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Digital Electronics Lead Engineer

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Recruiter: Guidant Global
Listed on: 11th February
Location: Stevenage
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

Digital Electronics Lead Engineer

Six Month Contract



The Lead Engineer will be the technical design authority for all areas of the equipment hardware design. This equipment includes digital processor and cryptographic equipment destined for Telecom and military payloads on various satellite platforms.

This role is for a Hardware Lead Engineer for flight equipment. The role entails hardware aspects of requirements management, detailed design and interface specification, test specification, reports and design analyses.

Key Factors

Able to interpret circuit board designs accommodating multiple FPGA / ASICs and high speed ADCs / DACs.

Support to manufacture and test - may require travel to client site in Portsmouth.

Interface with many experts in other departments (e.g. radiation, EMC).

Customer interface on technical issues.

Generate, oversee and configure technical documentation.

Job Profile

Typical tasks, activities, responsibilities -

· Coordination of all technical elements of the project, working with and overseeing the work of design engineers in the same functional team

· Produce digital electronic board specifications, from product or architecture requirements

· Consider switching speeds, pulses, rise and fall times, feedback and interference, impedance of devices, signal transmission

· Define performance criteria and define how to prove validation and verification of performance with test strategy.

· Produce and review circuit diagrams, iterating design where necessary due to circuit analysis outputs and PCB layout constraints.

· Produce and review detailed design analysis e.g. WCA, PSA, FMS/FMEA

· Work closely with other engineering teams to support detailed design in CAD/CAM or VHDL implementation on component/ equipment/ mechanical/VHDL level in accordance with engineering design rules.

· Interface with internal support functions e.g. radiation, thermal and mechanical design, EMC, parts procurement

· Lead technical interface to external customer and suppliers

· Provide progress updates to technical and project managers, provide inputs for scheduling and costing

· Lead engineering investigations, troubleshooting and problem resolution activity



High speed electronic circuit board specification, schematic capture, component selection and related analyses.


Mentor DxDesigner.

Requirements management (DOORS) and SoC / RFD management.



Lifecycle experience of digital equipments - design / manufacture / test, including customer interfacing.

Sector experience of aerospace, automotive or military production over five years

Hardware used - debug and test validation of designs

Software used - schematic capture, layout and simulation tools (e.g. Mentor Expedition)

Standards/accreditations/methodologies - ESA/ECSS and MIL Standards

Experience of team leadership, mentoring junior design engineers


Space industry experience.

Education & Training

Degree level, electronics engineering or similar (e.g. physics)

The successful candidate will be required to have current/transferable SC clearance prior to commencement of the contract.

Free parking is provided for this role in a municipal car park located approximately fifteen minute's walk from site

Contact Name: Sian Lewis
Reference: TJ/9181/JO-2002-250_1581414424
Job ID: 2794468

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