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Hardware Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 11/09/2018
  • Job reference: J384261A

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The Hardware Engineer will work as part of a team to develop analogue circuits for an aviation safety critical controller product.

Key Activities

Required experience / skills:

  1. Circuit analysis and design of analogue interface circuits based on requirements.
  2. Detailed knowledge of low voltage, high performance small signal circuit design for interfacing with single ended and differential signals.
  3. Working experience designing sensor interface elements (e.g. RTD, 4-20ma, Voltage Inputs, strain gauge etc)
  4. Working experience of the key elements of analogue circuit design: op-amps, BJTs, FETs, A-D conversion, filter design and characterisation, CMR, PSR, thermal compensation and noise rejection techniques.
  5. Appreciation of design for EMC techniques to accommodate EMI and Lightning protection.
  6. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  7. Knowledge of PCB technologies and manufacturing
  8. Experience of DfT, DfM best practice
  9. Ability to author documentation (e.g. plans, requirements, design descriptions, test procedures etc).
  10. Experience integrating and verifying electronic modules and products.
  11. Must be able to work according to company and industry standards and design processes.


  1. Design for environment (e.g. Vibration, temperature)
  2. Design process assurance (e.g. DO-254)
  3. Aerospace or similar safety critical design experience (e.g. automotive, medical).
  4. Schematic Capture (e.g. Mentor Designer)
  5. Circuit modelling and simulation (e.g. SIMetrix, Spice)
  6. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  7. Requirements management (e.g. DOORS)

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