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Principal Hardware Engineer vacancy in Greenford (456jc)

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Location: Greenford
Region: London and South East
Salary: £ Highly Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Electronics, Engineering, Project Management
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our Client is a world leader in the research and development of next generation communications and cryptographic equipment and HSMs, for the defence, public and commercial sectors.

Their Keyper HSM, the only FIPS 140-3 level 4 HSM in the world, is used by ICANN to help secure the Internet DNS system, and also by many other organisations such as Mastercard, Apple, Google, VeriSign and Shell. The Company’s Communicate technology provides an extensive range of connectivity options and utilises any connection possible (bearer of choice), from WiFi to satellite, to maintain the end user’s connection. They have also developed, and continue to develop next generation, High Grade and Commercial cryptographic products for the UK MoD and export markets. Designed to be future proof, the latest software definable technology enables it to be upgraded anywhere, anytime.

They now have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Hardware Engineer to join their team based in Greenford.
In this role you will be responsible for research, design and development of digital and analogue electronics within the hardware engineering team.

Key Responsibilities
• Specify, design and prove/verify digital and analogue electronic hardware in order to deliver high quality electronic hardware that meets the requirements in a timely manner and within budget.
• Perform design calculations and carry out simulations using industry standard tools, and prototype as required, in order to estimate performance, identify high-risk areas and ensure high quality designs that require minimal re-design.
• Develop and test/verify electronic hardware according to the hardware development process.
• Estimate time and effort required for electronic hardware activities and deliver to these time and effort estimates to ensure cost and schedule adherence.
• Provide technical direction and exert technical influence across multiple projects, such that the optimal approach, architecture and design are selected.
• Work with production test to ensure designs are suitable for volume production. Also support production to assist them with the rapid debugging and resolution of electronic hardware issues encountered in order to minimise production delays.

Skills and Qualifications Required
- Degree in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience.
- Extensive experience of one or more of the following;
• Experience of high-speed digital designs that include processors and programmable devices
• Experience of analogue circuit design and switched-mode power supply design
• Able to design reliable power supplies that meet requirements and analyse against all input and output conditions across temperature and estimate performance accurately.
- Competent with schematic capture tools and understands how to constrain layout using rules/classes/groups.
- Must have developed large, complex designs requiring multi-layer PCBs (and PCB stack-up design).
- Appreciation of design and test for EMC and TEMPEST (preferred).
- Used DOORS, PADS and/or PSpice (advantageous).

Security clearance
• Due to the nature of work undertaken applicants will be required to meet Security Clearance

Every employee is critical to their success and as such we offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities for motivated and dedicated employees. You will receive:
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• up to 4x your annual salary in life assurance
• Flexible benefits package (retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, ability to buy or sell annual leave and more!)
• Pension Scheme
• Sports and Social club

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