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Senior/Principal Hardware Engineer
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Recruiter: BAE Systems
Listed on: 28th November
Location: Rochester
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 53426_1574932127
Contact Name: Jamie Meurs

Senior / Principal Hardware Engineer

As a Senior / Principal Hardware Engineer you will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team to formulate and optimise innovative hardware engineering solutions, for products such as Helmet Mounted & Head-Up Displays, Mission Computers, Flight Controls, Active Inceptors and other associated safety-critical technology.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with leading, innovating cutting edge projects with a very experienced diverse team with the view to progress your career in this industry.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior / Principal Hardware Engineer will involve:

  • Executing complex hardware design tasks in accordance with the hardware development plan, whilst meeting agreed timescales and allocated budgets
  • Conducting hardware requirements capture, preliminary design, detailed design including a range of analysis tasks
  • Adopting an innovative approach to design and identifying improvements to working practices
  • Working with other disciplines within an integrated team to optimise solutions and minimise impacts from dependencies
  • Coaching & developing the skills of junior team members

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior/Principal Hardware Engineer:

  • Working knowledge and experience of digital &/or analogue electronics technologies
  • Experience of working through the engineering development lifecycle, from concept to product certification
  • Ability to demonstrate a good appreciation of cost and schedule constraints on designs, to meet programme need
  • Degree/HND in electronics engineering or an equivalent qualification

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
  • Able to deliver to tight timescales and budgets
  • Articulate, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Manage and prioritise your own workload with minimal supervision
  • Experience of stakeholder management
  • Solid organisational skills with specific emphasis on attention to detail
  • Career driven; as the Engineering team continues to expand, there is excellent scope for progression across all levels within the business

Location: Rochester, Kent UK

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.

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.

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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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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