Hardware Engineer

ROLE SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • 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

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Essential:

  • 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

Desirable:

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

TRAVEL

Occasional travel may be required in accordance with business needs

WORK AUTHORISATIONS/SECURITY CLEARANCE

SC security clearance is required for this role.

OTHER DUTIES

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.

BENEFITS:

  • 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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