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Lead Hardware Engineer

As a Lead Hardware Engineer you will be part of the technical leadership of a dedicated expert team responsible for the design lifecycle of our electronic solutions for cutting-edge products such as Helmet Mounted & Head-Up Displays, Mission Computing, Flight Computers, Active Inceptors and other associated safety critical technology.

You will provide technical leadership and guidance in the development and delivery of digital &/or analogue electronics solutions. Demonstrating an understanding of both product design and work package control, which will ensure all engineering development lifecycle aspects are correctly addressed together with the associated trades made, in doing so.

Your main responsibilities as a Lead Hardware Engineer will involve:

Leading the delivery of design artefacts in support of company standards

Working collaboratively with other disciplines, to optimise solutions and minimise impacts from dependencies

Identifying Technology & reuse strategies

Model definition and requirements management

Functional partitioning & configuration management

Circuit design & schematic capture, as well as design analysis

Commissioning & integrating

Verification & Validation including EMC & environmental qualification

Liaising with both suppliers and customers

Your skills and qualifications as a Lead Hardware Engineer:

Be a recognised technical leader, capable of providing direction and robust engineering judgement, in all phases of the engineering development lifecycle

Knowledge and experience of digital &/or analogue electronics technologies, design tools and techniques

Experience in Technology identification & reuse strategies; performing cost & performance trades

Experience in managing model definition and requirements

Knowledge of functional partitioning & configuration

Degree/HND in electronics engineering or an equivalent qualification

The working knowledge of the following tools would be advantageous:

Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise

Analogue simulations tools, e.g. Simetrix or Spice

Timing designer tools, e.g. Chronology

Signal integrity tools and principles

System development tools, e.g. Enterprise Architect, Matlab, Simulink

Requirements management tools, e.g. DOORS

What we're looking for in you:

Good interpersonal skills

Capable of managing your own work and the output of others, including skills development of a large team of mixed capability engineers

Articulate, with strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to identify innovative approaches to design and improvements to working practices

Excellent communication skills

Good coaching skills with the ability to peer review and technically guide the work of others

Confident with strong relationship management skills, able to effectively liaise with stakeholders

Location: Rochester

Salary: £Competitive + Benefits including Flexible working

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.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

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