We are seeking bright and innovative Embedded Hardware Engineers with good commercial aptitude to complement the existing team in development novel phased array antenna system. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic London-based technology company to help deliver complex, cost-effective and innovative products into the aerospace and land mobile industries.
You will be required to design embedded digital, power and mixed signal hardware PCB sub-assemblies for the next generation of Ku/Ka Antenna Products, specifically embedded sub-systems and mixed-signal boards, contributing to the wider system architecture. You will be a part of a multidisciplinary team collaborating with like-minded professionals that specialise in Hardware, Software, Antenna, Systems and Mechanical Engineering across a range of technologies.
- As a member of the hardware team, your role will be to design, verify, commission and productise board-level embedded hardware for Hanwha’s Phased Array Antenna products.
- To take hardware designs from requirements flow-down, generating hardware specifications, schematics though to PCB layout, bring-up, commissioning, supporting integration into platforms.
- Perform power supply and timing calculations, signal integrity simulations and design verification at a board assembly and sub-system level to ensure reliable designs.
- Conduct hardware design reviews when appropriate to ensure quality designs.
- Collaborate with the other members of the hardware, software, systems and mechanical teams to ensure effective collaboration across the development programme.
- Design and support of commissioning code, hardware bring-up and handover for software integration. Liaise with the manufacturing team for production build packs for manufacture.
- Ensure the products are designed for EMC, Environmental and other regulatory approvals and meet the requirements for volume manufacturing (DFT/DFM).
- Contribute to the company’s long-term goals by delivering right first-time designs.
- Ability to deliver on-time and build good working relationships with cross-functional team members and external departments. Contribute to design reviews when required.
- Understand the trade‐offs between performance, cost, manufacturability, and user experience.
- Self-motivated and able to take ownership of problems and finding solutions.
- Good communication skills and team working. Flexible can-do attitude.
Essential qualifications and skills
- A good first or upper 2nd Class degree (BEng/MEng) in Electronic/Electrical Engineering from a leading University.
- At least 2 years’ experience in a relevant industry working on embedded product developments in the data communications, automotive or aerospace industry.
- Competent in Embedded Digital Design from concept, specification and design through to software and systems integration, test and manufacture.
- Good, embedded design skills using the ARM Cortex family of MCUs, an understanding of Ethernet.
- Familiar with interfacing to external memories and peripherals such as SPI Flash, SDRAM, SPI, I2C, Ethernet MAC/PHYs using industry standard interfaces.
- Low voltage point-of-load power supply design (switch mode and linear). Power estimates. Familiarity with simulation tools and methods for transient analysis.
- Competent with schematic capture tools especially Altium Designer Schematics/layout and Tools for SI simulations.
- Appreciation of DFM/DFT for volume manufacture.
- Knowledge of impedance-controlled PCB layouts for digital and mixed signal designs, defining stackups and constraints. Understanding of high-speed layout techniques.
- Experience of embedded C/C++ for MCU initialisation and peripheral drivers to support board bring up and commissioning. Experience of a high-level scripting language (e.g. Python).
- Ability to liaise with PCB layout and Manufacturing / NPI engineers.
- Knowledge and awareness of developing and implementing test plans and procedures.
- Creative, accurate, methodical with good problem-solving abilities.
- Practical experience in the use of test equipment such as scopes, logic analysers, signal generators.
- Good practical skills in electronics, soldering and mechanical assembly skills.
- An understanding of the product development process preferably for high-reliability environments, namely aerospace, defence or marine products.
- Awareness of the product approvals process to meet regulatory approvals (emissions, susceptibility, environmental) for aerospace or automotive markets.
- The ability to analyse the trade‐offs between performance, manufacturability and cost.
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.