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Senior Hardware Engineer

A leading player in the international telecommunications market. Having been established for over thirty years they now have over 1,000 clients in over 100 countries. They provide the technology behind our current 4G networks and are driving through innovative products which will become the basis of 5G's products and services.

You will be responsible for design and transfer to production of board-level and assembly-level base station products. The role may also include maintenance of legacy production designs, including any re-design needed to manage component obsolescence and cost reduction.

Key duties include:

  • Design and maintenance of hardware designs including digital, FPGA, analogue and PSU functions.
  • Circuit design, simulation and prototyping.
  • Preparation of schematic diagrams, bill of materials and layout guidelines.
  • Preparation of design specifications including definition of software device drivers.
  • Organise manufacture of prototypes, including ECO generation, purchasing of specialised components and liaison with sub-contract manufacturer.
  • Liaise with test engineer to develop full DVT and production tests.
  • Prototype board bring-up.
  • Full design verification testing.
  • Organise transfer to full production, and maintain revision control with manufacturing sub-contractors.
  • Execute regulatory pre-compliance regulatory test.


  • Minimum bachelors degree in an electronic engineering related discipline.
  • Proven experience in designing and maintaining electronics hardware including design, schematic capture, simulation, board layout, prototype manufacture, and design verification.
  • FPGA VHDL experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following software tools languages desirable; C, Linux Script, Labview, Spice.
  • Familiarity with base station equipment design practices, and relevant regulatory requirements desirable.
  • Exposure to RF electronic design desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience in working with sub-contract manufacturers.

Person Specification

  • Team worker
  • Self-motivated with plenty of initiative.
  • Willing to work in a busy environment.
  • A flexible attitude to changing priorities.
  • Responds positively to requests for assistance from other departments and divisions in the company.
  • Flexibility to adapt working hours to respond to project or company needs.
  • Willingness to travel when needed.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility.

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