Hardware Engineer


Working as a Hardware engineer within our Research & Development team you will be responsible for designing and testing high performance packet processing cards through to production release. Telesoft is a trusted vendor of FPGA based extreme line-rate packet processing cards and appliances that accelerate cyber security applications by offloading high CPU consumers such as signature matching, meta-data extraction and tagging.


  • Identification and selection of components for new and existing products.
  • Schematic capture of designs using Altium Designer.
  • Working in conjunction with the PCB layout and simulation engineer.
  • Understanding the system requirements, translating these into a design and validating the design implementation meets these requirements.
  • Producing design documents for components being developed based upon agreed requirements, system design specifications and relevant standards specifications.
  • Learning and use of key programming tools and test equipment required for use during the prototyping stages of a design.
  • Creation and completion of modification document for prototypes, as required, and user documentation for production released products.
  • Create footprints
  • Component Database management – PCB, footprint & 3D model libraries
  • Create PCB doc.
  • Import schematic data and/or changes
  • Liaise with fabricator and setup design rules.
  • Placement, Routing and Tuning.
  • DRC (Design Rule Check)
  • Prepare fabrication and assembly data to communicate our requirements to sub-contract PCB fabrication and assembly houses.
  • Create panel doc.
  • Create output jobs.
  • Release Data.
  • DFM, DFT (Design for manufacturability, Design for testability)
  • Producing 3D modelling of components required for the operation of products.
  • Liaising with manufacturers and suppliers.


  • Results & delivery orientated – deliver required business results
  • Self-starter – able to find your own motivation for accomplishing a task
  • Problem Solving – ability to identify errors and explore the options available  for resolving them and completing the task
  • Positivity – showing you  have the openness and flexibility to work in a dynamic company whilst maintaining a positive, open and objective attitude towards others
  • Attention to detail – able to see and pay attention to details and to verify or correct any errors
  • Customer Focussed – keeps internal and external customers in mind at all times


  • Relevant degree – e.g. electronic engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years working in a similar role / environment
  • Ability to read and understand component datasheets and apply the requirements to the schematic capture of designs
  • Good working knowledge of Altium
  • Experience in a variety of operating systems e.g. Linux, Unix, Windows, Solaris
  • Understanding of firmware testing methods.
  • Significant product design experience of complex, mixed signal multi-layer (22+) PCB designs and the management of associated debug and integration issues
  • Experienced in the layout of high-speed multi-layer PCBs including micro-via technology, stackup constraints and controlled impedance traces.
  • Solid knowledge of high-speed design techniques.
  • Good understanding of EMC/EMI and mitigating potential issues
  • Design experience including the use of PowerSoC Modules, 2500+ pin FPGA’s, CPLD, DDR4 and other high-speed interfaces


  • Experience in programming languages VHDL or Verilog.
  • Understanding of System Architecture philosophies.
  • Knowledge of IP networks


Occasional travel may be required in accordance with business needs


SC security clearance is required for this role.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Private Health Care Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • And more…
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