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Interoperable, ultra-low profile, high-gain satcom on the move


Electronic Component Engineer (Contract)

We have a great opportunity for a Component Engineer (Electronic and Electro-mechanical) to join a growing company supporting Engineering, Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain functions in the development of a novel phased array antenna system. The successful candidate will play an important role in supporting the development teams and supply chain functions with new component selection, component management, second sourcing and cost-downs for SatCom products in the aerospace, maritime and land mobile industries.

Look up and lock on to a bigger future, fast

As the original disruptors in solid-state satcom-on-the-move antenna, Hanwha Phasor is rewriting the book on phased arrays. It’s one of the toughest challenges in satcom. And, so far, we are the only team to demo multi-axis capability in real world conditions.

Now we’re closing in our goal: active electronically-steered antennas (AESA) for super-fast, super-reliable connectivity—GEO, of course, but LEO, MEO and HEO too.

Our inventive combination of digital and analogue architectures enables highest performance gain for lowest power and lowest profile, while our modular approach enables configurable apertures for the full range of enterprise customers on the move – in the air, on land or at sea.

Backed by Hanwha Systems, the Korean technology giant with a growing presence in global satcom, we are attracting formidable partners: we have appointed a world-class, global manufacturing partner, and two of the world’s best FABs are working on our chips.

So, what does that mean for you? All the fast-paced opportunity you’d expect from a challenger, plus the systems, processes and investment you’d want from an established industry leader.

Technical responsibilities

  • Manage the backend component database for the PCB CAD system. Creating electronic and electromechanical component records as required for new designs
  • Assist the Operations department towards migrating the existing component database records to our PLM system and ongoing management thereof. Manage the storage of technical documentation and device datasheets within PLM
  • Liaise with Hardware Engineering, Reliability, Operations, Supply Chain and the volume CEM to source alternative components for both new and existing designs. Grow your knowledge of our key components and their relationship to our products
  • Support and collaborate with the product development teams in the selection and validation of new components (electronic and electro-mechanical) for new and existing designs. Act as a central point of contact for engineering queries relating to components
  • Coordinate proactively with strategic buyers and component suppliers to build and maintain solid relationships to optimise costs and mitigate component lead times
  • Work with the supply chain team to support meetings with component suppliers to understand line cards and update engineering departments on product offerings
  • Leverage your existing global industry knowledge and suggest alternatives where applicable. Understand the purpose of a preferred parts / manufacturer’s list
  • Gathering RoHS and REACH data for new components – storing in the PLM system
  • Support obsolescence, LTB and product change noticed (PCNs). Provide replacement / alternative components to meet product reliability, safety and legislative requirements
  • Supporting the programs on topics such as uprating, qualification, anti-counterfeit, COTS assemblies, obsolescence and lead-free parts

Essential qualifications and skills

  • HNC/HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or suitable qualification in a Manufacturing or Supply Chain function or relevant industry experience
  • At least 5 years’ industry experience working on component level process and product developments in the communications, aerospace, automotive or maritime industries
  • Experience of electronic components management, preferably complying to DO-254 /AMC 20-152A (Aerospace) component management requirements
  • Thorough understanding of electrical, electronic and mechanical components, semiconductors (RF, digital, analogue), connectors, passives devices, cable-forms and IC packaging technologies. Awareness of the latest industry trends
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Access Database, MS Excel/Word and Industry standard Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Tools
  • Knowledge of Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical BOM structures related to electronic product assemblies
  • An understanding of legislative compliance related to RoHS / REACH
  • Appreciation of AS9100 / ISO9001 processes
  • Ability to liaise with and build relationships with different engineering functions, PCB layout engineers, PCB fabricators and CEMs
  • Strong communications skills, team players, methodical, keen eye for detail
  • Proactive and enthusiastic, good problem solving skills. Able to adapt to a fast-moving environment


  • Experience with the use of Aras Innovator (PLM)
  • Knowledge of Export Control compliance
  • Knowledge or Aerospace (e.g. DO-160G) or Automotive standards
  • IPC-A-610 (Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies)

All the benefits you'd expect from an industry leader

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Life insurance at 4X annual salary
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days' holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training – continuing professional development to enable our people to succeed
  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • WeCare – access to 24/7 online GP

Overseas candidates welcome, generous relocation package

  • Sponsorship available on some roles – check vacancies
  • Visa application support and advice for you and your dependants
    • Full access to immigration consultant to assist with application process
    • Visa fees paid in full for employee + up to three dependants
  • Immigration health surcharge (IHS) covered for employee and up to three dependants for the length of the visa
  • Interest-free loans for employees with no prior UK residency – to help with essential purchases on arrival
  • Ongoing advice, support group and buddy scheme with other employees who have recently moved to the UK

London Technology Centre:

  • Based in modern, open-plan offices in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, with great views of the City of London from several spacious balconies with outdoor seating.
  • Excellent transport connections: Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras overground stations within walking distance; Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a five-minute walk.
  • Showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site. Workspace networking and social events throughout the year.
  • With the City, Covent Garden and Embankment close by, there's plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.
  • Leather Lane street food market is right on our doorstep, with the usual chains close by.

For further information on how to future-proof your satcom solution, contact us here