Senior Electronics Engineer

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Location West Molesey , Surrey
Sector Information Technology
Salary £50,000 - £60,000 Per Annum
Type Permanent
Consultant James Gallen
Ref 57143

A Senior Electronics Engineer is required to join a busy R&D team to work on instrumentation and acoustics systems. Candidates would be expected to have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

Candidate should have experience and specific expertise in analogue circuit design preferably in an instrumentation development environment.  The work will involve mixed signal design including pre-amplifiers, filters, power supplies, interfacing and analogue-digital conversion for precision instrumentation applications. Some experience or knowledge of microprocessor based circuit design and embedded software would be desirable.

The work will involve mixed signal design including pre-amplifiers, filters, power supplies, interfacing and analogue-digital conversion for precision instrumentation applications. Some experience or knowledge of microprocessor based circuit design and embedded software would be desirable.

The candidate will be expected to work independently or as a member of a team contributing to all aspects of the product development cycle from requirement analysis through design & development into production. Candidate would be expected to produce design documentation and test specifications. Practical skills would be desirable but not essential.

Candidate will be expected to provide technical support to Sales and Marketing for bidding/proposal writing and technical assistance to the Customer Support Manager and Production Department.

Candidate would be expected to provide occasional off-shore support as required including some overseas travel.

 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Basic Analog components / circuits (essential)
  • Operational Amplifier circuits (essential)
  • Power supply technology (essential)
  • Circuit analysis, modelling and theory (essential)
  • Analog-Digital Conversion (essential)
  • Interfacing and IO (e.g. I2C and SPI bus) (essential)
  • CAD Schematic layout (essential)
  • CAD PCB design (essential)
  • Experience of Cadence OrCAD PCB design tools (essential)
  • Fault finding (desirable)

Knowledge of:

  • Assembler and/or embedded ‘C’  (desirable)
  • Use of PAL/FPGA technologies (desirable)
  • Linux (desirable)
  • Good written and presentational communication skills will be required (essential).

Typical Project: The candidate will be a self-motivated engineer capable of running small development tasks independently. Example tasks include low-noise hydrophone preamplifier design or multichannel data logger design. Candidate will have to check other engineer’s work.

Day to day tasks: New product development (design & test). Existing product development (fault finding / improvement / enhancement). Support to Production Department test engineers, Engineers (after settling in) would be expected to design, prototype and document a circuit. Then take it through to a manufacturability state. This may be as part of a team.

Personal Qualities: Self-motivation is essential along with a desire to continue to improve on both a personal and professional level. The candidate must be keen to learn new skills and be comfortable working in a highly multidisciplinary environment. Candidate must be able to operate as part of a team but also be able to act on own initiative, must be methodical and pay great attention to detail and work well under pressure and to deadline. Good communication skills are essential.

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