finisher
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to track down and fix complex hardware and systems problems
• Understanding of commercial factors which drive design decisions
• Good oral and written communication skills
• IT skills (familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

The Company
Founded in 2002, our client is a public company with over 140 staff worldwide serving customers in over 50 countries. Their vision is to improve their customers' operational processes by bringing control to their complexity. Their solutions reduce cost, improve quality and enhance performance, delivering tangible return on investment. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast moving and driven company and take your career to the next level.

At the heart of their solutions are two powerful software platforms:
• Location-aware platform which manages real-time location and identification data from multiple sources to support mission critical visibility and control.
• Enterprise Geomobility Platform which integrates data from any source into a live geospatial operating view, delivering intelligence to everyone in the business whether in the office or field. Data can be downloaded directly on to any supported mobile device, including phones, tablets and laptops running Android, iOS or Windows

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