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Electronics design engineer

People Source Consulting
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Role: electronics design engineer

Location: Cambridge with 50% homeworking

Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 approx

My client is looking to hire an elect5ronics design engineer with 4 to 5 years' experience or more with an interest in electronics design.

You enjoy building and simulating circuits and you have a good intuitive understanding of discrete components. You're organized, methodical and take pride in doing things well.

You love troubleshooting circuits and always seek to understand the fundamental reason when things don't work.

You understand why systems, processes and documentation are important and don't see them as impediments. You are a team player and like bouncing technical ideas with your colleagues.

You are responsible for electronics development activities on complete projects and deliver electronics solutions that meet all functional, regulatory and manufacturing requirements.

What you'll be doing:

Deliver complete design solutions, by taking high-level requirements as input and delivering physical PCB assemblies that meet all applicable regulatory & product level requirements. This shall include design, prototyping and testing activities.
Maintain and update the electronics design of existing product line to achieve performance improvements, cost down targets, part obsolescence management and compliance to new regulatory requirements.
Troubleshooting faults at component and system level. Investigation and root cause analysis of problems and finding solutions.
Validation and verification activities at product and subsystem level.
Creation and maintenance of a complete set of design documentation (schematics, design notes, BOMs, PCB gerber files, PCB assembly drawings, software programming instructions, etc).
Writing requirements, technical reports and keeping up to date with developments in technology and regulations.
Organize and manage EMC testing to ensure products pass EMC test. Including onsite visit to test labs, rapid iteration to test various fixes and fundamentally finding viable solutions to meet EMC requirements.
Support the Technical Manager in regulatory compliance related activities.
Management of external electronics / software design contractors as required and take ownership of the delivery of electronics solutions.Provide technical support to the Quality, repair and customer services functions.

Skills, Knowledge & Competencies:

Experience designing electronics circuit for commercial products.
Proficient in Schematic capture & PCB Layout software, using Mentor Graphic PADS.
Complex problem-solving skills and a methodical mindset.

Demonstrated working knowledge of hardware design skills especially:

Transistor-level circuit design,
Low power DC-DC SMPS circuits (under 50W)
Various LED drive circuits.
Standard high speed microcontroller communication circuits (SPI/ USB / I2C etc)
General analogue electronics design including small signal handling and processing for input into microcontrollers
Excellent prototyping skills, ability to solder fine pitch components and proficient in the use of common lab equipment (digital oscilloscope, spectrum analyser, logic analyser, etc).
Good understanding of EMC issues and ability to design circuits that meet applicable EMC and safety requirements.

Desirable Skills & Experience (Beneficial but not essential):

Experience in firmware development.
Experience in dealing with far east suppliers.
Experience of working within a Quality System ideally EN ISO 13485 or ISO 9001 and awareness of validation and verification procedures.

Qualifications & Professional Experience:

Degree in Electronics Engineering.
At least 4 - 5 years of industrial experience in circuit & PCB design.

We offer:

Competitive Salary
Discretionary Bonus Scheme
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Enhanced parental leave
Generous discounts on products
Socials and team lunches
AND a genuine opportunity to be a very key part of a high growth business.

How to apply?

Please send a CV to (url removed)

People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche markets including Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, Air Traffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil & Gas
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