Senior Hardware Engineer [HSE SHWE]

  • Date Added: August 06th, 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Hardware Engineer (Analogue/Digital) to complement the existing design team playing a significant part in the product development of a novel phased array antenna system. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic London-based technology company developing and delivering complex and innovative products into the aerospace, maritime and land mobile industries.

Technical Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the hardware development team, your role will be to design, verify, commission and productise board-level hardware designs for Hanwha’s Phased Array Antenna products
  • To take ownership of hardware designs from assisting with requirements specifications, generating hardware specifications, schematic entry though to PCB layout, fabrication, commissioning, verification and managing systems integration into platforms
  • Collaborate with the other members of the hardware, software, systems and mechanical teams to ensure effective support of the existing development programmes and Antenna Systems
  • Perform design calculations and carry out SI simulations using industry standard tools in order to estimate performance, mitigate high-risk areas and ensure reliable designs
  • Support product design, software integration, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members
  • Ensure the products are designed for EMC, Environmental and other regulatory approvals and meet the requirements for volume manufacturing (DFT/DFM)

Organisational Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the company’s long-term goals by delivering right first-time hardware designs
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and build good working relationships with cross-functional team members and external departments, acting as a technical lead when required
  • Take responsibility for own projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and written reports
  • Provide time and effort required for hardware activities for input into the project planning process
  • Contribute to hardware design reviews when appropriate to ensure quality designs
  • Strongly self-motivated and able to take ownership of problems and finding solutions
  • Excellent communication skills and team working. Self-starter. Flexible can-do attitude

Qualifications & Skills:


  • At least 3 – 5 years experience in a relevant industry working on leading-edge embedded product developments in the data communications, automotive or aerospace industry
  • Strong background in high speed Digital and Analogue circuit design from initial concept, specification and design through to software and systems integration, test and manufacture
  • Knowledge of FPGA design, simulation and test using a high-level programming language such as VHDL/Verilog, in particular. (Altera / Intel Cyclone family)
  • Strong embedded systems design skills using the ARM Cortex family of MCUs, combined with FPGAs and Ethernet Switches. Familiar with interfacing to external memories and peripherals such as Parallel/SPI Flash, SRAM, Ethernet PHYs, CAN, Serial using industry standard interfaces
  • Good understanding of low voltage point of load power supply design (switch mode and linear), control loops and power estimates. Familiarity with simulation tools & test methods for transient analysis, loop stability and frequency response analysis
  • Significant product design experience of complex, mixed signal multi-layer PCB designs and the management of associated debug and integration issues
  • Experienced in the layout of high-speed multi-layer PCBs including micro-via technology, stackup constraints and controlled impedance traces. Solid knowledge of high-speed design techniques
  • Familiarity with schematic capture tools such as Altium Designer and tools for SI simulations
  • Ability to liaise with and manage PCB layout engineers, fabricators and assembly houses
  • Conversant with product safety and design for EMC
  • Design for test - DFM/DFT for volume manufacture. JTAG boundary scan development
  • Competent practical experience in the use of test equipment such as scopes, logic analysers, spectrum analysers, signal generators, power meters
  • Creative with good problem-solving abilities. Able to adapt to a fast-moving environment


  • A good first or upper 2nd Class degree (BEng/MEng) in Electronic/Electrical Engineering from a leading University
  • Design of products containing the STM32F4/F7/H7 family of MCUs would be a distinct advantage
  • A good understanding of the complete product development process preferably for high-reliability environments, namely aerospace, marine or automotive products
  • Knowledge of the product approvals process to meet CE, EN and the relevant product approvals (emissions, susceptibility, environmental) for the Aero (DO-160G) and marine markets
  • The ability to analyse the trade‐offs between performance, manufacturability, cost and user experience
  • Good practical skills in electronics, soldering and mechanical assembly skills

Our Office:

Hanwha Phasor Ltd's UK Technology Centre is based in modern, open plan offices with great views, in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, London.  

For transport we have excellent connections, with Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras over ground stations within walking distance, and Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a 5-minute walk.

There are showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site.

A number of networking and social events run throughout the year.

We are within easy walking distance of the City, Covent Garden and Embankment – there’s plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.

Leather Lane food market is right on our doorstep with a range of diverse food on offer. The usual chains are also close by, so we really are spoilt for choice.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Flexible working 
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme