Hardware Consultant

31 Mar 2019
29 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Hardware Consultant – Permanent – Gloucestershire – £40,000 - £60,000 DoE – SC or Willing to Undergo

Key Responsibilities:

* Taking responsibility for the design and overall quality of the hardware, and provide leadership and guidance for junior engineers

* Documentation of design specifications and implementation details

* Lead design reviews

* Upholding of hardware design standards and methodologies

* Realisation of complex system requirements to provide robust and reliable hardware solutions

* Responsibility for the complete implementation of detailed technical items and an understanding/appreciation of system level items

* Flexibility is essential as specifications may not be fully defined at the start of development, and liaison with customers for continued feedback and input of requirements is likely throughout the development

* Collaboration with other team members (including hardware, firmware, software, mechanical and PCB engineers) to agree system specifications, interfaces and protocols etc

* Development of appropriate test hardware and procedures, both informal and formal, to prove the correct operation of hardware

* Provide support for the hardware and manage component obsolescence throughout its lifecycle

* Monitoring and reporting of progress of development to immediate supervisor and development team

* Use of Mentor Graphics schematic entry (including signal integrity analysis)

Skills / Experience:

* Design of analogue and digital circuits for man-portable battery-powered and high-power vehicle systems

* Experience of implementation of technologies including:

* High speed digital interfaces (PCIe, 10G Ethernet, USB 3)

* Memory (DDR3, DDR4, Flash)

* Embedded Microprocessors (including ARM)

* FPGA circuit implementation (Xilinx, Intel, Microsemi)

* Power supply design for FPGAs and Processors

* Low power design

* Ability to design, integrate and test PCBAs and systems

* Good understanding of the component market and COTS product offerings

Desirable Skills:

* PCB layout

* RF circuit design

* Use of RF test equipment

* Basic VHDL

* Basic embedded software

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You will be required to hold a minimum of SC or Willing to Undergo. If you do not hold an active SC or Willing to Undergo please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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