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Electronics Engineer

Would you like exciting opportunity working in a technical role which relates to the Digital Electronic aspects of radar hardware design? We currently have a vacancy for an Electronics Engineer at our sites in Cowes or Great Baddow.

As an Electronics Engineer, you will undertake design and design maintenance tasks in respect of both new products and technology insertion into legacy products, you will apply a breadth of knowledge, skills and experience of engineering and company approaches, techniques and governance in the Digital Electronics domain.

This role will provide you with the opportunity of working on bespoke technical refresh on complex radar systems with a defined career path.

Your main responsibilities as an Electronics Engineer will involve:

  • Designing and developing of digital electronic assemblies, from specification through to release into service

  • Carrying out the design of Boolean logic and sequential logic circuitry

  • Designing using discrete active components (transistors, diodes, operational amplifiers)

  • Designing using VHDL design language and methodology

  • Producing designs to programme ASICs and FPGAs

  • Translation of requirements into design detail

  • Component selection, schematic capture, and support to PCB layout

  • Specification of bespoke procured items

  • Interfacing with related disciplines including mechanical/thermal engineering, ILS, Safety, and Product Data Management

  • Verification of components and sub-systems using a combination of simulation, analysis, test, and assurance techniques

  • Following the engineering lifecycle and contribute to progress and design reviews

  • Designing, developing and demonstrating system integrations

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential Skills:

  • Degree in Electronic Engineering

  • CEng or equivalent level of capability or willingness to work towards CEng status

  • Experience of complex digital design techniques and / or FPGA design

  • Experience of generating component level designs for introduction into volume production

  • Integration, design proving and defect resolution

Desirable skills:

  • Previous experience of operating in a defence or high safety integrity environment

What we're looking for in you:

You will hold strong problem-solving skills both in terms of creative and analytical areas to be able to resolve complex and challenging technical problems, you also have concise, sensible and accurate communication skills.

Location: Cowes or Great Baddow

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.


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£35,730.00 - £41,500.00 / year
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