Principal Hardware Engineer

Executive Recruitment Services
13 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal Hardware Engineer


6 Months Contract

Top Defence Sector Engineering Organisation is currently looking for a Principal Hardware Engineer at their site in Southampton.

In the role of the Principal Hardware Engineer you will support both new products and in-house test. These electronics usually require digitisation of an analogue signal and data processing of the digitised stream. An FPGA is usually used as the timing and data processing engine.

Principal Hardware Engineer - Qualifications and Experience:

* Degree in Electronics Engineering (or equivalent)
* Management of electronics design projects to achieve requirements within cost and time
* Use of Schematic Capture tools (Mentor Graphics, Proteus or equivalent)
* Ability to communicate technical information within the company and to customers
* Demonstrate evidence of good organisation, planning, cost control and execution of work
* Ability to work in a team with other engineering and science disciplines
* Good Communication and customer liaison skills
* Practical 'hands on' laboratory test, circuit construction and measurement experience
* Knowledge of device drivers and communication protocols (e.g. I2C, SPI, USB, Camera Link).
* Experience of hardware design using FPGA components
* Experience in designing with video bandwidth op-amps for low noise applications
* Experience of working with Analogue to Digital converters
* Experience of working with high level hardware description languages such as Verilog, and VHDL
* Experience in undertaking component selection and de-rating analysis
* Familiarity with integrated design tools such as Quartus® II/Prime software, Lattice Diamond
* Familiarity with tools such as HDL designer and ModelSim
* Analysis of hardware designs to determine the optimum FPGA solution - This would include determining pin allocations, considering timing constraints, anticipating the required code block size
* Experience of porting intellectual property (IP) functions and subsystems into an FPGA
* Ability to work to recognised standards, such as MIL-STD and IPC-610 specifications
* Practical soldering/workshop skills

Any candidates being considered for the position must be capable of achieving full SC security clearance!!!

- If you are an experienced Principal Hardware Engineer looking for a new and exciting challenge……look no further!!

Apply now!!
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