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Hardware Engineer

Ref No. EMP464834
Location Brighton, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Not Specified


Our client are a leading defence technology business with an exciting opportunity for two electronics design engineers to join them in their Brighton offices.


Strong electronics hardware design experience ideally in the defence or aerospace domains.

The Job

We are seeking two Electronics Engineers to be responsible for the entire electronics lifecycle from problem definition, design, development, debug and manufacture. You will work closely with the Production and Design teams to generate conceptual solutions and designs, to produce detailed CAD design layouts and manufacturing drawings in an electro/mechanical design environment.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • To develop electronic concepts based on abstract schemes and/or customer specifications whilst considering the interaction with system and other design requirements.
  • Analyse electrical requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Develop block diagrams and interface control documentation.
  • Conduct experimental tests & evaluate results.
  • Select suitable components & equipment based on analysis of specifications & reliability requirements.
  • Participate in and conduct design reviews on behalf of the company and present technical briefings as required.
  • Ability to assess vendor capability to support development.
  • Liaise with manufacturers and production engineering department.

Experience & Skills:

  • Electronic design experience with a relevant degree qualification
  • Ability to generate schematics to meet design requirements from first principles
  • Experience in all aspects of PCB design/layout
  • Proven knowledge of electro-mechanical systems
  • Understanding of implementation of motors, solenoids and their control systems.
  • Understanding and appreciation of both digital and analogue electronic disciplines.
  • Understanding of material properties and selection criteria for application.
  • Manufacturing methods suitable for the design intent.


  • Experience of using Altium (for schematic capture and PCB layout)
  • Experience in 4+ layer flex-rigid PCB design
  • Firmware design knowledge
  • VHDL / Verilog
  • Understanding design and implementation of CPLD / EPLD within designs
  • Hands on mechanical experience, i.e. using machine tools and general assembly an advantage.
  • Ability to understand customer specifications to ensure the design meets all EMC/EMI requirements
  • Ability to write test procedures to support test activities to prove compliance

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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