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Electronic Design Test Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

This is a key role in design with responsibility for the delivery of innovative and cost effective design and test solutions, on time and on budget, which meet or exceed customer requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish/negotiate and fully document clear technical requirements through liaison with internal and external stakeholders
  • Actively participate in the planning and resource estimation of design and testing activities for new projects
  • Identify from the pre-bid stage, a clear plan for compliance with every aspect of customer requirements, capturing associated costs and timescales
  • Liaise throughout the project with customers and suppliers as required
  • Proactively alert peers, and management of any project risks and potential mitigation actions
  • Create design concepts, schematics and associated specifications, review packs and validation strategies
  • Ensure all design changes are fully documented, approved, correctly released and appropriately stored/archived
  • Conduct peer reviews and support formal design reviews
  • Carry out electronics cooling simulation modelling (training provided where necessary)
  • Participate in DFMEA design failure mode effects & analysis reviews
  • Work closely with production engineers to ensure design is optimised for manufacture
  • Ensure that all design work is cost optimised in accordance with product bom cost targets and development labour budget
  • Identify all product testing requirements needed throughout development and in manufacturing
  • Identify most cost effective hardware equipment to support tight specification and accuracy levels and help develop software solutions for testing. This also includes creating cost justifications for any capital investment
  • Develop detailed validation testing procedures ensuring that all customer requirements are fully met with evidence
  • Prepare test specifications for any sub contract testing; clearly articulate options and recommendations
  • Work closely with other designers and manufacturing leads to identify test solutions that provide optimal coverage in minimal cycle times at the lowest possible cost
  • Responsible for ordering all parts with purchasing and conducting the assembly and validation of all test equipment solutions.
  • Carry out verification and validation testing, and support factory acceptance testing
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve design process robustness/efficiency
  • Be on hand in Production during prototype builds to ensure that any build or testing issues are swiftly resolved
  • Proactively alert management of any potential cost/time savings (or overruns) that may impact project margin. Ensure lessons learned are captured and applied

Skills/Experience:

  • Electronics related degree/HND – significant demonstrable experience may be considered in lieu
  • Proficient in the design of innovative, high-reliability, power-efficient electronic circuits for use in demanding environments
  • In depth understanding of the principles of designing for success in EMC testing
  • Experience of working with various micro controllers and micro code
  • Experience of designing circuits with JTAG interfaces
  • Experience of electronics packaging design
  • Able to identify and assess power/battery solutions for demanding environments
  • Able to estimate work effort with reasonable accuracy, and finish on time without close supervision
  • Pro-active problem solver and out-of-box thinker
  • Attention to detail and a ‘right first time’ approach
  • Carry out any other duties that might reasonably be requestedWillingness and desire to acquire new skills and invest in professional self-development
  • Excellent communications skills with proven ability to engage and build strong working relationships in a team environment

Any of the following would be deemed as highly desirable:

  • Experience of electronics cooling simulation software
  • Knowledge/experience of designing Intrinsically Safe circuits
  • Knowledge or experience of LabView
  • Practical exposure to software programming
  • Experience of working with C++ and C for microcontrollers
  • Knowledge or proven ability to interpret defence standards
  • Experience in a fast-paced Aerospace or Defence Quality manufacturing environment

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Salary is negotiable and very competivie, so please speak to the recruiter once you have applied to ensure it aligns with your expecations.
  • All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC level

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